Substance Use Treatment

Our outpatient substance use treatment at Victory Bay drug & alcohol rehab center in NJ gives our patients the freedom and power to take control of their recovery and live their lives without interruption. Our flexible schedule and dedicated staff enable our patients to maintain a normal, daily routine while getting the treatment they need as part of the continuum of care that gives them the best chance for sustained recovery.

At Victory Bay, we implement several levels of substance use treatment and provide a customized program at every level for each patient. We offer a needs-based assessment that determines the best level of care for the individual. This allows us to determine what care is appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Co-Occurring Disorders

Patients often need more than one approach to their treatment, which is why our New Jersey treatment center treats on co-occurring disorders. Most patients struggling with substance use disorders are also suffering from mental health disorders and physical health issues, and this approach allows us to create an individualized treatment plan for the body, mind, and spirit. That is why we use the latest evidence-based practices that have been proven to address the whole person. We provide modern medicated treatment and practical life skills combined with a 12-Step philosophy. Using these various modalities of treatment truly helps the patient address the issues causing them problems in their lives.

Sober Living

For some patients who are in the first nine months of their recovery, Sober Living is an effective approach to sustained recovery. Structured Sober Living is an opportunity for patients to live in a peer-supported community. During their stay, they are taught life skills, given healthy lifestyle tools, and learn to rely on themselves and a community of like-minded peers to stay sober.

Treatment for substance use disorders at Victory Bay drug & alcohol rehab center in NJ includes a variety of service components such as:

  • Individual or group counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient treatment
  • Sober housing
  • Case management
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Recovery support services
  • 12-Step Programs
  • AA and N/A meetings

Our therapeutic approach integrates all of the following:

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy helps teach the individual to recognize and stop negative patterns of thinking and behavior. It brings to the forefront the awareness of triggers, situations, and feelings that lead them to substance use so they can identify and avoid them in the future or react to them differently when they experience them.

MI (Motivational Interviewing)

Motivational Interviewing is a collaboration between the therapist and the patient. This helps the patient discover their own motivation to change their behavior. Many times, it is not wanting to get away from the consequences of substance use that motivates people to stay well – it’s helping them understand what they want to move toward and what excites them about recovery that helps them stay well. Motivational Interviewing helps the patient understand they have the power to make the change themselves by replacing negative habits with new, healthy ones. 

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a new, nontraditional type of psychotherapy at our New Jersey treatment center that has proven effective particularly for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). EMDR can reduce anxiety and allow patients to take better control of their disturbing thoughts. This approach is particularly useful for people who have difficulty talking about the trauma they’ve experienced. Through EMDR therapy (an eight-phase treatment), patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach and emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. DBT helps the patient identify their strengths to allow the patient to feel better about themselves and their life.

DBT uses four different core principles to create new behavioral skills:

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in difficult situations, not change it
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others
  • Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you can change and mange those you cannot 

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

ACT helps the patient accept the difficulties that come with life. It is a form of mindfulness-based therapy with the theory that greater well-being can be reached by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings.

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ACT doesn’t attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings. Instead, it encourages the patient to develop a new and compassionate relationship with those experiences. ACT focuses on mindfulness and values, so the patient can cope with difficult thoughts or emotions of their everyday life. It also helps recognize and reconnect with positive core values rather than turning to drugs or alcohol to deal with life.

At Victory Bay, our New Jersey treatment center integrates evidence-based practices in our treatment of substance use because we want to give patients the best chance of success to be well.

It’s never too late to begin treatment and never too soon to start. If you have question concerning Substance Use Treatment, call Victory Bay Recovery Center at 888-445-0098. We can help today.

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