This could be the case if:
- You have been struggling with a mild substance use disorder and no underlying issues.
- You are the sole caretaker of one or more dependents.
- You have a career that you cannot easily step away from for weeks at a time.
- You have been through the treatment process before, and experienced a short relapse.
Outpatient treatment often serves as a step-down level of care once a person has completed medical detox and residential rehab. Outpatient treatment provides more flexibility and personal freedom, and allows a person to slowly transition back into independent living while continuing to receive therapeutic care.
Drug & Alcohol Use in Mercer County
Heroin and other opioids pose a huge public health threat in Mercer County. According to the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System for Mercer County, there were 1,506 treatment admissions for heroin use disorder in the year 2018. During the same year there were 938 treatment admissions for alcohol use disorder, 514 admissions for marijuana, and 293 admissions for cocaine. By 2019, these numbers had risen significantly. The very next year there were 1,686 treatment admissions for heroin in Mercer County and 1,326 treatment admissions for alcohol. If you or someone close to you is living in Mercer County and is struggling with a substance use disorder of any type or severity, Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is available to help. Substance use and dependence are escalating issues in Mercer County and all surrounding areas, and we are dedicated to providing accessible and effective medical detox services to those in need.
Mercer County Drug & Alcohol Use Statistics
As of July, 2021, the New Jersey statewide population totaled 9,267,130. As the 11th most populous state in the county, New Jersey has quite a lot to offer. Unfortunately, over the course of the past several years, the state has been ravaged by drug and alcohol addiction — namely, by what has become known as the nationwide opioid epidemic. A combination of the ongoing opioid epidemic and the implications of the global COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths. According to an article published by NJ Spotlight News in September, 2021, “Overdose deaths have been on the rise for more than a decade in New Jersey before they appeared to peak in 2018, when some 3,118 residents lost their lives in this way. The tally declined to 3,021 in 2019, before creeping up again to 3,046 last year. Experts say the recent increase reflects the impact of the ongoing pandemic, which has led a growing number of people to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with the isolation, fear and economic- and health-related stress.”
If you or someone you love has been struggling with an opioid use disorder or any other type of addictive disorder, Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is available to help. We understand the importance of providing easily accessible medical detox services in Central Jersey. Contact us today to learn more.