Rehab facility fights to find home in suburb with high opioid overdose rate

MONROE TWP. — Like many communities nationwide, this Gloucester County town is struggling with the opioid crisis.

It gained an unwelcome distinction a few years ago as a town with an overdose death rate 25 times the national average.

Now a company that provides substance abuse treatment services wants to open up a facility locally.

Crossroads Treatment Centers has applied for permits to open at Madison Plaza on South Black Horse Pike, but the effort has run into opposition.

After the township zoning officer denied a use variance for the project, Crossroads appealed to the zoning board. Following a hearing a February, a motion …read more

Source: Gloucester

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