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Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Fort Dix, New Jersey


Fort Dix is the civilian name for a United States military facility known as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. The army post is located about 16 miles southeast of Trenton, in Burlington County, and is home to over 7,000 people. The base was first established in 1917, and Fort Dix has mobilized, trained, and demobilized soldiers as early as WWII. Today, over 4,500 soldiers, Marines, and airmen participate in month-long combat training.


There is one drug and alcohol treatment center in Fort Dix: Army Substance Abuse Program.


Drug And Alcohol Treatment Centers In Fort Dix


The Army Substance Abuse Program at Fort Dix is intended for military personnel and eligible civilians only, and is not open to the general public. Military ID card holders, family members, and civilian workers at Fort Dix are eligible for services. The program uses instructional aides, education resources, and prevention programs to serve the community members of Fort Dix.  


Substance Abuse In Fort Dix


Fort Dix is home to the first prison in the United States working specifically to treat inmates with substance abuse issues. The Mid-State Correctional Facility was part of Governor Christie’s promise to take measures to combat the growing opioid epidemic in New Jersey. The prison is a residential correctional facility with the means to hold almost 700 medium-security inmates.


The inmates will have access to state-certified treatment programs for as long as it takes to help them get sober. Support groups, 12-step programs, and medication-assisted treatment will be offered at the facility, and inmates will be assigned to one of four levels of treatment based on the severity of their addiction.


Transportation To Fort Dix


Fort Dix can be accessed off the New Jersey Turnpike and U.S. Route 206. NJ Transit provides bus service to and from Philadelphia via route 317. The nearest airport to Fort Dix is the Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN), about a half-hour drive by car.


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