3 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Addiction

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1. Addiction is a mental illness.

Unfortunately, many people see chemical dependency as a moral downfall. However, this idea is now overwhelmingly disputed by research.

Scientific evidence shows us that continued use of a substance can change how the brain functions, making that substance seem absolutely necessary to the body.

In fact, in some cases, the drug is viewed as so vital that withdrawal can be physically dangerous and even fatal.

As a result, medical or psychiatric intervention is often recommended for drug and alcohol addiction. A combination of medically-assisted detoxification and long-term therapy is most effective in treating this illness.

2. Most drug addictions now start at the doctor’s office.

According to a recent study, most teen drug addictions began with a doctor’s prescription.

The study, which was published in Pediatrics journal, “found a strong correlation between teens’ taking the drugs for medical reasons and then later taking them for ‘non-medical’ reasons.”

A similar correlation was found with illegal drug use. Many teens who abused heroin started with prescription painkillers, which produce a similar effect.

Such statistics raise some ethical questions when it comes to prescribing pain medication. Are there non-addictive alternatives? Are doctors taking measures to prevent dependence? Should they be prescribing such drugs to teens at all?

3. Chances are you’re probably an addict.

Statistics estimate that between 80 and 90% of American adults consume this seemingly harmless drug every day: caffeine.

While caffeine may not have the severe effects that are found with more dangerous drugs, it is just as capable of altering your brain chemistry. Not to mention, it’s just as likely to cause withdrawal (Smithsonian.com).

When you find yourself irritable with a pounding headache before your morning coffee, you’re experiencing a similar body process as those who try to quit an addiction. Of course, for those addicted to drugs like narcotics or depressants, such symptoms are often much more debilitating.

GenPsych Substance Abuse & Detox Programs

GenPsych offers its premier New Jersey substance abuse programs at all four of its locations. We foster an accepting and comfortable environment for those who are recovering from addiction.

Through our Ambulatory Detox Program, GenPsych provides safe, outpatient medical detoxification for clients. This program allows individuals to receive care and support during the day, while being able to return to their lives and their families in the evening. Learn more about our Ambulatory Detox Program here.

We also offer Partial Care (PC) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) for those experiencing substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Learn more about our Adult Substance Abuse Programs here.

Call (855) 436-7792 or fill out our online request form to request an appointment.

 

NJ Drug & Alcohol Detoxification: Is Ambulatory Detox Right for You?

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In 2015, nearly 70,000 people in New Jersey received treatment for addiction (NJ State Department of Human Services). Countless more, however, did not receive the treatment that they needed to recover. NJ Drug & Alcohol Detoxification is the first step for individuals who are struggling with addiction.

As the state of New Jersey works to address this epidemic, specifically through restrictions on opioid prescriptions and increased insurance coverage, GenPsych continues to provide a number of substance abuse treatment options that make recovery more accessible.

One of these programs is Ambulatory Detoxification. This outpatient detox option allows clients to safely and comfortably detox from all substances during the day, and return to their families and lives in the evening. Now available in Bridgewater.

Read more: 3 Reasons to Choose Outpatient Detox

NJ Drug & Alcohol Detoxification at GenPsych

Longer Care & Relief from Withdrawal Symptoms

GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detoxification program is able to accept all major private insurance plans. Our intensive treatment is billed at a much lower rate than inpatient detoxification, and is available to many clients who don’t meet criteria for detox coverage.

As a result, our clients receive 14-21 days (as necessary) of medicated detoxification. During this time, clients not only receive complete relief from withdrawal symptoms, but also can be properly tapered off of any withdrawal medication. With a shorter detoxification, clients are more likely to relapse and require repeat care.

Therapeutic Services & Skills Practiced Daily

In addition to detoxification, clients in our program receive therapeutic services, including daily skills and education groups. These services can be carried with clients not only when they go home in the evening, but throughout the rest of their recovery. (Partial Care and Intensive Outpatient Programs are available after discharge.)

While clients are in an isolated environment during the day, they are given the opportunity to return to their home environment in the evening, where they are able to practice the skills learned in treatment. Our daily program is able to address any relapses in recovery immediately, and bring clients back on track.

Other benefits:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluations to determine co-occurring disorders
  • Medication management, including Vivitrol
  • Aftercare planning and psychiatric referrals
  • Same day or next day appointments available
  • Transportation provided as needed
  • All private insurances accepted

For admissions, call (855) 436-7792 or fill out an appointment request form here.

