How to discuss your addiction with Loved ones

Halcyon program substance abuse treatment addiction

Genpsych  November 2017

Every life has it’s challenging moments and events but telling your loved ones that you are suffering from a substance addiction can be particularly challenging.  Revealing your addiction can create feelings of shame or embarrassment for yourself while simultaneously creating feelings of fear or resentment in your family and friends. Despite the fact that explaining your addiction to loved ones is challenging, it is necessary if you would like to start on the road to recovery. The information below will provide some guidance on how to break the news.

A brief overview of addiction

Basically, addiction is the inability to stop a particular behavior despite the adverse consequences that result. Addiction can be both physical and or psychological, most often it is both. This is especially true with addictions to substances such as alcohol and illicit drugs.

How to explain your addiction to Loved Ones

Once you admit to yourself that you have a substance abuse problem and make the life-changing decision to begin the recovery process, one of the first things you should do it explain your addiction to your family and friends. This step is essential for many reasons, one of which is that keeping it a secret from everyone makes it easier to relapse into the addiction. Here are several strategies you can implement while explaining your addition to loved ones:

If you don’t feel prepared to deliver the news, speak with an addiction professional first.  These individuals are educated and experienced in all matters addiction, and they will be able to give you advice on how to discuss the topic with family and friends.

Develop a plan of action prior to speaking with loved ones. Whether your recovery includes rehab, detox, in-patient or out-patient, it is important to show loved ones you have a plan for recovery.

Share what types of situations, actions, attitudes, and conditions trigger your addiction. This will help prevent them from becoming enablers or individuals who facilitate your addiction.

Acknowledge and apologize for anything you have done which has affected the quality of life for your loved ones. Addiction affects everyone in the addict’s environment.

Understand that your addiction has affected the emotional, physical or spiritual well-being of those closest to you.

Be honest.  Sugar-coating your addiction or downplaying how much it is disrupting your life will not paint an honest picture of what is really going on.

If you are still currently abusing drugs or alcohol, admit it.

If you can’t handle situations in which alcohol is present such as going out with friends on the weekends, tell them.

Being honest is the key to enabling your friends and family help you get on the path to recovery.

Other things to consider

In addition to being honest and informing friends and family, be aware there are services such as Intensive outpatient programs (IOP). This type of program will allow you to continue working and taking care of your family obligations while getting professional treatment around your schedule. When you enroll in an IOP, your recovery will be managed by a staff of trained professionals who possess the experience and education necessary to recover from addiction and prevent relapse.

Conclusion

If you are currently struggling with addiction in secrecy, be aware that informing your family and friends that you have a problem is a significant step in the right direction.  When you explain your addiction honestly, you empower others to provide you with the emotional support needed to help you remain on the path to permanent recovery.

Today is a beautiful day, contact Genpsych today and start your recovery.

Genpsych

with 5 locations throughout NJ

855-436-7792

info@genpsych.com

 

To find out more about GenPsych and our services please visit:  http://genpsych.com/

Some facts on addiction:  https://goo.gl/WM4xDs

National Institute on Drug Abuse:  https://www.drugabuse.gov/

 

Is an Intensive outpatient program (IOP) the right choice for you?

11/6/2017 Genpsych

If you or a family member are struggling with a substance or eating disorder, you may be looking into treatment options. Have you considered an intensive outpatient program (IOP)?  An IOP is unique because it allows the patient to receive intensive therapy leading towards recovery all while living at home.

IOP patients do not live on-site.  Despite this, an IOP can provide treatment which is as intense and thorough as inpatient treatment. Intensive outpatient treatment may be ideal for many but may not be the best choice for everyone.

Let’s take a look at how an Intensive outpatient program works.

Genpsych’s IOP program offers our clients flexibility in scheduling, along with both day and evening sessions.  IOP programs meet a few times every week.

Our IOP program will provide you with a customized treatment plan which will fit your unique needs. The method will include a combination of individual therapy, educational workshops and group counseling. During both the individual and group meetings, clients will work on their coping skills, learn how to manage cravings and be taught stress-reduction techniques.

The benefits of an Intensive outpatient program

There are many great reasons that people choose to address their addictions through an IOP. One of the biggest reasons is the flexibility, this form of treatment allows you to fit therapy sessions into your existing schedule.  Our program will enable you to continue your usual routine of family and work all while receiving intense treatment.

An IOP also allows your family and friends to join you in family counseling sessions.  These sessions teach you how to communicate with your loved ones and help them understand how they can support you during your trip to recovery.

Deciding to use an Intensive outpatient program

An IOP offers many great treatment benefits but still may not be the right form of treatment for everyone. An IOP will be most useful if at least one of the below criteria apply to you:

You are transitioning out of a residential addiction treatment program.

You have not made progress in your recovery in a traditional outpatient program.

You have work for family obligations which make it hard for you to be away from home for weeks or months at a time.

Intensive outpatient program

In an IOP program, mental health issues are often treated alongside addiction treatment.  Managing both at the same time is very important for clients who are struggling with psychological and substance abuse. Not everyone with co-occurring disorders is a good candidate for an intensive outpatient program.  For instance, if you have medical issues which must be addressed prior to beginning addiction treatment.

Addiction is a very complicated disorder. The causes, reasons, triggers vary significantly in each case. It also varies greatly in severity; no two cases are exactly alike. It is essential that you choose a treatment program to meet your individual needs.  For many clients, an IOP is precisely the right path, providing them with intense treatment in a flexible outpatient program. An IOP allows people to rebuild the lives, work on their recovery and coping skills all while living at home and fulfilling their obligations to their loved ones. 

If you think an IOP may be the right choice for you, please contact Genpsych today at

855-436-7792 to find out more.

Adult Substance Abuse Programs

 

addiction recovery intensive outpatient program

References:

http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/tc/inpatient-and-outpatient-treatment-for-substance-abuse-topic-overview#1

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-adolescent-substance-use-disorder-treatment-research-based-guide/treatment-settings

Detoxing from painkillers

Detoxing from Painkillers

Getting off of painkillers is a major step to having a sober life, but this important first step can be difficult. Like all detox, it is a process. Here is some info to help you prepare for withdrawal and hopefully help you end your painkiller addiction.

The initial Signs of Withdrawal

Your body begins adjusting to the absence of the drugs in your system, and this can be quite uncomfortable. Some of the most common symptoms include:

● Anxiety

● Irritability

● Sweating

● Muscle and joint aches

● Insomnia

● Yawning

Secondary withdrawal symptoms

As you get further along into withdrawal, symptoms could increase. Examples of late-onset painkiller withdrawal can include:

● Vomiting

● Abdominal cramping

● Dilated pupils

● Diarrhea

● Nausea

● Shaking and tremors

● Increased respirations

It is very important to keep in mind that you will likely crave painkillers during the withdrawal process and may consider seeking them out.  Your body may feel as though you need them to stop the uncomfortable symptoms of withdrawal.

Have a support network for help

While going through withdrawal, it is important to have friends and family available to support you when you experience withdrawal symptoms. It is very important to understand even though you may feel sick and very uncomfortable, these withdrawal symptoms will not put you in medical danger. Friends and family can stay with you and and provide comfort, and they can help you keep up your strength with proper food and drink. While there is a lot your support group can do to help you through this process, you may be much better off seeking substance abuse treatment.

detoxing

The process of detoxing from painkillers.

No matter how strong you feel you are, and think you can get through this all on your own, there is nothing wrong with getting professional help. Professional help will bring better results and help you stay off painkillers. To make withdrawal more comfortable, we recommend you consider our painkiller detox. Our detox program is designed to help you manage withdrawal symptoms and make it less painful and uncomfortable to recover. Professional providers use Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) to ease the transition off of opioids. The use of MAT medications help prevent relapsing by reducing cravings and lessening the severity of symptoms. There are a number of other alternatives and medications that can make withdrawal easier.

Once you have completed detox, continued professional help will make the next step in your journey to recovery much easier. Although opioids may now be out of your system, it is still crucial to seek out an experienced, licensed professional who can address the addiction and help you re-learn to live in recovery. Attending the right treatment program will help you understand your addiction, learn skills for overcoming addictive behaviors, and give you strategies on how you can continue to recover.

Nobody should go through recovery alone. The experienced professionals at GenPsych are here to help you get off Painkillers permanently.

