Lakewood, NJ - Hatzolah responded about 11:00am Shabbas morning to East End Avenue, for reports of a teenage boy who was unconscious and didn’t wake up, from a drug overdose.
After Hatzolah trying to work on the child to resuscitate him, the 19-year-old boy was r"l pronounced dead, as the result of overdosing on the pain reliever drug Percocet.
Percocet is one of the common prescription drugs being abused. And experts say that the growing use and abuse of pain pills and other drugs increasingly hurt hundreds of families across the Tri-State area.
While a lot of pain pill addiction begins with genuine injuries, other people find themselves in trouble after taking pills for fun, and Percocet is now reported to be the most common first illicit drug tried by young people.
The levaya was late last night in Lakewood, NJ.
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