Opioid Addiction Treatment NJ

Opioid Addiction Treatment NJ: Addressing an Epidemic

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In 2014, opiate and opioid overdoses killed more than 28 thousand Americans (The Associated Press). According to the CDC, 1,253 (or 4.5 percent) of these deaths occurred in New Jersey. While such statistics can be overwhelming, state and nationwide treatment for addiction is improving and becoming more accessible. (Read more about Opioid Addiction Treatment NJ below.)

The Opioid Epidemic

“The latest overdose outbreak shows just how dangerous the heroin epidemic has gotten,” reads one of today’s Washington Post headlines following 26 overdoses in just four hours in Huntington, West Virginia.

Heroin is a semi-synthetic opiate, and the ‘heroin epidemic’ contributes to the larger opioid epidemic. (Other semi-synthetic opiates include commonly prescribed drugs such as oxycodone. For more information on types of opiates, read here.)

This epidemic, which includes abuse of heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids, is considered be the worst public health crisis in recent US history.

In NJ alone, nearly 270 thousand adults use pain relievers for non-medical purposes.

In order to address the opioid epidemic, a number of laws have been created to increase funding for opioid treatment and better regulate painkiller prescriptions. NJ has begun to see such funding, receiving $1 million in March 2016.

“The money will be used primarily for medication-assisted treatment. Heroin and opioid admissions accounted for 49 percent of all substance abuse admissions in New Jersey, the highest in at least a decade.” -NJ.com

An additional $22 million could be added to state funding under President Obama’s new $1.1 billion treatment and prevention plan.

Currently, medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction is available at GenPsych.

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GenPsych’s Opioid Addiction Treatment

GenPsych specializes in the treatment of opiate addiction and is licensed to provide Suboxone for medically-assisted detoxification through our Ambulatory Detox Program.

This outpatient detox program allows individuals to receive medication, support, and recovery resources during the day, while returning to their homes at night. Ambulatory detox from drugs and alcohol is available at our Bridgewater location.

For those who have safely detoxed and are seeking continued opioid addiction treatment NJ, we offer Adult Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis Treatment programs throughout our four locations.

We accept all private insurance and can schedule same day or next (business) day appointments.

Transportation accommodations are available for most New Jersey residents.

For more information or to request an appointment, call (855) 436-7792.

Outpatient Detox at GenPsych

3 Reasons to Choose Outpatient Detox

Learn more about GenPsych’s outpatient detox program here.

When breaking the cycle of addiction, treatment must address both mental and physical health. During detoxification from drugs and alcohol, some may experience withdrawal symptoms, which can make quitting a strenuous process on the body. However, with medical assistance, detox is made safer and easier through clinical support and withdrawal medication, such as Suboxone.

In some cases, individuals can choose between inpatient and outpatient detox programs. No single program is right for everyone, so it’s important to consider all options before making your decision.

What is outpatient detox?

When people think of addiction recovery, they often think of an inpatient stay. They might picture a celebrity going away for a few months at a California rehab or hospital. Outpatient detox, by comparison, looks a little bit more like visiting your local doctor for a checkup or going to a therapist regularly. During outpatient detox, an individual attends program during the day and returns home at night. Treatment lengths vary depending upon individual need.

3 Reasons to Choose Outpatient Detox

Continue living your life.

Life doesn’t stop for your addiction, and it doesn’t stop for recovery. While getting away and focusing entirely on recovery is often optimal, taking a break from life isn’t always realistic. For those who are juggling treatment and a family, school, or work, outpatient detox accommodates their needs. Clients are able to receive the treatment, support, and medication they need, while still being able to live their lives.

Practice learned skills in real time.

One of the benefits of inpatient detox is its isolation from the outside world. Patients are completely removed from the temptations of drugs or alcohol (such as their medicine cabinet, local liquor stores, or peers). However, life in recovery isn’t always so isolated, and eventually an inpatient stay ends, thrusting an individual back into life’s stressors and urges. Outpatient detox better simulates real life. Each day, an individual is faced with the world around them, and is given the opportunity to practice the coping skills they have learned in treatment. Instead of just talking about relapse prevention, clients put these messages into action, and are better prepared to transition once treatment ends.

Receive longer length of care.

The reality of inpatient detox is that it isn’t always covered by insurance, at least not for as long as it is needed. Without complete treatment, an individual is put at an increased risk of relapse. Outpatient detox is a good option for those who are experiencing difficulty getting coverage or who could not otherwise afford residential care. It makes recovery more accessible and possible for many individuals who are struggling with addiction. Always talk to a facility about insurance coverage and payment before enrolling in a program.

GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program

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GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program provides individuals with all of the benefits of a detox program without the inpatient stay. Our clients receive support and medication for withdrawal and attend groups to receive education and skills in coping and relapse prevention. Transportation accommodations are provided in-state and lunch is included daily.

For Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

GenPsych accepts all private insurance and is a licensed Suboxone provider.

Assessments are scheduled 24/7 and we offer same day or next business day appointments. 

Call (855) 436-7792 or click here to request an appointment.

 

NJ Outpatient Suboxone Treatment

NJ Outpatient Suboxone Treatment Options

For more information on GenPsych’s NJ Outpatient Suboxone Treatment and Detox, click here.

For people in the early stages of recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, withdrawal can be a major obstacle to overcome. Medications such as Suboxone can ease withdrawal symptoms and enable individuals to detox safely and comfortably. Learn more about NJ Outpatient Suboxone Treatment below.

GenPsych Adult Substance Abuse Programs

GenPsych is a licensed Suboxone provider, and offers medically assisted detoxification to adults in our program.

Ambulatory Detox

For individuals who are still actively using addictive substances, detox is the first step to recovery. GenPsych offers a daily outpatient detox program where clients can come during the day and receive withdrawal medication, such as Suboxone and Vivitrol, to ease symptoms.

Upon admission, clients will be evaluated by a psychiatrist who will be able to determine any co-occurring disorders that should also be treated.

We provide a relaxing and judgment-free environment to safely detox from drugs or alcohol. Clients are monitored and participate in groups throughout the week. Ambulatory Detox is currently available at our Bridgewater location.

Learn more about Ambulatory Detox here.

Adult Substance Abuse Programs

Once detox has been completed, remaining sober is the next step. Through participation in Partial Care (PC) and Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis programming, clients gain the skills and support they need to have a successful recovery.

Our Adult Substance Abuse and Dual Diagnosis track and Suboxone providers are available at all four of our New Jersey locations: Bridgewater, Brick, Lawrenceville, and Livingston.

Learn more about Adult Substance Abuse Programs here.

Transportation can be accommodated for most NJ residents. All private insurances are accepted.

For more information or to request an appointment, call (855) 436-7792.

NJ Addiction Treatment at GenPsych

At GenPsych, we offer a variety of NJ addiction treatment options to help you or your loved one recover from substance abuse. Whether you’re just beginning recovery or looking for a long-term path to sobriety, check out our substance abuse treatment programs.

GenPsych’s NJ Addiction Treatment Programs

Your First Step: Ambulatory Detox

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Ambulatory Detoxification

Who: For individuals beginning recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, who are still actively using, or who have relapsed while in recovery

What: Ambulatory Detox provides outpatient, medically-assisted detoxification as well as therapeutic programming. GenPsych specializes in the treatment of opiate addiction and is a licensed Suboxone provider. Transportation can be accommodated for most NJ residents.

When: Daily; Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weekends from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Available at our Bridgewater location

Why: Outpatient detox allows individuals to safely detox with medical supervision during the day and return home during the evenings. With daily exposure to “the real world,” individuals are able to actively practice the skills they learn and experience an easier transition out of treatment.

*Through our collaborative housing program, we are also able to coordinate living accommodations as needed.

Call (855) 436-7792 or click here to request an appointment.

Continued Care: Adult Substance Abuse Programs

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GenPsych’s Adult Substance Abuse Programs

Who: For individuals who have completed detox, inpatient, or other care and are seeking continued programming

What: GenPsych’s Adult Dual Diagnosis/Substance Abuse programs help individuals to remain sober after detox. Individuals explore the root of their addiction by identifying life stressors, improving coping skills, and addressing any co-occurring disorders. Individuals will participate in groups (such as relapse prevention, education, and social support) and work with professional therapists to achieve their goals.

