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Summit is a city in Union County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 21,457, from which 83.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of Summit is made up of 70.6% White residents, 15.1% Hispanic residents, 8.32% Asian residents, and 3.74 African American residents. In the city of Summit, 27.8% of the people speak a non-English language. 5.11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined to live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 14%. The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Summit is White, followed by Hispanic and Unknown. The largest demographic living in poverty is Female ages 75 and over, followed by Males ages 6-11 and then Females ages 25-34.
Despite a million-dollar (200 million) ad campaign by governor Chris Christie to expand the role in addressing the opioid abuse crisis, compassionate attention by law enforcement, and healthcare professionals and mounting public awareness– the heroin epidemic keeps getting worse. Demographics from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office show that the Suburban and Urban communities are the most being effected in overdoses and drug affiliated deaths in the last couple years. In 2015, about 20 percent of overdose drug deaths were attributed to fentanyl, but in 2016, the number rose to over 50 percent.
Here are some statistics reported by the Community Health Assessment in 2016 on substance abuse in Summit:
- 38% of Summit residents reported being alcoholics.
- 5% of Summit residents reported using crack/cocaine.
- 36% of Summit residents reported using Heroin.
- 8% of Summit residents reported using some other type of opiates.
- 10% of Summit residents reported using marijuana/hashish.
- 3% of Summit residents reported using other types of drugs.
- 100% of alcoholics in Summit are 18 and over.
- 100% of drug users in Summit are 18 and over.
- 27% of alcohol users in Summit are female.
- 73% of alcohol users in Summit are male.
- 34% of heroin users in Summit are female.
- 66% of heroin users in Summit are male.
- 25% of marijuana/hashish users in Summit are female.
- 75% of marijuana/hashish users in Summit 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: