Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling

Stephen Stirling is a data reporter and editor, with work appearing on, PBS FRONTLINE,,, in The Star-Ledger and elsewhere. He has covered drug policy in New Jersey since 2013.

Fentanyl an increasing barrier to New Jersey battling its opioid crisis

By: - May 2, 2022

Something isn’t working. The opioid crisis, on paper, should be a Trenton policy success story. In the past decade, the Legislature passed dozens of bills aiming to expand access to treatment, education, and life-saving drugs like naloxone, and fundamentally alter how many drug crimes are prosecuted. Most passed with bipartisan support. Hundreds of millions of […]