Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in New Jersey

Deciding to get treatment for addiction is likely to be one of the most important decisions you ever make. It has the potential to save your life, restore your health, and bring renewed happiness to your life and that of those who love you. To start your search for a treatment program in New Jersey today, browse the facility listings here for contact information, program details, and reviews from program alumni.

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NJ Substance Abuse Facts 

In 2016, more than 76,000 people were admitted to a substance abuse treatment program in New Jersey.1 This number has been steadily increasing over the years; in fact, it rose by approximately 7,000 in just one year.1,2

The rate of drug overdose deaths in New Jersey also continues to rise year after year. Most recent data show 1,454 deaths in 2015, a 16% increase from the previous year.3

There are noticeable trends in substance abuse treatment in New Jersey, with data showing higher admissions in the eastern counties of the state. Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties have some of the highest numbers of admits, while the northwestern counties of Sussex, Warren, and Hunterdon show a considerably lower number of admissions.1

Heroin and alcohol were the major drugs of abuse fueling treatment admissions in NJ in 2016, at 43% and 27% respectively.1

Getting Addiction Treatment Help

If you or a loved one is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, it’s not too late to get help. There are so many options available to you, with more than 1,000 rehab facilities located in New Jersey alone.4

Here are some things to consider when choosing a NJ rehab center that’s right for you:

  • Cost: The cost of treatment programs varies from center to center and depend on various factors, including the length of your stay and the type of program. If you have insurance, begin by checking whether the rehab center accepts your plan. If you need additional help paying for your treatment, ask whether the center offers financing options.
  • Facility amenities: Read user reviews about the center’s facilities before you make your final decision. Are the shared areas clean and welcoming? Does the program allow visitors? Are private rooms available? Spend time finding a program you’d feel comfortable attending.
  • Staff credentials and expertise: Learning more about the center’s medical staff and therapists can help you make your final decision.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

If you’ve picked a NJ rehab center but aren’t sure how you’re going to pay for your program, there are several options you can try:

  • Ask the treatment center if they have financing options, payment plans, or sliding scale fees for which you may be eligible.
  • Check whether your insurance plan will cover all or part of your treatment.
  • Apply for government grants if you’re eligible.
  • Fundraise money through online crowd-funding sites.

There may also be nonprofit treatment centers located in New Jersey that offer programs at very little or no cost. See the resources list below to learn about the availability of these programs.

Resources in New Jersey

Sources:
  1. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). Substance Abuse Overview, 2016, Statewide.
  2. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2016). Substance Abuse Overview, 2015, Statewide.
  3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Drug Overdose Death Data.
  4. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities 2017.
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