NJ Opiate Detox: Coping with Withdrawals

For those suffering with addiction, detox is the first step to recovery. However, coping with the withdrawal symptoms of detox, specifically from opiates such as heroin, can be an incredibly difficult process on the body. Such symptoms, if not monitored by a medical professional, can cause great pain and, in extreme cases, be fatal.

Opiate Detox

Opiate Detox

 

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

What is Opiate Detox?

Opiate detox refers the the detoxification of such drugs as heroin, oxycodone (percocet & oxycontin), hydrocodone (vicodin), and morphine. With the increasing prevalence of drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin, along with the continued recreational use of heroin, opiate addiction is a fast-growing issue.  A major component of this problem is the fact that opiate addiction can develop surprisingly quickly — in as few as one to two weeks of regular use — so that people often become addicted even when they think they’re still in safe territory with their drug use. For an addiction lasting more than a month, it’s recommended that users seek medical treatment to help them get off the drug. This usually involves a detox stage followed by long-term opiate replacement therapy with Suboxone or methadone. (http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org)

 

Why Withdrawal Occurs during Opiate Detox

Individuals who abuse opiate drugs, such as heroin, do so in order to reap its euphoric effects. Opiates are designed to replicate the natural brain processes that restrict pain and increase pleasure, and are thus comprised of chemicals that the brain naturally produces, such as dopamine. However, when these drugs are taken continuously and in high doses over time, the body develops a tolerance to its effects. Recognizing the consistent intake of these pleasure-enhancing chemicals, the brain begins to decrease its natural production. The body is therefore dependent on the habit of heroin abuse in order to function properly.

 

Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiate Detox

When going through opiate detox at a medical facility, doctors will provide both supportive care and medication to help an individual cope with withdrawal symptoms. Medications used to ease withdrawal symptoms include clonidine and buprenorphine (Subutex). Other treatment methods for opiate detox may be rapid opiate detox, or detox under anesthesia; however, there are great risks involved in this method, so it is not always recommended. A treatment called long-term maintenance may also be used to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

At GenPsych, our Ambulatory Detox Program is trained to help individuals cope with the withdrawal symptoms of opiate detox. As an outpatient facility, GenPsych will provide transportation to and from our detox program, so that those struggling with addiction can receive medication and support during the day, and return to their lives that same evening. Opiate detox is difficult and painful, and no one should have to go through it alone. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program or to begin your path to recovery, click here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

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Oxycodone Detox, Abuse and Treatment in NJ

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

Oxycodone Detox

Oxycodone Detox

Oxycodone Detox, Abuse and Treatment in NJ

Oxycodone, otherwise known as Oxycontin or “Oxy,” is a pain relief medication that is prescribed by doctors. This narcotic is opiate-based, allowing it to reduce communication with the brain’s pain receptors and produce a euphoric effect. For this reason, it is not uncommon for individuals to abuse Oxycodone. In fact, Oxycodone is among the most abused prescription medications in the U.S., affecting about 1.5 million people each year. Oxycodone detox can be a horrible experience without being medically assisted by a doctor.

Oxycodone Detox Treatment in NJ Following Oxycodone Abuse

Oxycodone detox is a unique experience for each individual. Detox treatment following oxycodone abuse can take varied amounts of time depending upon one’s dosage, frequency of use, and method of use. Any time an individual begins detox from a harmful or addictive substance, such as Oxycodone, there is a chance that they may experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms may be physical or psychological, but are best coped with in a professional setting. Doctors will be able to assist in the detox process through support and medicine, which may be prescribed to offset the effects of withdrawal. In NJ, GenPsych offers those seeking detox from Oxycodone abuse an Ambulatory Detox option, in which individuals can receive both transportation and partial care for substance abuse at their multiple locations. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

Treatment in NJ for Oxycodone Abuse following Detox

Following Oxycodone detox, extended treatment is often necessary to prevent relapse and fully treat an individual suffering from addiction. Such treatment may include continued medication, group therapy, or individual counseling, each designed to further the recovery process. Substance abuse programs, which incorporate these treatment options, help individuals to find the source of their addiction and identify aspects of their lives that lead to Oxycodone abuse. Further, treatment provides continued support, which is often the most important factor in a successful recovery.   If you or someone you know is seeking treatment in NJ for Oxycodone abuse following detox, visit GenPsych’s Substance Abuse program site here.
Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

NJ Alcohol Detox: Withstanding Withdrawal Safely

For those suffering with addiction, detox is the first step to recovery. However, coping with the withdrawal symptoms of detox, specifically from alcohol, can be an incredibly difficult process on the body. Such symptoms, if not monitored by a medical professional, can cause great pain and, in extreme cases, be fatal.

alcohol detox

alcohol detox

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

 

Withdrawal Symptoms of Alcohol Detox

Alcohol abuse affects each individual differently, and the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol detox vary based upon the amount of use, frequency of use, and length of abuse. About 90 percent of individuals struggling with alcohol abuse suffer mild withdrawal symptoms.

