Treating addiction is a lifelong journey. But with the right treatment options, there is hope for lifelong recovery. Harmony Outpatient works with you to find the right treatment model for your substance use disorder. If you are considering outpatient rehab in the Millburn, New Jersey area, now is the right time! Contact Harmony Outpatient to learn more about the outpatient rehab process. 

Do I Need Addiction Treatment?

Depending on your substance use history and another health background, you may be debating whether or not you need substance abuse treatment. It’s never too early or late to begin addiction and mental health treatment. Substance 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 and your mental health.

Reasons for 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 Does Outpatient Look Like?

The two main types of addiction treatment are inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. In inpatient treatment, you will live in the treatment center for a set period of time. In outpatient treatment, you will have the ability to return home after treatment.

In outpatient, there are two specific types of plans: intensive outpatient and general outpatient. Intensive outpatient is much more structured, and you will likely be at the facility for a full day, from 9 am to 5 pm, for example. In general outpatient, you may have more flexibility to determine when you come and go from the center. Still, you will likely be at the center for multiple weekly hours. 

Who is Eligible for Outpatient Treatment?

You may be eligible for an outpatient treatment plan if you:

  • Have successfully completed prior inpatient treatment and are looking for continued support.
  • Have already detoxed or are finishing at a detox center.
  • Have a strong support network outside of treatment and relationships that promote sober living. 
  • Looking for continued recovery on a more flexible basis.

What Programs Are Offered in Outpatient Treatment?

While outpatient programs may offer detox assistance, they are mainly based on post-detox treatment or treatment after inpatient care. 

You will have a variety of programming options that may include:

  • Individual sessions with a therapist for mental health and substance use
  • Group therapy sessions with a therapist 
  • Support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Case management resources and aftercare planning
  • Medical and mental health services 
  • Support and financial or education resources 
  • Daily activities, including animal therapy, art therapy, music therapy, and others
  • Recovery support and a sober community for stability
  • Therapist referrals for 

Depending on the treatment center you attend, you may have the option of attending only certain treatment activities, or you may be required to attend all programming. 

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

It often happens that 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 Addiction Treatment at 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.