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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Scotch Plains is a township in Union County, New Jersey. As of 2010, United States Census the township’s population was 23,510. The population in Scotch Plains is made up of 70.5% White, 11.4% African American, 8.3% Asian and 8.2% Hispanic. The unemployment rate is 3.8% and the poverty rate is 3%, very low compared to the national average of 14%. Scotch Plain also has high education level rates 26% of residents have their Masters or Doctorates Degree compared to the national average of 12%. 31% of residents have their Bachelors Degree compared to the national average of 19%.
Early last year in 2017 The Union County Prosecutor’s Office and members of the Fanwood and Scotch Plains Police Departments participated in a community forum to address the growing rates of substance abuse specifically the heroin and opioid use in the area. Public Information shows that at least 54 people died of a fatal overdose in the Union County in 2016, more than any year since the start of the decade.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Scotch Plains:
- 27% of Scotch Plains residents reported being alcoholics.
- 0% of Scotch Plains residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 37% of Scotch Plains residents reported using Heroin.
- 15% of Scotch Plains residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 10% of Scotch Plains residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 4% of Scotch Plains residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 100% of alcoholics in Scotch Plains are 18 and over.
- 100% of drug users in Scotch Plains are 18 and over.
- 29% of alcohol users in Scotch Plains are female.
- 71% of alcohol users in Scotch Plains are male.
- 30% of heroin users in Scotch Plains are female.
- 70% of heroin users in Scotch Plains are male.
- 26% of marijuana/hashish users in Scotch Plains are female.
- 74% of marijuana/hashish users in Scotch Plains 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: