It may not be easy, but addiction treatment in NJ can help you to be the best version of yourself. If you are looking to get sober and on your way to a life free of drugs or alcohol, here is how you can expect to get there.

A Timeline for Life-Long Recovery

Recovery Contemplation (pre-abstinence) – This is the phase that occurs before treatment begins. During this time, a person suffering from addiction acknowledges that there is a problem and begins to consider reaching out for help. This period can go on for some time with the individual wavering between contemplating treatment and preparing for it.

Detox and Early Treatment (up to the first 3 months) – During this stage, a person suffering an addiction stops using their drug of choice. This stage can be dangerous and requires medical supervision for the first 7 to 10 days while the body goes through detoxification of mind and mood-altering substances. At this point, the body begins to heal itself and get back to a healthy state.

Treatment and Early Recovery (first 2-3 months to 1 year) – This stage typically begins with residential treatment or another intensive therapy with elements like one-on-one counseling. During this stage, intensive self-examination is combined with clinical support that helps identify and expose the underlying issues that manifested into addiction.

Active Recovery and Maintenance (1 to 5 years) – This is the point where an individual has come to terms with their addiction and has accepted that their work and awareness will continue throughout the remainder of their life. He or she will have completed extensive work on themselves, begun a complete lifestyle transformation, and is committed to using new tools to cope and guard against relapse.

Advanced Recovery (5 years and beyond) – By now, a person that has struggled with addiction will use the tools that they have learned get used every day without even realizing it. His or her new lifestyle has become second nature and they live a wholehearted and fulfilled life.

Addiction Treatment in NJ Can Work for You

What will I go through with addiction treatment in NJ?

If you are ready to take the first step toward life-long recovery, the Discovery Institute is ready to help. Contact us today for effective, caring treatment that can get you back to living the healthy life you deserve.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

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