Police recently seized almost 5,400 bags of heroin in what was Long Branch's largest drug bust in over twenty years. The bust netted 5,359 decks of heroin with a street value of $40,000. It is a sobering reminder of the widespread scope of drug addiction in Long Branch and Monmouth County.
Monmouth County officials have been warning of the rise in drug use for the past several years. Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni has previously called the surge in heroin an "epidemic" and noted that heroin addiction has affected Monmouth County residents regardless of age, race, gender or affluence. The state and county have responded with increased resources dedicated to law enforcement and treatment for addicts.
Seeking Rehab To Address Addiction
There are programs to help people who have succumbed to addiction to drugs or alcohol. But to take advantage of such programs the addict has to be ready to come forward and seek treatment. Part of recovery is taking a moral inventory of oneself and recognizing that even a strong willed person needs the assistance of others to conquer their addiction. We can help you or a loved one come to terms with an addiction and direct you to the best rehab program.
We recognize that each individual has their own issues to address in rehab. So we make sure that we direct each person to the program that will best help them. Addicts may need to treat their addiction in conjunction with other medical or mental health disorders. Others often need assistance with employment, housing or family issues that play a role in aggravating their addiction.
Addiction is a serious problem. The good news is that there are programs and services that are available to help the addict face his or her problem and tackle it head on. We can work with you or your loved one to help him or her on the road to recovery.
You May Need to Travel to Find the Best Program
Deciding to go to a treatment center for a substance abuse problem can be a huge decision, but remember that it is a step in the right direction. Your time at a quality rehab facility will benefit you greatly. For many people, the first place to look for a reputable treatment center is in their hometown, but keep in mind that this is not always the best solution. There are many things to think about when finding a rehab center, and you may end up deciding on a treatment center in a neighboring city.
There are several reasons for this. First of all, if you have specific requirements for treatment, these may only be found in another city. For example, some individuals prefer a faith-based form of recovery over one that provides a more holistic approach.
In other cases, privacy is of the utmost importance, and attending treatment in the same city where you live and work would be impossible. Making this key decision about your recovery can be difficult, so if you are unsure, feel free to call our helpline at anytime for guidance.