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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.

New Jersey Addiction Stats

  • In 2015, over 69,000 New Jersey citizens sought treatment for substance use disorder
  • Of those seeking treatment, over 27,000 were treated for heroin addiction
  • In 2016, the government allotted $6.9 million to combat opioid and prescription abuse
  • Law enforcement officials have been forced to dedicate most resources to combatting heroin and cocaine
  • Gang activity and violent crime is the greatest problem with drug activity in New Jersey


Causes & Signs of Drug Abuse

Addiction can affect anyone from any background or walk of life. There is no discrimination when it comes to becoming hooked on alcohol or drugs. How can you tell when drinking or drug use has teetered from social use to substance use disorder? There are warning signs that casual use has become a problem. The following questions can help in determining whether you or a loved one may suffer with active addiction:

  • Have you or a loved one tried to stop using a substance, only to return within a short time?
  • Do you or a loved one suffer from sleeplessness?
  • Has drinking or drug use caused family problems?
  • With drug or alcohol use, is significant personality change present?
  • Have you or a loved one lost a job because of alcohol or drug use?
  • Are there legal problems related to alcohol or drug abuse?

Addiction affects the brain, the body and the emotions of a person. Because of the manner in which substances affect brain chemistry, addicts have a difficult time regulating substance use without treatment. Knowing the signs and symptoms of drug abuse can lead people to seek help before tragedy occurs.

Getting Help in New Jersey

If you or someone you love requires help for a substance use or mental health disorder, please call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) free 24/7 national helpline: 800-926-9037 (Who Answers?). SAMHSA will connect you to local treatment options in New Jersey, as well as state funded treatment if you do not have insurance coverage.

You can also locate New Jersey treatment centers here.

Call 911 if you are in need of immediate medical attention.

Choosing From Many New Jersey Rehabs

Finding a drug and alcohol treatment centers new jersey program must be specific for each individual and his/her family. Careful research and fact-gathering is helpful to find what services each center offers. The first step in determining which center to choose begins with an honest appraisal of the level of addiction problem.

  • Consult with a Doctor

    Being honest with a health care professional is an important step toward finding the appropriate treatment. Medical personnel can help determine if detox may be necessary. Quitting cold turkey can be life-threatening with certain chemicals. Talk to a health care professional about physical withdrawal and dangers that may result.

  • Ask Friends and Family Members

    In today’s world, everyone knows someone who has struggled with addiction at one point or another. Friends and family may be able to offer suggestions about successful rehab facilities. Some are better than others. Finding one that has been successful for a friend or family member can provide a sense of ease going into the process.

  • Consult with Insurance Case Managers

    Insurance case managers can often offer suggestions about which drug and alcohol treatment centers New Jersey offers are best for different substance use disorders. Case managers are usually nurses who can offer a medical opinion about specific medical conditions and addictions. They will also have information about what services are covered as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Consult with Ministers or Mentors

    Many people of faith have experience counseling in the area of addiction. Professionals in the church or in community organizations are often knowledgeable about resources specific to each community. Having the courage to reach out to people who can help is a vital step onto a road to recovery.

Where do calls go?

Calls to numbers on a specific treatment center listing will be routed to that treatment center. Additional calls will also be forwarded and returned by one of our treatment partners below.

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