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Addiction Treatment Software in Camden

Revitalization of Camden. High On The List Is Addiction.

revitalization-of-camden-addiction-treatment June 2016 – According to a 2015 article published on NJ.com, New Jersey’s fatal overdose rate was up to three times the national average.¹ The rates in Camden continue to soar above the already astounding numbers reported for other NJ counties.² As the nation continues to fully realize and act on the monumental drug addiction problem, Camden has been no stranger to absorbing the consequences. Coupled with the out of control drug activity, this county has come to be known as one of the most dangerous in America.³

Some officials argue that the worst of days are behind them, but nevertheless there is a lot more work to be done. In a documentary by The Daily, a group of residents gave their own accounts of what it is really like living in that area. Most businesses, like restaurants, grocery stores, and hotels have long been closed leaving behind abandoned buildings. Walking along the street is safe for no one, as one woman attested before mentioning that her cousin what gunned down just two days prior. The issues of violence and drug addiction are undoubtedly closely correlated.

Tackling one the the two major issues, addiction treatment facilities are steadfastly operating in some of the most affect areas. A once a shunned and misunderstood form of addiction treatment is now being gratefully embraced in Camden and around the country. Medication-assisted treatment facilities, like Urban Treatment Associates, employ the use of medications like methadone or buprenorphine to help stabilize patients seeking recovery. Increasing and maintaining the availability if treatment is essential to the revitalization of Camden.

  1. Heroin overdose rate triples…
  2. NJ heroin crisis
  3. Local city named most dangerous in US
  4. Getting clean in Camden
APT Foundation, CEO, Lynn Madden

Meeting the Needs of West Haven, APT Foundation

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APT Foundation, CEO, Lynn Madden

In 2015, there were over 600 reported overdose deaths in Connecticut alone. Of these deaths, 415  have been attributed to heroin use and 186 to fentanyl use .¹‚² According to a survey by the National Institutes of Health nearly 75% of people with drug-use disorders never receive any treatment. “The prevalence and complexity of drug use disorders revealed in this study coupled with the lack of treatment speak to the urgent need for health care professionals to be trained in proper techniques to identify, assess, diagnose, and treat substance use disorders among patients in their practice,” said Nora D. Volkow, M.D., director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.³

With the number of deaths increasing year over year, APT Foundation is meeting the needs of one community by opening a new treatment facility. This summer their newest location will open in West Haven, CT, a community that has had 15 overdose deaths this past year.Since 1970, APT Foundation has been providing outpatient and residential substance use disorder treatment, primary healthcare, outpatient mental health treatment services, medication assisted treatment, family counseling services, and adult education and vocational services. Lynn Madden, APT Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer told the New Haven Register, “Being able to find substance abuse treatment close to where you live has been directly linked to recovery…”.³ Learn more about APT

1.) http://patch.com/connecticut/westhaven/twelve-west-haven-residents-died-opioid-overdoses-2015

2.) http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160228/fentanyl-a-rising-factor-in-connecticut-overdose-deaths

3.) https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/10-percent-us-adults-have-drug-use-disorder-some-point-their-lives

4.) http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160512/methadone-clinic-on-front-avenue-in-west-haven-expected-to-open-in-july