It’s humbling to know that a mere chemical can be responsible for the patterns of behavior an addict goes through. A person’s brain uses electricity and chemicals to run everything in the body, so by ingesting drugs, a person is taking this complicated machine and throwing something completely unexpected into it.

Discovery InstituteFrankly, it’s amazing that people can function at all after taking drugs. In society though, on a personal level, drugs manifest behaviors and traits that cause problems for everyone around the addict. So with that in mind, it’s important to get clean by becoming familiar with a rehab center.


The Particulars of Rehab Centers

One of the nice things about rehab centers is that the staff is experienced and know what to expect. They’ve seen people at their worst, so there’s no reason to be self conscious. With all of the people in New Jersey, it’s impossible that they will be unable to empathize or not know exactly what to do. Some of the top rated drug rehab centers in the country are located in New Jersey, so not only are they worldly, but they’re well-trained and can respond to what their clients need.


The Process

First, after deciding to get into a detox and rehab program, comes the detox process. It’s a fairly straightforward but difficult process of waiting for the drug to work its way out of the body and get things back to normal. It is effectively an intentional withdrawal, and comes with the difficult territory of that process. Instead of getting more of the substance, the body has to wait it out. Being at a rehab center and having trained medical staff on hand will make it easier to get through this, as they know the difference between a dangerous withdrawal symptom and a merely uncomfortable one. After that, it’s all the mental process of designing a new life without drugs in them.


If you or someone you know needs help quitting an addiction in New Jersey, call 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.

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