Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 18,061 from which 88.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of Rutherford is made up of 61.9% White residents, 17% Hispanic residents, 16.6 Asian residents and 2.07% African American residents. In 2016 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rutherford workers are Asians. 6.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rutherford to live below the poverty line, that is lower than the national average of 14%. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rutherford is White, followed by Hispanic and then Asian.
Within the last couple of years, many people have been arrested on drug possession with intent to distribute charges some of these people being prominent figures in the Rutherford community. In December 2017 a High School Teacher who was listed by The Board of Education as an assistant football coach was arrested for possessions of various drugs. In August 2018 North Bergen lieutenant was arrested by Rutherford Police Department, According to police, the lieutenant was charged with driving intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle while in possession of narcotics and possession of a controlled dangerous substance. In November 2017 a DUI lawyer was arrested by Rutherford police for using and obtaining MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstacy. Many other arrested for distribution of prescribed medications like Oxy and drugs like Heroin have been reported in Rutherford, New Jersey.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Rutherford :
- 45% of Rutherford residents reported being alcoholics.
- 1% of Rutherford residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 33% of Rutherford residents reported using Heroin.
- 7% of Rutherford residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 8% of Rutherford residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 5% of Rutherford residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 100% of alcoholics in Rutherford are 18 and over.
- 100% of drug users in Rutherford are 18 and over.
- 27% of alcohol users in Rutherford are female.
- 73% of alcohol users in Rutherford are male.
- 31% of heroin users in Rutherford are female.
- 69% of heroin users in Rutherford are male.
- 19% of marijuana/hashish users in Rutherford are female.
- 81% of marijuana/hashish users in Rutherford 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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