(press release: summitbehavioralhealth) // New Jersey // Maria Ulmer MA, LMFT, CAADC | Chief Clinical Officer
New Jersey drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, Summit Behavioral Health, shares the benefits of getting help from a professional drug and alcohol treatment facility.
How Does Professional Treatment Help Addiction?
While the rate of relapse among those in early recovery is high, the best chance of long-term sobriety is professional treatment. Studies have shown that getting help for addiction is progressive. That means that when an individual struggling with addiction goes through treatment, but then relapses, they have not lost what they have learned about recovery. It may take several attempts at sobriety, and several courses of treatment, to stay clean and sober. In fact, that is usually the case.
Some of the benefits of seeking help from treatment facilities with addiction and medical professionals are as follows:
Medically supervised detox – Detoxing from drugs or alcohol can be painful at best, and fatal at worst. Attending a facility where medical professionals administer medication and supervise the detoxification process make it safe and more comfortable.
Staff that understands – It’s not uncommon for many of the staff in treatment centers to be in recovery themselves. This is a benefit because they are able to relate to patients, and offer support.
Around the clock support – With inpatient treatment, there is always someone available for patients to talk to. Treatment brings up a lot of emotions that patients have previously tried to drink or drug away, so 24-hour support is important.
Therapy – Most rehab programs offer individualized and group therapy for addicts with licensed therapists who specialize in addiction therapy.
Psychiatric care – Most patients have underlying mental health issues, that either preceded addiction, or happened because of it. They will receive psychiatric care for those underlying issues and medication if necessary.
Tools for coping – Therapists and behavioral health technicians often lead lectures or classes that teach coping and life skills. As addicts, often the only tool they have for dealing with life is using or drinking. The addiction treatment professionals provide other avenues to cope with challenges; knowledge that addicts take with them when they return to normal life.
Relapse prevention – A significant amount of time in treatment is spent educating addicts about relapse prevention, dealing with triggers, and strategizing about life after rehab.
Aftercare – Most rehabs offer aftercare or alumni programs for patients who complete treatment. These programs are often run by therapists, technicians, or other addiction treatment professionals, for continuing support in recovery.
About Summit Behavioral Health
Summit Behavioral Health offers holistic detox, outpatient, and inpatient treatment programs for patients in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Contact them today for help with your drug or alcohol addiction at 1-844-643-3869.
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