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Drug Rehab New Jersey

Drug addiction in the state of New Jersey is steadily increasing, according to the latest government statistics. This is creating the need for quality New Jersey drug rehab programs in the state. A New Jersey drug rehab facility must meet the personal needs of the individual that is seeking treatment for their drug addiction. Once an individual is willing to seek drug rehabilitation, no time should be wasted in finding the right facility. The longer the decision takes, the more time the addict will have to change his mind about being admitted to the New Jersey drug rehab for their substance abuse problem. Each person is unique, and a quality New Jersey drug rehab center will take the time to assess the personal needs of the individual that is seeking treatment for their drug addiction. A drug addiction assessment should be taken during the initial consultation with a treatment counselor and as much information as possible should be given in order for the drug rehab center to develop an individualized treatment plan. There are plenty of different types of New Jersey drug rehab facilities including holistic, residential, outpatient, and long term, just to name a few. The basic treatment components of many drug rehab programs may vary, but the first step is drug detoxification.

In the detox portion of a New Jersey drug rehab program, an individual goes through a process of withdrawing off the drug(s) they have been abusing. An individual that is going through the detox process will inevitably experience the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms, but some of these symptoms can be alleviated with the professional level of care that is administered as a part of the drug rehab center. It is important to know that detox, by itself will not accomplish the goals of a comprehensive drug rehab program. After the detox is completed, an individual can focus on the various components of the New Jersey drug rehab program that will help them to master the tools that are necessary to reach their goal of being drug free. The New Jersey drug rehab will usually then begin to apply other components of treatment that may include, counseling, group classes, behavior modification techniques, and drug relapse prevention education. A quality New Jersey drug rehab program will also offer some form of aftercare to support the individual after they have graduated from the treatment program, and have returned home.

New Jersey Drug Facts

  • According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), almost 469,000 New Jersey citizens that are over the age of 12, have reported using an illicit drug in the last 30 days; this figure represents approximately 6% of the population in the state.
  • Approximately 2.9 million of the citizens in the state of New Jersey have reported that the occasional use of marijuana is a "great risk".
  • The most recent NSDUH results that have been reported have indicated that 167,000 of the citizens in New Jersey have reported using an illicit drug in the past year; this figure represents over 2% of the people in the state.
  • Approximately 1.56% of the citizens in New Jersey have reported a drug dependence on an illicit drug in the last year; this represents approximately 113,000 people that reside in the state.
  • Over 10% of the high school students in the state of New Jersey that were surveyed during the 2007 school year have reported using inhalants at least once in their lifetime.
  • According to 2006-2007 NSDUH data, approximately 60,000 of the citizens of New Jersey that are ages 12-17 years old reported using an illicit drug in the past 30 days.
  • The state of New Jersey continues to be a major artery for international cocaine trafficking organizations. Cocaine arrives in the state directly from South American ports and the Southwest Border via commercial and private vehicles.
  • Cocaine remains the most popular drug in the state of New Jersey and is the drug of choice for many drug abusers there.
  • Heroin is the greatest drug threat in the state of New Jersey. The purity level in the heroin that is sold there is among the highest in the nation as evidenced by the Domestic Monitor Program; the low price has also attracted new users over the last several years, especially among adolescents in suburban areas.
  • Methamphetamine is the most widely abused and most readily available in the southern area of the state of New Jersey.
  • In the state of New Jersey, the most commonly abused pharmaceuticals are Percocet, OxyContin, Xanax, and Vicodin. Additionally, hydrocodone products are widely available.
  • Methamphetamine is one of the greatest drug threats in the state of New Jersey; it is the most widely available and widely used clandestinely manufactured drug, particularly in the southern portion of the state.
  • The most widely available and frequently used drug in New Jersey is marijuana. The majority of the marijuana that is encountered in the state originates in Mexico.
  • Crack cocaine is seen more often in economically depressed areas, as in the southeast county of New Jersey.
  • The state of New Jersey has one of the highest concentrations of both pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the country.
  • Throughout the state of New Jersey, doctor shopping, employee theft, and fraudulent phone-in prescriptions remain a source of diversion throughout the state.
  • Most marijuana seizures in the state of New Jersey have occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport where passengers from southwest border states attempt to smuggle marijuana that is wrapped in cellophane and placed within luggage.

