Substance abuse has a different impact on every individual it affects. To ensure we can aid every patient in their unique circumstances, North Ward Behavioral Health Center works directly with them to create an effective treatment plan. We’ll determine the balance of individual counseling, group support, medication, and other services that can help them best in their situation. Our recovery services include:
Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused substances in America. Social acceptance and ready availability make alcohol dependence both easy to fall into and difficult to escape. At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we help patients detoxify, resist cravings, and develop the skills they need for a life free from dependence.
We have specialists who can treat patients for dependency on heroin, cocaine, prescription medications, stimulants and amphetamines, sedatives like benzodiazepines, cannabis, and more. If you find drug addiction to be a destructive force in your life, partner with us to detoxify, manage your dependence, and begin adjusting to a healthier life.
Medications for Dependence Management
In addition to our recovery services, North Ward Behavioral Health Center also offers prescriptions for medications that can help patients manage their dependence. Instead of quitting cold turkey, these medications gradually and gently wean patients off the drugs they rely on. They reduce dependence until the individual can more effectively combat addiction with their own willpower and strength, as well as with the non-medicated treatment modalities at their disposal.
Naltrexone is one of the primary medications we employ for this purpose. By shutting down the brain receptors that are responsible for highs, naltrexone can stop the euphoric and sedative effects of depressants. Patients no longer experience a high from substance use, and over time, they will find their cravings reduced. Naltrexone is available as a monthly injection (Vivitrol®) or in oral tablet form.
Choose North Ward Behavioral Health Center
Located in Newark, NJ, North Ward Behavioral Health Center is a state-of-the-art provider of mental and behavioral healthcare. Our staff of doctors and specialists has many years of experience helping patients recover from substance abuse and addiction to drugs, alcohol, and more. We’ll work with you to understand your circumstances and needs before developing a customized treatment plan that can allow you to heal and thrive. Treatment may include counseling, dependence management medications, and more. To learn more about substance abuse treatment, contact us today.