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Drug Addiction Rehab – Trenton  

Addiction is a disease that causes a person to become physically or mentally dependent on a particular substance, such as drugs or alcohol. When the person becomes addicted, he or she can no longer control the urge and compulsion to use the substance.

Drug addiction rehab is an approach to help a person overcome his or her addiction. The focus of drug addiction rehab is first to help the person physically withdraw from the substance. The next step in drug addiction rehab is to learn how to live without using drugs or alcohol by addressing the psychological aspects of addiction.

Different Types of Drug Addiction

Drug Treatment Centers Trenton offers drug rehab to treat a number of addictions to either legal or illegal drugs. Examples of drug addiction types include:

Other drugs a person may seek drug addiction rehab for include:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • MDMA or “molly”
  • Methamphetamine
  • Opiates, such as morphine, oxycodone, hydrocodone or other painkillers
  • Stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall
  • Tranquilizers, such as Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan or Valium

Call us today at 609-770-6140 if you or anyone you love needs help overcoming their addiction to these drugs.

Addiction Statistics in Trenton and New Jersey

New Jersey has the lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, according to a report from the Trust for America’s Health. An estimated 9.8 out of 100,000 people in New Jersey died from prescription drug abuse in 2012. In a poll published in the New Jersey Drug Control Update, 6 percent of New Jersey residents reported using illicit drugs in the past 30 days, a number that is 2 percent less than the national average of 8 percent.

An estimated 8,300 New Jersey residents were admitted to drug treatment programs to overcome an opiate addiction in 2012, according to “The Star-Ledger.” Heroin, an opiate, is the most-cited drug among drug treatment admissions in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Drug Control Update.

How Is Addiction Mental and Physical?

Addiction is a mental and physical disease, first because drugs alter the chemistry of a person’s brain. This causes a person to experience physical cravings for the drug. A person is also mentally addicted to a substance. If he or she were not, then the physical detox process would typically be sufficient to help a person overcome addiction. Instead, a person has a mental connection to the way a drug makes him or her feel.

Signs and Symptoms of Drug Addiction

Drug addiction can affect every aspect of a person’s life, including his or her health, occupation, relationships and more. Signs and symptoms of drug addiction include:

  • building up a drug tolerance
  • continuing to abuse drugs, even though they are causing ill physical and mental effects
  • craving a drug when no longer using it
  • loss of control over drug use
  • sudden weight loss or gain
  • taking drugs under dangerous conditions or putting the person in danger when not using it
  • withdrawing from others and activities a person once enjoyed

Treatment for Drug Addiction

Treatment centers offer both inpatient and outpatient treatments for drug and alcohol addictions.

Inpatient treatments can include medical detox to overcome the physical symptoms associate with drug abuse or a residential treatment stay of 30 days or more to help a person recover and remain sober for many years to come.

Outpatient treatments can involve routine visits to Drug Treatment Centers Trenton for detox, counseling or group therapies.

While outpatient therapy allows a person to remain at his or her home, this may not always be the best option for those who have relapsed after a previous recovery, who are addicted to multiple substances or experience chronic conditions, such as a mental illness.

To learn more about drug addiction rehab, call Drug Treatment Centers Trenton, at 609-770-6140.

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