Hackensack is a city in Bergen County in New Jersey, it serves as its County seat. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population of Hackensack is 44,271. The ethnic composition of Hackensacks population is 36.5% Hispanic, 29.3% White and 22.4 African Americans. 47% of Hackensack residents speak a non-English language and 78.2% are citizens. 14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hackensack to live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 14%. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hackensack is Hispanic followed by White and Unknown. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females ages 35-44, follows by Females ages 45-54.
In 2017 “NorthJersey” an online news site published a story with the headline reading “Bergen County Heading Toward Most Lethal Year in Opioid Crisis”. The report informs readers that out of 320 overdoses, 259 were opioid-related. The 2016 numbers represent an 11 percent increase in overdoses over the prior year, and a 12.6 percent increase in fatalities, according to the report. But since the spike of the opioid epidemic, County and City officials have been working tirelessly allocating funds to programs that will help prevent and combat the crisis. In 2017, there were 131 fatalities, 507 overdoses and 245 Narcan saves by local enforcement in Bergen County. By the beginning of March 2018, there were 13 fatalities, 92 overdoses, and 52 Narcan saves by local law enforcement.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Hackensack:
- 32% of Hackensack residents reported being alcoholics.
- 13% of Hackensack residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 29% of Hackensack residents reported using Heroin.
- 5% of Hackensack residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 19% of Hackensack residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 2% of Hackensack residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 99% of alcoholics in Hackensack are 18 and over.
- 97% of drug users in Hackensack are 18 and over.
- 27% of alcohol users in Hackensack are female.
- 73% of alcohol users in Hackensack are male.
- 31% of heroin users in Hackensack are female.
- 69% of heroin users in Hackensack are male.
- 19% of marijuana/hashish users in Hackensack are female.
- 81% of marijuana/hashish users in Hackensack 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:
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