Rob Romano Sep 24, 2017, 1:32 pm

Gov. Christie puts focus on combating drug abuse at MetLife Stadium

Governor was joined by former football players who struggled with addiction

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was at MetLife stadium Sunday to unveil new information about what his administration is doing to combat opioid abuse.

It’s opening day for the New York Jets but Gov. Christie is keeping the focus on addicts and their families.

With a group of people affected by addiction in attendance, Christie told people about the warning signs of a person suffering from drug abuse.

"Talk to them and tell them that it's OK, and it’s OK to go and ask for help from adults and others in positions of authority, that's its not about getting in trouble,” says Christie.

The governor was joined by former football players who struggled with addiction.

A spokesperson from the state's ReachNJ campaign to combat drug abuse spoke about his experience with addiction. "It led from one thing to another — from using prescription drugs to going to prison and it led me to get help, and once I sought help, I stayed the course" says James Sinclair.

The governor says that a number of new advertisements will be playing at MetLife stadium. He also credited the Jets for being willing to host this important event at the stadium.

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