June 2018 GenPsych
Substance abuse and Addiction Treatment in New Jersey
Finding the right treatment center for addiction
Drug and alcohol abuse is an epidemic for people of all ages. If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t stop taking drugs, consuming alcohol, you may have a problem. If your substance abuse has had an adverse effect on your job, relationships with family or friends, it may be time to seek professional help. For most people, asking for help does not come naturally. It may make you feel weak or needy. It may be time to talk about how you can ask for help with your substance issue.
It is well known that drugs and alcohol can change parts of the brain, including the part of the brain responsible for self-control. The effect on the brain is one of the reasons it is hard to stop substance abuse alone. If you don’t want to ask your friends or family for help, an excellent place to start is your primary care doctor. Your doctor may have experience in this area and could refer you to an addiction specialist. Be honest with your doctor and explain the truth about what is going on with your substance abuse. If you and your doctor determine you need help, the next step is finding a treatment center.
What to look for in a treatment center?
There are many things to look for in a treatment center but here are some essential things you need to consider:
Do they provide in-patient or out-patient treatment?
How long is the substance abuse program?
Is the program state licensed and accredited?
Will the program schedule fit with my schedule and obligations?
Is the program a good fit for your specific needs?
You will have many more questions. The Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at GenPsych allow you to continue working and fulfilling your family obligations while getting the treatment you need. Some programs require you to live on-site 24/7 until you recover. An excellent treatment center will answer all your questions with relevant answers and even bring up treatment ideas you didn’t consider.
Costs and payment options vary widely also. Check with your health insurance company to see what treatment benefits are available. Some states have special programs for lower-income individuals which can be free or based on current income. Getting treatment should not be a financial decision, there are resources available for everyone to make treatment affordable.
Once you decide on a treatment center you have taken a huge first step towards recovery, you are on your way. The drugs or alcohol will take some time to work their way out of your system. Certain substances will require a detox period which can be challenging but is safe. Withdrawals are a possibility, but the professionals at treatment centers are very experienced with this process and know how to make it as comfortable as possible. If you or a loved one need help, the sooner you start the better. GenPsych has five treatment centers located conveniently throughout New Jersey. Our caring, experienced staff is here to help.
GenPsych has five treatment centers located throughout New Jersey. We offer an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to help our clients recover from Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Alcohol and Drug Addiction. If you or a loved one need help, don’t wait, start today.