When Abraham Browning, Attorney General and prominent New Jersey citizen, coined the phrase “The Garden State” back in 1876, he had no vision that his state, full of hope and promise would become one of the prime locations of drug trafficking in the United States. New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the United States with over 8.4 million residents crammed into 7, 419 square miles. The state offers activities for everyone. Home to Princeton University and Rutgers, there are museums, theatres and cultural events at every turn. Visitors to New Jersey may enjoy the beautiful coastline, dance and gamble at a local casino or tour historic relics in smaller cities scattered throughout the region. With diversity at every turn, New Jersey is a draw for people of all cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds.
Unfortunately, its coastal location with busy ports and ample highways have also made it a haven for drug trafficking. Because of its proximity to New York, gang activity and drug-related violence have been steadily rising each year. Second only to New York, New Jersey is home to organizations transporting heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and a host of designer drugs to all too willing buyers throughout North America. In an effort to address the problem at the source, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse enlisted a task force in 2014 to attack the ever-growing opiate and heroin crisis among young people in New Jersey.
Fortunately, every level of treatment is available in New Jersey. No matter the substance, you have found the perfect site to begin life anew. Whether you or someone you love is struggling with alcohol or other substance abuse, reaching out to an addiction specialist can help you or your loved one begin the journey back from the brink of oblivion.