New Substance Use Disorder Treatment Center, Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay, Opens to Meet High Demand for Affordable Nearby Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatment
SOUTH AMBOY, N.J., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In response to the nation’s opioid crisis and increased demand for services, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) has opened a 111 bed addiction treatment facility in the Borough of Sayerville, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, 45 minutes outside of Manhattan and close to communities in central and northern New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and northern Pennsylvania.
Nationwide, over 150,000 people in the US lost their lives to drugs or alcohol. The Opioid & Health Indicators Database reports that there were 2,685 opioid-related overdose deaths in New Jersey in 2017 or 29.8 per 100,000 people. That’s much higher than the national rate of overdose deaths.
“Addiction is a disease just like any other disease, not a moral failing, explains James Haggerty, CEO of RCA at Raritan Bay. “Patients and their families need to be able to access care closer to home so that loved ones can participate in care if desired –which increases the effectiveness of treatment and allows patients to return to productive lives.”