SAYREVILLE – In response to the nation’s opioid crisis and increased demand for services, Recovery Centers of America (RCA) has opened an 111-bed addiction treatment facility in Sayreville.
Nationwide, more than 150,000 people in the United States lost their lives to drugs or alcohol, according to a statement provided by RCA. 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, which is higher than the national rate of overdose deaths, according to the statement.
“Addiction is a disease just like any other disease, not a moral failing,” James Haggerty, CEO of RCA at Raritan Bay, said in the statement. “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.”
Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay is the seventh inpatient treatment facility in three years to open in the Northeast by Philadelphia-based healthcare network, Recovery Centers of America. The company’s first facility opened in 2016 in South Jersey, Recovery Centers of America at Mays Landing, with 133 beds that are mostly full, according to the statement.
RCA at Raritan Bay will provide those suffering from a substance use disorder with a full continuum of treatment to help patients into meaningful recovery. In addition to detox and inpatient care, a full range of outpatient services are available, including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and general outpatient treatment.
Graduated patients will also be part of RCA’s alumni program which provides social events and a support system for RCA treatment graduates.
Patients can access care by calling 1-800-Recovery and talking to RCA care advocates 24/7/365. Intervention services are also available in many cases and complimentary to assist the families of individuals who need treatment.