However, in the other 10 percent of alcohol detox cases, individuals will experience severe withdrawal symptoms. While it is always recommended that alcohol detox take place under medical supervision, it is imperative that an individual seek medical attention if severe symptoms occur.

Examples of Mild Withdrawal Symptoms:

  • Headache
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tremors
  • Restlessness
  • Shakiness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue

 

Examples of Severe Withdrawal Symptoms:
  • Hallucinations, known as delirium tremens (DT)
  • Fever
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures (occur in about 5 percent of untreated alcohol withdrawal cases)

 

Why Withdrawal Occurs during Alcohol Detox

Excessive or long-term use of alcohol causes an alteration of the chemicals in the brain. Alcohol works as a depressant, while also increasing dopamine (or pleasure chemicals) levels in the body. This combination of activity is what makes drinking seem appealing despite its depressing nature. GABA receptors, which are responsible for making the body less sensitive to pain, are increased by alcohol, slowing functioning and producing an intoxicating effect.  Multiple other chemicals are involved and affected when alcohol is consumed, and, as is the case with long-term abuse of any substance, tolerance is gradually built. When the body begins to tolerate a foreign substance such as alcohol, it accepts and adapts to the changes occurring and operates around them.

When alcohol detox takes place, these changes that have been accepted by the brain stop suddenly. The adding of chemicals and alteration of existing chemicals ceases, and the body must adjust once again. Withdrawal occurs while this adjustment is taking place. GABA receptors, which inhibit pain, become extremely low without alcohol consumption, making the body more susceptible to the pain of the aforementioned symptoms.

 

Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms from Alcohol Detox

When going through alcohol detox at a medical facility, doctors will provide both supportive care and medication to help an individual cope with withdrawal symptoms. Alcohol withdrawal may be treated with a pharmacologic agent that exhibits cross-tolerance with alcohol. Agents that are commonly recommended include diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxeme), and phenobarbital. In general, longer-acting preparations such as diazepam or chlordiazepoxide provide a smoother and safer withdrawal than other preparations. Shorter-acting preparations such as lorazepam are indicated when elimination time for benzodiazepines is prolonged, such as in patients with significant liver disease. Medications such as disulfiram (Antabuse), Naltrexone (Vivitrol, ReVia), Acamprosate (Campral), and topiramate (Topamax) are sometimes used to help a person stay sober and resist drinking urges. In addition to medication, group therapy, counseling, and alcohol education is also strongly recommended during recovery.

At GenPsych, our Ambulatory Detox Program is trained to help individuals cope with the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol detox. As an outpatient facility, GenPsych will provide transportation to and from our detox program, so that those struggling with addiction can receive medication and support during the day, and return to their lives that same evening. Alcohol detox is difficult and painful, and no one should have to go through it alone. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program or to begin your path to recovery, click here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

Credit/Copyright Attribution: “Andresr/Shutterstock.com”

 

NJ Heroin Detox: Withstanding Withdrawal Safely

For those suffering with addiction, detox is the first step to recovery. However, coping with the withdrawal symptoms of detox, specifically from opiates such as heroin, can be an incredibly difficult process on the body. Such symptoms, if not monitored by a medical professional, can cause great pain and, in extreme cases, be fatal.

Heroin Detox and Withdrawal

Heroin Detox and Withdrawal

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

When Heroin Detox is Dangerous

For those seeking to recover from addiction, heroin detox is a voluntary and controlled process. But, for two individuals in Colorado, involuntary detox from incarceration took their lives. According to 9 News, a Colorado based news organization, Tyler Tabor and Jennifer Lobato both died from heroin withdrawal complications. Tabor and Lobato, who had been addicted to heroin prior to entering jail, were not afforded medical attention for their withdrawal symptoms, specifically dehydration, their cause of death. While reports of dehydration from heroin withdrawal are extremely rare, risk of fatality from a stroke or heart attack is more common in unsupervised heroin detox.

