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Find a Substance Abuse Rehab Center or Resource in Newark, NJ

Residents of the Newark, the largest municipality in New Jersey, have seen the impact of substance abuse firsthand.

The city was the top municipality in Essex County for substance abuse admissions in 2016; 3,216 residents sought treatment in Newark, accounting for nearly 50% of all resident treatment admissions in the state.1 By far, the biggest problem in the city was heroin, accounting for 46% of Newark’s admissions with a total of 1,471. 1, p. 6

If you’re one of these people who is addicted to heroin, getting the treatment you need in a rehab program could save your life. However, before you can begin to address your addiction in therapy, you’ll need to go through the process of clearing your body of heroin. This is called detox and is often performed in an inpatient detox center where medications can be given and symptoms may be monitored.

Detox is a separate process from substance abuse treatment. Over time, your body may adapt to a drug so much that it needs it simply to feel a sense of stability. If you stop taking a drug on which you’re dependent, you’ll experience uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms as your body tries to cope. The main goal of detox is to help you manage these symptoms as safely and comfortably as possible.

There are three parts to detoxification: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering readiness for treatment.2 During evaluation, you’ll receive a screening and assessment to identify what drugs you’re on, diagnose any co-occurring conditions, and discuss your options for treatment after detox. Next comes the crux of the detox process: stabilization. Here, you’ll receive medical care and support as you either completely cease all drug use. (If you’re addicted to other drugs that have very dangerous withdrawal syndromes, such as benzodiazepines, you may undergo a slow and careful taper vs. a complete cessation of substance use.) Detox may include a number of medications to ease your pain and suffering. Finally, fostering involves prepping you for your next phase of recovery: rehab treatment.

Detox readies you to take full advantage of the therapies and services offered at Newark drug rehab centers (as well as those around the country, should you choose to travel for treatment), because you’ll have a clear head that is no longer immediately influenced by substances.3

If you’re ready to find the detox or rehab center that’s right for you, use our directory to browse local facilities that can cater to your specific needs.


  1. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Essex County.
  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (2009). Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment Training Manual.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2016). What to Do If You Have a Problem with Drugs: For Adults.
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