Difference Between Anxiety Attack and Panic Attack

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So, what is the difference between an anxiety attack and a panic attack? Why would someone experience one over another? What do they look like and feel like?

Anxiety attacks and panic attacks can look and feel very different. Sometimes it’s possible to mistake one for the other, but if you know the differences, it will help you understand how to respond to the attack.

The main difference is that an anxiety attack usually comes on slowly, over time. Panic attacks come on suddenly and rapidly. And they come on fast. If you know what the signs of each are (see below), then you’ll be able to recognize when it happens and how to deal with it appropriately.

Signs of an Anxiety Attack:

  • Shaking, tremors and trembling can all be mild or severe. It might not be easy to stand or talk at times when you’re fiercely shocked.
  • A racing heart or chest discomfort. – Pain that spreads to your neck and shoulders. You may be having a heart attack if you experience this pain in the center of your chest and have trouble breathing.
  • Chest discomfort: can be felt as a tight band around your wardrobe that is sharp, painful, and in some cases mistaken for a heart attack.
  • Hyperventilation occurs when your body breathes too quickly and the oxygen levels in your blood drop. You might feel short of breath, chest pains, a choking sensation, or even a full-blown panic attack.
  • A feeling that you’re going crazy or losing control. If you’re having an anxiety attack, you’ll likely feel the urge to escape the situation or environment. 
  • You could also be feeling numbness, tingling sensations, chills, hot flashes, and sweats without a known medical reason.

Signs of a Panic Attack:

  • Rapid heartbeat or palpitations. When you have a panic attack, you might feel your heart pounding, fluttering, or pounding inside your chest even if you have no prior health conditions, such as heart disease. The discomfort can be so severe that those who experience panic attacks think they have a heart attack, but the two are very different.
  • Chest discomfort or pain with no known cause. The pain itself can feel like sharp chest pains, pressure, burning sensations, or even indigestion-like symptoms during a panic attack. Some people mistake this for a heart attack because they can’t think of an alternative reason.
  • Hyperventilation can lead to a loss of consciousness and even seizures for people who are having a panic attack. This is dangerous and should be looked at by a medical professional immediately if it occurs, especially if it’s accompanied by chest pain or palpitations.
  • A panic attack is a feeling that your body is losing control; you might shake uncontrollably, feel faint, be short of breath (even when recovering from hyperventilating), get chills, get hot flashes, sweat profusely (can be mistaken for heavy perspiration during a workout), or even become numb.
  • A panic attack is also feeling that you’re about to die or pass out. This is why panic attacks are often considered worse than anxiety attacks – the feelings of losing control and death make them much more challenging to cope with. Those who experience a panic attack might think that they’re going crazy, losing control, or even dying – it’s all too real for those experiencing a panic attack.

Causes of Panic and Anxiety Attacks:

Anxiety Attack:

Anxiety attack is a term most commonly used about an intense episode of sudden onset of intense fear or apprehension about possible situations, events, or objects accompanied by physical manifestations.

Medical reasons for anxiety disorders can include hyperthyroidism, heart disease, heart attack, pheochromocytoma, medication side effects, caffeine overdose, drug interactions, sleep deprivation or insomnia, excessive alcohol intake, and even withdrawal from various substances.

Anxiety attacks are often accompanied by other mental health disorders, with most affected individuals experiencing one or more comorbid conditions.

Panic Attacks:

Panic attacks are sudden periods of extreme terror that strike out of the blue and create overwhelming feelings of apprehension and fear.

There are four main types of panic disorder, including up to 75% of people who experience them having at least one other mental disorder. A panic disorder can include phobias, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Making the Diagnosis:

Many people suffer from anxiety and panic disorder, but it’s essential to know whether you’re suffering from one or another as they require different treatments.

  • Age. Children are more often diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, where adults are more likely to suffer from social phobia, panic disorders, specific phobias, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Trauma. People who live through traumatic experiences might develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bringing on symptoms such as anxiety attacks. PTSD is often mistaken for panic disorders because the symptoms are similar.
  • Genetics. Anxiety attacks and related conditions could be hereditary, although research hasn’t yielded any solid evidence.
  • Medical causes. It’s possible to mistake an anxiety attack for a physical symptom, such as indigestion, low blood sugar, heart attack, or other severe conditions.
  • Lifestyle. Anxiety disorders are often brought on by environmental factors, including stress at work or school, lack of sleep, poor eating habits, and excessive caffeine intake.
  • Substance abuse. Alcohol, drugs, and even some medications can cause or worsen anxiety attacks. This is especially true with stimulants such as cocaine, amphetamines, caffeine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), MDMA (Ecstasy).
  • Medical conditions. Anxiety attacks have several medical causes, such as mitral valve prolapse, heart arrhythmia, anemia, hyperthyroidism, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and epilepsy.
  • Other psychiatric disorders. Severe panic attacks and anxiety could be a symptom of certain mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.  

