Ocean County has among the highest number of people seeking treatment for alcohol addiction of anywhere in the state. It also, incidentally, has more DWI arrests than almost any other county in New Jersey. Alcohol addiction is tricky because it is so easy to fall into and alcohol can be found just about everywhere. Advertising for alcohol is constantly in our faces in media, print, and grocery stores. Alcohol is a constant temptation and incredibly hard to walk away from when you are physically and mentally addicted. Next to opioid addiction, alcohol is the most common addiction in the United States. In the United States, there are approximately 88,000 death due to alcohol or alcohol related causes.
Lakewood is not immune to the opioid epidemic that is running rampant in New Jersey. The number of people addicted to opioids in Ocean County is the highest of any county in New Jersey despite only being the 6th largest county. Like alcohol, opioids are highly addictive and nearly 80% of opioid addictions are directly related to having been prescribed prescription painkillers due to injury or surgery.
Drug Overdoses in Ocean County and Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Most people don’t think about the damage that alcohol does, or the repercussions of long-term binge drinking on the body. Alcohol poisoning is a very real danger that can sneak up on people who are indulging and lead to death. Alcohol is responsible for more deaths, although indirectly, than any other drug.
Overdose deaths are not uncommon in Ocean County. In the last two years, there have been 408 overdose deaths. Opioid overdoses have almost tripled in Ocean County over the last several years, to the point where every 48 hours some is overdosing. Stores such as CVS and Walgreen have stepped up and made Narcan, the drug used to reverse an overdose, available without a prescription to everyone.
Treatment Centers in Ocean County and Lakewood Township, New Jersey
Working towards recovery can be on of the more confusing and stressful experiences in life without proper support or guidance. The early recovery experience can come with so many conflicting emotions: a desire to quit, a desire to still use, self-loathing and anger at the drugs and the rest of the world, as well as trauma, shame, and guilt. It is hard for people who aren’t suffering from the disease of addiction to really understand what people in recovery are truly going through. What recovering addicts and alcoholics need more than anything else is a strong support network and the hope of a full recovery. Enlightened Solutions provides their patients the path to recovery they need with the strong support network they require. We provide a peaceful environment with treatments and therapies that work with each patients’ individual needs. No matter what the addiction, there is a solution and hope. When you enter into rehab, you will encounter both holistic treatments that work in tandem with tradition rehabilitation methods for a more personal and through a program that has proven results. You are not alone and there are people who care, who are ready and willing to support you through this critical time in your life and help you succeed and find your sobriety.
If you or a loved one is struggling, please call us today at 833-801-LIVE or visit us to live chat with a treatment professional today.