Atlantic City experiences serious problems with heroin and opioid abuse just like many other parts of New Jersey. Unfortunately, this popular seaside resort city also struggles with alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine addiction.
An estimated 56% of Atlantic City residents who seek help for drug abuse are treated for heroin addiction.
After heroin, marijuana makes up 17% of treatment admissions to Atlantic City rehab centers, followed by alcohol at 13%.1
Drug and alcohol dependence can be effectively treated using detoxification, which helps you withdraw safely and comfortably from substances, and rehab, which helps rectify problematic behavior and achieve sobriety. Detox allows you to withdraw from drugs and alcohol under the care and supervision of trained medical staff who can intervene at any time to reduce the risk for complications. Some drug rehab centers may use medications as part of detox to relieve some or all withdrawal symptoms, as well as to make your recovery more comfortable.
Detox methods that may be available at Atlantic City rehab centers include:2 .Medical detox, Social detox.Tapering, if applicable (generally used for sedatives)
Detox can take place in either an inpatient or outpatient setting, though hospitalization or 24/7 medical care is generally recommended for those recovering from addiction to opioids, alcohol, and sedatives like benzodiazepines.2 If you suffer from a mild to moderate alcohol addiction, your withdrawal symptoms may be treated successfully at an outpatient alcohol rehab or detox center. It’s important to remember that detox alone is not a substitute for comprehensive substance abuse treatment. Once you are stabilized, you’ll want to transition into an addiction treatment program that can address the reasons you began abusing drugs in the first place.
You can explore your options for local detox treatments and rehab centers using our online directory. There you can search for treatment centers in and near Atlantic City or in another part of the U.S.
- State of New Jersey. (2016). New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Atlantic County.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 45. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Physical Detoxification Services for Withdrawal from Specific Substances.
- Hugh Myrick, M.D., Raymond F. Anton, M.D. (1998). Treatment of Alcohol Withdrawal. Alcohol Health and Research World, 22(1), 38–43.
Looking for Outpatient Treatment Centers in New Jersey? Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.