Praise for Christie's approach on drugs misplaced, some say

FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, file photograph, Gov. Chris Christie, left, listens to former Gov. Jim McGreevey as they meet with participants at an addiction and mental health treatment center in Trenton, N.J. Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors for his professed dedication to addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey and elsewhere. In reality, advocates and addicts say, he is helping those already in trouble with the law and failing those who are looking to get clean before they slip up and find themselves in jail. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has drawn accolades from supporters and detractors alike for his work addressing the opiate problem in New Jersey and elsewhere. But advocates and addicts say he is helping those already in trouble with the law and failing those who are looking to get clean before they slip up and find themselves in jail.

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