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Alcohol Rehab in Ocean County

What is Alcoholism?

Drug addiction is a familial condition capable of straining formerly harmonious relationships. It’s crucial to bear in mind that addiction triggers alterations in the individual’s brain, which they don’t consciously choose. Nonetheless, it’s equally important for those grappling with addiction to acknowledge their role in causing pain to their loved ones. Managing this without expert assistance can be exceptionally demanding, which is why we recommend family therapy for anyone pursuing drug addiction treatment.

Additional Information on Alcoholism

Alcohol acts as a central nervous system depressant and is rapidly metabolized and absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach and small intestine. This leads to a swift onset of its effects, including reduced inhibitions, relaxation, a subtle sense of euphoria, and observable physical manifestations such as slurred speech and an unsteady gait.

If you engage in alcohol abuse, it entails consuming alcohol in amounts and frequencies that can be detrimental to your overall health. Alcohol abuse can manifest for various reasons, ranging from a benign pursuit of enjoyment to a more concerning attempt to alleviate symptoms of mental health conditions. While it differs from alcohol addiction, individuals susceptible to substance abuse disorders jeopardize their well-being through excessive alcohol consumption.

The safe amount of alcohol consumption varies depending on individual factors like gender, family history, ethnicity, age, and weight. If you find that you rely on alcohol as a regular part of your life and would struggle to function without it, there’s a likelihood that you have exceeded moderate drinking levels and may be experiencing issues related to alcohol.

Addiction is recognized as a mental health disorder in the DSM-5 manual, and similar to other mental health conditions, it involves a complex interplay of various risk factors. In the past, addiction was often oversimplified as a result of poor decision-making or a lack of willpower, but we now appreciate its multifaceted nature.

Individuals with a susceptibility to addiction possess a unique combination of genetic, environmental, and mental health traits that significantly elevate their likelihood of developing a substance use disorder.

As per data from the Centers for Disease Control, alcohol abuse claims the lives of 88,000 individuals, making it a significant public health issue. Additionally, there are troubling local statistics highlighting the prevalence of excessive alcohol consumption, including:

  • From 2002 to 2019, there was a 2.2% uptick in the proportion of adults in New Jersey who participated in heavy or binge drinking.
  • Between 2012 and 2019, there was a substantial 72% surge in alcohol-related fatalities.
  • Approximately 18% of the population in New Jersey is involved in heavy or binge drinking.
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be in need of treatment for alcohol use disorder, be on the lookout for these signs of alcohol abuse:
  • Alcohol smell on the breath
  • Sweating
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Issues with performance at work or school
  • Dry skin and brittle nails
  • Changes in friendship groups
  • Loss of interest in hobbies
  • Tremors
  • Poor balance
  • Preoccupation with drinking
  • Weight changes
  • Changes in personal care
Alcohol misuse encompasses the habitual consumption of harmful levels of alcohol, which is detrimental to the body. Although the liver can metabolize small amounts without problems for most individuals, excessive alcohol intake can result in various health complications, including:
  • Alcohol poisoning
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Liver disease
  • Weakened immune system
  • Breast cancer and other forms of cancer
  • Brain damage

Although alcohol primarily functions as a central nervous system depressant, it also exhibits stimulant effects during the initial stages of intoxication. This state of inebriation can result in sensations of euphoria, reduced inhibitions, drowsiness, heightened self-assuredness, and diminished anxiety.

Alcohol is a harmful substance for the body, prompting the liver to exert significant effort in eliminating accumulated toxins. This is why individuals often encounter hangovers and encounter unpleasant symptoms like digestive distress or queasiness after drinking. Individuals struggling with addiction frequently develop a heightened tolerance to alcohol and derive pleasure from the sensation of losing control. Consuming excessive quantities of alcohol is a major contributing factor to the development of alcoholism.

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What Happens During An Alcohol Rehab Program In New Jersey?

In our New Jersey alcohol rehabilitation center, we begin by conducting an initial assessment to diagnose alcohol use disorder. Based on the findings, we tailor a personalized treatment plan to address your unique requirements. While each alcohol rehabilitation program is distinct, we can provide a general overview of what you can anticipate during your journey to recovery.


To begin, you’ll need to undergo our intake assessment, comprising a comprehensive medical examination, the completion of questionnaires, and a thorough review of your medical background. Our dedicated team of addiction experts utilizes the data collected during this evaluation to craft a personalized treatment strategy designed specifically for you.


During your alcohol rehab journey, you’ll engage in a blend of personalized therapy, group sessions, and experiential therapy. Complementary activities like psychoeducation, yoga, and meditation will support your self-discovery and enhance your understanding of addiction, fostering a mindset of recovery. Our holistic therapies, including art and music therapy, create a nurturing and diverse atmosphere where you can freely express your emotions and thoughts. Here are a some examples of evidence-supported therapies you may participate in:
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychotherapy


Addiction is a persistent condition that carries a significant risk of recurrence unless you continuously nurture and enhance the skills acquired during rehabilitation. Consequently, our commitment to aftercare at Avisa Recovery is on par with the treatment itself. We offer ongoing support to our alumni, assisting you in staying dedicated to your journey of recovery.

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Avisa Recovery does not accept Medicare or Medicaid as payment for substance abuse treatment.

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