At Alina Lodge, we understand that despite the rise in the number of “quick-fix,” 28-day addiction treatment programs, genuine addiction treatment takes time, focus, and care. Our residential treatment program is designed around this principle, which is what makes us the premier long-term care facility on the East Coast, and among the finest in the country.
Tens of millions of Americans aged 12 and older struggle with a substance use disorder each year, although the vast majority of these receive treatment. Addiction is a chronic condition, meaning the situation will continue to worsen until you receive and complete treatment.
If you or someone you care about is battling addiction and ready to get treatment, or if they have tried to get help but failed, Alina Lodge has a solution for you. Reach our addiction specialists online or call 833.685.1700 to learn more about the programs we offer at our residential treatment center in New Jersey.
The Stages of Addiction
Although addiction takes time to develop, the disease starts with your first use. Drugs and alcohol are neurotransmitter inhibitors that force your brain to release more neurotransmitters than it should. This rush of neurotransmitters is responsible for the pleasurable effects of intoxication and changes to your pleasure and reward center. Your brain associates your substance of choice with pleasure because of the positive effects you experience when you use it.
Over time, your brain becomes dependent on your substance of choice to release neurotransmitters. Additionally, your brain connects everything that reminds you of your substance of choice with pleasure, and when you’re exposed to triggers, you deal with intense cravings. Certain substances can also cause physical dependence. When your body is physically addicted to a substance, you can deal with withdrawal symptoms if you immediately stop using it.
While most withdrawal symptoms are painful and uncomfortable but not fatal, certain substances can cause life-threatening complications. Alcohol detox can lead to delirium tremens, which causes changes to your body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate. Once you develop a physical addiction, a residential addiction treatment center like the one administered by Alina Lodge is typically necessary to guide you through medically-supervised detox and the initial phases of recovery.
What a Residential Treatment Program Can Offer
At Alina Lodge’s residential treatment center in New Jersey, we specialize in long-term care. Depending upon the individual needs of the individual student, the program may last anywhere from 90 days to 18 months or even two years. A student’s journey usually begins with a medically supervised detoxification program, which takes place in one of the centers that make up our comprehensive network detox facilities. From there, you will move into long-term residential treatment to continue your recovery journey.
The clinical team at Alina Lodge always customizes treatment for each of our students, but it will include a combination of approaches. These include but are not limited to:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Medication management
- Dual-diagnosis treatment
- Aftercare planning and alumni care
During treatment, you will remain on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The increased structure provides you with constant access to members of your treatment team, which is especially beneficial if you have a severe addiction, have made multiple attempts at treatment, or comorbid conditions.
Since many people who battle addiction also have a co-occurring mental health disorder, our residential treatment program in New Jersey can provide specialized dual-diagnosis programs. When you have a co-occurring disorder like depression, anxiety, or PTSD, it’s necessary to treat both conditions simultaneously in order to recover fully.
Finding Help Today
When you are battling a substance use disorder, reaching out for help is the first step in your recovery journey. Addiction doesn’t happen overnight, nor does recovery. Your brain and body need time to fully heal from addiction, which is why you must reach out to a residential treatment center that will give you the time you need to regain control of your life. Reach out to Alina Lodge today at 833.685.1700 to find out more about our programs and your treatment options.