 

Why Withdrawal Occurs during Heroin Detox

Individuals who abuse opiate drugs, such as heroin, do so in order to reap its euphoric effects. Opiates are designed to replicate the natural brain processes that restrict pain and increase pleasure, and are thus comprised of chemicals that the brain naturally produces, such as dopamine. However, when these drugs are taken continuously and in high doses over time, the body develops a tolerance to its effects. Recognizing the consistent intake of these pleasure-enhancing chemicals, the brain begins to decrease its natural production. The body is therefore dependent on the habit of heroin abuse in order to function properly.

During heroin detox, this habit of abuse is suddenly stopped. The artificial chemicals that previously inhibited pain are no longer being received, and the brain must once again accommodate. Adjusting to detoxification takes time, as the body must begin to produce dopamine and other chemicals on its own again. Withdrawal occurs while this adjustment is taking place. Levels of pain-inhibiting and pleasure enhancing chemicals become very low during heroin detox, making individuals susceptible to symptoms such as anxiety, depression, nausea, and cramping.

 

Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms from Heroin Detox

When going through heroin detox at a medical facility, doctors will provide both supportive care and medication to help an individual cope with withdrawal symptoms. Medications used to ease withdrawal symptoms include clonidine and buprenorphine (Subutex). Other treatment methods for heroin detox may be rapid opiate detox, or detox under anesthesia; however, there are great risks involved in this method, so it is not always recommended. A treatment called long-term maintenance may also be used to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

At GenPsych, our Ambulatory Detox Program is trained to help individuals cope with the withdrawal symptoms of heroin detox. As an outpatient facility, GenPsych will provide transportation to and from our detox program, so that those struggling with addiction can receive medication and support during the day, and return to their lives that same evening. Heroin detox is difficult and painful, and no one should have to go through it alone. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program or to begin your path to recovery, click here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

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Pain Killer Detox, Abuse, and Treatment in NJ

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

Pain Killer Detox

Pain Killer Detox

Pain Killer Detox, Abuse and Treatment in NJ

Prescription pain killer abuse is a widespread issue, which has gained a tremendous amount of media and political coverage in recent years. Both in NJ and nationwide, there has been a push to increase awareness for drug addiction and funding for treatment programs. It is difficult to quantify pain killer abuse, as it can occur in varying degrees and is not often reported, but many estimate that as many as eight million Americans are affected. Among the most commonly abused pain killers are Vicodin and Oxycodone, each of which can be highly addictive. When taken recreationally or incorrectly, these pain killers can have detrimental effects on the mind and body. Without proper pain killer detox and treatment for pain killer abuse, a tolerance to these drugs will persist and overdosing may occur.

Detox Treatment in NJ Following Pain Killer Abuse

Pain killer detox is the first step in recovering from addiction. This process involves abstention from using the abused pain killer, whether independently or in a medical facility. While pain killer detox can be done at home, it is most successful with the support of doctors and other trained professionals. Pain killers are highly addictive and habit-forming, making detox following pain killer abuse difficult. Withdrawal symptoms, which range from irritability and anxiety to loss of appetite and nausea, can be difficult for an individual to endure on their own, and often inhibit the detox process. Doctors will often prescribe medication for such withdrawal symptoms to ensure that detox is as safe and painless as possible. In NJ, GenPsych offers and Ambulatory Detox program that provides transportation to and from their medical facility for detox treatment. Individuals receive the medication and support they need during pain killer detoxification, and return to their homes the same evening. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

Treatment in NJ for Pain Killer Abuse following Detox

Where detox for pain killer abuse is the first step in recovery, treatment completes the process. Pain killer treatment following detox may consist of continued support both in medication and therapy in order to prevent relapse. It is not uncommon for individuals struggling with pain killer abuse to have additional mental health issues that require attention and resolution. A counselor can be helpful in identifying the cause(s) of one’s addiction and in providing additional tools to help an individual address those causes without drugs. Substance abuse programs may also include group therapy, where individuals can relate to others who are battling similar issues with pain killer abuse. In NJ, such treatment options for pain killer abuse following detox are available at GenPsych. For more information on GenPsych’s Substance Abuse Program, click here.
Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

GenPsych Reviews

GenPsych Reviews

GenPsych Reviews

At GenPsych, we pride ourselves in providing the highest quality of care possible.  We understand that taking the first steps to seek treatment can sometimes be an overwhelming experience.  The GenPsych review page is here to share some of the experiences of some of our former clients and loved ones, in the hopes of making your decision to seek treatment a little easier.  GenPsych reviews all content for appropriateness and validity.

