What are the signs that a friend or loved one needs help?
First, you will notice some changes in their behavior and personality. Eventually, these changes will cause some problems financially and in relationships at work or at home. The evidence of any drug or alcohol problem will be any new questionable or out of the ordinary behavior. Simply put, you need to trust your instincts and call Lakeview Health if you feel like a loved one or friend needs help. Are there one-step cures or medicines that can stop the addiction? Currently, there are no medications that can cure addiction. However, there are some medications that can address issues such as anxiety, depression or anything else that can lead to substance abuse or relapse. In rehab, the treatment can identify these issues.
What is detox?
Also known as detoxification, it is the first level of care in any treatment of addiction. Here, the toxic substances such as alcohol or drugs are cleared from the body completely. If not done under medical supervision, the whole process can be life-threatening or uncomfortable. The length of the process is determined by the quantity, type, frequency and the duration of the abused substance.
Is further treatment necessary after detox?
Yes, it is required because detox simply removes the substance in the body but doesn't remove the addiction in the first place. The patient will get more urges to abuse substances after detox, especially after going through withdrawal. The treatment after detox reduces the risk of relapsing thus allowing patients to learn about new ways to maintain their sobriety.
Can my loved one or friend simply undergo the treatment at home?
There are some benefits of the patient leaving their home environment. First, they can create a physical distance from any temptations of doing drugs or alcohol. Secondly, they can break familiar patterns that can cause relapsing. Patients who are treated at home will most likely leave the treatment very early and decrease the ability to achieve sobriety.
How can I help a friend or loved in rehab treatment?
To guarantee addiction treatment and overall long term recovery, friends and family need to provide support. Therefore, if your friend or loved one is in rehab treatment, you need to get involved, learn the education, support, counselling and support they need. If your loved one has enrolled at Rehab Centers NJ, you can do the following:
• Request the family packet to be mailed to you and complete it accordingly.
• Learn more about the addiction in question
• Attend the necessary phone sessions with the primary therapist on your loved one's case and follow the recommendations provided
• Participate in the family treatment program (provided for immediate family) for 4 days
• Attend the local Al-Anon 12 step support groups for family and friends of addicts
• Follow the suggestions provided by the primary therapist
What's the role of support groups like Al-Anon, NA, AA after rehab?
These organizations have regular meetings where patients can get peer support and allow patients to maintain their sobriety. Long-term sobriety can be guaranteed through shared strength from experiences from other recovering alcoholics and addicts. Al-Anon also provides support for friends and family members of people who are struggling with addictions.
Why does my friend or loved one keep relapsing?
Unfortunately, it might take some attempts for some patients to get completely sober. You can't determine definitively whether a patient will relapse and as such the abuse cycle can start weeks or many years after the treatment. The most effective method of overcoming addiction is through rehab treatment and continued support and counseling. Relapses might be disappointing but they are opportunities for patients and their families or friends to learn what will work or won't work with their addiction treatment.
How successful is your program?
It's tough to measure long-term success for addiction since it is a disease that can go into remission during treatment and emerge later. Our rehab treatment center provides an alumni program that supports the former patients and many of them have maintained their sobriety successfully. Basically, the patients need to follow an aftercare plan which includes family therapy, medication management, individual counselling, attending 12 step meetings and also other proactive measures that prevent relapsing.
Is there a confidentiality policy in place?
Our center protects the personal health information of all our patients in compliance with the HIPAA standards. The health information can only be released after the signed consent from the patients. Of course, there are some exceptions such as homicidal or suicidal intentions, sexual or physical abuse as well as neglect of oneself, an elderly person or a minor. During these circumstances, the staff needs to contact the authorities immediately.
Do you accept insurance?
Yes, our clinic accepts most of the major insurance plans. We also accept major credit cards and self-pay. Contact our intake specialist through 732-333-6275 and get more information about our payment plans.
During my rehab, will I be able to keep my job?
Your complete focus should be on treatment and recovery while attending rehab. Therefore, you need to take a break from work and any other responsibilities. If you admit yourself to a rehab center voluntarily, you are protected by the family and medical leave act. Your employer can choose to provide you with the short-term disability insurance which covers the time you will spend in rehab treatment. If you're looking to attend rehab, you need to learn more about the protections in place and also discuss them with your employers.