Bayonne is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south and the New York Bay to the east. Per a 2010 United States Census Bayonne, NJ is home to a population of 65,772 people, from which 85.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population is composed of 52.4% White residents, 26% Hispanic residents, 9.7% Asian residents and 9.3% Black residents. 15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bayonne to live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 14%. The largest demographic living in poverty is Females ages 35-44, followed by Females ages 25-34 and then Males ages 45-54. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bayonne is White, followed by Hispanics and then African Americans.
The national opioid epidemic that has ravaged communities throughout the country has not escaped Bayonne. Data from the State Medical Examiner’s Office shows drug overdose deaths rose in Bayonne by 21% in 2015.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Bayonne:
- 23% of Bayonne residents reported being alcoholics.
- 5% of Bayonne residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 33% of Bayonne residents reported using Heroin.
- 6% of Bayonne residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 28% of Bayonne residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 4% of Bayonne residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 99% of alcoholics in Bayonne are 18 and over.
- 89% of drug users in Bayonne are 18 and over.
- 28% of alcohol users in Bayonne are female.
- 72% of alcohol users in Bayonne are male.
- 28% of heroin users in Bayonne are female.
- 72% of heroin users in Bayonne are male.
- 25% of marijuana/hashish users in Bayonne are female.
- 75% of marijuana/hashish users in Bayonne are male.
Addiction & Detox Treatment Options Available:
Clinically Managed Detox: Medical Detoxification is a process that allows you to adjust to life without drugs or alcohol slowly with a healthcare professional instead of stopping cold turkey. Medical detoxes often prevent addicts from returning to their unhealthy habits, making the process an important part of a long-lasting recovery.
Residential Addiction Program: The residential programs are designed for clients to live at a center full-time. This gives patients the opportunity to focus their attention on recovery while reaping the benefits of intensive therapy.
Intensive Outpatient Program: This program known as IOP is most recommended to patients who have successfully gone through detox but still need to continue their recovery process on a part-time yet intensive schedule designed to accommodate work and family life.
Outpatient treatment program: An outpatient program allows you to live at home and remain in control of your life. You can still attend work or get a job while your rebuild your personal life with the help and support you’ll receive from the program.
Dual Diagnosis Mental Health Treatment: This type of program treats people who suffer from mental health issues like anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, bipolar disorder while getting treated for addiction.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Recovery Resources
For more information, please contact The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: