Half of South Jersey's Drug Treatment Admissions are Due to Opioid Addiction
The abuse of prescription medication has been a serious issue in the state for a while. But now, unfortunately, users are turning to the cheaper and more potent opioids heroin and fentanyl to get high.
In all of South Jersey's counties -- Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Ocean and Salem -- heroin was the leading drug behind substance abuse treatment facility submissions.3
For up-to-date overdose statistics in New Jersey, go to the NJ Cares website.
1Heroin Overdose Data. Center of Disease Control and Prevention. Source: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/heroin.html
2State of New Jersey Opioid Use and Misuse Educational Fact Sheet. Source: http://www.nj.gov/education/students/safety/behavior/atd/opioid/FactSheet.pdf
3New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Statewide Source: http://www.nj.gov/humanservices/dmhas/publications/statistical