In Englewood, New Jersey, and the surrounding Bergen County area, drug and alcohol abuse is a serious problem. During 2016, 1,314 people in Bergen County were admitted to substance abuse treatment for alcohol addiction. More than 1,200 people in Bergen County received treatment for heroin abuse in 2016.1
If a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, it can be tough to know how to help them. Drug use does not mean that the person has a problem with willpower. Most of the time, people who are addicted cannot stop on their own. Repeated drug and alcohol use changes the brain. These changes make it very difficult or even impossible for a person to quit using the drug or substance without help.2
Although a doctor or mental health professional is the only one who can diagnose an addiction, there are some signs of addiction you should know so you can assist your loved one in getting help. They include:2
If your loved one exhibits these or similar signs of addiction, it could be time to get them help. See if they will agree to see a doctor. If they refuse, you can still contact treatment centers on your own or use an interventionist. Take a look at our directory for a listing of treatment options in your area. A professional can help you determine the best way to get through to your family member or friend.
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.