According to a study published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, New Jersey, like many other states in America, has a significant problem when it comes to substance abuse. In a separate study published by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the state reportedly experienced a 30 percent increase in opioid-related deaths between 2017 and 2018. By comparison, several other states saw a decline in opioid-related deaths during the same period. Along with opioids, New Jersey also has a problem when it comes to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and PCP (phencyclidine).
SUBSTANCE ABUSE STATISTICS IN NEW JERSEY
Between 2015 and 2016, a study published by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health revealed that New Jersey reported the following statistics relating to substance abuse:
- Over 141,000 New Jersey residents over the age of 18 admitted to using or abusing cocaine.
- Over 38,000 New Jersey residents admitted to using or abusing heroin.
- More than 265,000 New Jersey residents admitted to polydrug use involving both prescription opioids and heroin.
- More than 1.7 million New Jersey residents admitted to binge drinking.
HOSPITALIZATION DUE TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN NEW JERSEY
According to the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System, nearly 70,000 New Jersey residents received substance abuse treatments in a hospital setting during 2015. Of those, 13,000 were admitted more than one time. The counties that experienced the highest rate of hospital admissions include Essex, Monmouth, and Ocean. Given the sheer number of people needing help overcoming drugs or alcohol in New Jersey, it is easy to see why substance abuse treatments either in a hospital setting or a dedicated inpatient facility are in high demand.
WHY IS THERE A HIGHER DEMAND FOR INPATIENT VERSUS OUTPATIENT REHAB PROGRAMS IN NEW JERSEY?
Those who are battling a mild addiction to marijuana, for example, might find that outpatient treatments are more than enough to help them stop using. Conversely, those who are struggling with prescription opioids or powerful street-level drugs might find intensive addiction recovery treatments, which are provided at most inpatient rehab programs, more beneficial. Because many New Jersey residents are seeking help overcoming severe addictions, inpatient admissions are much higher than that of outpatient admissions.
To learn more about the benefits of an inpatient rehab program or to find a facility in your area, consider scheduling a consultation with one of our friendly and knowledgeable associates today at 833-762-3765.