Addiction Resources in Hunterdon County
In 2019, 124,371 people lived in Hunterdon County. That same year, 1,032 people sought treatment for substance abuse in a treatment center. Forty-six percent of this population needed help with alcohol, and 36% had a problem with heroin. Another 32% were intravenous drug users. Along with substance use, mental health is also an issue in Hunterdon County. It turns out that 38% of people in treatment for substance abuse in 2019 were also experiencing a mental health issue.
The medical community found that people diagnosed with a substance use disorder are often diagnosed with a mental health disorder at a later date. The problem also occurs the other way. After being diagnosed with a mental health disorder, many people experience a substance use disorder as well. Specifically, research shows that about 50% of people diagnosed with a mental illness will also be diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
Hunterdon residents obviously need facilities that treat substance use disorders and they exist. North Jersey Rehabs offers help for those needing treatment for addiction to drugs and alcohol in New Jersey. We help individuals by providing access to fully functioning rehabilitation centers that offer all of the necessary programs that help people overcome their addictions to alcohol or drugs. Some of the programs you can take part in include the following:
Alcohol rehab may need to begin with the “detoxification process.” The reason is that you or your loved one became dependent on having alcohol in your system. When the body senses that you haven’t had a drink, it will send signals that let you know that it is time to take a drink. These signals are called “withdrawal symptoms,” and they are highly uncomfortable.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unstable blood pressure
- Troubles sleeping
These symptoms can last as long as one week. While you are in a detox program, the staff will monitor you so that your doctors and nurses can make sure that you are as comfortable as you can possibly be. This means that they may administer medication that will relieve your symptoms. After the detoxification process is over, your therapists will address your psychological addiction to alcohol with several types of therapy.
Drug rehab may also begin with the detoxification process. That is because stopping the use of drugs also causes withdrawal symptoms. Physicians and nurses can also administer medications to relieve these symptoms. They may include naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone for the treatment of heroin use disorder. The detoxification process makes it possible for you or your loved one to move forward into behavioral therapy. Behavioral therapies help you learn ways to cope with cravings. They also teach you strategies that help you avoid taking your drugs of choice. Lastly, you will learn how to avoid relapsing and what you can do if you relapse in the future.
You or your loved one can go through the detoxification process at home. Even so, this is not recommended due to the unpredictability and dangers that come with detox. Withdrawal symptoms can last for several days, and they are highly uncomfortable. Going through the process at North Jersey Rehabs would be much more tolerable for you than enduring it on your own. In addition to that, the physicians and nurses will ensure that you will be in a safe environment. That is because you will have doctors and nurses to address your needs if you become distressed. Sometimes, the detoxification process is dangerous when people undergo it alone.
Inpatient rehab is a controlled environment. You must check into the facility and remain there for a period of time. Inpatient rehab would be excellent for you or your loved one if you have never been in rehab before. It is a safe place where you will not be able to find your drug of choice, so it gives you an excellent chance of overcoming your addiction. In inpatient rehab, you can enter the detoxification program. After this is over, you will be able to begin therapy for psychological treatment of your addiction. Without psychological treatment, you would have a much harder time remaining sober. You will have individual therapy with your own therapist, but you will also attend group therapy with other residents.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Partial hospitalization is an intensive program, but participants do not live at the facility. It requires a serious commitment to recovery, so it requires that you are highly motivated. Since you are not living at the facility for partial hospitalization, you must fit the following description:
- You haven’t been the victim of abuse or trauma.
- You have a strong support system.
- Your family members are not abusing substances.
- You haven’t experienced a relapse in the past.
- You aren’t experiencing a mental health illness.
A partial hospitalization program will require at least four to six hours of treatment each day. You must also commit to attending therapy for three to five days per week.
If you or your loved one aren’t in favor of an inpatient program, you may try outpatient rehab. This program would be for you if you don’t believe that you need to be in a restrictive environment. It is an option for you if your addiction is mild. You can even go through the detoxification process in outpatient rehab. Then, you will spend 10 to 12 hours per week obtaining therapy for your psychological addiction. This option also allows you to maintain your work or school schedules. You will attend your therapy sessions at night or early in the morning.
After someone’s stay in an inpatient facility is over, he or she may be concerned about going home. Leaving a structured environment and living on your own may be terrifying for you or your loved one. A sober living home provides you with a safe place where substances are not tolerated. It is also a place where you can continue to develop your coping skills and better habits. If you or your loved one are ready to get help in Hunterdon County, contact us today.
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