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Opioids are Widely used Drugs in Today’s World 

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD By December 29, 2018

Do you live in the in New Jersey or the surrounding area and need addiction treatment? Addiction treatment in New Jersey and sobriety remain only a phone call away. 

Opioid use and addiction have increased dramatically in the last few years. Using opiates starts innocently enough. You may have an injury, surgery or a dental procedure that is painful and be given a prescription pain medication to ease your pain. Unfortunately, taking these medications remains the beginning of opioid addiction.

It’s not all your fault. Opium-based medications are highly addictive. But admitting that you have a problem with opioids or any other kind of drug remains the initial step to dealing with any addiction.

Some of the types of opioids that are available both legally and illegally are:

• Percocet
• Oxycodone
• Fentanyl
• Heroin

More substances besides opioids remain abused, such as:
• Meth or methamphetamines
• Cocaine
• Alcohol

What can you do to get off of these drugs? The first and most important suggestion is that you get help from a reliable drug and alcohol treatment center. Addiction treatment in New Jersey keeps you in a centralized location on the east coast of the US. Plus, a qualified treatment program offers inpatient, outpatient, detox, and sober living situations to help you get drug free and sober once and for all.

Inpatient or Outpatient Rehab

Whether you go to inpatient or outpatient rehab remains a personal decision in most cases. If you need to care for your family or continue to work to provide for others, you may choose to go to outpatient therapy. In intensive outpatient therapy, you attend group therapy meetings and cognitive therapy individual treatment during times when you don’t have school or work. In inpatient therapy, you’ll live at rehab and participate in their treatment program. Either method of attending rehab is effective.

Counseling in Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Two basic types of counseling exist in most high-quality rehab facilities, namely individual and group counseling. These two types of counseling utilize cognitive behavior principles to help addicts stay off their drug of choice. Cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, uses therapy to modify and work with dysfunctional emotions. CBT focuses its energies on changing behavior and distorted ways of thinking. Harmful thoughts become identified during this process, and a plan to change these harmful thoughts helps you keep from harming yourself with substance abuse.
Group therapy utilizes a small group of people like those in a 12-step group to assist each other with the daily struggles that all addicts encounter.
Sober Living NJ
Eventually, you will be able to start heading back out into society as a sober individual once again. To gain some practice in working, going to school, and participating with people outside of a treatment setting, you’ll be able to live in a sober house for a while. You’ll have responsibilities in this house, but you’ll also have more freedom, too.
To get started with addiction treatment whether the substance you’re hooked on is an opioid or any other, contact us today.

Article Reviewed 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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