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Treatment Admissions in Morris County

Did you know that in New Jersey, in 2016, there were 91  admissions to treatment for alcohol related reasons for people under 18? And in Morris County, there were 6 alcohol treatment admissions for those under 18. Though 6 may not seem like a high number, that means that not only were people under age drinking, but drinking to the point of needing detox or alcohol use treatment. Over the past year, the alcohol admissions have declined, but drug admissions have gone up. In 2015, there were 54 drug related admissions in Morris County, which in one year, went up to 88 drug related admissions.

As the perception of risk continues to be lowered, the rate of use continues to go up.

Did you know?

Approximately 2.3 million teens aged 12-17 are drinking each month in the United States. In fact, by senior year of high school, nearly half of students have drank alcohol. Not only are people underage drinking, but the majority of teens that are drinking are binge drinking. The perception of low risk of alcohol use is underage people leads to an increase in drinking, but as the binge drinking shows, it is not safe. The earlier people start drinking, the more underdeveloped their brain is which can lead to even riskier behavior.