Alcohol Abuse Treatment Program in New Jersey

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Alcohol addiction, also referred to as alcohol use disorder, is a complex and chronic condition that affects millions of people in the United States. It is also treatable, and our New Jersey rehab facility can help you or loved one find recovery.

About Our Alcohol Rehab Program at Sunrise House

Sunrise House is a respected, accredited rehab in New Jersey that has helped thousands of people recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

Our rehab facility offers the following types of addiction treatment:

Other levels of care are available at our sister facilities across the country. AdCare Treatment Centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island is the closest location to us that provides outpatient addiction treatment for alcohol and drug use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

At Sunrise House, our high-quality services include an addiction treatment program for Veterans and first responders. This track brings together military Veterans and first responders who share similar experiences and addresses specific challenges they face in their recovery from addiction.

Sunrise House is an approved community care provider (CCP), and we welcome all Veterans who qualify for community care with the VA.

What Are the Goals of Alcohol Rehab at Sunrise House?

 The main goal of rehab for alcohol addiction at Sunrise House is to help each patient build a set of skills they can use to sustain long-term recovery. Sunrise House uses behavioral and alternative therapies to:1

  • Address a patient’s motivation to change.
  • Replace compulsive drinking and drug use with healthy and productive behaviors.
  • Develop problem-solving and relapse-prevention skills.
  • Facilitate constructive interpersonal relationships.

Another primary goal of treatment at Sunrise House is to identify and address any other conditions that may be influencing a person’s alcohol use. Mental health disorders that often co-occur with addiction include:

Research indicates that treating co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use disorders at the same time is more effective than addressing them separately or treating only the addiction.2

Who Should Consider Attending Alcohol Rehab?

Untreated alcohol use disorders can lead to significant social, interpersonal, and occupational problems, as well as physically hazardous situations.3

If you’ve lost the ability to control how much alcohol you’re consuming—even if you haven’t experienced major health or social problems due to your drinking—you may need professional help. There are many criteria that indicate someone may have an alcohol use disorder, but most are rooted in a general compulsion to drink despite the negative consequences.

If you’re noticing you or a loved one is grappling with an inability to stop drinking (or put limits on it), reach out to a doctor or treatment professional. You can also call us to discuss treatment options at .

How Alcohol Treatment Increases Your Chances of Lasting Recovery

Alcohol addiction is considered a chronic but treatable disorder. This means that like other common chronic diseases, such as heart disease or diabetes, it can be managed successfully but never cured.

Industry-accredited alcohol rehab programs in New Jersey, like Sunrise House, equip patients with valuable strategies that they can carry with them after the program is over.

Patients in our alcohol rehab program learn to:4

  • Develop positive coping strategies.
  • Handle triggers, cravings, and stressful situations.
  • Improve family functioning and address family influences on alcohol use patterns.
  • Create a healthy support system.

Because of the chronic nature of addiction, some people may experience a relapse, returning to alcohol or drug use after stopping or attempting to stop using the substance. Relapse doesn’t mean the person can’t recover or that treatment had failed, but is rather an indication that treatment may need to be resumed or adjusted.4

Sunrise House provides continued support for people after they leave our alcohol rehab program. Once you are a part of the Sunrise House recovery family, you are always a part of it.

What Medications Are Used During Alcohol Detox?

Certain prescription medications, such as benzodiazepines, can be effective in managing the more severe symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal and preventing medical complications.5,6

However, not everyone needs or receives Rx medications during alcohol detox. At Sunrise House, our treatment team assesses each incoming patient to determine whether the use of medication is appropriate.

Depending on the individual, we may also administer different “comfort medications” during alcohol detox. These include:

  • Anti-nausea medications.
  • Anti-anxiety medications.
  • Pain relievers.
  • Muscle relaxants.
  • Sleep-aids.

Patients in alcohol detox meet with a medical provider daily to monitor their progress and see if any changes are needed.

What Types of Therapy Are Used in Alcohol Treatment at Sunrise House?

