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Drug Rehab in Hoboken NJ (201) 620-9144

Are you struggling with addiction and substance abuse? Attending drug rehab could help. Expert support and an individually tailored therapeutic treatment program can set you on the road to recovery. Drug rehab can increase your quality of life immediately and long term.

If you or a loved one is in need of addiction rehab, Alcohol Treatment Centers Hoboken can help. Call us today at (201) 620-9144.

What is addiction?

Addiction is a chronic disease defined by an overwhelming urge to engage in a given activity. Addiction has both physical and psychological dimensions. The majority of people admitted to drug rehab are experiencing both. Some drugs, like heroin, create biological dependency. Others, like prescription painkillers, lead people to drug rehab primarily because of psychological dependency.

Types of drug addiction

The following are types of drugs that most commonly bring people to addiction rehab centers:

  • Street drugs (crystal meth and heroin are widely used)
  • Amphetamines (such as Adderall and Dexedrine)
  • Benzodiazepines (such as Xanax)
  • Prescription drugs (painkillers such as codeine)

How common is drug abuse in New Jersey?

In a recent survey (2014) the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) showed that 6.42 percent of New Jersey residents reported illicit drug use or dependency in the month prior to the survey. The national average is 8.02 percent.

Secondary addiction

Drug or alcohol addiction is often accompanied by secondary addictions. Typically these present as compulsive behavior disorders. Compulsive gambling, eating disorders and obsessive sexual activity are common examples of secondary addiction. Drug addiction treatment assists clients in substituting these self-destructive behavior patterns with more effective and healthier coping mechanisms.

Signs and symptoms of drug addiction

Signs are aspects of your addiction which are apparent to other people, whereas symptoms might only be experienced subjectively and not be obvious to anyone else. Some of the most common signs of a developing addiction are changes in behavior. You may find yourself feeling less like spending time with other people or losing your temper more often. Physical changes such as weight gain or weight loss, skin problems and hair loss can also be signs of addiction. Also common are losing interest in normal activities, lying about your substance abuse and a general decline in health.

Typical symptoms of addiction include sleep disturbance, mood swings, palpitations, lethargy, inability to concentrate, depression, and sometimes hallucinations or delusions. Most addicts experience high anxiety if they are unable to satisfy their cravings. These are only given as examples and each addict will experience things slightly differently depending on the drugs they are using and other underlying issues.

Treatment for drug addiction: residential or outpatient?

In most cases an initial period of residential treatment is strongly advised. It is safer and easier to undergo detoxification, or “detox,” under close medical supervision. Usually, clients undergoing detox will be resident at the facility for about a month. During this time and ongoing, therapy can be started to help you discover the causes of your addiction and how to avoid relapse in the future. Success rates are much higher in clients who have undergone at least some residential treatment.

Outpatient treatment can offer follow up support after a period of residency or can be an alternative in the earlier stages of addiction. Outpatient treatment usually involves visiting the clinic three times a week to benefit from therapy, counseling, group work and other treatments.

Drug treatment center staff will be able to help you decide which program is best for you.

Don’t wait until it’s too late. Ask for help now.

If you’re worried about drug addiction and are considering getting help, call Alcohol Treatment Centers Hoboken today at (201) 620-9144.