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Atlantic City Addiction Treatment Centers

Often thought of as the Las Vegas of the east coast, Atlantic City is home to numerous casinos and nightclubs. Unfortunately, it’s also home to rampant drug abuse.

As of June 2017, Atlantic City had a population of 38,429.1 Of those residents, 1,297 were admitted to substance abuse programs in 2016, meaning that approximately 3.4% of the population had a drug or alcohol problem that they wanted to get help for.2 The most commonly abused substances were heroin, marijuana, and alcohol.2

Are you one of the people in Atlantic City who has a substance use disorder? If so, it’s important to remember that there is hope. An Atlantic City drug rehab program can help you get your life back on track, away from the dangerous influences of drugs and alcohol.

When you enroll in a substance abuse treatment program, you’ll receive a mix of therapies and medications to help you change your behaviors and cope with withdrawal, including:3

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): This type of therapy helps you learn to change your patterns of negative thinking. You’ll identify the triggers that led to your drug abuse and how you can stop them from affecting you in the future.
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET): This type of therapy helps you identify future goals as motivation to stay sober and develop a plan to work toward them.
  • Twelve-step therapy: This involves working in a group setting to follow the 12 steps of recovery as outlined by Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Contingency management (CM): This is also a form of behavioral therapy and it uses incentives for positive behaviors.

Some of the medications you might be prescribed in rehab include:3

  • Acamprosate, which reduces alcohol withdrawal symptoms.
  • Naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids and also reduces alcohol cravings.
  • Disulfiram, which discourages relapse by producing uncomfortable symptoms should alcohol be consumed.
  • Methadone or buprenorphine, which reduce your opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Overall, no one’s recovery journey is the same. Each person requires a unique combination of treatment to get the results they crave. When you’re ready to find the treatment that’s right for you, browse our directory to search for drug rehab facilities in your area.


  1. United States Census Bureau. (2017). QuickFacts Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  2. Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Atlantic County.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Treatments for Substance Use Disorders.
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