Newark is one of the largest cities in the state of New Jersey, and it has the most admissions into drug and alcohol rehabs. In 2015, approximately 3,100 people sought and received treatment for some sort of addiction in Newark. Heroin was the primary reason for 44% of the admissions into drug rehab, while alcohol accounted for 16% of them. Approximately 7% of the people who sought rehab did so because of cocaine.1
Regardless of the substance you abuse, finding rehab for the first time can feel scary. You might worry about childcare, finances, or employment, all of which can seem overwhelming. Additional concerns that many people have include not knowing anyone, fear of failure, and worries about the physical and psychological discomfort of going through detox and withdrawal. But it’s important to know that you don’t have to face these feelings alone. Many people attending detox and treatment facilities across the state have faced similar challenges yet made the important choice to enter rehab.
While the Newark community has been one of the hardest-hit areas in the U.S. in terms of substance abuse, it is also a community that offers a lot of information and support about drug and alcohol rehab. But staying within city limits for treatment is not necessary and sometimes not advisable, depending on certain environmental and safety issues that may exist. There are many viable options available throughout the state, or even in neighboring states and across the country. Selecting the best arrangement that works for you and fits your unique needs is what’s most important.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.