New Jersey Substance Abuse Treatment and Addiction Info
Over the course of the past decade, New Jersey spent at least $11.6 billion on the war against drugs.1 The cost of addiction is far too high, not just in dollars but in the toll it takes on individuals, families, and communities. If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, there is hope. This guide will help you learn about addiction treatment facilities in New Jersey, what factors to consider when choosing a rehab center, how to pay for rehab, and more.
Substance use disorders and the most effective ways to treat addiction are different for everyone. Addiction treatment for someone struggling with alcohol use disorder may look very different from treatment for someone struggling with a cocaine addiction. That’s why it’s critical to your long-term sobriety to take the time to research drug and alcohol rehab centers in New Jersey to ensure you find the right one to suit your needs.
In addition to rehab centers, there are numerous organizations that are involved in the drug recovery process. Whereas a rehab center can provide a full continuum of care (from detox through primary addiction treatment to aftercare services), there are different avenues for accessing critical assistance. These organizations include New Jersey state or local agencies, nonprofits operating in New Jersey, and community-based services.
Many states, including New Jersey, have made an effort to make Narcan (naloxone) readily available to help curb the growing prevalence of opioid overdoses across the US. Learn more about how you can get this opioid overdose reversal medication and how to use it to help save a life. We recommend that everyone take the time to learn about how to find and use naloxone. If you, a family member, or someone you live with takes opioids as a prescription or abuses them recreationally, please consider accessing some form of naloxone to keep with you in case of emergency.
Substance Abuse Help
Finding treatment for addiction can save your life or the life of someone you love. But, often, the process of getting started is overwhelming enough to stop the most well-intentioned person. We're here to help guide you through the process with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about treatment.
What about Medicaid or Medicare?
Please refer to our NJ State Medicare & Medicaid guide.
Local Events & Education
New England & Mid-Atlantic Addiction Guide
- Northeast Treatment Guide
- New Jersey
- New York
- Washington, D.C.