Group of patients in outpatient addiction treatment

Outpatient Addiction Treatment Timeline

Detox is the first step toward recovery from drug or alcohol abuse and addiction. Choosing the best detox program depends upon your unique needs and the severity of your substance use disorder. Withdrawal symptoms are different for everyone and are determined by the type of substance, length of use, and amount in your system upon…

Group Therapy techniques

3 Group Therapy Techniques

Group therapy is structured talk therapy where one or more therapists work with several people simultaneously. In group therapy, the participants share common challenges. Therapists lead the group utilizing various therapy techniques as they work through a particular theme in each session. Research shows that group therapy programs are equally as effective as individual therapy…

Aftercare Services

3 Benefits of Aftercare Services After Substance Abuse Rehab

Addiction is a chronic disease and, like other chronic diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, requires constant tending. While there is no cure for addiction, it is treatable and can be effectively managed. Relapse is a common part of addiction, so an aftercare program is critical for addiction treatment. Going through detox and drug…

partial hospitalization program guidelines

Partial Hospitalization Program Guidelines

Next Wind Recovery’s partial hospitalization program (PHP) in New Jersey is a level of addiction and mental health treatment between residential and outpatient programs. Also referred to as a day program, a PHP provides an inpatient programs’ structure and intensive approach, but clients can return home on nights and weekends. PHPs are designed to be…

woman having early signs of alcoholism

Stopping Alcohol Addiction Early

The signs of alcohol addiction—or alcoholism—run through a long continuum from headaches and irritability during early-stage bingeing to death from internal bleeding during end-stage abuse. It is important to remember, however, that alcohol dependence can be successfully treated at any stage: don’t ever think you are too far gone to heal. The stereotypical side effects…

Woman with Percocet addiction holding her head

How Does Percocet Addiction Start?

Millions of Americans who had no intention of having an addiction to opioids have found themselves trapped by dependence on painkillers like Percocet. Before it was commonly known to the public that synthetic opioids were so dangerous, they were aggressively marketed to doctors and hospitals by the companies that produced them. They were legally prescribed…