Mood Disorders and Depression


Mood disorders and depression are severe mental health conditions that can affect your thoughts, feelings, and behavior. You may not control your moods, and you may feel like life isn’t worth living. Depression is a common mood disorder that affects people of all ages and backgrounds.

Mood disorders can start at any age. They often develop from a complex set of risk factors, including:

•Your genetic makeup and family history

•Physical health problems, such as those related to the brain, thyroid, or other organs

•Drug use or abuse—including prescription medications and marijuana

•Stressful life events

•A history of trauma or violence. It may include physical abuse, sexual abuse, bullying, and exposure to violence in the media

Mood disorders also can be associated with other mental health problems such as anxiety and substance use. For example, many people who have depression use drugs or alcohol to cope with their symptoms.

This article provides a general overview of mood disorders and depression.

What are The Types of Mood Disorders?

There are several types of mood disorders, including:

•Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a severe and disabling form of depression. MDD affects nearly 14 million American adults in any given year, but it can occur at any age, including childhood. Children may have severe mood swings or irritable rather than sad moods, which can sometimes be challenging to differentiate from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

•Dysthymic disorder, which is a milder yet long-lasting form of depression. A person with dysthymic disorder experiences at least two years of depressed mood that does not go away. There may also be days when the person feels normal and free of depression. These periods between episodes of depression are called remissions.

•Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression, causes dramatic shifts in mood, energy (mania), thinking (psychosis), and behavior. The illness often includes both depressive and manic or hypomanic episodes. Bipolar disorder affects nearly 6 million American adults

•Other specific types of depression, which specialists may diagnose if your symptoms don’t meet the criteria for other types of MDD. These include:

  • Perinatal depression, which is depression that starts during pregnancy or within a few months of giving birth
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is depression that starts and ends at the same time every year, usually during fall or winter.
  • Bipolar depression, a person has episodes of depressive symptoms that alternate with manic episodes. It’s important to understand that bipolar disorder cannot be diagnosed in people who have first had an episode of major depression.
  • Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, which is a condition in children and teenagers who have daily episodes of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent temper tantrums

How Is Mood Disorder Diagnosed?

Many mood disorders are found by chance during routine health care checkups or blood tests for other conditions. Other times, friends or family members may observe your symptoms and encourage you to check for a mood disorder.

A mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, social worker, or counselor, generally diagnoses mood disorders using established criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), published by the American Psychiatric Association. The DSM provides a common language and standard criteria for classifying mental disorders and is used by mental health professionals in the United States and internationally.

The diagnostic questionnaire that your doctor or mental health professional may use to assess mood disorders is the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D). This tool helps them learn about your symptoms and determine whether you may benefit from further evaluation and treatment.

How Is Mood Disorder Treated?

Therapeutic approaches for mood disorders range from medicines or supplements to lifestyle changes such as diet or exercise to forms of psychotherapy.

Medications used to treat depression include:

•Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs)

•Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

•Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

•Selective serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

•Atypical antidepressants. Talk with your doctor about the potential side effects of any medication you take.

Medications used to treat bipolar disorder include mood stabilizers that help regulate the highs and lows of manic-depressive illness; they are not antidepressants but may also relieve depression or anxiety during both phases of the disorder. Mood stabilizers include anticonvulsant medicines (such as carbamazepine, lamotrigine, or divalproex sodium) or atypical antipsychotic medicines.

Generalized anxiety disorder is a condition in which your worries overwhelm you, often causing physical symptoms and disrupting your daily life.

What are the Tell-Tale Signs of Mood Disorders?

Moods are the emotional states that color your day. They range along a continuum from euphoria or elation to depression or sadness. People with mood disorders suffer from extreme, persistent, and significant shifts in their emotions.

Mood disorders are much more than just “the blues”—they’re medical conditions that require treatment to restore your emotional stability and quality of life. Normal feelings of sadness are part of life—they ease up after a short while. But when you’re depressed, you feel sad almost all of the time, even though life events may have happened that should make you happy.

How Can you Tell If a Loved One Has Mood Disorders?

Family and friends can often see symptoms of mood disorders. But sometimes, the signs aren’t so obvious—or they don’t want to believe that a loved one has a severe condition.

If you observe these warning signs, encourage your friend or family member to talk with a doctor about an evaluation. These signs include irritability, anger, and frequent temper tantrums.

Many mood disorders are found by chance during routine health care checks or blood tests for other conditions. Other times friends or family members may observe symptoms and encourage you to get checked for a mood disorder.

The diagnostic questionnaire that your doctor or mental health professional may use to assess mood disorders is the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAM-D). This tool helps them learn about your symptoms and determine whether you may benefit from further evaluation and treatment.

Symptoms of depression

Extremely sad most of the time; feeling slowed down in physical movements and thoughts; having trouble concentrating; insomnia (difficulty sleeping), change in appetite, psychomotor agitation (restlessness); avoidance of social situations; thoughts of death or suicide.

Symptoms of bipolar disorder: Severe highs (mania) and lows (depression). With mania, you feel overly excited or irritable, have difficulty sleeping, talk nonstop, are full of energy and may take on too much. When in a depressive phase, you feel extremely sad or hopeless, have low energy and lose interest in everyday activities.

Most people experience periods of sadness throughout their lives like seasonal affective disorder. But severe depression is characterized by feeling extreme sadness, despair, loneliness, or anxiety for weeks at a time—you may benefit from talking to a mental health expert about treatment options.

What is Depression?

