As in other cities, residents in Hackensack, NJ are sometimes ordered to attend rehab to treat a drug or alcohol use disorder as part of a court settlement or judgment.Over 1,400 of the roughly 2,400 people admitted for treatment in Bergen County, NJ during 2016 were involved in some kind of legal case or dispute. 23% of county admissions came from a direct referral from a criminal justice source.1
A stay in a Hackensack, NJ rehab can occur after a judge orders it or willingly as demonstration of an earnest desire for recovery and self-improvement. Some of ways rehab may be involved in your court case include:2 As a pre-trial release condition, especially for inpatient treatment that prevents you from fleeing the area.
As an ongoing condition for probation or parole, which may include either or both an initial inpatient treatment and long-term outpatient attendance requirements.As a requirement for seeking custody or visitation rights of your children.Each state has unique requirements and limitations regarding involuntary commitment to a drug treatment program. Before an area drug court can send you to a Hackensack drug rehab, they must conduct screening services and collect clinical certificates regarding your mental and physical state.4
Drug tests are often involved in these screenings to determine if you are in need of treatment at a rehab or mental health facility. The evidence behind court ordered and mandatory rehab treatments are mixed, but some studies do report a higher rate of success than with optional treatment.4
Committing to the treatment program can result in greater chances of remaining abstinent from drug use after completion. Learning about the local Hackensack rehab facilities through our database will give you a good idea of what to expect during your court-ordered treatment.
- New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Bergen County.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2014). Is Legally Mandated Treatment Effective?
- Treatment Advocacy Center. Initiating Court-Ordered Assisted Treatment Inpatient, Outpatient and Emergency Hospitalization Standards by State.
- Werb, D., Kamarulzaman, A., Meacham, M., Rafful, C., Fisher, B., Strathdee, S., & Wood, E. (2016). THE EFFECTIVENESS OF COMPULSORY DRUG TREATMENT: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.