When faced with substance addiction, there are several levels of care, or treatment options, available to help start the process of recovery. 

Many factors will play into what type of Monmouth County addiction treatment will be best for the situation. Consulting with our medical professionals can help narrow down the best treatment options and facilities that will give you or your loved one the greatest chance at a full recovery. 

Recognizing Addiction 

Addiction typically isn’t a purposeful thing. A simple choice to “try something once” just typically ends up becoming a constant decision to continue to use, until the person becomes physically dependent upon the substance just to function normally. 

Once a person becomes addicted to a substance, whether it is drugs or alcohol, or even both, they will deny that it has even happened. Most of the time, they will convince themselves and others that confront them about the situation that they are capable of stopping their usage at any point. 

In reality, the substance has taken over control of their life so fiercely that they basically have no concept of life without the drugs or alcohol anymore. 

Recognizing that addiction has occurred is a key first step to choosing how to solve the problem. Our team of medical professionals here at Discovery Institute can then assist you in deciding which type of addiction treatment in Monmouth County is right for you. 

The Different Levels of Care 

There are three main levels of services available when deciding on Monmouth County addiction treatment. These include outpatient, intensive outpatient, and inpatient or residential services. The severity of the addiction being faced will determine the intensity of treatment that doctors will recommend. 

The two most common treatments are outpatient and residential inpatient services.  

Residential inpatient treatment is the highest level of treatment available, and it is what people typically associate with the word “rehab.” Patients will spend long lengths of time living in a treatment facility while medical professionals monitor them around the clock to ensure their safety. This type of care is recommended to anyone with a more severe addiction problem. 

Outpatient services, both regular and intensive, are different from residential treatment.  

Regular outpatient attendees are allowed to attend school and work on a regular basis to support their families or achieve a degree. They maintain a somewhat “normal” lifestyle while attending treatment in their off time. This level of care is usually recommended for someone who has already completed a residential treatment program. 

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) typically requires more hours of therapy. IOP patients usually live in a sober living residence where they are surrounded by other individuals going through the same struggle with addiction that they are. 

Choosing the Right Fit 

Once you choose to attend addiction rehab, a team of medical professionals will perform psychological and physical evaluations to determine the severity of the addiction. They will then recommend which Monmouth County addiction treatment program would have the highest success rating based on these factors, but it is ultimately up to the patients themselves to choose. 

There are a lot of instances when residential rehab is a better fit. If a person has a history of relapsing easily after completing time in rehab, inpatient rehab is probably a better option.  

Treatment in inpatient facilities is intensive enough for these individuals because they require constant supervision in order to not fall back into old patterns. It is also a great option for people who face constant temptation in their everyday lives like living with roommates or family members who also abuse substances. 

Intensive outpatient rehab is a step down from residential in the sense that it doesn’t require as many hours of treatment. It’s less expensive because of this and is a better option for those looking to have a less stressful environment when going through rehab. 

Regular outpatient rehab is a great alternative for individuals who want to maintain their daily routine. It is the cheapest option and also makes it easier for the recovering addict to hold a job to support their family or stay in school so they can complete their degree. This form of treatment also allows the patient to transition more easily back into the “real world” once their program has been completed.  

Available Therapies 

Once a level of care is decided on, there are many therapies used in Monmouth County addiction treatment. These include:  

  • Holistic Treatment: This form of treatment allows the patient to become spiritually comfortable with his or herself while treating the person as a whole. It ultimately gives them something to focus their priorities on rather than allowing their lives to revolve around the substance that they were once abusing. 
  • Family Counseling Programs: In these programs, family members are brought in to counseling in order to help both the patient and relative understand a better way to cope with recovery. Both parties are able to share thoughts and feelings on the subject, and the program helps to bond one another closer together. This shows the recovering addict they have a long-lasting support system after rehab is completed and can help prevent relapse. 
  • Individual Therapy: This form of therapy allows the patient to talk solely with their therapist about things they may not feel comfortable sharing with others. This oftentimes helps patients to process the emotional side of past situations that ultimately may have led to their addiction.  
  • Group Therapy: This is another term for a group meeting setting. This form of therapy is primarily verbal to allow patients to interact with one another and share stories of their recoveries and experiences. This gives the patient the support from people going through similar situations to be able to make a full recovery. 
  • Recreation Therapy: This type of therapy allows patients to dive into hobbies that allow them to find their passions or become active. Some activities include things like painting, woodworking, swimming, horseback riding, and many more options. 

Treatment for Addiction 

There are endless options for those who are ready to overcome their addiction. Once a level of care has been chosen, our staff will be there every step of the way through the process in order to ensure a full and safe recovery. 

If you believe you need assistance deciding which Monmouth County addiction treatment is best for you, please do not hesitate to contact us today at (844) 478-6563 and get started on your recovery journey. Our compassionate team of counselors are available 24/7 to help you achieve sobriety. 

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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