At Absolute Awakenings, we are a reputable and experienced New Jersey treatment center that is dedicated to providing residents with the quality clinical care they deserve.
New Jersey – Addiction and Overdose Deaths
Over the past several years, the rates of drug addiction and overdose-related death throughout the state of New Jersey have continued to climb. Many different chemical substances are being abused regularly, though the statewide opioid epidemic has continued to get worse. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), nearly 90 percent of the 2,900 drug-related overdoses that took place in New Jersey in 2018 were directly linked to opioids. All in all, there were 2,583 opioid-related deaths in the state during that same year.
The opioids that are most commonly abused are prescription painkillers (like morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone) and heroin. NIDA also reported that in 2018 alone, there were over 38.9 opioid prescriptions written per every 100 New Jersey citizens, meaning that roughly 40 percent of the entire statewide population received at least one opioid prescription in a single year. Heroin addiction rates also continued to climb, and New Jersey residents began seeing an increase in heroin-related consequences as a direct result. For example, NIDA reported that in 2017, 34,891 New Jersey residents were living with HIV, and nearly half of all cases were linked to intravenous drug use. Substance abuse is a major issue throughout the state. Fortunately, there are many reputable and dedicated New Jersey treatment centers – like Absolute Awakenings – that are dedicated to providing residents with the quality clinical care they deserve.
Comprehensive Addiction Treatment
At Absolute Awakenings, we do not merely treat men and women who have fallen victim to opioid abuse. We treat a wide variety of addictive disorders, and we provide dual diagnosis treatment to those who need it. Some of the substance abuse disorders that we frequently treat directly involve chemical substances such as:
As previously mentioned, New Jersey has been very hard hit by a serious opioid epidemic over the past several years. At Absolute Awakenings, we treat substance abuse disorders involving prescription painkillers, heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Those suffering from opioid addiction must seek professional treatment as soon as possible, seeing as the risk of overdose-related death is so exceptionally high.
The New Jersey Department of Human Services reported that in the year 2018 alone, there were a total of 25,069 treatment center admissions that directly involved alcohol abuse – over 28 percent of total treatment center admissions and the most common underlying cause. While opioid abuse has been on the rise, alcohol is the most frequently abused chemical substance throughout the state.
This variety of prescription medication is known as a tranquilizer – or depressant. Commonly abused benzodiazepine brands include Xanax and Valium. When it comes to the symptoms of detox, withdrawing from benzodiazepines can be extremely dangerous. For that reason, those that have been engaging in benzo abuse must seek medical care as quickly as possible, before the effects of withdrawal begin to take hold.
Stimulant drugs include illicit substances like cocaine and methamphetamine and prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin. In 2018, 5 percent of total treatment admissions throughout the state of New Jersey were attributed to cocaine abuse.
It is a common misconception that hallucinogenic drugs have a low propensity for abuse. While it is true that they are not as physically addictive as other chemical substances, they can be severely psychologically addicting. We treat LSD abuse, psilocybin abuse, and PCP abuse, amongst others.
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A Multi-Phased Approach to Clinical Care
At Absolute Awakenings, we offer several levels of quality clinical care, including partial care, intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, trauma-informed care, and treatment for dual diagnosis disorders. In some instances, our clients will advance from one level of care to the next as they slowly transition back into fully independent living. In others, one level of care will be more appropriate than another. Addiction recovery is not a one size fits all process, and different clients will require different clinical phases. Partial hospitalization – or PHP – is our most intensive level of care.
It allows clients to participate in a full curriculum of clinical care while returning home every evening. Men and women who have already completed inpatient treatment will benefit from our IOP or OP programs as they reside in a sober living housing facility. Regardless of your individual needs, we are available to help.