Heroin continues to be a problem around the nation, New Jersey, and right here in Ocean County. In a recent Patch article, it was outlined as to which towns in the Garden State had the most reported cases of heroin abuse.

We took the data, released by the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and put together the Top 10 towns from here in Ocean County.

Keep in mind this is data that's reported by the various towns and population can factor in as well. Regardless of the findings, it is an issue that everyone in Ocean County should be aware of and hope that those in danger will seek the treatment and help they need.

Here are the Top 10 Towns in Ocean County with Reported Heroin Abuse Cases:

  1. Seaside Heights 31.10*
  2. Tuckerton 18.10*
  3. Ocean Gate 16.22*
  4. Lakehurst 11.91
  5. Eagleswood Township 11.84*
  6. South Toms River 10.69*
  7. Little Egg Harbor 9.86*
  8. Ocean Township (Waretown) 9.73*
  9. Beachwood 9.38*
  10. Seaside Park 8.94*

*the number indicates the number of cases per 1,000 people

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