Governor Christie

Listen to the radio ad of Governor Christie talking about the heroin epidemic in our state and how those struggling with addiction can get help.


Listen to the radio ad of Vanessa’s personal story of addiction and recovery. Her addiction started with prescription drugs and led to heroin. Vanessa is in recovery and aspiring to be a social worker so she can help others.


Listen to the radio ad of James’ personal story of addiction and recovery. His addiction started after a football injury and ended with him in jail, addicted to heroin. James is in recovery and splits his time between his own hospitality business and working with others struggling with addiction.


Listen to the radio ad of Jorge’s personal story of addiction and recovery. Jorge started doing heroin at a young age. After years of struggling with addiction, he sought help and has been in recovery for years. Jorge currently works as a counselor, helping others struggling with addiction.

Kevin & MaryAnn's Story

In the summer of 2008 Kevin and MaryAnn Meara tragically lost their son K.C. to a heroin overdose. Devastated but determined to help other families, they turned their sorrow into advocacy and created City of Angels, a  non-profit community based, peer-to-peer, grassroots recovery center helping families all across New Jersey.  

Vanessa's Story

Vanessa share's her story of how a pain killer prescription resulted in a full dependency on heroin. She discusses how addiction can impact anyone, no matter what one’s family background is. Vanessa found recovery through NJ’s drug court program and Integrity House, and is in the process of rebuilding her life.

Donna's Story

Mom, Donna DeStefano share's a poem written in 2011 by her daughter Laura as she struggled with addiction. With Laura now in recovery, Donna created  Parents In Connection for Kids Inc. a non-profit to help families get the support they need for children struggling with addiction.  
Caution Adult Language