If you or a loved one in New Jersey is struggling with a drug addiction, contact a New Jersey drug rehab facility without delay. You will speak to a drug rehab specialist who can help you to find the best possible treatment option that is available.

New Jersey Drug Information and Drug Trafficking

New Jersey drug information notes that this state is situated between the major industrial markets of New York and Pennsylvania and has been referred to as the "crossroads of the east." It is also a gateway state, with major interstate highways, roadways, airports, seaports, and other infrastructures capable of accommodating voluminous amounts of passenger and cargo traffic not only from both the eastern and western parts of the United States, but from around the globe. New Jersey can therefore be considered an ideal strategic corridor as well as a vulnerable corridor for transportation of drug contraband and illicit currency. Over the past year, drug trafficking activity and drug prices in the Newark Division area of responsibility have remained relatively stable.

Drug information in New Jersey shows that cocaine remains widely available throughout the state and is the drug of choice in most parts of the state. Distribution points are generally located on street corners in low-income areas in various cities. Cocaine is mainly sold in vials with colored tops or small zip lock bags. Drug trafficking sources in New Jersey show the movement of cocaine to the southeastern New Jersey area is usually accomplished via couriers from New York and Philadelphia.

Crack, which also remains widely available, is usually purchased as cocaine HCl from sources in New York and Philadelphia and cooked by local distributors. It is specifically seen in economically depressed areas of each southeast county in New Jersey.

According to intelligence gathered, there has been a slight rise in cocaine transportation through the Newark Liberty International Airport via small parcel companies by Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs). These DTO's use contacts at airports to bypass security and place cocaine-laden suitcases on planes.

New Jersey drug information on heroin shows that this drug represents the most significant narcotic problem in New Jersey and accounts for more admissions to state treatment centers than cocaine, marijuana, and all other drugs combined. South American heroin remains readily available throughout New Jersey, continuing to sell at low prices and high purity levels.

In the southern portion of the state, heroin is transported via car or bus from New York City and/or Philadelphia. Heroin is available in various forms, such as in glassine bags with brand names stamped on them, as well as pellet and brick forms. In several areas throughout the state, especially in the southern portion, a bundle of heroin now consists of 13 glassine bags instead of the traditional 10 glassine bags.

Heroin purity in the Newark area continues to be among the highest in the nation. Heroin continues to originate from Colombia and is smuggled into the United States primarily by Colombian and Dominican organizations. Points of origin for the heroin are Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Honduras. Aruba, Curacao, St. Martin and Puerto Rico are utilized as transshipment points. Heroin drug traffickers are still using "swallowers" (couriers) to transport heroin into the United States. According to source information, these couriers typically fly from Colombia into the United States by way of Miami, Florida.

According to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), there were over 155 emergency department mentions associated with methamphetamine in the state of New Jersey. According to source information, methamphetamine is gaining in popularity in the Cherry Hill, New Jersey area because cocaine is scarce.

New Jersey drug intelligence and source information continues to indicate that Filipino traffickers are importing large amounts of methamphetamine from Mexico and the Philippines. The meth is converted to "ice" in the Los Angeles, California area and then transported to the New York/New Jersey area via motor vehicle. Ice is also being shipped through various mail and parcel services.

New Jersey has one of the highest concentrations of both pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the country. Doctor shopping, employee theft, and/or fraudulent phone-in prescriptions remain a source of diversion throughout the state. In the southern part of the state, intelligence and source information has noticed some questionable prescribing by doctors in their jurisdiction that seem to be contributing to diversion of OxyContin, Percocet, hydrocodone and Xanax products via indiscriminate prescribing and/or sale of prescriptions to known drug abusers. Intelligence has also revealed an emerging trend that indicates that prescription rings based in Philadelphia, PA are traveling to pharmacies in southern New Jersey to have prescriptions filled.

