What Comes After Calling the NJ Addiction Hotline?


In the state of New Jersey, we are witnessing an opioid epidemic. In 2018, over 90% of reported overdose deaths were caused by opioids.

If you have come to realize your substance abuse could become lethal, whether you’re using opioids or another substance, the first step is to call the NJ addiction hotline. Recognize that this is an act of bravery. You are taking control of your own life.

Once you’ve placed that call, you’re probably wondering what will happen next.

Read on to learn more about addiction recovery in New Jersey and seek the treatment that could save your life.

The Detox

One of the first steps in the road to recovery is the detox. To detox is to allow the body to metabolize any substances in your system. As this occurs, the toxic influence may pass, allowing your mind and body to return to a clearer and healthier state.

One of the reasons that it is suggested that you detox with professional assistance is that withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable. In some cases, if not monitored properly, they can be dangerous for your body. A physical exam must be performed before the detox begins to determine the safest path forward.

At Next Wind Recovery, we offer an out-patient detox program. We understand that not everyone can take days or weeks off from work or away from home while committing to recovery. We provide a solution that is both effective and flexible.

Building a Support System

One of the many roadblocks to recovery is that it often requires ending relationships that are no longer sustainable. While it may be necessary to cut ties with those who enable or encourage substance abuse, it can be painful to remove yourself from those relationships.

Having a support system in your sobriety is an important way to maintain sobriety. That is why we suggest building new relationships with people who are in a similar position as yourself. This can create a space to discuss your struggles with those who understand and provide healthy peer pressure.

At Next Wind Recovery, we encourage attending our group counseling sessions in addition to private counseling sessions. This is a great way to connect with others and remind yourself that you are not alone. For many of our clients, group counseling provided a clearer understanding of addiction and strengthened their determination to recover.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Some patients can benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT). During recovery, your specialists will determine if this approach is the best for you.

At Next Wind Recovery, we use MAT primarily to treat opioid addiction. Medication is prescribed to block feelings of euphoria associated with opioid use. This allows our clients to curb their cravings and move through withdrawal symptoms with less difficulty.

The medications we use at Next Wind Recovery are all approved by the FDA. With the help of our doctors and specialists, we prescribe and monitor medications that we believe will help in your individual case. In other words, our MAT program is not one-size-fits-all.


In addition to group counseling, one-on-one or private counseling is often used as a recovery tool. You may go through cognitive behavioral sessions, EMDR therapy, and more.

During this time, you will work with a registered therapist to uncover the trauma and other experiences that may have contributed to your substance abuse. In the past, your substance was your coping mechanism. In private counseling sessions, you will learn new and healthy coping mechanisms to lean on moving forward.

You will also discuss the potential scenarios, thoughts, or interactions that may be triggering for you. When you are receiving treatment, you are in a protected environment with tools at your disposal to help you recover. After treatment, you may be faced with difficult situations and it is important that you are prepared to react in a healthy way.

Ultimately, our goal at Next Wind Recovery is to give you a safe space to open up. In return, we will provide you with the tools and mechanisms to maintain your sobriety out in the world.

Intensive Out-Patient Care

When you enroll in our intensive out-patient care, we will use a combination of the solutions above to help you recover. You will be in control of your path to recovery.

When you opt for intensive out-patient care, we will address not only your issues with substance abuse but other struggles you have with mental illness. Over 9.2 million Americans who struggle with substance abuse also live with mental illness. This is sometimes referred to as a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorders.

In other words, Next Wind Recovery doesn’t just treat addiction. We will also help you work through issues with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and more.

Life After Calling the NJ Addiction Hotline

When you’ve come to realize that you are struggling with addiction, the next step is asking for help. Call the NJ addiction hotline to get the resources you need. From there, you will be put in touch with recovery specialists and doctors.

Our goal at Next Wind Recovery is to get you through the immediate hurdles towards sobriety. Then, we help you find the tools to live a happy and healthy life outside of our facilities. Our programs are designed for out-patient living, giving you the opportunity to move forward both in your daily life and in the comfort of our care.

If you’re in Jersey City and want to leave substance abuse behind, contact us. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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Next Wind provides Outpatient Addiction Treatment through the use of Medication Assisted Treatment.

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