Mount Laurel Township is a Township in Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. The town was named after a hill covered in laurel trees. It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. As of the 2010 census, the townships’ population was at 41,864. There are several historical landmarks, including General Clinton’s headquarters, Paulsdale, Evesham Friends Meeting House, Jacob’s Chapel, Hattie Britt School and Farmer’s Hall. As of the 2010 United States Census, the racial makeup of the township was 79.42% Caucasian, 9.70% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 7.26% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander and 4.56% are Hispanic. As of May 2017, there were 76,509 treatment admissions to the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services by substance abuse treatment providers.
Burlington County has not been immune to the ongoing opioid epidemic that has been taking hold of people of all ages across the region, state, and country. According to the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office in the year of 2016, at least 83 people died from illicit drug overdoses. 2017 was even deadlier, in the first 6 months, 82 people lost their lives to overdose in the county. Authorities state that they have been seeing a more lethal batch of drugs hit the streets– primarily heroin laced with fentanyl, which is 50 times more potent than heroin alone.
Here are some statistics about the substance abuse in Mt. Laurel according to a study done in 2016:
- 6% of Mt. Laurel residents excessively consume alcohol
- 7% of Mt. Laurel residents use crack/cocaine
- 5% of Mt. Laurel residents use Heroin
- 6% of Mt. Laurel residents use other forms of opiates
- 4% of Mt. Laurel residents use Marijuana/ Hashish
- 4% of Mt. Laurel residents use an unidentified type of drugs
Here are some statistics about the admissions by Mt. Laurel residents into facilities to help with substance abuse according to a study done in 2016:
- 98% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted into treatment for alcohol abuse were 18 years and over
- 100% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted into treatment for drug use were 18 years and over
Here are some statistics about the gender of residents in Mt. Laurel who were admitted for substance abuse according to a study done in 2016:
- 26% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for alcoholism are female
- 74% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for alcoholism are male
- 40% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using heroin are female
- 60% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using heroin are male
- 43% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using other forms of opiates are female
- 57% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using other forms of opiates are male
- 26% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using marijuana/hashish are female
- 74% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using marijuana/hashish are male
- 29% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using other types of drugs are female
- 71% of Mt. Laurel residents who were admitted for using other types of drugs are male
New Jersey is one of the several states tightening its opioid medication-prescribing laws in an effort to fight substance abuse. In the meantime. Last year Burlington County reported its highest level of heroin and other opiate users since 2012, according to the annual report from the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System.
Treatment options offered by our detox and addiction treatment centers near Freehold-Township
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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