Therapy is an essential part of alcohol addiction rehab at Sunrise House. No single treatment is right for everyone, which is why Sunrise House uses multiple therapies for alcohol addiction including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Patients work with a therapist to identify and unlearn harmful thinking patterns and behaviors. They learn to develop problem-solving skills to face their fears and handle difficult situations.7
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT): Patients learn to articulate and maintain healthy goals. This therapy emphasizes creating a life worth living and promotes abstinence from alcohol and drugs.8
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI): A person-centered counseling style designed to enhance a patient’s internal motivation to change. This therapy can assist patients in eliminating any hesitation or uncertainty surrounding addiction treatment.9
  • Psychoeducational therapy: Usually in groups, patients learn about substance use disorders, consequences of addiction, and the process of recovery.10

These therapies may be delivered in a group or private setting. The majority of a patient’s time in treatment is spent in group settings; however, individual counseling is available on a weekly basis.

Alcohol addiction rehab at Sunrise House also includes holistic therapies, such as mindfulness, meditation, and music therapy. In addition, we host daily Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings for patients and local residents looking to join a chapter in the area.

Throughout the program, patients will see a doctor and a therapist weekly to evaluate their progress and make any treatment adjustments.

How Long Do I Stay in Alcohol Detox & Treatment at Sunrise House?

The length of stay in Sunrise House’s alcohol detox program varies by patient, depending on their individual situation and needs.

On average, alcohol detox at Sunrise House is 5 to 10 days. However, many patients opt to continue their stay by transitioning into our inpatient rehab program.

Following detox, we have different short-term alcohol rehab, month-long alcohol rehab, and long-term alcohol rehab options available.

How to Get Admitted to Alcohol Rehab

At Sunrise House, the treatment admissions process begins by simply reaching out to us and telling us more about your alcohol addiction.

Our admissions navigators are available around the clock at and can help you:

  • Find out the different rehab options available.
  • Determine the best way to pay for care.
  • Make travel arrangements to our facility.

How to Get a Loved One to Go to Alcohol Rehab

Approaching a loved one about their alcohol and/or drug addiction can feel intimidating and uncomfortable. However, it’s important to remember that you are not alone, and there are lots of resources for helping a loved one with addiction.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) lists the following helpful tips to use when broaching the topic of rehab with your family member or friend:11

  • Identify a private time and place to speak.
  • Express your concerns and why you are worried about them in a direct manner.
  • Acknowledge their feelings and fears.
  • Listen openly and without judgment.
  • Offer to assist your loved one in finding help and assure them recovery is possible.
  • Be patient and continue to reach out and offer help.

Your support can play a key role in getting your loved one the treatment they need. For more information, reach out to one of our admissions navigators anytime at .

Will Insurance Cover Alcohol Rehab in New Jersey?

Yes, many health insurance plans cover alcohol addiction treatment. Sunrise House is in-network with different insurance plans that cover treatment including:

The extent of coverage varies based on each individual policy. You can securely check your insurance coverage for treatment at Sunrise House using this quick .

If you or your loved one does not have health insurance, we can help you find other ways of paying for rehab, including financing options and payment plans.

Alcohol addiction can be devastating for people battling the disease—and for those who love them. Contact us at to start your life-changing journey to recovery today.

Your Journey to Recovery

When you’re ready to take the first step, our compassionate and knowledgeable team will help you figure out all the details, so you can focus on getting the care you need.
  • Start the Admissions Process

    Our admissions navigators are available around the clock to answer questions, navigate the insurance process, and get you admitted to the ideal program. Contact us at today.

  • Begin With Detox

    Sunrise House offers private rooms for medical detox. For many, detox is the first step on the recovery journey—and a necessary one—in order to prepare for comprehensive treatment.

  • Personalize Your Treatment Plan

    We understand the importance of tailoring treatment to your individual needs. Our clinical team employs evidence-based therapies and works with you to create a customized treatment plan.

  • Know You’re Never Alone

    Recovery takes time. Through aftercare planning, our staff works with each patient before they leave our program to ensure they have the tools and community to sustain sobriety.

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