When: 

  • AM Intensive Outpatient: Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Pick three days)
  • PM Intensive Outpatient: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Partial Care: Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where: Adult substance abuse programs available at our Bridgewater, Brick, and Livingston locations; Dual Diagnosis programming also available at our Lawrenceville location (Programs vary by location. See site pages for full program offerings.)

Why: Recovery does not end with detox. The decision to remain sober is one that individuals make each and every day. Through skills education and support, individuals will receive the tools necessary to have a successful recovery and to remain substance-free.

Call (855) 436-7792 or click here to request an appointment.

For more information on GenPsych’s NJ Addiction Treatment programs or to request an appointment, call (855) 436-7792.

Women and Substance Abuse

Women and Substance Abuse

Substance abuse does not discriminate.

Addiction to drugs and alcohol affects people of all ages, ethnicities, and genders. However, it does affect individuals in varying degrees and in different ways.

When comparing addiction by gender, men demonstrate a much higher risk than women. They are twice as likely to become dependent on alcohol and show higher numbers of prescription drug abuse.

Men also outnumber their female counterparts when it comes to receiving substance abuse treatment.

This may be because women are more likely than men to abuse substances due to a different co-occurring or primary disorder, such as depression or an eating disorder, for which they seek help.

[W]omen often get referred for treatment in relation to other problems. These may include family or children court orders or as a step in counseling for other emotional or mental health issues. (alcoholrehab.com)

In a study of young women, those who reported persistent feelings of sadness or suffered from an eating disorder were more likely to engage in drug and alcohol abuse.

The health effects of addiction also vary for women. Excessive drinking has been linked to breast cancer and female infertility. Young women, especially, suffer from greater levels of brain damage when abusing drugs than their male counterparts.

Women who struggle with addiction are also more likely to participate in high-risk sex and to contract sexually transmitted diseases.

GenPsych Substance Abuse Programs

GenPsych, PC offers a variety of substance abuse treatment programs for those struggling with addiction in New Jersey. These programs cover various levels of care and mental health needs, including the treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Ambulatory Detoxification

Adult Substance Abuse Program

 

Learn more at the links above or by calling (855) 436-7792.

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Prescribed Addiction: NJ Opiate Detox and Abuse

Not all addictions begin with a cigarette puff or in your parents’ liquor cabinet. Some start with a doctor’s prescription. What happens when young adults and even adolescents develop an unhealthy relationship with painkillers? In this article, we will explore the abuse of prescription painkillers and the NJ opiate detox and treatment options that are available to those struggling with addiction.

Prescription Painkiller Abuse

Opiate prescriptions are not uncommon. Most individuals are familiar with these drugs or have heard of names like Vicodin and Oxycontin. In fact, despite being highly addictive, adolescent opiate prescriptions have nearly doubled in the last twenty years, according to an article in The Charlotte Observer. The article, which features opiate use by young athletes, also presents startling statistics about the abuse of heroin by those abusing painkillers.

Eighty percent of heroin users made the switch to heroin after abusing narcotic painkillers, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

While not everyone prescribed opiate painkillers becomes addicted, continued use over time can lead to dependency. The body becomes accustomed to both the pain-relieving and chemical effects of opiates.

It is estimated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse that more than 52 million Americans over the age of 12 have abused painkillers in their lifetime. NJ has seen a steep increase in its opiate abuse numbers in the past several years. (View more infographics here.)

NJ Opiate Detox and Treatment

For those struggling with addiction to opiate painkillers, detox is the first step in recovery. Detox simply refers to the removal of a toxic substance from the body.

NJ opiate detox can be done at home, but can be challenging and unhealthy. Because withdrawal symptoms can be very difficult to withstand (and even deadly), medical detox is often recommended. Medication may be administered to help cope with withdrawal symptoms.

While detoxing is the first step, recovering from addiction is a lifelong process. One’s body may be rid of the abused substance, but behaviors must also change. Some medical detox programs will provide therapy as well. This is because recovery is most successful when both the body and mind are treated. A therapist will help an individual identify the root of their addiction. (It is not uncommon for disorders, such as depression and anxiety, to co-occur with substance abuse.) They will also help an individual build skills to cope with stress in a healthy way.

If you or someone you know is struggling with opiate abuse in New Jersey, call (855) 436-7792. GenPsych offers both outpatient ambulatory detox services and adult substance abuse treatment programs throughout NJ. For more information, visit our detox page here.

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.

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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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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