New Jersey has a bad substance abuse problem, which were born from all sorts of reasons. One would think that because NJ has such a problem with drug and alcohol addiction that the state would take steps to ensure its residents receive the best care in treating their addictions. However, addicts currently receive fairly minimal assistance from the state. People and organizations within the addiction treatment industry are hoping to change that, though, by putting pressure on the state to improve sober living conditions as well as rehab admissions and more.

 

Addiction treatment advocates from Atlantic City, N.J. are pressuring state policymakers to change the laws surrounding sober living and other recovery homes in the area.

The advocates are primarily from nonprofit addiction treatment organizations, such as Stop the Heroin and the Hansen Foundation.

Advocates and members of these organizations have expressed that they wish the policymakers in New Jersey and local officials would aim to support individuals in recovery.

The representatives of the organizations explained that they believe that a system needs to be implemented to allow sober living facilities and recovery homes to operate within the models they choose and deem best. Click Here to Continue Reading

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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