Staying on top of work anywhere in the United States is tough, but people in Jersey, like their cousins all across the Northeast have a strong pressure to be on top. The volume of people, the expectations, and the general atmosphere can all lead to a situation where an otherwise ordinary person might find themselves drowning in stress. However, endemic to the Shore is a major problem, one found all across the country: drug abuse. A high-stress job is one of many things leading people to turn to drugs to cope with the stress, and once you’re addicted, it just leads to more problems than any fixes the drugs could provide.


Work-Related Stress and Drugs

Discovery InstituteWhile drug abuse is often thought to be a blue-collar affliction, it’s actually evenly split between working class and the wealthy. Drugs can be found in many places people wouldn’t normally relate to people who are addicted. For example, it’s a poorly-kept secret that cocaine addiction in New Jersey is common in restaurant staff, and not just the cooks, but the head chefs as well. Ever since the recent crackdowns, especially on fentanyl and other opioids, more and more findings are showing that people everywhere struggle with addiction.


Ways to Find Help

One of the best ways to get over an addiction to any substance is to first call a rehab clinic and make an appointment, then decide what the best course of action is from there. There are generally two options for rehab: in-home and clinical. In-home rehab is a bit harder, as people in their natural environments can fall prey to the same triggers that make them want drugs in the first place, while clinical provides access to clean facilities and staff who know what to expect during detox. After that, it’s just a matter of getting the mind to reject addiction from there on out.

If you or someone you know wants to quit any addictive substance and get back to sober living in NJ, contact us at 844-478-6563 or send a message online.

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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