New Jersey is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. In fact, the rate of opioid use and overdoses has increased more sharply in New Jersey than in the rest of the country. Berlin Township is no exception, with more than twice as many people seeking help for heroin addiction as alcohol addiction in 2017. Statewide, heroin accounts for 45 percent of admissions to addiction treatment programs.
Opioid addiction has many potential dangers. In addition to the steadily increasing risk of fatal overdose, opioid use can increase your risk of contracting infections such as hepatitis and HIV, increase your risk of reckless behavior and accidents, damage your personal relationships, and cause you legal and financial problems. In addition to climbing overdose rates, there are now more babies than ever being born in New Jersey with neonatal abstinence syndrome or neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome due to opioid addiction in their mothers.
Drug Overdoses in Camden County and Berlin, New Jersey
In 2017, there were more than 70,000 fatal overdoses in the US; nearly 50,000 of those deaths were opioid-related. In that year, 21.7 out of every 100,000 Americans died of a drug overdose. However, in New Jersey, 30 people out of every 100,000 died of a drug overdose. Not only is that almost 50 higher than the country as a whole, but it’s also a 30 percent rise from 2016. In 2014, there were 20 overdoses in Camden County within a period of 24 hours. Many of those overdoses were fatal. Many first responders in Camden County now carry Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdose, in an attempt to save more lives.
Treatment Centers in Camden County and Berlin, New Jersey
Many people with substance use disorders are reluctant to seek help. They either don’t believe they have a problem, they believe they can take care of their substance use issues on their own, they fear the stigma of addiction or they have some practical issue that they believe prevents them from getting help. At Enlightened Solutions, we understand that everyone is different and needs an individualized approach to treatment, including a treatment approach that fits your life. Outpatient and partial hospitalization programs give you much more flexibility in treating your addiction while also meeting your other commitments. In Camden County, New Jersey, nearly half of people receiving treatment for substance use are in an outpatient, intensive outpatient, or partial hospitalization program. For people with more serious, long-standing issues, we also offer residential programs and follow-up care to help you transition back to daily life.
To learn more about our holistic approach to recovering from addiction in New Jersey, explore our website or call us at 833-801-LIVE.