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Piscataway, NJ 08854
Piscataway is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township’s population was 56,044. The community is ethnically diverse with 24,642 Caucasians, 10,254 African Americans, 104 Native Americans, 12,532 Asian and 4,002 Hispanics. On June 1st 2018 Piscataway began a project under a contract signed with Green Eastern Energy that 20% of the energy the township use for municipal purposes will come from environmentally friendly, renewable sources. This is said to save more than 4.3 million kilowatts of fossil fuel-created electricity over the subsequent two years.
The Middlesex County is taking an initiative to manage, control and defeat the opioid abuse crisis currently faced by a county resident. According to a report issues the New Jersey State Attorney General in 2017, Middlesex County is among the top 30 towns in the state producing record high numbers of drugs abuse. According to the The New Jersey State Medical Examiner’s Office, Middlesex County had the highest growth rate for deaths associated with heroin, for 2014. Between 2010 and 2014, Middlesex County experiences a 420% rise in deaths attributed to a heroin overdose. During that same period, Middlesex County saw a population growth of only 3.3%.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Piscataway:
- 34% of Piscataway residents reported being alcoholics.
- 2% of Piscataway residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 39% of Piscataway residents reported using Heroin.
- 6% of Piscataway residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 17% of Piscataway residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 2% of Piscataway residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 100% of alcoholics in Piscataway are 18 and over.
- 99% of drug users in Piscataway are 18 and over.
- 25% of alcohol users in Piscataway are female.
- 75% of alcohol users in Piscataway are male.
- 35% of heroin users in Piscataway are female.
- 65% of heroin users in Piscataway are male.
- 20% of marijuana/hashish users in Piscataway are female.
- 80% of marijuana/hashish users in Piscataway are male.
Available Addiction Treatment Programs:
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 Resources
Here is a link to a list of places where you or a loved one can seek help if dealing with substance abuse in the County of Middlesex:
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