Governor Murphy Signs A5096 into Law in Effort to Eliminate Stigma

November 27, 2023

On November 20, 2023, Governor Phil Murphy signed S.3511/A5096 into law as P.L.2023,c.177.

The legislation replaces statutory terms regarding alcohol and substance use, alcoholism, addiction, drug addict, and similar terms with the terms “substance use disorder” and “person with substance use disorder”.

The legislation was passed with bipartisan support in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature, with the Assembly voting 71 in favor and two opposed; and the Senate unanimously voting in favor of the legislation.

Click here to access the legislation and for more information

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