Addiction in New Jersey
Over the course of the past several years rates of substance abuse and dependence have been increasing throughout the country. Certain states have been especially hard hit — including the state of New Jersey. Princeton Detox & Recovery Center opened its doors in response to the skyrocketing rates of addiction statewide, providing individuals of all ages and demographics with effective and readily accessible detox services.
The State of New Jersey publishes a statewide Substance Abuse Overview on an annual basis. In 2019 there were a reported 30,651 treatment admissions directly linked to alcohol abuse and alcoholism. The majority of treatment admissions were linked to heroin, with 41,854 reported over the course of the same year. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that nearly 90 percent of the drug overdose deaths in New Jersey in 2018 were directly linked to an opioid narcotic like heroin. There were 2,900 reported fatalities, and 2,583 were linked to heroin, prescription painkillers (like oxycodone and hydrocodone) and synthetic opioids (like fentanyl).
While drug addiction can affect anyone at any time, rates of substance abuse are higher among members of the LGBTQ+ community in New Jersey. Unfortunately, many members of this community face challenges when it comes to receiving adequate addiction treatment. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction and currently living in the Tri-State area, Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is available to help.