Drug and alcohol addiction is complex, and it affects each person differently. Finding addiction treatment services can be an overwhelming and stressful process, but Harmony Outpatient rehab center works with you to find a confidential and convenient solution to best fit your treatment center needs. 

Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

If this is the first time you’re seeking addiction treatment, you may wonder if you truly need substance abuse treatment. It’s never too early or too late to begin addiction treatment. Substance abuse/addiction can quickly become a deadly medical emergency if not treated early. 

Here are some signs that addiction treatment services may be a good next step for you.

Reasons to Seek Addiction Treatment

  • Isolating yourself from friends and family to use it in privacy. You may isolate your usage enough that friends and family are unaware of your addiction. 
  • Getting into financial trouble or assuming large amounts of debt to purchase illicit drugs and alcohol. 
  • Losing your job, family, property, and other relationships due to substance abuse.
  • Hiding your substance abuse from others. Becoming extremely angry and confrontational when asked about your usage habits. 
  • Feeling extreme feelings of shame and guilt when using. 
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms as soon as your high wears off, or needing to soothe mental health problems or illness by using drugs and alcohol.
  • Seeking drug and alcohol addiction treatment but backing out for the fear of detoxing and withdrawal from drug abuse.

If you agree to any of these statements, it may be time to seek substance abuse treatment.

What Drugs Does Addiction Treatment Work For?

While drug abuse is different for everyone, here are some of the most common drugs we treat for addiction. American Addiction Centers classify these major types of addictive drugs.

Common Drug Addictions

  • Illicit Drugs: These have varying effects and are some of the most addictive drugs. They may include Cocaine, Ecstasy, Hallucinogens, Heroin, Ketamine, Marijuana, and Meth. 
  • Opiates: Often used to treat chronic pain, these include Codeine, Demerol, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Methadone, and Morphine.
  • Benzodiazepines: Used to sedate and calm the brain, these can include Ativan, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, Xanax, and Valium.
  • Stimulants: Commonly used to enhance performance, the stimulating effects can become addicting. These include Adderall, Concerta, Meth, Cocaine, and Ecstasy
  • Sleeping Pills: Originally used for sleep, these drugs can quickly become addictive due to their calming and sedative effects. They can include Ambien, Amytal, Lunesta, and Sonata.

What Does Treatment Look Like? 

Medical Detox

In medical detox, you will be monitored around the clock by a medical professional. If you are still actively using or in the early stages of your drug or alcohol abuse, this is a good first step. They can give you medications to ease your withdrawal symptoms. You can also enroll in medication-assisted treatment to help curb cravings while you recover. 

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment, or residential treatment, is an intensive program where you will live in the treatment center for a specified amount of time.  

You will participate in full programming, including individual therapy, group therapy, support groups, and therapeutic activities. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs

Partial hospitalization programs, also called PHP, are a stepping stone between inpatient and outpatient treatment. PHP is still residential, but you will be given additional freedoms compared to a full inpatient program. 

You will have access to various resources, including psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. 

Intensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive outpatient programming or IOP, gives heavy structure in an outpatient manner. The main difference between this model and inpatient treatment centers is that patients get to return home at the end of the day. 

This is an intensive program, as the name suggests, because you will spend the majority of the day, multiple days per week at the facility. Often programming will include group and individual therapy, high-quality behavioral healthcare, case management, mental health services, support groups, and other offerings.

Outpatient Treatment

This option is similar to intensive outpatient rehab, but provides a bit more flexibility. Here you will have the adaptability to come and go from the treatment center as you need.

In outpatient rehab, you will often be allowed to still attend the same programming as residential treatment or may be given an option between a few different types of programming.


An aftercare plan is a way to have additional support even after you’ve left treatment. Some aftercare plans include financial coaching, employment resources, and social work, as well as allowing you to explore additional treatment options.

Mental Health and Addiction

Often, mental illness and substance abuse go hand in hand. Sometimes the adverse consequences of using drugs and alcohol can lead to mental health problems like anxiety, major depression, and PTSD. 

However, if you struggle with bipolar disorder, an eating disorder, or other mental disorders in addition to addiction, you may find that treatment can help you work through those issues. 

Often, you can receive therapy for your substance use and any mental illnesses you may be struggling with. This can be done through individual therapy, behavioral therapy, group support therapy, and other activities. Usually, these programs are called dual diagnosis programs and allow you to get the support you need to simultaneously recover from both disorders. 

Get Drug Addiction Treatment With Harmony Outpatient

Drug and alcohol addiction can be consuming, but Harmony Outpatient offers a way to break free of substance abuse and live the life you deserve. We know that seeking substance abuse treatment programs for the first time can be scary, so we work to make the process simple for you through our professional care and treatment practices. 

Our Service Offerings 

For addiction treatment, we offer partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient treatment, and a standard outpatient track. Our treatment providers can work with you to find the best options and create individualized recovery treatment plans. 

Whether you live within miles of Millburn or come from further away, substance abuse treatment is within your reach! Contact us today at Harmony Healing Center.