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Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

If you or a loved one is seeking effective addiction treatment in New Jersey, Enlightened Recovery is available to help. We understand the complex nature of addiction and offer personalized, holistic care to guide you toward a life in recovery. Discover a new way of living with our comprehensive addiction treatment programs. 

We understand how challenging it can be to come to terms with an addictive disorder and make the decision to reach out for help. Our team of compassionate admissions counselors have been where you are now and are ready to guide you through the admissions process from start to finish. Reach out today to learn more about addiction treatment in New Jersey and to take the first step toward comprehensive healing. 

What is Addiction?

Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequences, and long-lasting changes in the brain. It is considered both a complex brain disorder and a mental illness. 

Addiction is about much more than just the physical dependence on substances. It also encompasses the behaviors and consequences associated with substance abuse. Recognizing the signs of addiction is the first step toward a healthy future. Additionally, those who struggle with addiction often need some degree of professional intervention. The right program depends on specific needs but generally includes medical detox followed by a higher level of care. 

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Symptoms of Addiction

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5), provides a set of criteria for diagnosing substance use disorders, which can be indicative of addiction. According to the DSM-5, the symptoms of substance use disorders (which can be applied broadly to addiction) include:

  1.  The individual consumes the substance in larger quantities or longer than originally planned.
  2. There are ongoing, unsuccessful attempts to reduce or control substance use.
  3. The individual spends a significant amount of time obtaining the substance, using it, and recovering from its effects.
  4. The person experiences intense desires or urges.
  5. Substance use negatively impacts performance and responsibilities at work, school, or in the household.
  6. The individual continues to use substances despite experiencing social or interpersonal problems directly related to the effects of the substance.
  7. Key social, work, or recreational activities are abandoned or significantly reduced due to substance use.
  8. The substance is used in situations where it is physically dangerous to do so.
  9. The individual continues to use the substance despite knowing it’s likely worsening a physical or psychological problem.
  10. Tolerance, defined as either needing a markedly increased amount of the substance to achieve intoxication or the desired effect or a markedly diminished effect with continued use of the same amount of the substance.
  11. Manifestation of withdrawal symptoms when the substance use is reduced or stopped, or using the substance (or a closely related substance) to relieve or avoid withdrawal symptoms.

According to DSM-5, the presence of at least two of these symptoms within 12 months may indicate a substance use disorder. The severity of the disorder is gauged by the number of symptoms present. 

Different Kinds of Addiction

Addiction comes in many forms, impacting individuals differently. At Enlightened Recovery, we recognize the varied nature of these dependencies, including:

  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Drug Addiction (prescription and illicit drugs)
  • Behavioral Addictions (such as gambling or internet addiction)
  • Co-occurring Disorders (where addiction exists alongside mental health issues)
person with an alcohol addiction

Alcohol Addiction

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Benzodiazepine Addiction

man with a heroin addiction

Heroin Addiction

Seeking Addiction Treatment in New Jersey at Enlightened Recovery

Our holistic approach to addiction treatment in New Jersey focuses on healing the whole person, not just the addiction. With a team of dedicated professionals, we ensure that every aspect of recovery is addressed, facilitating a smoother transition to a sober life.

Take the First Step to a Healthier You

About Our New Jersey Addiction Treatment Program

Our New Jersey addiction treatment program at Enlightened Recovery is comprehensive and tailored to meet individual needs. We offer services such as:

Personalized Treatment Plans

  • Assessment and Evaluation: Initial assessments to understand individual needs and substance use history.
  • Customized Approach: Tailoring treatment methods and therapies to suit individual circumstances.
  • Goal Setting: Establishing short-term and long-term recovery goals with the patient.
  • Regular Reviews: Adjusting the treatment plan based on progress and changing needs.

Several Distinct Levels of Care

  • Supervised Withdrawal: Medical supervision to safely manage withdrawal symptoms in our medical detox programs.
  • Residential Treatment: Inpatient treatment options for clients looking for a higher level of clinical care with 24-hour supervision and support.
  • Intensive Outpatient Treatment: A lower level of care with more flexibility, serving as a standalone treatment option or continuation of treatment following detox and inpatient.
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Options: Use of medications, when necessary, to ease withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Individual and Group Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Addressing harmful thought patterns and developing coping strategies.
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Focusing on emotional regulation and mindfulness.
  • Peer Support Groups: Sharing experiences and strategies in a safe, supportive group setting.
  • Family Therapy: Involving family members in recovery for better understanding and support.

Holistic Therapies

  • Yoga and Meditation: Stress reduction and mindfulness practices to enhance mental well-being.
  • Art and Music Therapy: Creative outlets for expression and emotional healing.
  • Acupuncture and Massage: Alternative therapies for stress relief and physical wellness.
  • Nutritional Counseling: Guidance on healthy eating habits to support overall health.

Relapse Prevention Education

  • Identifying Triggers: Learning to recognize and manage triggers that may lead to relapse.
  • Coping Skills Training: Developing healthy ways to deal with stress and cravings.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Encouraging healthy habits and activities that support sobriety.
  • Continuing Care Plans: Creating a plan for ongoing support and resources post-treatment.

Aftercare Support

  • Alumni Groups: Access to a community of former patients for peer support.
  • Sober Living Homes: Transitional housing options that provide a supportive, substance-free environment.
  • Community Resources: Connecting individuals with local support groups and services for ongoing recovery support.

Our addiction treatment in New Jersey is more than a clinical program. At Enlightened Recovery, we offer a transformative experience designed to foster recovery and personal growth.

peer support during addiction treatment in New Jersey

Contact Us to Learn More About Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

At Enlightened Recovery, we understand that each individual’s path to sobriety is unique. That’s why we offer personalized care tailored to your needs and challenges. Our holistic approach encompasses a range of therapies and services designed to heal not just the addiction but the whole person. From medical detoxification to individual and group therapy sessions, from holistic treatments to relapse prevention education, our comprehensive program addresses every aspect of recovery.

So, take that first crucial step today. Reach out to Enlightened Recovery and let us help you unlock the door to a brighter, addiction-free future. With our commitment to compassionate and holistic care, we chart a course toward lasting recovery and a life of fulfillment and happiness. Contact us now and start your journey to a new and improved you.

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