New Jersey Drug & Alcohol Use Statistics
The state of New Jersey releases a Substance Abuse Overview report every year documenting the statistics relating to substance abuse among its residents. Unfortunately, this report only includes information on those who have been admitted to a substance abuse program in the state and does not address those who have an alcohol use disorder but are not receiving treatment. According to the report, there were 89,629 treatment admissions and the top 2 primary drugs of use documented were alcohol at 28% and heroin at 44%. Despite the fact that the 2 most common primary drugs of use are substances that carry some of the most severe withdrawal symptoms, a total of only 12% of admittances were to a detox program. This could contribute to the high number of nearly 35,000 admits being 2nd, 3rd, or a subsequent admit.
The Recommended Care for New Jersey Drug & Alcohol Addiction
As a Joint Commission Accredited facility and a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Provider, our team is dedicated to making sure to provide the highest quality of care. Based on this, we recommend that most clients get admitted to a detox facility for the first few days or weeks of their sobriety and possibly a residential treatment program.