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Drug Rehab Treatment in Lakewood, NJ (732) 730-5450

Drug Rehab Lakewood is a combined program of both medical detox and psycho-therapeutic recovery. Addiction specialists and medical clinicians as well as psychologists work together in order to help those who struggle with alcohol dependence, prescription drug abuse, and street drugs such as heroin and cocaine. Drug rehab in a residential or outpatient setting can help those stuck in the cycle of addiction to over power their disease.

Drug Rehab Lakewood aims to teach those with a drug dependence ways to alter their lifestyles in order to encourage sobriety. Drug Rehabilitation is a long sequence of different processes and in order for one to be successful the other must exist. For this reason Drug Treatment Centers Lakewood offers all the pieces neccessary for a successful recovery including detox, therapy, relapse prevention, and aftercare.

Call Drug Treatment Centers Lakewood today for help overcoming your substance abuse disorder. (732) 730-5450

A Definition of Addiction

An addiction can be defined as a disorder that is both progressive and chronic. Progressive means that it worsens over time. Chronic, on the other hand, means that it is a continued or repetitive action. Addiction is characterized by a compulsion to complete an action or a specific set of behaviors. In the case of a drug or alcohol addiction, this means compulsively consuming the substance, seeking out the substance, and being unable to stop or curb behaviors related to the consumption of the substance. A person addicted to a substance experienced both a physical and mental dependence upon that substance.

Drug Addiction Statistics

Drug addiction is a major problem in the United States today. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (also known as the SAMHSA) estimates that in the year 2013, 7.4 percent of adults between the ages of 18 and 25 had used or abuse illicit (illegal or illegally obtained) drugs. The percentages for other adults, while slightly, lower were still substantial.

On the other hand, alcohol use disorders are perhaps even more prevalent. 16.6 million adults 18 or older in the United States suffered from an alcohol use disorder in 2013, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. It is also of interest to note that according to SAMHSA, more that 40 percent of the people seeking out substance abuse treatment in 2013 did so for both a drug addiction and alcoholism (or an alcohol abuse problem). This shows that many people in the United States suffer from multiple forms of addiction simultaneously.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction

People who are addicted to or are abusing drugs are alcohol, often exhibit and experience specific signs and symptoms of their disorder. While signs are noticeable from the outside, symptoms occur internally and are often only noticeable by the person who is abusing the drug in question. The abuse of different drugs can often cause people to exhibit different symptoms. However some are universal to virtually all forms of drug addiction. Signs of addiction and substance abuse in general include:

  • Secretive and suspicious behaviors
  • Changes to sleeping habits
  • Legal troubles possibly including arrest and incarceration
  • Evasiveness or avoidance of questions
  • Problems at work and school
  • Extreme weight gain or weight loss
  • Financial problems due to drug habit
  • Extreme changes to eating habits

Common symptoms of drug addiction or abuse in general include:

  • Cravings
  • Obsessive thoughts about the drug or getting more
  • Heart rate changes or palpitations
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Drastic blood pressure changes
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Depression

Addiction Treatment Options:

Drug treatment comes in two different mediums, outpatient and residential. Outpatient treatment gives the recovering addict the opportunity to work through and treat their disorder while remaining at home with their family. This allows the addict to continue going to work and school and attending to their family while still getting treated for their addiction.

While patients undergoing outpatient treatment have access to the same treatment options as those in a residential treatment center, the process can take longer because it is not full-time, intensive treatment. Additionally, the opportunity for relapse is higher when a person remains in the “real world” as they could easily resume old habits and find more of the drug.

Residential treatment, on the other hand, occurs in what many people see as a drug rehab facility. In residential treatment, the patient temporarily moves into a rehab facility to undergo fulltime, intensive treatment. This allows the rehab process to occur more quickly and ensures that early relapse does not occur. Residential treatment is the best option in many cases as it forces the recovering addict to focus solely on their recovery and on dealing with their addiction.

In both residential and outpatient treatments, recovering addicts will undergo group and individual therapy to help them deal with issues that underlie their addiction and substance abuse problem. They will learn to identify triggers and to develop coping mechanisms to deal with their addiction and to avoid relapse in the future. Additional recovery programs may include acupuncture, chiropractic care, yoga, art and music therapy and equine therapy.

If you or anyone else you care about may be suffering from a drug addiction or abuse problem, do not hesitate to seek out assistance and advice as soon as possible. Call Drug Treatment Centers Lakewood Drug Rehabiliation Program now. (732) 730-5450

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