Risk factors of Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks:

Panic disorder is more often hereditary, but developing them in adulthood is also possible. Other factors that can increase your risk for panic attacks and anxiety are:

  • Having a family history of mental health conditions like panic disorders, OCD or PTSD
  • Being exposed to traumatic experiences (e.g., war, disasters)
  • Experiencing ongoing serious stress
  • (e.g., abuse, health problems)
  • Having no close friends or confidants
  • Experiencing ongoing sleep deprivation or insomnia
  • Taking certain medications (e.g., amphetamines/stimulants, caffeine, corticosteroids)
  • Using illegal drugs (e.g., cocaine, amphetamines, MDMA)
  • Consuming excessive alcohol
  • Having irregular, fast or slow heartbeats (e.g., mitral valve prolapse)
  • Getting older increases the risk for panic disorders; it starts in late adolescence/early adulthood (15-24 years) and becomes common around 45 years old.  

Treatment for Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks: 

Depending on the circumstances you’re experiencing, panic attacks and anxiety are treated with medicine or therapy by a mental health professional.

Types of Treatment

Counseling and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are effective treatment for panic attacks and anxiety, as well other mental disorders when combined. Both of these treatments are in the diagnostic and statistical manual to help those affected by anxiety attacks recognize harmful thoughts and behaviors that lead to the problem and develop coping skills.

Relaxation techniques -Breathing exercises can help reduce the physical symptoms associated with panic and anxiety attacks. They help with panic attack symptoms and are suitable for overall mental health.

Cognitive restructuring – This process teaches you to look at your thoughts in a more realistic, rational way. Changing the way you think about certain things makes it easier to develop healthier responses and behaviors.

Problem-solving – Sometimes, panic attacks or anxiety attacks are due to short-term problems in your life that you don’t feel equipped to handle. Therapy can teach you to develop problem-solving skills and help you healthily cope with such issues.

Role-playing – You can practice different stressful social or professional situations in the therapy sessions and learn how to respond effectively in those contexts.

Medication – Benzodiazepines may be prescribed to help with severe anxiety and mental health problems. They can reduce the frequency of panic attacks and lessen physical symptoms for a certain period, like excessive worry, but they must be used cautiously as they habit of being abused.

  • Selected serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are antidepressants (SNRIs)
  • Beta-blockers might assist with some physical symptoms, including a fast heart rate.
  • Anti-anxiety medications, such as benzodiazepines, a sedative that can swiftly relieve symptoms

Home Remedies for Panic Attacks vs. Anxiety Attacks:

People who have panic attacks or anxiety attacks often turn to home remedies. These can include herbs, supplements, exercise, and other lifestyle changes that promote good mental health.

  1. Herbal remedies – Valerian root is an herb that’s used as a sedative because of the calming effect it has on your body. It might be helpful for people experiencing anxiety attacks and panic attacks or who struggle with high levels of stress.
  2. Chamomile: There’s evidence that this herb might be beneficial for anxiety and reduce the effects of some medications that contribute to stress (e.g., caffeine).
  3. Supplemental remedies – Vitamin D is essential for maintaining healthy moods in your body because it interacts with a neurotransmitter in your brain called serotonin. When you don’t have sufficient vitamin D levels, you might experience mood changes and low energy levels.
  4. Exercise – Although exercise can make some people feel anxious when they first start, regular physical activity that gets your heart rate up can help reduce anxiety.
  5. Focus on specific exercises that increase your heart rate, such as running or swimming. You can also try other forms of exercise, such as yoga and tai chi, which involve a series of gentle movements designed to help you relax.
  6. Lifestyle changes – Some changes you make to your lifestyle might positively affect anxiety or panic attacks. For example, you might find that reducing or quitting your caffeine intake can help ease anxiety.
  7. Eating a healthy diet – Eating balanced meals regularly each day can make it easier for your body to maintain its normal rhythms. Try cutting out junk foods and anything else that makes you feel anxious, including alcohol and cigarettes.
  8. Doing relaxation exercises before bedtime – Controlled breathing can help you wind down and relax before sleeping.
  9. Getting enough sleep and avoiding late-night activities – When you don’t get the right amount of sleep, your body’s stress response is triggered more easily. This means it’s harder to stay calm in stressful situations, which might make anxiety worse.
  10. Minimizing stress – If you’re able to recognize that your anxiety is the result of a stressful situation, it might be easier for you to do something about it.
  11. Limiting your caffeine intake – Caffeine is an anxiety-inducing drug that can make it harder for you to feel calm and relaxed throughout the day. Although caffeine consumption has been linked to an increased risk of panic attacks, quitting it altogether might not be the best approach.
  12. Eating regularly – Skipping meals is likely to worsen anxiety because your blood sugar levels drop, making it harder for you to feel calm.

