Addiction Therapy Programs in Piscataway, NJ

An addiction is a medical condition where a person cannot control their use of a particular drug and/or alcohol. While few people start out abusing drugs in hopes of becoming addicted to them, chronic use of drugs can lead to changes in the brain that can cause a person to experience strong cravings for a drug. Over time, a drug can almost "re-wire" their brain so that all they care about is getting high again. A person will lose their ability to control how much they use of a substance and will start to experience withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance. Addiction knows no bounds of gender, social status, or age. All can easily become addicted. Fortunately, addiction is treatable and addiction therapy programs in Piscataway can help a person become sober.

Addiction does not mean a person is mentally or physically weak. Overcoming an addiction is hard work, and a person often requires therapy programs for addiction in order to begin to beat the disease. A person can choose to participate in addiction therapy programs on an inpatient or outpatient basis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, offering a diverse selection of addiction therapy programs can help a person experience the greatest results in terms of long-term sobriety.

Types of Therapy Programs for Addiction

Our drug rehab in Piscataway offers several different types of addiction therapy. By having several options, a person struggling with addiction can choose those that best suit their personality, interests, and unique needs. Addiction rehab specialists can also help a person choose the therapy programs that are best suited to their personality and needs.

Art Therapy: Often one of the roots of drug abuse can be improper coping mechanisms. A person doesn't know how to deal with feelings of stress and pressure and turns to drugs and/or alcohol. Therapy programs such as art and music therapy can help a person who has struggled with addiction learn how to relieve stress in a healthy manner. According to an article published in the Journal of Addiction Nursing, an estimated 36.8 of therapy programs for addiction treatment offer art therapy. A person does not need to be a professional artist to enjoy art therapy. Instead, they can express themselves through creating paintings, sculpting, or even creating an art review journal where the person reviews other works of art. According to the journal article, art therapy for addiction helps to reduce feelings of denial and opposition to addiction treatment.

Moral Reconation Therapy: Moral reconation therapy (MRT) is a therapy program for addiction treatment that focuses on helping a person identify how drug abuse has affected others as well as themselves. The program is structured around 16 specific steps that a person can work through. A workbook is available for the program, and group program participation can also benefit an individual. Examples of steps associated with MRT include:

  • Reinforcement of positive behaviors and habits
  • Decrease in hedonism
  • Development of frustration tolerance

The program has been found to be especially effective in treating people who may have been sober at one time and relapsed, according to 4Emergence.com. At the end of the addiction therapy programs in Piscataway, a person will ideally be able to enhance their moral reasoning and make decisions that are based on the good of a person and their loved ones, not just thinking of the person. Relapse prevention in Piscataway is the end result of treatment.

12-Step Programs: 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous have been used for years to help those struggling with addiction get sober and stay sober. There is a book that is part of the 12-steps that outlines the main tenets. While the program has a spiritual component, all may participate. Examples of the 12 steps include:

  • We admitted we were powerless over alcohol (or drugs), and that our lives had become unmanageable.
  • We admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
  • We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.

There are many 12-step therapy programs for addiction in the area. A person can participate in the meetings and will often identify a "sponsor" or mentor that will check in with a person and can act as a guide for continued sobriety.

Additional examples of addiction therapy programs in Piscataway can include individual counseling, participating in family therapy, biofeedback, and/or participating in women or men's therapy sessions.

Call us today at (732) 835-4005 to speak with an addiction specialist.

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