EElizabeth, New Jersey is the largest city in Union County. With 124,969 people calling Elizabeth home, it lines up as New Jersey’s fourth largest city. In 2008, Elizabeth made Popular Science Magazine’s list of “America’s 50 Greenest Cities.”
Even in cities as beautiful as Elizabeth New, there are still people who live under the sway of mind-altering substances. The Division of Addiction Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services ranked Elizabeth No. 8 on their list of the 30 cities in New Jersey with the most heroin abuse. Heroin is a powerful drug that can take control over one’s life within a matter of days.
If you are seeing signs of heroin use in a loved one’s everyday life, it is never too soon to speak up. Addiction can lead to serious health defects and ultimately kill the user. Holding an intervention or convincing the person to check into detox and rehab can help them get their life back on track.
Often times, to kick a hard addiction, it is a good idea to travel for recovery. Getting a user out of their current situations and circle of friends can help them focus on getting clean and not having the urge to go back to their old habits.
According to statistics, many residents of New Jersey report using drugs and alcohol in conjunction. This action is extremely dangerous, and may lead to death from overdose.
The answer to which approach is more effective depends on the person. Neither of these are therapy for drug or alcohol abuse. However, they are effective at maintining your recovery after you have left rehab.
The benefit of group meetings like AA are that you can meet people just like you who are struggling with the same affliction. You can meet friends a develop a support system that will help you when life becomes difficult.
The 12-step program is a series of steps designed to help people have more integrity and accountability in their life. It also compels people to face their darkest demons and admit that they are powerless against addiction. There is hope though, as the 12-steps has people call upon the help of a higher power to overcome addiction.
Travel for treatment and get away from the stresses and other influences that may be provoking you to abuse substances. Traveling to a different city or state is a great way to begin your rehab.
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One very crucial part of the treatment is the element of social support. Numerous studies have shown that a social environment is a substantial influence on one’s own actions. That’s why cities like Elizabeth New Jersey have numerous support groups and local meetings in the area to provide members with additional encouragement to remain in recovery, as well as gain better insight into the nature of addiction (which will in turn prevent potential relapses). These groups are completely free to join, all you have to do is find one using the search tool below and begin attending.
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