Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in New Jersey. New Jersey is positioned between the two of the main areas on the East Coast of the United States with the highest drug consumption. This has resulted in New Jersey areas, most specifically, Passaic, Essex, Union, Morris, Bergen, and Camden Counties becoming overrun with illicit drugs and many of its citizens facing substance use disorders and addiction. In the last decade, admission to drug treatment programs has risen 700%, there have been almost 14,000 deaths from drug overdose since 2004. The rate of heroin overdose in New Jersey is 3x the national average. The abuse of opioids, stimulants, heroin, and prescription drugs is at an all-time high. At the Excel Center we are doing our part to help remedy it.
People of all ages can be affected by substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. We believe that for us to offer the best possible treatment, we must fully understand our client base and offer specialist targeted treatment. Therefore we provide recovery services to two key groups of sufferers; young adults and those who consider themselves to be in their ‘mid-life’.
 L. Greenagel Jr, Frank. “CONFRONTING NEW JERSEY”S NEW DRUG PROBLEM: A STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS A BURGEONING HEROIN/OPIATE EPIDEMIC AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUNG ADULTS”. Gcada.Nj.Gov, 2020, https://gcada.nj.gov/policy/master/documents/2014_TaskForce_Report.pdf.