Conclusion:  

Panic and anxiety attacks are very similar in terms of symptoms, but a few key differences separate them. Most importantly, panic attacks involve more intense fear and a more out-of-control feeling than anxiety attacks do. A Panic attack may seem more life-threatening as well, driving some to seek medical attention.

In both cases, it’s essential not to ignore the signs of an attack, even if they are mild. Ignoring your symptoms may cause them to get worse over time, but getting the right help early on can make it easier to treat both conditions effectively.

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New Jersey's #1 Outpatient Addiction Treatment Center

Quantum is New Jersey’s premier outpatient addiction center for rehabilitation and addiction treatment in New Jersey. Outpatient rehab is a broad term that is different from inpatient treatment as it encompasses several different types of substance abuse and substance use disorder treatments, including intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and partial care programs (PCs).

Addiction is a personal experience, and every person who has a substance use disorder has had different experiences. You never know what a person has been through, which is why at Quantum, we believe that providing a safe place for our clients to come, with a calming atmosphere and judgment-free, trauma-informed staff is important.

Some of the most common substances people become addicted to include:

  • Alcohol
  • Cocaine and crack cocaine
  • Opioid painkillers and heroin
  • Benzodiazepines and other sedative drugs
  • Amphetamines like Adderall or crystal meth

Signs you may need help for an addiction include:

  • Drinking or using drugs alone, in the morning, or hiding your use from loved ones
  • Feeling guilty about your substance use habits
  • Beginning to lie or steal, or act recklessly while under the influence, or to obtain more of the substance
  • Developing an increased tolerance for the substance or needing to take more to get the same effect
  • Your social activities begin to be all about obtaining, using, and recovering from the substance, and you begin to avoid or miss other social gatherings, hobbies, and events to use the substance
  • You experience withdrawal symptoms when you are not taking the substance, and begin to worry or think a lot about when you can next use it
  • Keeping drugs, paraphernalia, and/or alcohol in stashes around the house, workplace, or on your person
  • Missing or performing poorly at work, school, and other obligations because of substance use
  • Continuing to drink or do drugs even when it causes serious health problems, relationship issues, and/or financial troubles

At Quantum Behavioral Health Services, we customize each patient’s comprehensive rehab program to suit their unique needs and preferences, so that you are getting the care you need through our cost-effective and highly rated partial care day programs, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient rehab treatment plans.

Whether you are in our program for alcohol rehab, opiate rehab, cocaine rehab, heroin rehab, or rehab for drug abuse with mental health issues, we can help you stop substance misuse, helping you get your life back on track and remain in long-term recovery.

IOP NJ- New Jersey

One of the most popular programs at Quantum treatment centers is our intensive outpatient program (IOP). This is an outpatient program where you can live at home or live inside a sober living residence, keeping your usual schedule with work, school, or childcare, and come in for treatment at our outpatient center for a minimum of nine hours per week.

Every client has unique needs based on factors such as:

  • What substance(s) you are recovering from and whether you were taking several types of drugs and alcohol at one time
  • How long you were using the drugs and/or alcohol, how much you were using at one time, and the amount you were using each time
  • What your physical health is like, as drug and alcohol use can affect the heart, lungs, brain, liver, kidneys, teeth, and your overall wellness
  • Whether you have insurance coverage, what your insurance plan will cover, and how much you will have to pay out-of-pocket
  • What your mental health is like, as co-occurring disorders and comorbid mental health issues are common with addiction
  • Your own personal history with addiction, relapse, and your mindset when it comes to recovery

Because the IOP is created to work around your life, there are several options for times you can come in, including mornings, evenings, and weekends. This way, you do not need to uproot your entire life to get the treatment you need. This type of scheduling is very important for some people who may be at risk of losing their job, child custody, or scholarships for college if they were to go into inpatient rehab for one to three months.

Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Alcohol and drug rehab is a general term for several types of intensive supervised programs that have been created by professional doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and addictions specialists to help people to stop using drugs or alcohol, while providing the tools needed to live a healthy life.

A rehab program usually begins with detoxing. This is the process the body goes through when you stop using the substance(s) you have become physically dependent on. If you have an addiction and cannot stop or cut back on the substance without experiencing withdrawal symptoms, even if they are mild, it is not recommended that you attempt to detox on your own.

The safest and most effective means of detoxing from drugs and alcohol is a medication assisted treatment (MAT) plan for withdrawal management. Checking into a medical detox facility will provide you with 24-hour medical supervision, clinical care, psychiatric care, and some form of therapy and counseling. You will also be given the option to take FDA-approved, prescription medications to help you with the pain, anxiety, stomach issues, discomfort and restlessness associated with withdrawal.

The most important part about medical detox is that your withdrawal symptoms will be managed to keep you safe, and if a serious medical emergency were to come up, doctor’s care would be immediately available to you.

Detox is not where rehab ends. It is only the first stage of a life-long process called recovery. The next step for many people is a 30 to 90 day stay in inpatient rehab, where the patient lives inside a rehab facility 24 hours a day. This is beneficial to those who have cooccurring mental illnesses, physical health problems, or who have serious addictions like a heroin addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, or other opioid drug addiction. The biggest benefit to an inpatient rehab is the safe, sober, structured environment. It will keep the patient away from drugs and alcohol during their most vulnerable time in early recovery.

Not everybody needs to go to inpatient rehab. Some people can move straight from detoxing into outpatient care. Outpatient programs are also recommended as the next step after an inpatient treatment program. These programs vary depending on which institution you go to, but each will likely have these things in common:

  • Medication management and/or medical support
  • Individual therapy and psychiatric care
  • Group therapy
  • Counseling
  • Case management services
  • Integration into sober communities
  • Relapse prevention programs

The patient will remain living at home or move into a sober living facility, and commute into the treatment center for medical and psychiatric appointments, group therapy, one-on-one therapy, and other customized programming.

Rehab programs not only help you become drug- and alcohol-free, but they are designed to help you stay that way, by helping you get the parts of your life back that you may have lost due to substance abuse. This looks different for each person, but some examples include:

  • Learning how to make a resume, apply for jobs, and interview
  • Learning skills like budgeting and time management
  • Family therapy to regain trust and rebuild relationships with your loved ones that may have been damaged by addiction
  • Learning life skills for independent living like personal hygiene, cooking, and cleaning

Outpatient Drug Rehab NJ

Drug rehab is a very broad term for treatments, therapy, and care for a myriad of conditions related to drug abuse, physical dependence on drugs, and drug addiction. Rehab programs throughout the country offer all types of therapy, treatments and programs. Some common treatments include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Experiential therapy
  • One-on-one psychotherapy
  • Family therapy
  • Counseling
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Educational programs about addiction
  • Life skills and vocational training programs
  • Case management services
  • Relapse prevention programs
  • Physical fitness and exercise programs
  • Holistic therapies like massage, meditation, or acupuncture
  • Connections to local 12-step groups (Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics anonymous) and SMART recovery groups

At Quantum, our team offers:

  • Traditional behavioral therapy
  • Counseling
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • 12-step integration
  • Evidence-based treatments
  • Vivitrol treatments to help with alcohol and opioid relapse prevention

Addiction can be an all-encompassing illness, not only of the brain and body, but of the spirit as well. For this reason, we incorporate 12-step programs that ask participants to relinquish control to a higher power, and we offer alternative treatments like yoga and meditation for a whole-patient spiritual healing that, even if you are not traditionally religious, will increase your overall well-being, promote inner peace, and help you to release unhelpful or painful emotions.

Our evidence-based treatments are all provided by trained, educated, and accredited staff who are knowledgeable in their respective fields. Through individual therapy, group therapy, and behavioral therapy, you will get to the root of your addiction, work through the issues that are on your mind, gain useful recovery tools and strategies, and work through the social aspects of addiction. Recovery is a life-long commitment, so learning relapse prevention skills and coming up with a long-term plan for yourself is a crucial aspect of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our facility is welcoming and secure, so you will feel safe and comfortable in all treatments.

