Substance Abuse: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options in New Jersey

Substance Abuse

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Tristate area residents need access to compassionate, comprehensive, and individualized care for substance abuse recovery more than ever before. This is precisely what we offer at NJ Recovery Solutions. Located in the heart of Florham Park, NJ, we specialize in treating a wide array of substance abuse disorders, ensuring that every patient receives the exact level of care they require to embark on a successful journey to recovery.

Our commitment to guiding individuals through their unique paths to sobriety is what sets us apart, validated by countless patients who have turned their lives around under our care. 

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Understanding addiction

Understanding Substance Abuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, involves the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. This behavior often leads to addiction, a complex disease characterized by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. Addiction can cause long-lasting changes in the brain, leading to harmful behaviors seen in people who abuse drugs. The condition can stem from various factors, including genetic vulnerability, environmental stressors, social pressures, and psychological factors.

At NJ Recovery Solutions, our treatment philosophy is built on the foundation of hope, integrity, and relentless support. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the addiction, by addressing the underlying causes of substance abuse. Our approach is holistic, integrating physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being into our treatment plans. We aim to empower our clients, giving them the tools they need for a sustainable recovery and a brighter future.

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Signs & Symptoms of Addiction

Signs of Substance Abuse

Recognizing the signs of substance abuse can be the first step in seeking help. While each individual’s experience can vary, common indicators include:

Behavioral Changes

  • Increased secrecy or deceit: Lying about the amount of substance used or hiding substance use from others.
  • Withdrawal from social activities: Losing interest in hobbies or activities that were once enjoyed.
  • Neglecting responsibilities: Failing to meet obligations at work, school, or home due to substance use.
  • Risky behavior: Engaging in dangerous activities, especially to obtain the substance.

Physical Symptoms

  • Changes in appearance: Noticeable weight loss or gain, poor personal hygiene, and unexplained bruises or marks.
  • Health issues: Frequent nosebleeds (often associated with snorted drugs), shakes, tremors, or slurred speech.
  • Unusual energy levels: Sudden bursts of energy or, conversely, prolonged lethargy.

Psychological Signs

  • Mood swings: Rapid and dramatic shifts in emotions without a clear reason.
  • Irritability or paranoia: Feeling excessively wary or suspicious without any justifiable cause.
  • Anxiety or depression: Persistent sadness, low energy, or nervousness particularly linked to substance use or its effects.

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Paying for treatment

We Work With Most Major Insurance

Most major PPO & POS health plans help cover many of the costs associated with treatment at NJ Recovery Solutions. To find out your personal options for treatment, fill out our free insurance verification form. Our caring treatment coordinators will help you find the best treatment options that meet your personal needs in treatment. Don’t give up hope, recovery is possible.

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Our NJ Addiction Treatment Programs

At NJ Recovery Solutions, we offer a variety of treatment options tailored to the needs of each individual. Our programs are designed to address both the physical symptoms of withdrawal and the psychological underpinnings of addiction, ensuring a holistic approach to recovery.


The first step in many treatment programs involves detoxification, which is the process of clearing drugs from the body and managing withdrawal symptoms. NJ Recovery Solutions provides medically supervised detox to ensure safety and comfort, reducing the risks associated with withdrawal.

Residential Inpatient

For those who need a structured environment to recover from substance abuse, our inpatient rehabilitation program offers 24-hour care. This program involves various therapeutic activities, including individual and group therapy, skills workshops, and recreational activities to rebuild healthy, substance-free lives.

Outpatient Programs

Outpatient treatment at NJ Recovery Solutions is suited for those who have mild to moderate substance abuse issues and require a degree of flexibility. Patients can maintain their daily routines while participating in scheduled treatment sessions throughout the week.

Aftercare Support

Recovery from substance abuse is a long-term process. NJ Recovery Solutions offers aftercare and support services to help individuals navigate life after treatment. This includes alumni support groups, ongoing counseling, and relapse prevention education.

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Addiction Recovery Happens at NJ Recovery Solutions

NJ Recovery Solutions is committed to providing compassionate care and comprehensive treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse. Here’s how we can help:

Expert Staff & Evidence-Based Therapies

Our team of experts is trained in the latest evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment. We employ a staff of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, and medical doctors who specialize in addiction medicine and mental health.

Customized Care

Understanding that each case of substance abuse is unique, we tailor our treatment programs to fit the individual needs of our clients. This personalized approach ensures that each person receives the most effective treatments and interventions.

Supportive, Healing Environment

Located in the heart of New Jersey, NJ Recovery Solutions is part of a vibrant community committed to recovery. Our welcoming facility offers a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can focus on healing.

Comprehensive Treatment

From initial detox to long-term aftercare, NJ Recovery Solutions provides continuous support throughout the recovery process. Our comprehensive programs address all aspects of addiction to promote lasting recovery.

If you or a loved one is dealing with substance abuse, NJ Recovery Solutions is here to help. With a deep understanding of the challenges posed by addiction, coupled with our extensive treatment options and supportive environment, we provide everything needed to start the journey to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you or your loved one take the first step towards a healthier, substance-free life.

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Our caring admissions team is standing by ready to help you begin your journey towards lasting recovery from substance abuse & mental illness. NJ Recovery Solutions is here for you, day or night.

Addiction FAQs

Frequently-Asked Questions About Substance Abuse

NJ Recovery Solutions in Florham Park, NJ, is dedicated to providing comprehensive and evidence-based behavioral healthcare treatment services for individuals struggling with substance abuse. With a holistic approach, compassionate team, and personalized care, we empower individuals on their recovery journey.

What types of substance abuse do you treat at NJ Recovery Solutions?

At NJ Recovery Solutions, we treat a wide range of substance abuse issues, including but not limited to alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and other illicit drugs. We provide comprehensive care that addresses both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

How do I know if I or someone I care about needs treatment?

Recognizing the need for treatment often starts with identifying the signs of substance abuse, which can include changes in behavior, deteriorating physical appearance, neglecting responsibilities, and continued use despite negative consequences. If substance use is causing harm to their life or the lives of others, it’s time to consider treatment. We offer confidential assessments at NJ Recovery Solutions to help determine the level of care needed.

What can I expect during the treatment process at your center?

The treatment process at NJ Recovery Solutions begins with a comprehensive assessment to understand the specific needs of the individual. Based on the assessment, we may recommend a range of treatments that could include medical detoxification, inpatient or outpatient therapy, individual and group counseling, and long-term aftercare planning. Our approach is holistic and personalized, ensuring that each client receives the support necessary for their unique recovery journey.

How long does the treatment program last?

The duration of treatment varies depending on the individual’s specific needs and circumstances. Some clients may benefit from shorter programs, such as a 30-day inpatient stay, while others may require longer-term treatment options, such as extended inpatient treatment or ongoing outpatient support. During the initial assessment, our team will work with you to determine the most appropriate length of treatment.