Drug information in New Jersey shows that marijuana is the most widely available and frequently abused illicit drug in the region. Marijuana continues to be shipped from various cities along the southwest border region via commercial air. Furthermore, the use of automobiles, tractor-trailers, vessels, U.S. Postal Service, overnight services, and parcel post continues to be utilized by DTO's. Most of the marijuana seizures in the state have occurred at Newark Liberty International Airport where passengers from southwest border states attempt to smuggle marijuana usually wrapped in cellophane and placed within luggage.

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  • New Jersey Facts
  • In New Jersey, 81% of the substance abuse problems being treated pertained to alcohol abuse only (National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS)).
  • During 2008, there were 22,453 drug arrests in New Jersey for marijuana possession.
  • 3.00% of the citizens in New Jersey that are over the age of11 have reported using an illicit drug other than marijuana within the past year.
  • New Jersey drug statistics estimate that there are 184,376 people abusing prescription drugs, 17,588 people that use inhalants, and 31,312 people who use hallucinogens.
  • New Jersey, Statistics
  • The population of New Jersey is 8,413,990 with 4,082,616 Males and 4,331,374 Females.

    The population of New Jersey, breaks down into the following age groups:

    Under Age 5: 563,776
    Age 5-9: 604,518
    Age 10-14: 590,550
    Age 15-19: 525,139
    Age 20-24: 480,071
    Age 25-34: 1,189,009
    Age 35-44: 1,435,083
    Age 45-54: 1,158,857
    Age 55-59: 423,324
    Age 60-64: 330,636
    Age 65-74: 574,643
    Age 75-84: 402,438
    Over 85: 135,946

    The Median age in New Jersey, is 38.2

    New Jersey Summary
    New Jersey Area - 7168.69 Sq. Miles
    Land - 7035.73 Sq. Miles
    Water - 132.96 Sq. Miles

    The population Density in New Jersey is 1,195.89 People per Sq. Mile
    Elevation of New Jersey - 118 Feet
    Timezone - Eastern (GMT -5)

    New Jersey School Enrollment Breakdown
    Age 3 and Over enrolled in New Jersey schools - 2,217,749
    New Jersey children enrolled in Nursery or Preschool - 181,423
    Children in New Jersey enrolled in Kindergarten - 121,943
    New Jersey children enrolled in Elementary School - 978,184
    New Jersey Highschool Enrollment - 465,903
    New Jersey College Enrollment - 470,296

    New Jersey Economy and Employment
    Employment Breakdown:
    16 years and over - 6,545,831
    Total Males in Work Force in New Jersey - 2,234,726
    Total Females in Work Force in New Jersey - 1,969,543

    Occupation Breakdown in New Jersey:
    Management and Professional Occupation related jobs in New Jersey - 1,501,009
    Service related jobs in New Jersey - 538,945
    Sales and Office Related jobs in New Jersey - 1,123,897
    Forestry, Farming and Fishing related jobs in New Jersey - 6,956
    Construction and Maintenance related jobs in New Jersey - 306,187
    Production and Transportation related jobs in New Jersey - 472,918

    New Jersey Houselhold Income Breakdown:
    Household Income-
    Less than $10,000 - 213,935
    $10,000.00 - $14,999 - 143,772
    $15,000 - $24,999 - 288,604
    $25,000 - $34,999 - 305,446
    $35,000 - $49,999 - 437,356
    $50,000 - $74,999 - 608,214
    $75,000 - $99,999 - 413,906
    $100,000 - $149,999 - 391,123
    $150,000 - $199,999 - 130,492
    $200,000 or more - 132,837
    Average Household Income in New Jersey - $62,882.70
    Average Household Size in New Jersey - 2.68

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