Drug and Alcohol Addiction in New Jersey
Did you know that many of the northeastern states are among the states with the greatest drug and alcohol abuse issues? That’s right! And hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents are among these people who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. That means that if you or your loved one suffers from an alcohol or substance use disorder, you are not alone. To solve this problem, there are 3 major steps:
- Bring awareness
- Provide education and prevention resources
- Offer quality treatment to those already struggling
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.
How New Jersey Residents Pay for Rehab
In the Substance Abuse Overview report, only 18% of those admitted were covered by private insurance. In fact, 64% were covered by Medicaid and 25% did not have any health insurance coverage at all. Most health insurance plans offer some level of coverage, depending on whether the provider is in-network or out-of-network. For individuals in New Jersey who are uninsured, there are some alternative options to get treatment from a quality drug and alcohol treatment center. When possible, self-paying is a way to get the help you need even without insurance. To help make it reasonable, some facilities offer payment plans. Unfortunately, not everyone has the means to self-pay. Consider asking a friend or family member to help cover some of the costs, but be ready to pay them back (we recommend a promissory note). Alternatively, you can acquire a private loan from a bank or a business that specializes in private loads for addiction treatment. If you truly cannot get the financial resources to pay for treatment but you sincerely want to get help, don’t hesitate to ask about a scholarship. When someone is willing to put in the work, there is usually another person who wants to help. Think of the old saying, “when there is a will, there is a way.”
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