We provide consistent, on-going contact with your family members and loved ones, ensuring that everybody who is involved in the healing process is informed and on the same page. Creating a social support network for yourself while in recovery is also crucial to your success. Family and couples’ therapy can help you mend relationships with those who were affected by your substance abuse (because addiction affects many more people than just yourself) and will also allow your loved ones to learn more about your addiction and how they can best help you. You will improve communication, work on problematic habits and behaviors like codependency and enablement, strengthen your bonds, and heal old wounds together.

Outpatient Alcohol Rehab NJ

Alcohol rehab is the next step to take after alcohol detoxification is complete. Quantum has IOP and partial care day treatment programs, along with long-term outpatient rehab options that can be tailored to meet you wherever you are on your own personal road to recovery. We will not force you to get more treatment than you need, and we will always take your personal comfort and wellness into account, allowing you to increase or decrease the intensity of your program as your needs evolve.

The outpatient program (OP) at Quantum New Jersey rehab is a long-term, ongoing program that is often offered after a patient has completed more intensive detox and rehab treatments, or if the treatment is for a person with a mild addiction with a low risk of relapse and without a co-occurring mental illness or physical health issues that need closer monitoring.

Outpatient alcohol rehab is fewer than nine hours per week of treatment and programs. It is a completely customized program, so your level of care will be determined by your comfort level and your progress in recovery, offering continued support, sober community connections, and therapy for alcohol addiction to help you to stay well long-term. With Quantum, you will always have the addiction support, alcoholism treatments, structure, and care that you need, even months or years down the road if you wish.

Outpatient vs Inpatient Mental Health

Dual diagnosis is a large part of some peoples’ recovery journey. Mental health issues and addiction are often very deeply connected, and treating the underlying cause of both conditions at the same time, in integrated treatment programs is the best way to break the cycle of using substances to control symptoms of mental illness, ultimately becoming even more unwell.

Some of the most common co-occurring disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD)
  • Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Suicidal tendencies

Some people have a genetic predisposition that leads to addiction and mental illness, and others develop a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes these issues to occur or worsen over time.

Drugs and alcohol can also interfere with prescription medications you are already taking for your mental health, and using substances to mask symptoms of conditions like social anxiety or major depression can cause those issues to worsen. You will lose confidence in your own abilities to handle stress and difficult situations without substance abuse, and you will not gain the coping tools you need to get through stressful times. Drowning your sorrows in alcohol may cause depressive issues to become worse, and using substances to run away from disturbing intrusive thoughts and debilitating trauma will reinforce the avoidance, pushing the issues deeper and strengthening them instead of healing.

Medications may be prescribed as a part of a dual diagnosis treatment to ease symptoms in an appropriate and safe way, along with targeted therapy that will provide strategies and coping methods for symptoms of mental health issues.

There are pros and cons to both inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction rehab centers. With inpatient rehab you will:

  • Have full access to doctors, nurses, and medical staff day and night, 24 hours a day
  • Live full-time inside the facility, with medication management and monitoring to see how your psychiatric medications and health treatments are working for you
  • Have a more structured daily life, with the entire day planned out for you by professionals

With outpatient mental health care, you will:

  • Have the ability to live at home or live in a sober home with the ability to see your friends and family during the days for love and support
  • Get the help you need without having to sacrifice your career, drop out of school, or miss out on important obligations
  • Be able to try out new strategies and tools provided by your therapist, then report back with your findings
  • Have the opportunity to live independently, go to work or school, and take care of life’s responsibilities as you learn to manage your mental health condition safely
  • Have more affordable addiction treatment and care options, as you may not need to pay for full-time housing

If you require a dual diagnosis for a co-occurring mental illness or trauma, you will likely need to be placed into a comprehensive program that integrates traditional therapy with holistic approaches like meditation and psychiatric medication. This type of program is not easy, but with the proper support, treatments, therapy, counseling, and medication, you will be able to manage your symptoms of mental illness, while working through your detox and rehabilitation plan at the same time.

Outpatient Rehab NJ - Alcohol & Drug Rehab

Another form of outpatient rehab we offer at Quantum recovery center along with our IOP and our outpatient rehabilitation programs is the partial care (PC) program. In partial care, you will live at home or in a sober living residence and commute into our treatment center for a minimum of 20 hours per week of treatment.

This program will work best for people who do not require 24-hour psychiatric or medical care, but still wish to access mental health, physical health, and emotional health care services. We provide Vivitrol treatments to help treat alcohol dependence and opioid dependence after detoxification is complete.

Former substance abusers with co-occurring mental health issues may wish to enter this type of program if they are successful in staying on their medications and attending all therapy and treatment programs. These services are offered during the day, so that you will be able to receive the best possible treatment and the most support, as this is when the majority of staff and caregivers are on duty.

