Addiction is a complex issue that is different for every individual struggling with it. With this comes the necessity of realizing that your experience with rehab will not be someone else’s. If you are someone that has been struggling with addiction or have someone in your life that you are not sure would benefit from rehab in New Jersey, allow us to dispel some of the common myths that hold back some addicts.

If you or someone you know needs help, don’t let the following myths get in your way of living a sober life.

“Addicts have to hit rock bottom before they can get better.” – Recovery can begin at any point in the addiction process and the earlier a user seeks treatment, the better. The longer drug abuse continues, the stronger the addiction becomes and the harder it is to treat. Don’t wait to intervene until the addict has lost it all.

“Overcoming addiction is simply a matter of willpower.” – Prolonged exposure to drugs alerts the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely difficult to quit by sheer force of will.

“Addiction is a disease; there’s nothing you can do about it.” – Most experts agree that addiction is a brain disease, but that it doesn’t mean you’re helpless to it. The brain changes associated with addiction can be treated and reversed through therapy, medication, exercise, and other treatments.

“Treatment didn’t work before, so there’s no point trying again.” – Recovery from drug addiction is a long process that can often involve setbacks. Relapse doesn’t mean that treatment has failed or that you’re a lost cause. Rather, it’s a signal to get back on track, either by going back to treatment or adjusting the treatment approach.

Are there myths about rehab in New Jersey?

Are You ready for Rehab in New Jersey?

The Discovery Institute does not claim to be a quick fix solution to what we know is an extremely complex, painful, and, in many instances, a long-standing problem. Our rehab in New Jersey program promotes individual freedom and the will to recover through a structure of responsibility, sharing, and commitment. Our primary treatment goal for our patients is to help them to develop a routine and a lifestyle that is healthy and fulfilling without the use of substances like drugs and alcohol. Contact us to start your journey to recovery.

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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