If you are addicted to heroin and live in New Jersey, you are not alone. The beast of the heroin epidemic in New Jersey is alive and roaring. From 2016 to 2017, almost 2,000 people died from opioid overdoses, which is double the amount of people who were killed in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.
If you are one of thousands of people in New Jersey who are struggling with the disease of heroin addiction, you may be considering going to rehab to start the battle against your addiction. The location of the rehab center is one of the most significant factors to consider when selecting a rehab center. You may know many people who have went to rehab in Florida and have been very successful, but you may be questioning if going away to rehab is right for you. You may be opting for staying in northern New Jersey due to cost and convenience; however, you must consider if that is the best decision for achieving long-term recovery.
Should You Stay in Northern New Jersey for Heroin Addiction Treatment?
Though New Jersey has taken the initiative to make many high-quality addiction treatment options available statewide, there are several reasons why you should not stay in northern New Jersey for heroin addiction treatment.
- You Will Be Closer to Relapse Triggers. Classical conditioning is learning through association. For example, if you always used heroin in your local McDonald’s bathroom, the sight of the area around the McDonald’s and other elements of that McDonald’s will trigger you to relapse. If you always used heroin with a particular group of friends, being in the proximity of those friends is a major danger to your recovery.
- It Will Be Easier for You to Leave Treatment. Almost every recovering individual faces fear and ambivalence at some point during their stay in rehab. Fear and ambivalence tempts many to walk out the door of the rehab center. Leaving rehab is much more easier if your home or area that fosters your addiction is merely a walk or ride away. If you are miles away and/or a plane ride away, leaving rehab will be much more difficult, which will increase the likelihood of staying, even during tough days.
- You Will Be Closer to Distractions. Addiction is a family disease. You may be so accustomed to getting embroiled in the issues of family and friends, which is why most rehab centers will advise you to not keep in contact with loved ones for almost the entire duration of your stay, except for designated family weekends and sessions. If you go to a local rehab, it will be much easier for your friends and family to get in contact with you to the point that they may even stop by and see you. Being far away will make it easier to maintain lack of contact so both you and your family can heal independently.
Seacrest Recovery Center is located in Eatontown, New Jersey. We also have a location in Florida that renders identical services and amenities for those who need to go to a quality rehab that is outside of New Jersey. If you are interested and/or have general questions you can call our helpline at (833) 762-3765