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Addiction affects an individual and everyone in their circle of influence.

In reality, their life is altered from the moment they start abusing drugs or alcohol. Not all people start out with substance abuse in mind. Some individuals become addicted to the painkillers prescribed by their doctor. This can occur even when they follow the doctor’s instructions to the letter. Some addicts started abusing substances at an early age, and have become seasoned addicts. Then there are those who utilize substance abuse as a way of fitting in with the crowd. Whatever the reason for abusing drugs or alcohol, addiction can become life-consuming and life threatening. Getting help is crucial if one is to become and remain sober.

Entering Rehab

The road back to normal, if a person has not gone too far down the road to destruction, is a smart decision to make. Life is valuable, and there are too many variables that led a person down the path to addiction to contend with. First, it is a brave act to make the decision to attend a treatment facility. Entering rehab helps a person manage their urges, emotions, and vices. Professional clinicians know the ropes, and have helped millions of people to understand their addiction, stop using, and avoid the triggers that can lead to relapse. Family members can also be involved in their loved one’s treatment. Family support goes a long way in helping an individual recover.

For the addicted person, individual counseling is available. For family members, counseling helps them to better understand and communicate with their loved one. It also opens up insights as to how they may be enabling their loved one’s behavior. At Sprout Health New Jersey, we understand the challenges that an addicted person faces, and we are here to help every step of the way.

Resources for Addressing Mental Health Issues

We have found there is a definite relationship between substance abuse and challenges with mental health. Friends and family members, along with the addicted person, are encouraged to fully understand addiction and its causes. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is at the core of our treatment processes. CBT is solution-focused and can deliver positive results. It helps an individual to solve problems and learn new skills. Our goal is to help people get better, and remain better long after their stay with us. If a person can change their thinking processes, they can realize different outcomes. A person has to want rehab and recovery for it to work.

Aftercare and Follow Up

Treatment and detox are only a small element of the equation for recovery. The longer a person remains in treatment, the better their chances for long-term sobriety. Some people can return to their life and remain completely free of the temptations to abuse drugs or alcohol. Others, may find it more challenging to avoid the temptations that led them down the path to addiction to begin with. This is why we place such emphasis on following up with patients to make sure they avoid relapse. With continuing counseling, scheduled meetings, and group sessions, individuals are provided with an extra level of accountability to help them avoid revisiting old, harmful habits. Patients continually learn about:

  • Triggers – There are an infinite variety of psychological and social factors that can trigger a person into relapse. All it takes for some is one episode of depression, a flashback, a painful memory, or an extremely stressful situation. As part of therapy, patients learn how to identify and properly respond to such triggers.
  • Coping Cravings – An addict may have spent a significant part of their life abusing drugs or alcohol. Once they quit, there are likely to be strong cravings. Patients are taught to understand these cravings, and to deal with them through better thinking processes. Counseling sessions can help the individual cope. A new job, moving to a new location, or dealing with emotional trauma can trigger the urge to use again.
  • Avoiding Relapse – One of the most important elements of rehab is to teach the patient how to avoid relapse. A minor slip, if addressed immediately, does not have to turn into a full-blown relapse. Knowing how to rebound from an occasional slip is critical for rehab success.

Aftercare programs can help the individual who slips to get back in the saddle. Peers are always willing to help the individual gain footage to avoid having to go through rehab again


Our Blogs and Articles

Sprout Health New Jersey believes that education is the best tool to help combat addiction. We can only provide so much information on our website, but know that there is still a lot of information out there that can help you or your loved ones understand addiction and how it can be treated. We offer blogs and articles to all our visitors in order for them to gain further insight into what is happening with them or their loved one. We want everyone to be educated on addiction in order to recognize the signs and symptoms, know when to get help and who to get it from, as well as why receiving help is highly recommended.

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