Recovery Centers of America announced Thursday it has opened two new opioid addiction treatment facilities in New Jersey.
The facilities, Woodbridge Healthcare Clinic serving residents of Middlesex, Union, and Essex counties, and a new office next to its existing facility Bravo Medical in Somerdale to serve residents in Camden County, bring to four the number of standalone RCA opioid treatment programs in NJ.
Both facilities will provide comprehensive, evidence-based approaches to substance use disorder treatment, including methadone and suboxone, as well as inpatient, outpatient, and office-based services. The Woodbridge facility will also provide short- and long-term detoxification services, assessments, and a program for pregnant women, the company said.
“When people who are in active addiction stop using drugs, the early effects of withdrawal can be unbearable, causing physical sickness and emotional distress. It makes carrying out day to day activities almost impossible. But with medication such as methadone and suboxone, patients become stable enough to begin working toward their recovery without the often-paralyzing fear of withdrawal,” explains Bryan Smith, Executive Director at Woodbridge Healthcare Clinic.
Between Jan. 1 and July 31 of this year, more than 1,800 New Jersey residents have died from suspected drug overdoses, the majority the result of opioids, the company said. In Middlesex County alone, 132 people have died of suspected overdose deaths this year, and 634 have been resuscitated using naloxone. In Camden County, 145 people have died of suspected drug overdose deaths this year, and 1,510 people have been resuscitated using naloxone.