Rehab After Work NJ

New Jersey after work rehabs are the perfect solution for people who have responsibilities in life that they cannot ignore. These facilities allow patients who have mild to moderate addictions to continue their lives, maintaining work schedules and their home lives as they also focus on their recovery. Unlike an inpatient rehab center, you do not need to check into a full-time, 24-hour controlled environment. An after-work rehab center is much less restrictive, allowing you the freedom to attend rehab nine or fewer hours per week.

Because outpatient rehab at Quantum drug rehabs was created to work for people who have left residential rehab and for those who could not enter a full-time inpatient drugs and alcohol rehab facility because of important family, career or school commitments, it was made to be flexible enough that you can work or go to school, and then attend rehab afterward. Like many impatient rehab programs, when you enter our after-work rehab, you will be granted access to addiction treatments provided by medically trained professionals, therapists, and addictions experts within a safe environment in which you can focus on your sobriety and the causes of your addiction.

The most common reason a person would choose to go to an after-work rehab program is because of their responsibilities to their families, so for this reason, most of these programs, Quantum included, will allow as much family involvement and support as you would like. Family support will help encourage you and remind you what you are doing this for. There are family therapy sessions and support groups available for loved ones, partners, parents, and friends to attend to ensure your social network remains solid through this difficult time.

Intensive Outpatient Program NJ

The intensive outpatient addiction treatment program for New Jersey residents offers several benefits, including:

  • The freedom to continue going to work, going to school, and living your life the way you want to, as you continue to access the addiction treatments, therapy, structure, community and care you need
  • Continual real-life opportunities to apply the drug and alcohol abuse treatment skills you have learned in the IOP to your daily interactions with people and the world around you, with full support and the ability to debrief and go over possible solutions each time you return to the outpatient treatment center
  • A strong connection to your local sober community through meetings, peer support groups, sports and exercise programs, sober activity centers in New Jersey, and connections you may make during your group therapy sessions

Intensive outpatient programming is an excellent choice for many people looking for a treatment plan that incorporates everyday sober living with long-term strategies and treatment programs that include behavioral therapy, holistic treatments, group therapy, and strong support.

Outpatient Rehab in South Jersey

At Quantum, our New Jersey drug and alcohol treatment facility is a warm and inviting place that you can come to get the help you need. We provide a safe, comfortable, private, and inviting environment that is low stress, so you can focus on your own healing and continue on your path to wellness. We treat drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and dual diagnosis, integrating all therapy and care into one comprehensive program that will be molded to best suit your preferences, needs, and life goals.

If you are from out of state, you may wish to travel to New Jersey to access treatment. Traveling for outpatient rehab offers positive benefits to patients like:

  • Making it easier to maintain your privacy, especially if you are from a small or close-knit community, or if you are a well-known individual in your area
  • Traveling to South Jersey will provide you with the feeling of getting a new lease on life, with a fresh start and a new beginning
  • You may receive a better quality of treatment at Quantum than you would in your hometown
  • It will put a physical distance between yourself and the people, places, and usual circumstances that may trigger a relapse
  • You will be away from life’s routines and the everyday stresses that come with being at home

Addiction can take away a person’s hope for the future and we aim to reinspire each of our clients, providing you with the tools, skills, and coping mechanisms that will inspire you to embrace life once again by treating the physical, psychological, and social components of substance use disorders.

Why Choose Quantum for Rehab After Work - Outpatient, IOP, or Partial Care Treatment

When you choose Quantum for your outpatient rehab, intensive outpatient program and partial care, you are choosing a facility where your individual needs are put first. We believe that a combination of evidence-based treatments along with holistic care for substance abuse and substance use disorders, for a whole-patient approach to healing is the best way to attain long-term sobriety. You are not just an addiction that needs to be managed, you are a whole person, with your own thoughts, preferences, experiences, and history. Getting to the underlying causes of addiction is as important as treating the physical symptoms of drug or alcohol dependence.

Our phone number is (609) 993-0733. When you call, the person on the phone will ask you a series of questions, and will have a conversation with you about your recovery goals and what you require out of our program. We have a streamlined process that will help us get to know about you and your needs, so we can tailor a customized program to your unique needs. Once you are accepted, you will come into the center and meet your care team and get started, so you can move into recovery as quickly as possible. Contact the Quantum Behavioral Health Services treatment center today to verify insurance coverage, to ask questions about rehab, or to get started on your journey today.

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