Montclair is a township in Essex County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 37,669. Montclair’s population is made up of 59% White, 24% Black, 4% Asian and 9% Hispanic. 3.32 of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Upper Montclair, NJ live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 14%. The largest demographic living in poverty is Females ages 45-54, followed by Females ages 12-14 and then Males ages 45-54. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line on Montclair is White, followed by Asian and then Hispanic.
According to Montclair Local, Fentanyl, an opioid prescribed only for those in the last stages of chronic illness due to its high rate of addictiveness, is now being sold on the street killing people at an alarming rate in Montclair. In Essex County, there were 90 reported fentanyl-related deaths in 2016, up from just two years prior. In Montclair alone, 10 people died due to overdoses from all types of drugs in 2017. According to CDC, Fentanyl is 100 percent more potent than morphine and 50 times stronger than heroin.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Montclair:
- 33% of Montclair residents reported being alcoholics.
- 7% of Montclair residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 41% of Montclair residents reported using Heroin.
- 3% of Montclair residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 10% of Montclair residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 1% of Montclair residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 98% of alcoholics in Montclair are 18 and over.
- 97% of drug users in Montclair are 18 and over.
- 33% of alcohol users in Montclair are female.
- 67% of alcohol users in Montclair are male.
- 40% of heroin users in Montclair are female.
- 60% of heroin users in Montclair are male.
- 32% of marijuana/hashish users in Montclair are female.
- 68% of marijuana/hashish users in Montclair 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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