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Sex Addiction Therapy in New Jersey
MontclairSTAR Program (973) 746-6928 11 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Alcohol Abuse Rehabs in New Jersey
Seabrook (800) 761-7575 133 Polk Ln.
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Opiate Addiction Treatment in New Jersey
Turning Point (973) 380-0905 680 Broadway Suite 104
Paterson, NJ 07514

Dual Diagnosis Programs in New Jersey
Hampton Behavioral Health Center (800) 603-6767 650 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton Township, NJ 08060

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Addiction Updates & News in New Jersey

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Population: 8.94 (in millions) as of 2016 (source: census.gov)
18+ Drug Use Month: 541 (in thousands) as of 2014 (source: samhsa.gov)
18+ Serious Mental Illness: 242 (in thousands) as of 2014 (source: samhsa.gov)

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Drug Dependence and Mental Health Issues in New Jersey

According to the most recent data compiled by United States Census Bureau and The National Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, nearly 1 in 17 citizens in New Jersey have 1 or more substance abuse issues (these figures include statistical analysis of reported alcohol, prescription drug, and illicit drug abuse combined). An alarming number on the surface, yet understandable, as science reveals addiction as a disease of the brain. Unlike most mental disease, addiction can not only be treated, it can be permanently overcome during recovery. In return, addiction awareness and prevention become more widespread the more patient and understanding we become during the healing process.

Mental Health & Dependency

(ages 18 & up)

Illicit Drug & Use Dependency – 156 (in thousands) Past Year

Alcohol & Drinking Dependency – 463 (in thousands) Past Year

Not receiving treatment for drug dependency – 139 (in thousands) Past Year

Not receiving treatment for alcohol dependency – 436 (in thousands) Past Year

Depression Lasting 2+ Weeks – 440 (in thousands) Past Year

Suffering from a Serious Mental Illness – 242 (in thousands) Past Year

Considered Suicide – 245 (in thousands) Past Year

(source: samhsa.gov)

Drug & Alcohol Use

(ages 12 & up)

Alcohol Abuse – 4.17 (in millions) Past Month Use

Recreational Marijuana Use – 428 (in thousands) Past Month Use

Crack Cocaine Consumption – 96 (in thousands) Past Year Use

Heroin Addiction & Other Drugs – 187 (in thousands) Past Month Use

Pharmaceutical Pills – 236 (in thousands) Past Year Use

(source: samhsa.gov)

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Compulsive Activity Disorders in New Jersey

Sex & Pornography Addiction

Living in a pressure-filled society many times pushes one to a physiological reaction known as “fight-or-flight”. This acute response to stress forces some into unhealthy ways of escaping. Many find pornography and/or deviant sexual acts as a quick escape, due to porn being readily available online. Similar to drugs, sex and pornography activate stimuli in the brain that it can eventually become a compulsive activity, many times negatively affecting the most intimate of relationships. Many addictions coincide with a dual diagnosis of depression, severe anxiety and/or PTSD. Prescott House therapists understand the process of healing and recovering. If a change is needed, Prescott House is ready to give back that freedom…read more

Gambling & Spending Addiction

Chasing thrills is very commonplace in everyday life. Whether it’s hunting, skydiving, fast cars, etc., men tend to seek a boost in adrenaline in many different ways. Much like taking risks physically, taking risks financially can also become a “high” and a pleasure forming activity. The grandiose sensation of “winning it all” or “losing it all” has been described as a feeling like no other. From the family man playing poker to the high roller, a pathological gambling addiction can place anyone in a financial ruin and worst of all, with broken relationships. Spending addictions can also have no associated risk at the time of purchase but the reliance on lavish items such as fancy cars, elaborate trips and the finer things in life can lead to insurmountable debt, proving gambling is not the only financial risk we should be on the lookout for…read more

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Transitioning to Prescott House from New Jersey

Finding oneself at Prescott House, a safe environment in which confronting self-destructive behaviors, helps individuals develop accountability and promotes personal growth throughout recovery. Understanding and treating the causes of self-destructive behaviors, rather than just the symptoms, provides a long-term successful recovery…read more

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Extended Aftercare Program

Since 1988 Prescott House has served the recovery community as an extension of primary treatment that offers individuals the time and intensive environment to change and heal. We have found through experience, and nationally recognized research shows, that long-term recovery is dependent on long-term treatment in a nurturing and intensive therapeutic environment.

The primary component of the program is the group therapy experience. Clients participate in at least 12 structured therapy groups each week as well as working individually with a primary therapist. Another piece of our program is volunteer service work in the local community until a client is therapeutically ready to get a part-time job or take classes at one of our three local colleges…read more


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