Drug & Alcohol Rehab in the Northeast

Substance Use Facilities, Resources, and More for New England and Nearby States
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Substance Use Treatment in the Northeast

Addiction in parts of the Northeastern United States is a serious and widespread problem.1 Fortunately, there are many resources for people in these areas to get the help they need. This page will go over the various alcohol and drug rehab options and how to handle the costs of substance use treatment.

Rehab Options in the Northeast

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There are many resources available for people looking for substance use treatment in the Northeast. Alcohol and drug rehab options include a range of care levels from residential rehab to outpatient addiction treatment and aftercare programs.

Types of Substance Use Treatment in the Northeast

Individuals who seek addiction treatment in the Northeast will find that they have an opportunity to engage in every type of addiction treatment available. The following are some of the main levels of care available at Northeastern public and private rehab centers, doctors’ offices, halfway houses, and clinics:

How to Choose a Drug & Alcohol Rehab

When deciding between alcohol and drug rehabs in the Northeast, it’s important to consider several factors. To ensure the substance use treatment facility and program meet your needs, consider the following:

  • Is the facility accredited and licensed?
  • Are there amenities offered that interest you?
  • Does the addiction treatment facility offer any specialized treatment programs?
  • What insurances are in-network with the rehab?
  • Where is the substance use treatment facility located?

Find Addiction Treatment at Sunrise House

Sunrise House Treatment Center—an inpatient rehab in New Jersey—is a residential rehab that provides several levels of care, as well as specialized treatment programs for certain demographics.

Additionally, Sunrise House provides aftercare planning, hosts weekly 12-Step meetings, and enables peers in recovery to keep in contact with each another through its alumni app.

Before a patient starts treatment at Sunrise House, an addiction specialist will conduct a thorough intake. After collecting important information, including health status and drug use history, a team of addiction professionals will make the appropriate treatment recommendation.

Ways to Pay for Rehab

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The cost of drug and alcohol treatment varies depending on the type of addiction treatment needed, as well as how someone chooses to pay for rehab (i.e., with or without insurance, scholarship programs, or payment plans).

There are multiple ways to pay for rehab.

How Much Does Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cost in the Northeast

Cost is one of the most common barriers that prevents people from getting the help they need.1 However, addiction treatment has become much more accessible than in the past, largely due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and federal parity laws.2,3

Does Health Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment in the Northeast?

Federal laws mandate that most insurers provide coverage for addiction treatment and mental health services.4 Additionally, coverage for these services must be equitable to the coverage provided for other routine medical and surgical treatments.5

While addiction treatment is likely covered by insurance, the extent of this coverage varies between policies. It is also crucial to find a treatment center within your specific insurance company’s network. Going out-of-network almost always results in higher out-of-pocket costs.6

Sunrise House Treatment Center is in-network with many major insurers, including:

By filling out this quick, HIPAA-compliant , we can verify your insurance coverage for rehab within minutes.

Check Your Insurance Coverage

If you are struggling with addiction, it’s not too late to get help. Complete the form below to find out if your insurance carrier covers treatment at Sunrise House.

Addiction Resources in the Northeast

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Naloxone—a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses—is a crucial tool that can save lives, buying time for emergency medical professionals to arrive on scene.7 Simple naloxone-administering devices like Narcan require little training and are easy to use.3

Where to Get Narcan in the Northeast

If you are wondering where to get Narcan, many places in the Northeast offer Narcan education and may give out the medicine for free. There are also many pharmacies where you can buy Narcan without the need for a prescription.

All states (except Texas, Kansas, and Wyoming) and Washington D.C., now have Good Samaritan laws that protect people that administer naloxone or call 911 to help someone experiencing an overdose.4

Finding Narcan Near You

The following states and districts allow people at risk or who know someone who may be at risk of an opioid overdose to get Narcan (naloxone) at pharmacies without a prescription:10–20

  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington D.C.

Narcan is also available in Connecticut, but the state requires a prescription from a provider.2

Emergency Overdose Resources

If available, naloxone should be administered to someone experiencing an opioid overdose. Even with naloxone, emergency services must be contacted, since the medicine may only delay an overdose and symptoms can return within minutes. Additionally, naloxone is only effective in treating opioid overdoses, not overdoses caused by other substances.8

All states in the Northeast now have Good Samaritan laws that protect people who administer naloxone to someone experiencing an opioid overdose. Research suggests these laws have had a positive impact in reducing overdose fatalities.9

Local Rehab FAQs

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Get answers to common questions about drug rehab and substance use treatment resources in the Northeastern U.S.

Northeast U.S. Substance Use Statistics

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Many states in the Northeast have high rates of drug and alcohol misuse, addiction, and overdose.

  • In 2020, 5,168 people in Pennsylvania died of a drug overdose, while 2,840 people died in the neighboring state of New Jersey the same year.24
  • Between 8.56% and 11.94% of the population of people 12 years old or older in Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont struggled with a past-year substance use disorder, based on data compiled in 2018 and 2019.1
  • Between 6.29% and 9.00% of people 12 years or older in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont struggled with past-year alcohol use disorder, according to data compiled in 2018 and 2019.1
  • Each year, over 1,700 New Yorkers die from alcohol-related causes.25

If you’re struggling with addiction, you’re not alone. While alcohol and drug use remain widespread and devastating problems, many people turn their lives around with professional help. Please reach out to an admissions navigator at to start treatment or learn more about care at Sunrise House.

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