Like many other cities around the country, Paramus, New Jersey, located in Bergen County, is home to many who struggle with drug addiction.
In 2016, 52 Paramus residents were admitted into substance abuse programs.1 Meanwhile, in Bergen County at large, 3,596 residents were admitted to substance abuse treatment programs the same year.1 Of those admitted, 68% attended outpatient or intensive outpatient care, 8% took part in short-term residential programs, and 8% participated in a residential detox program.1
But what happens after rehab? First, it is important to remember that when you complete treatment and return to your daily routine, you might be faced with potential triggers that will tempt you to relapse. Such triggers might include old friends, your job, family, and even hobbies that you once enjoyed. Therefore, it is important to identify and understand your triggers so that you can combat them when they arise.
In addition to pinpointing and neutralizing potential triggers, you should look into continuing care so that you can maintain your sobriety with the help of a solid support system. This care plan can even be put in place before you leave rehab so that you are prepared to take the next step on your sobriety journey. One option for aftercare is individual therapy, often cognitive behavioral therapy, which gives you the chance to work through the stress, trauma, or other underlying factors that led you to drug abuse in the first place. You may also want to look into 12-step meetings and alternative support groups in your area since these safe spaces give you the support you need to move past your addiction.
It is also important to prepare for the lifestyle changes you will make after rehab. Remember that you now have many more opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with others. Consider taking up a new hobby, volunteering, attending community events, or even just going for a walk in the park.
To get the life that you deserve, browse our directory today to find a rehab program that works for you in or around Paramus, New Jersey.
There is no obligation to enter treatment and you can opt out at any time.