Hoboken is a New Jersey city on the Hudson River. Its former industrial port now features parks such as a Pier A Park, with Manhattan skyline views. As of the 2016 United States Census, Hoboken has a population of 54,379 making it the fourth-most densely populated city in the United States. The population of Hoboken, New Jersey is 72.2% White, 15.3% Hispanic and 8.67% Asian. In Hoboken, NJ 10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 14%. The largest demographic living in poverty is Male 18-24, followed by Female 18-24 and then Female 25-34. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hoboken, NJ is White followed by Hispanic and then Asian.
For some New Jersey counties, heroin abuse has been a major factor in a steep increase in a drug abuse case in recent years. In Hoboken city, the number of overdoses has doubled since 2014. However, city enforcement and medical personnel are working closely together to combat the storm of death caused by heroin and opioids. Since 2015 Law enforcement officers in Hudson County began using Narcan– a naloxone-based nasal spray used to reverse the effects of opioids. Since then, municipalities have not only seen an uptick in deployments, but also an increase in the number of lives saved.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Hoboken:
- 34% of Hoboken residents reported being alcoholics.
- 6% of Hoboken residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 32% of Hoboken residents reported using Heroin.
- 6% of Hoboken residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 14% of Hoboken residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 9% of Hoboken residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 96% of alcoholics in Hoboken are 18 and over.
- 95% of drug users in Hoboken are 18 and over.
- 28% of alcohol users in Hoboken are female.
- 72% of alcohol users in Hoboken are male.
- 28% of heroin users in Hoboken are female.
- 72% of heroin users in Hoboken are male.
- 25% of marijuana/hashish users in Hoboken are female.
- 75% of marijuana/hashish users in Hoboken 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
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