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Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Atlantic City, NJ

Atlantic City is best known for its resorts and hotels; however, it shares a particular characteristic with many other major U.S. cities: prevalent drug abuse.

In 2016 alone, nearly 1,300 people sought substance abuse treatment in Atlantic City, and more than half of these cases (56%) were related to heroin (730).1 That same year, there were 1,409 overdose deaths linked to opioids, including heroin, in New Jersey. This overdose death rate of approximately 16 per 100,000 residents was higher than the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 that year.2

If you live in Atlantic City and struggle with an addiction to heroin or any other type of drug, you may feel helpless. Thankfully, addiction treatment programs can help you learn to manage your addiction and stay sober. There are many types of treatment offered in rehab programs, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps people identify the triggers that led them to use substances, develop coping and drug-refusal skills, and increase healthy non-substance-related activities. It has shown to be an effective method for treating a wide range of addictions.3 Other treatment methods include contingency management, medication, group therapy, family therapy, and holistic treatments.

Rather than trying to quit alone, without support and professional therapy, look for a rehab facility with tailored treatment options that can meet your unique needs and preferences. You might choose an Atlantic City rehab close to your home to continue having the support of friends and family. Alternately, you might choose to go away from home for treatment, so that you can fully extract yourself from your home environment that will be full of the people, places, and things you associated with your addiction.

Browse our directory to choose a treatment facility in a location that has the amenities, accreditation, and staff qualifications you are looking for.


  1. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of Planning, Research, Evaluation and Prevention. (2017). Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Atlantic City.
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). New Jersey Opioid Summary.
  3. Magill, M. and Ray, L.A. (2009). Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment With Adult Alcohol and Illicit Drug Users: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(4), 516-527.
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Addiction Therapy after Inpatient Substance Abuse Rehab

If abuse of pills or alcohol is impacting your work and home life, Atlantic City, NJ has a wealth of great drug abuse centers to help you or someone you love. Whether addicted to Dexedrine, opiates, painkillers or alcohol, we can help you connect with rehabilitation to get the best-quality help available. You can even find private or exclusive treatment in Atlantic City to make rehab as easy as possible.

What About Luxury Drug Abuse Treatment Centers?

The people who need alcohol or drug abuse therapy the most are often the last ones to see it. Substance abuse interventions gather friends and family to impress upon the user the necessity of getting well.

Residential Rehabilitation Centers

Before recovery can begin, the body must be made drug-free. This is what detoxing is. Much of the time, alcohol and drugs will leave the addict with unpleasant side effects or withdrawal symptoms once the body has become accustomed to the substance. Medically-assisted detox can lessen the side effects for anyone seeking to get better.