Bridgewater GenPsych Reviews

Jack C – “I was in the substance abuse program in Bridgewater. My therapist, Michael Solinski was unbelievable. I’ve been in a number of programs over the years. I don’t know if was me that changed or that I finally got the help I needed. It was a comfortable atmosphere, the docs were good and the food was pretty great too. They order from a local pizza place.”

R.R.- “I was in the teen program in Bridgewater. The people there were cool. You have to turn in your phone during group but I got used to it. I was suicidal before but now I’m not. I’d go back if I had to.”

A.P – “I was a client in the DBT program. When I first started program, I really didn’t want to be there. I was really only there because my family made me. The staff was nice enough but I just really wasn’t motivated. After a while, I started to learn more about myself and why I do what I do. I can honestly say that GenPsych saved my life.”

J.R. – “I was recently a patient in the Outpatient Detox Program. It was the best choice I could have made. I’ve done inpatient detox a bunch of times and really didn’t want to do it again. At GenPsych, I was able to go and get meds during the day, do a couple of groups and go home at night. The staff was cool, the food alright but I wish they had better movies to watch.”

B.O. – “I’ve been struggling with an Opiate addiction for 3 years now. I started in the outpatient detox program and then did a partial care and IOP program. I’m feeling much better now and am grateful to be alive. The staff at GenPsych truly saved my life. I have no idea if I’d be alive without them. There were ups and downs and sometimes I wasn’t the easiest person to deal with, but they were patient with me and explained the process all the way through. The groups were awesome too!”

Livingston GenPsych Reviews

L.L.–”This place is awesome. I’ve been to other treatment facilities in NJ and have been in and out of hospitals. This was the first time I actually felt heard and respected.”

A.R.– “My 9 year old daughter was in the Children’s program at GenPsych. She was getting extremely angry all the time and had difficulty attending school. Abby’s therapist really made us feel as if we were a priority, even though I know she had other clients to see. I’m so grateful that I have my little girl back. I would recommend this place to anyone.”

C.B. – “After my divorce, I fell into a deep depression. I really didn’t see any light at the end of the tunnel. I had a suicide attempt and was hospitalized for about a week. The hospital referred me to GenPsych and things started to turn around. The staff was friendly, the groups were helpful and now I’m finally feeling better. Thanks, GenPsych!”

J.R.–”I’ve been in and out of treatment programs since I was 14 years old. Now, at 34, I’m finally getting the help that I need. Finally, I have therapists that actually listen to me. I would recommend GenPsych to anyone who has tried other facilities and haven’t gotten results. The front desk staff is friendly. Even the van driver was a nice guy. Also, the psychiatrists finally got my meds right.”

Brick GenPsych Reviews

K.G.- “Finally a facility that actually cares about their patients!!! I actually felt like a real person at GenPsych, not just a number. The days there are pretty cool. I had a bunch of groups, met with my therapist individually, met with my doctor individually and was around people with similar struggles as me. They even offered me transportation which was great because I don’t drive. This place made my life better.”

R.C. –  “I suffer from a significant amount of trauma. I was at the point that I was thinking about taking my own life. Thanks God, my mother forced me into treatment. I was resistant at first, but the counselors were patient with me. I don’t feel 100% better but I want to live today. I have GenPsych to thank for that.”

E.B.- “I was a patient in the eating disorder program. I think they call it HEAL. Cheryl Jensen was my therapist and I just want to thank her for all that she did for me. The environment was comfortable and non-judgmental and the people there (staff and clients) were really nice. I feel like I really got some personal attention while I was there. The doctor was really good too but I can’t remember her name.”

J.C.– “If you need help for depression or anxiety, this is where you should go. I’ve been to other programs before, but never really go much better. The counselors here now what they’re doing and all of them have a ton of experience. The doctors were ok…but they’re doctors…What do you expect. Either way, I would recommend GenPsych. Lunch is good too.”

