The northeast is famous for many things. Good food, hard work, brutal winters, and great people are all part of life here. Unfortunately, there are also bad things here too. New Jersey in particular has a problem with addiction. Drugs and alcohol are a quiet part of the culture here (or a loud part, depending on the places they’re used), and it is very easy to find oneself in a situation where you can find a new addiction. Once in the grips of addiction, life changes, and rarely for the better. In any case, it’s best to quit an addiction before it completely ruins one’s life.


Types of Care

There’s a few options for rehab and detox. When approaching detox, there’s generally two approaches: in-home care and clinical care. In-home is basically what one would expect, and requires only that the patient keep in contact with a clinician now and then. Clinical care is more intensive though, and generally more helpful. Medical staff are at attention to make sure that the detox process is smooth and not dangerous, and they have medicine on hand to ensure that that’s the case.


After You Quit

Arguably the hardest part of rehab and quitting is after the detox is done and the patient is back out in the world. Because, out there is where this person got addicted in the first place, and all of the things that led them to drug addiction are still out there. Social pressure is still out there, the media is still out there, and parties, corner stores, and dealers are still there. Bearing that in mind, a major part of escaping addiction is reorganizing one’s life in order to avoid the old temptations and pitfalls. In some cases, this can even mean moving to a new home or apartment. However, no matter the difficulties, it is important to stay clean after leaving, because if not, all of the hard work and resolve was for nothing.

If you need help shaking free of drug addiction, or know someone who does, contact us at 844-478-6563.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>