Drug Rehab and Addiction Information 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 options and how to handle the costs.
What Types of Addiction Treatment Are Available 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:
- Inpatient or outpatient detoxification (at a dedicated facility or hospital)
- Inpatient/residential treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Partial hospitalization
- Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP)
- Extended care
- Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) or MAT
Sunrise House Treatment Center, located in New Jersey, is a residential treatment facility 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 abuse history, a team of addiction professionals will make the appropriate treatment recommendation.
Find Narcan & Emergency Addiction Resources in the Northeast
Simple naloxone-administering devices like Narcan require little training and are easy to use.3 Many places in the Northeast offer Narcan education and may give out the medicine for free, while many pharmacies sell naloxone 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 obtain naloxone at pharmacies without a prescription:5–15
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.
Narcan is also available in Connecticut, but the state requires a prescription from a provider.16
CVS and Walgreens stores often have naloxone for those that need it. Additionally, many local communities have programs that can provide or direct someone to free or low-cost Narcan. These include:
- NEXT Distro (free delivery of naloxone is available in many states).
- Naloxone exchange.
- New Jersey Harm Reduction Coalition.
- Addiction Help Vermont.
- Naloxone Co-payment Assistance Program (N-CAP) (New York).
- New York City Opioid Overdose Prevention Programs (OOPPS).
- Connecticut Harm Reduction Alliance (CHRA).
- Maine Access Points.
- The Hope and Recovery Support Line (Rhode Island).
- Massachusetts Syringe Service Programs (SSP).
- Prevent Overdose Rhode Island.
- Prevention Point Pittsburgh (PPP) (Pennsylvania).
- Pennsylvania Department of Health.
- Prevention Point Philadelphia (Pennsylvania).
- Maryland Syringe Service Programs.
- Bmore Power (Maryland).
- The Honoring Individual Power and Strength (HIPS) program (Washington D.C.).
- Family and Medical Counseling Service (FMCS), Inc. (Washington D.C.).
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.3
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.4
Narcan is a nasal spray device for administrating naloxone that is very simple to use.3 There are many resources for Narcan and overdose prevention training and education both online and in person throughout the Northeast. Some organizations that provide this service include:
- The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
- The University of Rhode Island.
- The Naloxone and Overdose Prevention Education Program (NOPE) (Rhode Island).
- The Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition (Maryland).
- The Overdose Response Program (Maryland).
- The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
- The Naloxone Overdose Response App (NORA) (Connecticut).
- Maine Access Points.
- The Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS).
- Get Naloxone Now.
- The Pennsylvania Virtual Training Network (PVTN).
- Delaware Medical Reserve Corps.
- Participating pharmacies that dispense naloxone and special training events in Delaware.
- The Washington D.C. Department of Human Services (DHS).
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.16, 17
Does Health Insurance Cover Addiction Treatment in the Northeast?
Federal laws mandate that most insurers provide coverage for addiction treatment and mental health services.18 Additionally, coverage for these services must be equitable to the coverage provided for other routine medical and surgical treatments.19
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.20
Sunrise House Treatment Center accepts many major insurers. By filling out this quick, HIPAA-compliant , we can verify your insurance coverage at Sunrise House 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. You will need:
- Your email address.
- The name of your insurer.
- Your insurance policy number.
If you prefer to speak to a representative or want more detailed information on coverage or the care provided at Sunrise House, call an admissions navigator at .
Substance Abuse in the Northeast
Many states in the Northeast have high rates of drug and alcohol misuse, addiction, and overdose.
- In 2019, 4,377 people in Pennsylvania died of a drug overdose, while 2,805 people died in the neighboring state of New Jersey the same year.24
- Between 3.23% and 3.93% of the population of people 12 years old or older in Connecticut and Vermont struggled with past-year addiction to illicit drugs, based on data compiled in 2016 and 2017.1
- Between 6.56% and 9.08% of people 12 years or older in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont struggled with past-year alcohol use disorder, according to data compiled in 2016 and 2017.1
- Each year, over 1,700 New Yorkers die from alcohol-related causes.25
- Based on 2018–2019 averages, 114,000 people 12 years old or older in Washington D.C. used illicit drugs in the past month.26
- Between 2018 and 2019, 20,331,000 people in Maryland suffered from substance use disorder (SUD).26
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.
Substance Abuse Help
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Paying for Rehab
One of the first questions people often ask when seeking treatment is, "What will it cost?" Don't let cost be a barrier to getting the help you need. In many cases, medical insurance will cover all or a portion of the costs. Learn more about the different payment options for rehab.
Medicaid and Medicare
Please refer to our NJ State Medicare & Medicaid guide.
Additional Addiction Resources in the Northeast
- Northeast Treatment Guide
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington, D.C.