After several years of delay, administrators have finally launched the New Jersey Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. A writer from the JohnsAddiction web site reached out to me for a comment since I work with Sunrise Detox in New Jersey, and I was honestly surprised the NJPDMP had not already been in use!
I was on the Palm Beach County (Florida) Substance Abuse Committee which assisted getting this act passed in Florida back in 2009. I have been in New Jersey for years now, and I was under the impression that New Jersey had this law active and was enforcing it.
The bottom line is… New Jersey state and local governments need to realize prescription drug abuse in this state is bordering on pandemic! Regardless of which major pharmaceutical company is in your backyard, prescription drug monitoring needs to be enforced according to the law, to assist bringing prescription drug abuse offenders to justice.