New Jersey Assessments/Evaluations for Drug & Alcohol Addiction


Finding the right drug rehabilitation program is essential, and an addiction assessment can help. Many of the drug rehabilitation programs in New Jersey offer an initial assessment or evaluation to plan the rehabilitation process. Qualified professionals with will also provide an initial assessment.


Below you can find a listing of different assessment/evaluation programs for drug and alcohol addiction in New Jersey. The list can be incomplete so if you do not find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

New Jersey assessment or evaluation for drug and alcohol addiction is done by different professionals trained to assess addiction. Typically, multiple people evaluate the person, especially if they are within a drug treatment program. The purpose of the assessment is to determine if there is an addiction, the extent of the problem, and what treatment is best. Assessments often include questionnaires, physical exams, and self-assessment. The assessment process is relatively straightforward and asks about current drug use, treatment history, health history, patters of behavior, and the effects of the addiction. Assessments are also effective and practical solutions for family members seeking understanding and what treatment is best. Many family members also access counseling and therapy for themselves to help deal with old arguments and underlying issues.

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Before attending drug treatment in New Jersey, most drug users will receive a formal assessment. Following assessment, detox is the next step, which mitigates the withdrawal symptoms and makes it easier to transition into treatment. Following detox, a drug user must attend inpatient or outpatient counseling. Many addicts will only follow through with the bare minimum of treatment because of what may have been said during the assessment. However, lengthy rehabilitation is always the most effective solution to sustain long-lasting recovery and sobriety.

Can anyone just give a person a drug dependency assessment?

No, not just anyone can give a person a drug and alcohol addiction assessment; it is best to receive these assessments from qualified people, and anyone working within the field of addiction treatment and rehabilitation. Online assessments are completely different altogether, as it is just a set of various questions online that anyone can go through to get an idea of what their drug or alcohol use may be like.

New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse Statistics

According to the New Jersey Substance Abuse Overview 2018 report, 28% of the treatment admissions to public programs cited alcohol as the primary drug of choice. Approximately 44% of the treatment admissions cited heroin as the primary drug of choice, and 6% cited other opiates. Additionally, 5% of patients said cocaine was their drug of choice, and 12% cited marijuana as their primary drug of choice. The most common level of care used was outpatient treatment, with roughly 27% of all treatment admissions. Following outpatient care was intensive outpatient treatment, with 26% of all treatment admissions. Long-term residential programs were only accessed by 5% of patients seeking treatment. Opioid maintenance programs were accessed by 11% of all treatment admissions. The most common age group seeking treatment was adults aged 35 to 44 years old.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on June 24, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.