New Jersey has a huge issue with heroin.
NewJersey.com recently reported that there were least 128,000 people actively using heroin in New Jersey, and described it as “Heroin Town”, the state’s 4th largest city, boasting a population of at least 128,000.
Drug overdose death rates have soared in 2015 which have been driven by the overwhelming rise of heroin use in New Jersey and the new rise of fentanyl, currently one of the deadliest drugs in the state .
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is 50 times more powerful than heroin. In New Jersey, 417 deaths have been attributed to fentanyl which is more than 8 times than just two years ago.
Fentanyl is so powerful that 2 Atlantic County policemen were hospitalized last year when they accidentally opening a bag of it at a crime scene. All that is needed to be lethal is a small grain.
Currently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie pledged $100 million toward drug and alcohol treatment last year and continues to speak out about the issue.
Dealing only with the addiction does not ensure a long term recovery. Addiction affects the mind and the body. We teach our residents to develop healthy & positive habits.