We are made up of loved ones, people in recovery, and people who use drugs.
We are dedicated to taking action to end the overdose crisis in NJ.
No matter what we look like or where we come from we can all agree that we want the best care for our loved ones and ourselves when we get sick for the short term or the long term. But for so many of us the care we receive when we are sick or need help doesn’t always meet our needs. As loved ones of those lost to the overdose crisis, we understand this in our hearts and our guts. That’s why we launched Not One More NJ with the New Jersey Organizing Project. We are made up of loved ones, people in recovery, and people who use drugs and we are dedicated to taking action to end the overdose crisis in NJ. Together we’re working to expand access to the interventions and treatments we need to save lives. These solutions include expanding access to Medically Assisted Treatment, and Naloxone (Narcan) – especially for people on Medicaid and without insurance.
Now more than ever, we need to stand up and speak out in the name of those we have lost to preventable overdose deaths; and with loved ones who are still with us. Due to COVID-19, overdose deaths in NJ have increased 20% this year in just the first few months of 2020 compared to last year. We are also facing a state budget crisis that has led to devastating funding cuts across many priorities, including overdose prevention and treatment funding.
That’s why we’ve launched this Not One More NJ virtual memorial. To help us remember and fight in the name of the people we love whose lives have been lost to the overdose crisis. By sharing your tribute here on this virtual memorial we are sharing our collective story in order to win the solutions necessary until there is not one more overdose in NJ.