One year ago, Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay (“RCA”) admitted their first patient in South Amboy. Now, amidst a global pandemic, the 138-bed addiction treatment facility, part of the RCA national recovery center network, is a key provider of substance use disorder treatment for the entire north New Jersey, New York corridor.
In New Jersey, there have been 2320 overdose deaths this year through September 30. Overdose deaths in both New York State and New York City have also significantly worsened. While the pandemic continues to be catastrophic, it’s important to remember that twenty million Americans suffer from substance use disorder nationwide, and one media outlet recently reported that “America’s Other Fatal Health Crisis Hasn’t Gone Away.”