Morristown is a town and county seat of Morris County, New Jersey. It is most known for Morristown National Historical Park, with important revolutionary war sites like Fort Nonsense and the New Jersey Brigade Area. Washington’s Headquarters Museum at the Ford Mansion preserves the 18th -Century home occupied by Washington and his aides in the Winter of 1779-1780. According to the 2010 United States Census, Morristown has a population of 18,677, from which 81.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population is 49.2 White, 34.4 Hispanic, 10.4% African American and 4.34% Asian. 8.% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Morristown live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 14%. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Morristown, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and African American. The largest demographic living in poverty is Female ages 25-34, followed by Female ages 55-64 and then Male ages 12-14.
New Jersey has been hit by the national opioid and heroin crisis, Morristown has seen the withering effects of it in its town. In 2015 alone, 77 per 1000 people were admitted into substance abuse treatment in Morristown. Treatment experts say the figures no longer accurately depict the scope of the problem because the need for treatment far outpaces what is available in the town. Experts say the sharp increase in intravenous drug use has to lead to a spike in Hepatitis-C cases. Accurately a 193% increase in the disease since 2002.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Morristown:
- 37% of Morristown residents reported being alcoholics.
- 5% of Morristown residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 37% of Morristown residents reported using Heroin.
- 5% of Morristown residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 14% of Morristown residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 3% of Morristown residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 99% of alcoholics in Morristown are 18 and over.
- 95% of drug users in Morristown are 18 and over.
- 31% of alcohol users in Morristown are female.
- 69% of alcohol users in Morristown are male.
- 33% of heroin users in Morristown are female.
- 67% of heroin users in Morristown are male.
- 26% of marijuana/hashish users in Morristown are female.
- 74% of marijuana/hashish users in Morristown 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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