B.R. – “GenPsych saved my life!!! After losing my job, I fell into a deep depression. This place was able to help me. I really liked the groups. The counselors were engaging and even the front desk staff was friendly. They even had pet therapy!”

S.E. – “Awesome therapists. Awesome Docs. Awesome groups… Ok lunch.”

S.H.– “I brought my daughter in for an intake and had a really good experience. I was really nervous because I’ve never been through anything like this before. We checked in at the front desk and was greeted by a nice woman who offered us tea or coffee. She sat down and explained everything to us and made us feel very comfortable. My daughter would not talk at first, but after some time she finally began to talk about her problems. I’m so grateful to have a facility like this in our community.”

J.P – “My dad was a patient here. He used to drink a lot and we didn’t have much of a relationship. After having multiple family sessions, my dad got sober and we finally had a relationship again. They treated us with respect and really guided us to a path that we could learn to love each other again.”

Lawrenceville GenPsych Reviews

S.L. – “Group members here are motivated for treatment. I was in their DBT program and learned the skills necessary to cope with my anxiety during the day. It was so bad that I couldn’t hold a job down. I don’t feel 100% better but I’m now able to work. I like that they brought my family members in to work on their stuff too, but gave me the choice if I wanted them involved or not. I would recommend GenPsych to anyone who needs help.”

R.R.- “Therapists are really knowledgeable. Doctors and APNs have good bedside manner. Groups are informative and engaging. This place is a class act.”

C.K.- “This place is amazing! For the first time in my life, I feel as if my feelings are being validated. I struggled with self harm for a number of years and because of my therapist at GenPsych, I haven’t cut in over 3 months. It’s the longest I’ve ever gone. I thank the knowledgeable therapists and doctors for the support they offered while I was there. If you need help, go here.”

V.C.- “I’ve actually been here twice. Once as a teen and once as an adult. Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get things right. When I returned two years later, the staff actually remembered who I was. There were no judgements and the groups were unbelievable. I highly recommend GenPsych!”

Rated 4.9/5 based on 21 reviews

Heroin Detox, Treatment, and Abuse in NJ

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

 

Heroine Abuse, Detox and Treatment

Heroin Detox, Treatment, and Abuse

Heroin Detox, Treatment, and Abuse in NJ

Heroin abuse in New Jersey is incredibly widespread. According to a 2015 analysis by NJ Advance Media Group, the annual heroin death toll in NJ has consistently been more than three times the national average (a statistic that is also increasing). Heroin is a highly addictive, synthetic drug that can be injected, snorted, or smoked. Abusers of heroin may experience adverse health effects from overdosing or injecting the drug in an unsanitary manner. Because the drug is habit-forming, appropriate heroin detox and treatment is necessary in order to ease withdrawal. Heroin detox is often the first step in breaking the cycle of abuse followed by continued medicinal and psychological treatment.

Detox Treatment in NJ Following Heroin Abuse

Detoxification, or detox, is the process by which an individual removes a harmful substance from their body. Detox treatment for heroin is most successful when facilitated by medical professionals. As a habit-forming drug, the withdrawal symptoms of heroin can often be difficult to sustain independently. However, prescribed medications, such as clonidine and buprenorphine, can help to ease these symptoms and assist in the detoxification process. In NJ, detox treatment programs are essential in addressing the heroin epidemic and preventing further abuse. Facilities, such as GenPsych, PC, now offer Ambulatory Detox programs that provide transportation and assisted care for those seeking detox treatment in NJ following heroin abuse. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

Treatment in NJ for Heroin Abuse following Detox

While detox treatment is essential in beginning the road to recovery, additional treatment is often required to prevent relapse. Following detox, treatment for heroin abuse often consists of a combination of medicinal and behavioral care. This integration of psychological support and medication is proven to be the most effective way of preventing relapse and maintaining a clean, healthy life long-term. Treatment for heroin abuse following detox can be provided through substance abuse programs, such as those offered by GenPsych. Such programs offer the necessary support for recovering abusers and empower them to break the cycle of addiction. If you or someone you know is seeking treatment in NJ for heroin abuse following detox, visit GenPsych’s Substance Abuse program site here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

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