According to data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20.3 million(1) Americans met the criteria for a substance use disorder in 2018. Alcohol and drug addiction are serious illnesses and cause for concern and empathy, not judgment. At Recovery at the Crossroads, we understand that love, support, and a calming environment are the core ingredients to successful addiction treatment. That’s why our residential drug rehab in New Jersey provides the opportunity to remove yourself from daily life and make a fresh start in a nurturing community.
Our residential rehab in NJ is a little different from other rehab centers. We provide accommodation for those receiving drug treatment in gender-specific New Jersey treatment centers. Additionally, we have a range of different options for clients attending our partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program. Call us today at 888-342-3881 to find out more.
Sober Living Meets Intensive Outpatient Programs
For many people unfortunate enough to have a substance abuse problem, life has become an endless cycle of drug and alcohol abuse. Drug and alcohol addiction is rarely an isolated problem and has far-reaching triggers and consequences that contribute to the complexity of the illness. For example, many sufferers have experienced trauma or come from a family where emotions aren’t processed in the healthiest ways.
If you live with addicted family members or people who struggle to control stress, recovery might be harder. Constant arguments and exposure to other triggers can seriously affect the healing process, which is one reason lots of people prefer to get help at residential treatment programs.
Our treatment center has found a way to bridge the gap between outpatient services and sober living by providing attendees with the opportunity to stay at our nearby residences. Each treatment facility is overseen by our peer recovery support specialists, and you get to escape home to this tranquil oasis once the day’s addiction treatment is complete.
This can help you get into a healthy routine, develop habits that are conducive to long-term recovery and stay in a positive, stress-free mindset.
What Happens During Our Long-Term Rehab Program?
Our New Jersey long-term drug rehab center provides a range of treatment options, with your specific plan customized according to your situation and needs. When you register for treatment with us, we start off by asking you to complete an application form. This is followed up by a physical exam and an interview with a doctor, who reports their findings to the addiction team at our rehab facility. Together, they coordinate a tailored recovery plan to help you get back to a happy, healthy life.
You’ll receive treatment at our treatment center and then stay in our separate sober living centers in New Jersey. We’re lucky enough to boast sumptuous apartments and stately homes as the residential setting for people overcoming substance use disorders.
Our clinical services include the following counseling services and treatments.
Individual therapy is essential for anyone with substance abuse issues because it provides the opportunity to get to the bottom of what’s causing your problems with a licensed professional. Together, you’ll discuss your background, current situation and hopes for the future. Your therapist helps you uncover why you use substances, for example, such as if it’s a coping mechanism or you’re self-medicating to cover up symptoms of poor mental health.
Whatever your reasons for using, you’ll learn how to implement healthy coping mechanisms and avoid triggers. In many cases, feeling heard, believed and understood is also a core benefit of individual counseling.
Medication Assisted Treatment
For most people with a serious substance use disorder, the pain and discomfort associated with withdrawal is what keeps them caught up in the cycle of abuse. Medication assisted treatment involves taking medication to help manage symptoms and alleviate the most unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Medication is never given in isolation and is always applied alongside talking therapies, group therapy and other methods to help you avoid getting back into an unhealthy mindset once you stop taking the medication. Only a doctor can prescribe MAT, and we always use FDA-approved medications.
Group therapy is a cornerstone of addiction treatment because it can open your eyes to the true impact of addiction. Hearing other people’s stories and experiences can have a profound impact on how you see yourself, and listening, talking and empathizing are vital skills for people in recovery. When you talk about your problems out loud, they lose a lot of their power over your inner emotions, and hearing kind, caring words from peers is a life-changing part of the process.
Addiction is a family disease, with far-reaching consequences and outcomes from financial instability to mistrust. Most people who struggle with addiction become secretive and often lie to cover up behavior they consider to be shameful. This leads to mistrust among loved ones and can cause huge arguments, which perpetuate the addicted person’s habit and negatively impact family members.
Healing from these issues is perfectly possible, and working with a licensed therapist is the best way to do it. They’ll help you improve communication, learn how to set healthy boundaries and do their best to make sure you and your family understand the mechanism of addiction.
Long term treatment programs aren’t all serious talks, introspection and implementing new habits. While life-changing, they require a lot of emotional energy. The best treatment centers make sure they include alternative therapies such as music therapy, art therapy and experiential therapy to make the process more enjoyable. What’s more, taking part in group activities with your peer support group is an awesome way to remind yourself how much fun you can have while sober and how much easier taking part in meaningful activities is without substances.
The Importance of Routine and Lifestyle in Addiction Treatment Services
The main reason long-term rehab in New Jersey is considered by many to be the most effective approach to recovery is that it gives you time to change your habits. Drug and alcohol abuse are called habits for a reason. Addicted people have often fallen into a pattern of using substances to help them get into or out of emotional states. And the more you do something, the more the brain expects you to do it.
That’s not to say that your illness is the result of poor habits or not having a good routine; it just means that healthy lifestyle habits are extra-important for you. People who have the propensity for addiction need to take extra measures to protect their mental health and avoid getting into a triggered state. Long-term residential addiction treatment delivered under the supervision of substance abuse experts is the best way to kick-start the process.
Benefits of Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment
Gender-specific residencies are provided by Recovery at the Crossroads to give you the best chance of healing. Women and men face vastly different social expectations and pressures, in addition to having different physiologies. For example, men have more enzymes in their liver, which means they absorb alcohol significantly more slowly than women. Women(2) are also thought to be more vulnerable to liver disease due to elevated estrogen levels.
Beyond physiology, the backgrounds of men and women who are prone to SUDs are different, with women bearing the brunt of childbearing and being more likely to face the child welfare system than men. Plus, while women are less likely to develop an addiction, it hits them harder from a social perspective when they do. There are even more benefits to living in gender-divided housing while attending rehab:
- Some people find it easier sharing intimate details about themselves with a group of the same gender.
- Clients might find it easier to relate to one another and be more inspired to share.
- The inevitable distraction of attraction won’t disrupt recovery.
- Treatment providers can give their undivided attention to a group with a significant demographic factor in common.
If you’d like to find out how to get started in Recovery at the Crossroads’ residential rehab program in New Jersey, call us today at 888-342-3881.