Making the decision to enter rehab for alcohol or substance abuse can be very difficult, whether for yourself or for a loved one. Fear of the unknown can deter people from entering rehab, so knowing what to expect while you’re there can be a big help.
Across Hudson County, nearly 4,300 people were admitted to rehab centers in 2016.1 Although that may seem like a high number, it’s actually low when you consider the statistic that about 89% of people who need rehabilitation don’t receive it.2 Not knowing what to expect during rehab could be one of the main reasons people don’t go.
The following summary provides an idea of what to expect from a typical rehab center:
Intake: The intake process usually starts with a short consultation to assess your addiction, mental health, physical health, and more. This information is used to create an individualized treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.
Detox: Detox is a professional set of interventions designed to manage withdrawal while minimizing your discomfort. You won’t start the daily treatment program until after you complete detox.
Typical Day: The typical day at rehab includes both group and individual therapy sessions, as well as appointments with doctors as needed. There’s time for meals and short breaks and there’s free time for things like reading, journaling, exercising, and reflecting on your recovery. Many rehabs also offer privileges as you work your way through the program.
There are a variety of rehab centers in Kearny, each offering different services and amenities. If you don’t find one that fits your needs in Kearny, you may find one nearby, within Hudson County. If you or someone you love has an addiction to drugs or alcohol, search our directory for more information.
- Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2017). New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment: Substance Abuse Overview 2016 Statewide.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2013). Results from the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings.