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Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

State treatment data for substance use disorders are derived from two primary sources-an annual one-day census in N-SSATS and annual addiction treatment admissions from the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS). In the 2010 N-SSATS survey, New Jersey showed a total of 30,047 clients in addiction treatment, the majority of whom (26,967 or 89.7%) were in outpatient addiction treatment. Of the total number of clients in treatment on this date, 2,019 were under the age of 18.

Across the last 15 years, there has been a steady decline in the number of admissions mentioning alcohol or cocaine at treatment admission and increases in the mentions of heroin and marijuana. In 2010 out of the 30,047 clients admitted in New Jersey to a substance abuse treatment facility, 3,982 were admitted for alcohol addiction, 14,299 for drug abuse only and 11,765 with both alcohol and drug abuse problems.

New Jersey Addiction Treatment Admissions

New Jersey Primary Addiction Treatment Admissions: The graph at right depicts substance abuse treatment admissions in New Jersey in 2010. The data shows that heroin is the most commonly cited drug among primary drug treatment admissions in New Jersey, followed by marijuana and other opiates, including prescription drugs.

The National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) is an annual survey of facilities providing substance abuse treatment. It is conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). N-SSATS is designed to collect data on the location, characteristics, services offered, and number of clients in treatment at alcohol and drug abuse treatment facilities (both public and private) throughout the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions.

The Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Drug Free Communities (DFC) organizations mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use by creating local data-driven strategies to reduce drug use in the community. ONDCP works to foster the growth of new coalitions and support existing coalitions through the DFC grants. In 2011, the following New Jersey coalitions received grants from ONDCP:

Bernards Township Municipal Alliance
Burlington County Coalition for Healthy Communicates
Community Action Partnership of Warren County
Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris
Cumberland County Healthy Communities Coalition
Hudson County Coalition for a Drug Free Community
Hunterdon County Safe Communities Coalition
The Middlesex County Substance Abuse Coalition
The Prevention Coalition of Monmouth County
Vernon Coalition

Information compiled above is courtesy of: cdc.gov, oas.samhsa.gov, ondcp.gov, datafiles.samhsa.gov, dasis.samhsa.gov