The United States suffers from a substance abuse epidemic and Hawthorne, New Jersey, is not immune.
In 2015, a total of 49 people sought substance abuse treatment in the borough of Hawthorne.1 By 2016, that number had soared to 76—a 55% increase.2 The most commonly treated substance use disorders in both years were those of heroin and alcohol.1,2
Addiction is more than just a casual desire to use drugs recreationally; instead, it implies a long-lasting brain disorder that consumes your life.3 But how do you know if you have an addiction?
These are some behavioral and physical warning signs of addiction:4
Addiction is different from merely substance abuse. While occasional substance abuse causes problems in your life, generally, you could fix these problems by stopping your drug use. With addiction, you lose control of your drug use and can’t just decide to quit and do so successfully. Addiction is a chronic illness akin to heart disease or cancer.3
If you’re addicted to drugs or alcohol, getting treatment is the only way to achieve long-lasting sobriety. Get the help you need today by browsing our directory to find rehab centers in or around Hawthorne.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.