Addiction is a common problem. In 2009, 23.5 million people over the age
of 11 needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol abuse issue. The
goal of a treatment program is not only to stop the addiction, but also
to help people return as functioning and productive members of families,
communities, and the workplace. Like other chronic illnesses, addiction
can be successfully managed. Research has shown that most people who attend
and remain in treatment stop using, decrease their criminal activity,
and improve their social, occupational, and psychological functioning.
However, part of that success depends on the effectiveness of the treatment
program. Here are a few things to look for in an excellent facility.
Finding a Center Tailored to Your Needs
While you may be considering cost as a factor in choosing a program, you
also need to consider whether it is accredited and whether it has good
reviews. Only former clients can honestly tell you how the program worked
for them and whether or not the staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and
kind. Make sure you visit the center before you actually attend treatment.
You want to ensure the facility is clean and hospitable.
Does the Program Offer Medical Detox?
Detoxification (detox) is many times the first step to overcoming addiction. Our bodies
can easily become dependent on the substances we consume. Caffeine is
mildly addictive substance, and withdrawal of this drug can result in
mild discomfort. However, more intensely addictive drugs can have severe
withdrawal symptoms, including an uncontrollable craving for more of the
substance. Symptoms can be both psychological and physical, and detox
is best accomplished in a controlled environment, especially since some
drug withdrawal can be life-threatening. A good treatment program will
facilitate your recovery by helping you take the first step. These facilities
will be medically managed, with trained staff who are experienced with
the detoxification process.
Does the treatment program offer any post-detox care? Great programs will
have methods for reintegration into society, such as
halfway houses or
transitional living. Those who continue treatment are more likely to recover from addiction
compared to those who experience brief treatment and immediately return
to their previous circumstances.
Ensure you give yourself the best chance for recovery. Talk to our staff
at Turning Point to ask about our treatment programs. We are CARF accredited
and have provided effective treatment at our many New Jersey locations
for more than 40 years. You could be admitted within 24 hours of your
Contact us at (973) 380-0905 or send your information online to start a conversation
with us today.