New Jersey Drug Users Have A Hard Time Finding Treatment

Talk to a Counselor Now

1 (800) 570-4562

Treatment for Addiction in New JerseyThere are not enough beds to meet New Jersey's growing demand for substance abuse treatment. Individuals are being placed on the waitlist and this is something that many cannot manage or afford to do for the sake of their lives. An individual enduring a tough time with drug abuse and addiction such as cocaine, heroin, prescription drugs or meth, is someone who needs immediate help due to the fact that any upcoming dose of "x"can be their last dose. In fact, the mere choice of going to rehab or going clean is hard to make. Many are so attached to their substance that they cannot imagine a world without it. New Jersey has seen its share of drug abuse in the past few decades, and prescription drug abuse is a national health concern that kills more than any other substance alone in the US.

New Jersey residents are getting discouraged when calling rehab centers, because they often hear that they will need to be placed on a waiting list or that their insurance does not cover any or some part of their treatment. With a multitude of things that can go wrong in the rehab-finding process, most users just divert back to drug use and forget it ever happened. Relapse is what happens when help isn't received or the proper attention isn't given to these individuals. When an individual doesn't have health insurance, or cannot afford a private facility, the doorway to sobriety gets dimmer and dimmer. Many specialists in the addiction treatment industry admit that they don't have enough beds or providers for the amount of people who claim they need help. Everything seems packed, too expensive and "slow-moving" and the need for specialized treatment facilities is rampant. Some patients have to wait for 30 to 60 days, which is ridiculous considering the cravings and withdrawals they have to deal with. Individuals struggling with addiction can't wait for treatment. It is vital that treatment is provided when needed. We hope that New Jersey Health officials can streamline treatment and provide better care for their community in the near future.