This summer, four filmmakers from North Jersey are collaborating to film Epidemic H, a documentary about the rising epidemic of heroin addiction in Northern New Jersey. The film is a cry for awareness from the four who have seen too many friends and family members fall prey to addiction.
The awareness raised by these filmmakers is a reminder of the need for people with addictions to get appropriate treatment. Bergen County, the county in which Hackensack is located, has an outpatient addiction recovery program that provides customized treatment plans for both self referred and court referred patients. In many cases, however, an addict may find it necessary to go beyond outpatient treatment and enter a rehabilitation facility.
The Decision To Enter A Rehabilitation Facility
Deciding to enter rehabilitation is a choice that the addict has to make for him or herself but one that family and friends can assist in. It can be difficult to acknowledge that alcohol or drugs have become a controlling factor in one's life. Recognizing that, however, allows the addict not only to receive treatment from professionals, but to take the first step in regaining control over one's life. At our center we can offer the patient both medical treatment and support from professionals and colleagues who can help prevent him or her from relapsing.
Factors In Choosing A Rehabilitation Facility
You should ask questions to ensure that a facility can provide you with the treatment that you need. You should ask what methods of treatment are offered. Some facilities may be best tailored to individuals with disabilities or other medical needs that accompany their addiction. Others may cater to individuals of a certain age or other demographic.
Deciding to enter rehabilitation is never easy. We are here to help you make the choice you need.
Your Treatment Program Should Be Personal and Private
While you are making your decision on a rehabilitation facility, consider those facilities that may be top-notch in other cities as well as those in your area. Many patients choose to travel to treatment centers that are outside of their home areas because it takes them away from the place where they became addicted. Every addict is different, but sometimes getting out of town and into a new location can give you a new perspective and a fresh start during recovery. In addition, peer pressure and negative influences will not be a problem if you are away from your home area.
With that being said, if you are opting for an outpatient treatment program, You may be better served by choosing a facility that is close to home. This option is often chosen by those who have families they need to take care of, jobs and careers they need to retain, or classes they need to attend. We know that each individual case is different, and we are willing to work with you to find the best treatment center for your recovery.