In 2016, 27 Hawthorne residents were admitted to treatment for alcohol as their primary drug of abuse, while 32 were admitted for heroin as their primary addiction.1 In larger Passaic County, nearly 2,000 people sought rehab for alcohol addiction, while almost 4,400 people sought treatment for heroin addiction.1
Drug addiction treatment for alcohol, opioids, or any other substance is often multifaceted and may utilize a combination of medical detox, behavioral therapies, drug education, medications, mental health care, relapse prevention training, and social services. All of these forms of treatment can help to care for you as a whole person. Addressing only a physical dependence on drugs, for example a detox-only approach, can leave you with little understanding of how to stay sober and prone to relapse. Similarly, not treating a co-occurring mental health disorder can put you at risk of returning to substance use to cope with the symptoms of that disorder.
It’s important to find a program that can address all the issues with which you are dealing. For example, if you struggle with depression or another mental health condition, find a rehab that has dual diagnosis services. If you have significant medical needs, for example, you are pregnant, make sure to ask any prospective centers if they can treat you and provide prenatal care. Don’t underestimate the value of taking your time to find a program that can provide the specialized care you need. You’re more likely to complete treatment when it is tailored to you. Use our directory to find professional help today.