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Outpatient Treatment in New Jersey

Are you looking for a high-quality substance abuse rehabilitation program in New Jersey for yourself or a loved one? Rehabs.com provides information about facilities in the state to help you find the treatment center that’s right for you. We provide information on both inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment facilities to help you find the program that will best help you or your loved one on the path toward recovery from any substance.

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Addiction Facts for New Jersey

In New Jersey, there were nearly 90,000 admissions to addiction treatment facilities in 2018.1 Of those, opioids were the most common drug reported (50.4%), followed by alcohol (28%), marijuana (12.3%), and cocaine/crack (5.4%).1

Almost 75% of admissions received previous treatment.1 Naloxone was administered 16,082 times in 2018, and there were 3,118 overdose deaths.2

What Is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) is provided through regular sessions with a counselor while you live at home and can go to school or work.3 Therapy is usually provided in both individual and group sessions, with behavioral therapy techniques to help you avoid relapse, promote healthy activities, and improve relationships.3,4 Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can make therapy more effective.4

Outpatient rehab costs less than inpatient care and is flexible, making it a beneficial and effective form of treatment.4 There is a continuum of care, with intensive outpatient programs (IOP) providing about 6 to 9 hours of treatment weekly, and standard outpatient sessions gradually tapering down as you progress in recovery.3,4,5

Outpatient Treatment in New Jersey

New Jersey has 369 addiction treatment facilities, with 333 offering outpatient treatment.6 Many of these are in the northeast and southwest parts of the state, but facilities are located in most areas of the state.6,7

Populous cities like Newark, Jersey City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Edison, Toms River, Clifton, Trenton, Camden, and Passaic all have facilities.7 To check for a rehab near you, click here.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment in New Jersey 

Having a SUD and mental illness is called a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.8,9 Surveys show that about half of people with either a SUD or mental illness will develop co-occurring disorders.10 Integrated treatment is the most effective way to treat dual diagnosis, and medication is often an important part of treatment.3,4

Drug Stats for New Jersey

Among people aged 12 to 17 in New Jersey, a 2017 survey showed:11

  • 71,000 used marijuana in the last year.
  • 3,000 used cocaine in the last year.
  • 1,000 used methamphetamine in the last year.
  • 17,000 misused painkillers in the last year.
  • 75,000 drank alcohol in the last month.
  • 38,000 reported binge drinking in the last month (4 or more drinks within 2 hours for females, 5 or more drinks for males).

In people aged 18 or over, the study showed:11

  • 841,000 used marijuana in the last year.
  • 138,000 used cocaine in the last year.
  • 34,000 used heroin in the last year.
  • 18,000 used methamphetamine in the last year.
  • 254,000 misused painkillers in the last year.
  • Nearly 4 million drank alcohol in the last month.
  • Almost 1.8 million reported binge drinking in the last month.

In people aged 12 or older in New Jersey in 2017:11

  • 357,000 had an alcohol use disorder.
  • 472,000 had a SUD.

The age-adjusted rate of overdose deaths in New Jersey increased by almost 30% from 2016 to 2017 and exceeded the nation’s average­.12 The majority of fatal overdoses in New Jersey in 2017 involved some form of opioid.12

Signs You Need Professional Rehab

Signs of addiction can include sudden changes in behavior and patterns of eating or sleeping; mood swings; spending time with new friends; isolating, inattention to personal hygiene; getting in trouble at school or work; losing interest in activities; using even in dangerous situations (like driving); and being unable to stop using even when it has caused problems.8,13,14

Withdrawal symptoms vary between substances. Mild symptoms can include physical discomfort, anxiety, and cravings, while severe symptoms including electrolyte imbalances, seizures, and delirium, can be fatal.5,13,15 Detox facilities have medical staff to monitor symptoms and provide medications to ensure your safety as you go through withdrawal.3,4

Treatment Facts for New Jersey 

Of the 333 outpatient facilities in New Jersey, 324 provide regular outpatient services and 242 offer IOPs.6 MAT for opioid addiction is offered at 115 outpatient facilities.6 Types of services available include:6

  • Assessment for and education about SUDs, mental health, and communicable diseases.
  • Counseling.
  • MAT for both SUDs and mental health.
  • Case management.
  • Transitional services.
  • Self-help and peer support groups.
  • Community outreach. 

Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in New Jersey? 

Treatment prices can be steep, and the cost is based on multiple factors. This includes which facility is chosen, frequency of sessions, length of time in treatment, and your insurance coverage.

Many health insurance companies provide coverage in New Jersey, including major names like Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Oxford, and United Healthcare.16 For information about your benefits, call your insurance provider to discuss what is covered.

New Jersey Insurance (i.e. Medicaid) Treatment Facilities 

Medicaid is a state and federally funded program providing health insurance to certain groups, including low-income adults, pregnant women, and people with disabilities.17,18,19 Medicaid is accepted at 224 facilities in New Jersey.6 

To see if you qualify for Medicaid in New Jersey, click here. 

Other ways to get help

Sources

  1. New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System. (n.d.). Substance Abuse Treatment: Admission Records.
  2. The State of New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety. (2019). NJ Cares: A Realtime Dashboard of Opioid-Related Data and Information.
  3. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). DrugFacts: Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction.
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles Of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition).
  5. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2015). TIP 45: Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.
  6. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). 2018 State Profile – United States and Other Jurisdictions: National Survey Of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
  7. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
  8. National Alliance on Mental Illness. (2017). Dual Diagnosis.
  9. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). TIP 42: Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders.
  10. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Common Comorbidities with Substance Use Disorders.
  11. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2019). State Data Tables and Reports from the 2016-2017 National Survey On Drug Use and Health.
  12. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2019). New Jersey Opioid Summary: Drug Overdose Deaths.
  13. American Psychiatric Association.  (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.
  14. S. National Library of Medicine. (2019). MedlinePlus: Drug Use and Addiction.
  15. S. National Library of Medicine. (2019). MedlinePlus: Opiate and Opioid Withdrawal.
  16. National Committee for Quality Assurance. (2019). NCQA Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016-2017: Summary Report (Private).
  17. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Medicaid.
  18. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Eligibility. 
  19. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Medicaid and CHIP in New Jersey.