What is a Drug Rehab Center?
Addiction can exist in a variety of ways for a range of different substances, and a drug rehab center is the best option for help.
The process of developing tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction is similar to all substances.
Our drug rehab center is here to help someone detox from a substance and learn how to live a healthy, sober life without addiction holding them back.
Drug rehab is a voluntary process.
It involves someone choosing to reach out for help and committing to learning about their addiction.
Drug rehab is designed to help you learn healthy coping strategies, triggers for addiction, healing past trauma, and controlling impulses.
There are many types of drug rehabs and locations across the United States. They may be based in a natural environment or urban-based.
Many drug rehabs offer additional services and unique treatment approaches. Some offer both inpatient and outpatient services. Transitional living may also be available through sober living houses.
The Goal of Drug Rehab
The goal of every drug rehab is the same: To help you gain control of your addiction and find healthy ways to cope and maintain your sobriety.
There are a few important key areas of a drug rehab center that you should assess before agreeing to receive treatment:
- Accreditation and Certification
- Aftercare planning
- Ability to quickly escalate medical care to a hospital if needed
- Evidence-based treatment strategies
- Extensive experience managing your type of addiction
- Expertise in evaluating and treating co-occurring mental health disorders
- Trained and experienced staff members
Understanding Drug Addiction
Addiction is defined as a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.
After repeated drug use, the brain begins to process drug chemicals differently. This can reset the reward center in the brain and lead to decreased self-control.
The cycle of addiction can begin easier than you might realize.
This brain rewiring can be chronic.
Users have reported cravings years after they had stopped using certain drugs.
Learning how to handle potential triggers and how to deal with cravings are two important skills taught in rehab.
Risk Factors of Addiction
There are complicated and various reasons why one person who uses drugs becomes addicted quickly, and the next person does not.
Some of the known risk factors are below:
- Biology – Addiction is thought to have a genetic link. There is additional evidence that addiction can be a genetic or learned behavior in families. Gender, race, and additional mental illnesses may also play a role.
- Environmental Factors – Economic status, peer pressure, history of abuse, stress, parenting, and early exposure to drugs can all raise your risk to become addicted to drugs or alcohol.
- Past Unhealed Trauma – One common theme for those searching for relief in drugs or alcohol is past unhealed trauma. This may be abuse or other significant life events that remain unresolved. Shame, fear, and self-loathing are factors that make drugs or alcohol appear to be a tool to escape.
- Development – The earlier drug use begins, the earlier the risk for a significant decline into significant addiction. This can be especially for high-school and teenagers. As the brain is developing and decision-making is maturing, drug use can potentially have a greater appeal as a risky behavior that mistakenly is thought not to have serious consequences.
Treatment and sobriety are possible, however.
Impulse Control and Coping Strategies
Most individuals struggling with addiction have to apply impulse control and coping strategies for many years before developing healthy habits.
Retraining the brain and relearning coping strategies other than drug and alcohol abuse can help prevent recurrent drug and alcohol use.
Respected and trusted adults can help guide young adults and teenagers away from drug and alcohol use.
Prevention is an important early step in decreased drug and alcohol addiction.
Once addiction is present, it can be successfully treated.
Relapse does not mean that treatment is not successful.
The concepts of addiction treatment must be applied daily, and remaining vigilant for triggers is key for long-term success.
Relapse may be an indicator of the need to update treatment strategies or try different techniques.
Mental Illness and Drug Addiction
Mental health disorders are frequently diagnosed in someone with an active addiction – typically referred to as a dual diagnosis.
Assessment and treatment of any co-occurring disorders are critical for addiction treatment.
When you come to our drug rehab center, we assess for this and employ dual treatment strategies for both.
Sobriety is improved with both conditions are treated at the same time.
The link between mental illness and substance use disorders can be through three main pathways:
- Common risk factors exist between substance use disorder and mental illnesses.
- Mental illness can contribute to substance use and addiction.
- Substance use and addiction can contribute to the development of mental illness.
Whether drug use or mental illness came first, both are closely tied together in many people searching for relief from drug and alcohol addiction.
Assessment for any underlying mental health disorders is an essential part of any recovery program.
Addiction rehabs specialize in addiction treatment.
Some rehab centers are focused on a specific addiction, some are gender-specific, and some have alternative treatment approaches.
Researching different centers can seem overwhelming.
Our drug rehab center uses evidence-based treatment and customized plans for your recovery.
Drug rehab centers can vary widely.
There can be a large difference in services, philosophy, cost, and treatment center amenities.
Most rehabs follow a designed process for you to be as successful as possible during your stay.
Before beginning treatment at our drug rehab center, you will need to complete detox.
Depending on your drug of choice, level of addiction, and medical conditions, this may last a couple of days or more.
Being honest about your level of use is important to manage your detox appropriately.
Once the medical detox is complete, you will begin your daily routine of drug rehab with us. This will involve individual counseling, peer support, large group meetings, family therapy, aftercare planning, and relapse prevention.
A drug rehab center program should be customized to your individualized needs and situation – as we do at North Jersey Recovery Center.
Getting treatment for an opioid addiction has improved over the last five years.
North Jersey Recovery Center provides free insurance verification for you. Specific benefits for substance abuse treatment exist.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) of 2008 require health insurers and group health plans to provide the same level of benefits for mental and/or substance use treatment and services they do for medical/surgical care.
We have trained financial advisors who can help verify payment options and treatment choices that are right for your budget.
How to Get Help
At North Jersey Recovery Center, we are familiar with the complexities of addiction for a variety of substances.
We understand the chemical addiction progression and can ensure a safe medical detox.
We have helped many begin the path towards recovery and healing.
If you are looking for peace and balance in your life, give us a call.
We are here to help.