In Clifton City, NJ, substance abuse and addiction are causing serious problems for residents. One especially troublesome substance is heroin, which accounted for 37% of all substance abuse treatment admissions in the city in 2013.1 This number is particularly concerning because heroin is extremely dangerous and addictive.
Chronic heroin abuse can lead to addiction, which is a compulsive cycle of drug abuse regardless of negative consequences. Additionally, the drug causes physiological dependence, which can then lead to distressing withdrawal symptoms with the sudden cessation of use. These symptoms may include:2
People who abuse heroin are also at risk of other serious problems, such as contracting HIV or hepatitis C, clogged blood vessels, and abscesses if they inject the drug. Other potential health problems include heart, kidney, and liver disease.2 An overdose can be deadly, and these occur more frequently now that many dealers are cutting heroin with the even more potent drug, fentanyl. Still, those who become addicted to the drug often struggle to quit on their own.
This is why treatment in a Clifton rehab facility is so essential to recovery. You can find out more about treatment centers near you or across the country when you search our directory pages. Remember, you are not alone—help is available.
New Jersey ranks 14th in treatment centers servicing/accepting persons with HIV or AIDS per 100,000 residents. Idaho is ranked one spot better at spot 13. Kansas is just 1 spot worse, ranked 15 out of the United States.
When adjusted for population, New Jersey ranks 15th in treatment centers servicing/accepting no payment accepted. Kentucky is just 1 spot better, ranked 14 out of the United States. One spot worse is Nevada, ranked 16 in the U.S.
For members of military families clients, New Jersey ranks 17th in population-adjusted treatment centers. Montana is ranked one spot better at spot 16. One spot worse is North Dakota, ranked 18 in the U.S.
New Jersey is 18th among U.S. states in treatment centers servicing or accepting LGBTQ. Oregon is just 1 spot better, ranked 17 out of the United States. Kansas is just 1 spot worse, ranked 19 out of the United States.
New Jersey ranks 18th in treatment centers servicing/accepting seniors or older adults per 100,000 residents. One spot better is Rhode Island, ranked 17 in the U.S. One spot worse is Vermont, ranked 19 in the U.S.