Mental Health Treatment & Addiction Center In New Jersey

From Detox to Support Groups: Mental Health And Addiction Treatment

For those who struggle with mental illness or substance abuse addiction, finding the right treatment program can seem overwhelming. But the right treatment program can mean the difference between long-term success and chronic relapse. Understanding what to expect when you or your loved one begins treatment can help make the process seem less daunting. Knowing you have a problem and reaching out for help is the most important step on the path to a drug-free life.


Medically-supervised detox is the first stage of addiction treatment. Studies show that those who go through detox in a detox center rather than on their own greatly increase the likelihood of treatment success. Medically supervised detox facilities provide 24-hour patient monitoring by trained medical personnel. Professionals at our Addiction Centers in Nj are on hand to provide you or your loved one with medications and therapies needed to help with difficult withdrawal symptoms in a safe manner. Knowing trained medical staff members are there for you during the entire detox phase helps reduce the fear that is often associated with the process.

Dual Diagnosis

After detox is complete, you or your loved one will begin the process of diagnosis. Many who struggle with addiction have an underlying mental illness that is contributing to or causing the problem. Dual diagnosis facilities diagnose and treat the mental illness and the addiction simultaneously. Through medication, psychotherapy, group therapy, family therapy and other holistic treatment options, the person struggling with addiction and mental illness receives comprehensive treatment for both issues.


Once a diagnosis has been reached, addiction treatment and/or mental health treatment can begin. There are two options when it comes to addiction and mental health treatment: inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. Your intake counselor will help you or your loved one understand which type of treatment your insurance will pay for and what is best for your unique situation. Inpatient treatment programs typically last 30, 60 or 90 days depending on the length and severity of the addiction.

Outpatient treatment can last the same lengths of time, but the patient begins by traveling to the facility on a daily basis and then gradually reduces the amount of time spent in treatment on a weekly basis. Treatment programs provide individual counseling, group therapy and family sessions depending on the need of the individual. Other holistic options, such as nutrition counseling, meditation, yoga and exercise classes, life skills and job training can also be part of the treatment regimen. Treating the whole patient – body, mind and spirit – greatly enhances the treatment experience and the likelihood of success.

After Care

One of the most important parts of the rehab process is the aftercare program. Aftercare programs typically consist of regular attendance at support groups, regular counseling sessions and meetings with an accountability or sobriety partner. Aftercare programs can be found through a treatment facility or other 12-step program. Sober living homes can also be an important part of aftercare if a transitional residence is needed before returning home.

Treatment for substance abuse and mental health illness has made the defining difference in the lives of many, and it can help you too. If you or a loved one struggles with drug or alcohol addiction, or a mental health illness, we are here for you. Call our toll-free number now.

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