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Drug Abuse Colonia NJ

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Canterbury Institute
(732) 379-6000
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Extra Care Health Services
(800) 810-2070
215 Elm Avenue
Rahway, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women, Men

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High Focus Centers
(908) 272-2474
16 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Victor H Lopez
(732) 878-1365
101 Center Street
Perth Amboy, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
Spanish

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UCPC Behavioral Healthcare
(908) 756-6870x636
117-119 Roosevelt Avenue
Plainfield, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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RAMAS Counseling Center
(732) 602-9000
One Woodbridge Center
Woodbridge, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Resolve Community Counseling Ctr Inc
(908) 322-9180
1830 Front Street
Scotch Plains, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders

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Raritan Bay Medical Center
(732) 442-9006
500 Convery Boulevard
Perth Amboy, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Steps Recovery Center at Muhlenberg
(908) 668-2095x668
Park Avenue and Randolph Road
Plainfield, NJ
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women, DUI/DWI offenders

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Staten Island University Hospital
(718) 226-2808
392 Seguine Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Seniors/older adults, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish, Urdu

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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