Depression is a common and severe mood disorder that affects how you feel, the way you think and act and can impact your health. Depression symptoms vary from person to person and may include changes in sleeping or eating patterns, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed low energy or fatigue, difficulty concentrating or making decisions, and feelings of worthlessness or guilt.

The symptoms of depression may look different in children, adolescents, and young adults. Symptoms may even vary by age group. For example, younger children are more likely to have separation anxiety—fear or distress when separated from parents—whereas older children might feel angry or irritable.

Treatment options for depression include talking therapies (psychotherapy or counseling), medication, or a combination of both.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder (also known as manic-depressive illness) causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms of this disorder are severe. They are different from the routine ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time. Bipolar disorder symptoms can result in damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But doctors can treat bipolar disorder, and people with this illness can lead full and productive lives.

The signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder can vary significantly from person to person. Some people may experience very few symptoms, while others may experience many. The most common symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe mood swings or changes in mood. These mood swings can be so extreme that they interfere with a person’s ability to carry out everyday tasks and activities. Other common symptoms of bipolar disorder include:

• Feeling very high and overly excited (mania)

• Feeling very low and melancholy (depression)

• Having problems sleeping

• Changes in eating habits, such as eating too much or too little

• Feeling restless or agitated

• Having thoughts of death or suicide

How is Bipolar Disorder Treated or Addressed?

Bipolar disorder is usually treated with medication and psychological counseling (psychotherapy) to help people who have this illness lead full, productive lives.

Therapy teaches you how to: 

  • identify triggers for your mood swings;
  • manage stress;
  • recognize early warning signs of a manic or depressive episode;
  • communicate effectively with family members and health care providers;
  • understand aspects of bipolar disorder; and 
  • Take steps to improve relationships. 

Therapy also helps family members learn to help their loved ones cope with bipolar disorder, communicate effectively, make lifestyle changes, and deal with stress.

What is Persistent Depressive Disorder?

Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) is a type of depression that occurs for two years. Its symptoms are similar to major depression, including feelings of sadness, hopelessness, or worthlessness; loss of interest in daily activities; changes in appetite and sleep patterns; difficulty concentrating; and thoughts of suicide.

People with PDD have episodes of major depressive disorder but do not have manic or hypomanic episodes.

How is Persistent Depressive Disorder Treated?

Some people with the disorder can manage their symptoms by making healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating right, exercising regularly, getting enough rest, reducing stress, and spending time outdoors. If these steps are not enough, antidepressants may help.

Anyone with this condition should be under a doctor’s care. Treatment for this condition is more effective when it begins early. Some people who have depressive disorder also benefit from psychotherapy, which can help them learn healthy coping skills for daily life.

What is Major Depressive Disorder?

Symptoms range from mild to severe. Mild symptoms may cause few or minimal problems in a person’s life, while severe symptoms can seriously affect working and establishing relationships with others.

The depressive disorder often develops slowly over several months. However, it affects them suddenly when they experience a very stressful event in some people. These major depression triggers can include:

• A death in the family

• Divorce or a breakup

• Loss of a job

• Health issues, such as diabetes or cancer

Depressive disorder can cause a person to have feelings of sadness and worthlessness that interfere with work, study, eating, sleeping, and enjoying once pleasurable activities.

How is Major Depressive Disorder Treated?

Mild to moderate cases of major depression typically respond well to psychotherapy or antidepressant medication.

People with severe depressive disorder may need to be hospitalized. People who have this level of depression and do not receive adequate treatment may have thoughts about suicide or attempting suicide.

How Do Mood Disorders Affect Physical Health?

Mood disorders depression and bipolar disorder may contribute to other chronic health conditions.

For example, research has found that untreated depression is linked to higher heart disease and stroke rates. The good news is—the same treatments for mood disorders may improve heart health.

What are the Warning Signs?

Depression can look different in children, adolescents and young adults than in adults. Symptoms may even vary by age group. Some of the warning signs in children, adolescents and young adults include:

  • Changes in school performance or trouble concentrating on school work          
  • Loss of interest in favorite activities          
  • Complaints about physical problems, such as headaches or stomachaches without a medical cause          
  • Irritability         
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood; feeling hopeless, irritable, or frustrated; lack of interest in friends and family
  • Sleeping too little or sleeping too much (for example, 15 hours a day when exhausted)
  • Changes in appetite; poor concentration; loss of energy; slowing of physical movement; feeling worthless or guilty; lack of interest in sex
  • Thoughts about death or suicide, or attempting suicide (for example, performing self-injury, looking for ways to kill oneself)

If you notice these warning signs in yourself or others, talk to a healthcare professional as soon as possible. Keep in mind that most people with depression are not suicidal, and treatment can help reduce suicide risk.

What Can You Do?

If you notice the warning signs of a mood disorder in yourself or others, talk to a health care professional as soon as possible. If you think you may hurt yourself or attempt suicide, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.


In the modern world, it’s not uncommon for people to experience a bout of depression. It is especially true in young adults who may be going through a tough time or struggling with life changes. The good news is that there are plenty of ways you can improve your mood and get back on track! You should always talk to a health care professional if you have thoughts about suicide or self-harm, but in the meantime, here are some quick tips:

Exercise 10 minutes a day

Spend more time with family and friends

Join a new club or hobby group

Make an effort to do something you enjoy every day

Eat healthy, balanced meals, get enough sleep and drink plenty of water. Many people also report that dietary supplements such as fish oil have helped improve their mood.

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So, whether you need partial care or outpatient services, our Quantum staff is ready to help you restore hope and peace of mind.

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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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