Intensive Outpatient Rehab in New Jersey

Outpatient Opioid Detox

No one chooses addiction. We understand that. We also understand the physical hold your addiction has on you and the need for medical supervision when you make the decision to stop using opioids. It’s not a matter of “toughing it out” or going “cold turkey”. The physical effects of withdrawal can be not only miserable, but in some cases also life-threatening, without a medical team to help you through the process. However, if you’re like most people, you have a job, family responsibilities and community commitments. In fact, the reason you haven’t taken this step already may be that you just don’t have weeks to put your life on hold without potentially losing your job, being embarrassed in front of your friends and acquaintances and disrupting your family. That’s why we created our outpatient detox program.

Understanding Outpatient detox

Out New Jersey detox helps a patient go through withdrawal from opioids under a doctor’s supervision, sometimes using medications to lessen some of the worse symptoms while releasing a patient from their physical dependence. Without medical supervision, withdrawal can be dangerous and even life-threatening. Plus, without such a program, we’ve found that there is a greater chance of relapse and having to repeat your recovery program.

Who can benefit from our outpatient detox program?

Not everyone who enters an opioid recovery program needs detox. It is designed for individuals with a physical dependency and those whose health would be considered at risk from withdrawal without medical supervision. These include individuals addicted to…

  • Heroin
  • Opioids and prescription pain medications
  • Alcohol. The withdrawal symptoms from alcohol abuse are among the most severe and dangerous.
  • Cocaine. Withdrawal from cocaine is often accompanied by extreme mood swings that make medical supervision desirable.
  • Benzodiazepines. Withdrawal from drugs like Xanax and valium can be life-threatening if done “cold turkey” and shouldn’t be attempted without medical supervision.
  • Stimulants. This includes drugs like methamphetamine and dexedrine.

What to expect with outpatient Opioid and Alcohol detox

With our outpatient detox program, you visit our facility every day for several hours for treatment and evaluation, but return home every day after your session. You can also work and fulfill most of your other family and community obligations. How long medical detox takes depends on the individual, his or her health history and the drug or drugs involved. Withdrawal symptoms can last as few as two days for alcohol addiction and may last up to several weeks for addiction to benzodiazepines. According to the National Institute of Health, the average duration of outpatient detox is 6.5 days. Be assured; we’ll be there with you however long it takes you to get clean.

During the detox program, you’ll first be evaluated to learn your overall health and whether you have are a good candidate for outpatient detox. Good candidates for our outpatient program have a good support system at home, steady employment and a vehicle to get them to and from the facility. They are also not deemed to be at risk of severe complications from drug or alcohol withdrawal. During the detox program, you’ll meet with your medical team every day. They will access your health and your progress and make any necessary changes to your medications. They will also monitor your health for any signs of serious withdrawal complications.

After you have completed the detox phase of the program, you’ll be encouraged to participate in group and individual counseling and recovery sessions. Our facility also provides an after-care program to help you avoid relapses and to help you develop a more healthy lifestyle going forward. We support both 12-step and alternative recovery programs.

Benefits of an outpatient detox program

While the best part of an outpatient detox program is that you can continue most of your regular activities while you are recovering from addiction, there are also many other advantages of choosing an outpatient program over a traditional in-patient recovery/detox program. Just a few of these are…

  • Lower cost. Outpatient detox not only helps you keep your life near normal while you begin your recovery program, it is also usually less expensive than in-house detox programs. Most insurance companies that offer coverage for drug and alcohol recovery programs cover outpatient detox. Our intake staff can help you determine in advance how much of our treatment cost your insurance program will cover.
  • Requires less total time. Outpatient detox programs are generally shorter than in-patient programs.
  • Privacy. With outpatient detox, patients don’t have to explain extended absences to employers, co-workers, fellow church members and friends. Outpatient detox allows patients to decide who and when to tell about their treatment.
  • More freedom to make good choices. With outpatient detox, patients are able to continue or re-start many of the things they enjoy, like taking walks, reading books, cooking dinner for their family and creating artwork, things that are not always possible in an in-patient setting.
  • Increased accountability. With this additional freedom, patients are charged with a greater degree of accountability for their actions. Our research has found that patients have a lesser degree of relapse when they are held accountable for their actions.

Outpatient detox New Jersey

Keeping a regular life during detox and recovery is possible. If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, you don’t have to go it alone, and you don’t have to choose between your job and getting clean and healthy. At Next Wind Recovery in Jersey City, New Jersey, we can help you change your life for the better, reconnect with your family and friends, and get on the road to becoming the person you’ve always dreamed of being. To schedule a free assessment or to learn more about our outpatient detox program, contact our caring recovery team at (insert contact info). Next Wind Recovery has been helping New Jersey residents say goodbye to addiction safely for more than a decade.

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

Next Wind Recovery Centers of New Jersey, 2020