Medical Detox Services 
in Cape May County, New Jersey

If you or someone you love has been struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction and is currently living in Cape May County, New Jersey, Princeton Detox & Recovery Center is available to help. In response to the statewide opioid crisis and additional substance use throughout the state, we have developed a medical detox program that is both effective and accessible to those in need. Certain areas of New Jersey including Cape May County have been particularly hard hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic. In addition to providing detox services for those struggling with opioid use disorders, we treat symptoms of alcohol, benzodiazepine, and stimulant drug withdrawal. Regardless of what type of substance use disorder you have been struggling with, we are available to help. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we do more than help you or your loved one work towards physical stabilization. We actively prepare you to take the next step in your personal journey of addiction recovery. Contact us today to learn more.

What Is Medical Detox?

If you or someone you love has been suffering at the hands of a substance use disorder, entering into a medical detox program is an important initial step on the road to recovery. What should you expect from the medical detox process? When a person develops a physical dependence on a chemical substance, they experience withdrawal symptoms when they suddenly stop using the substance. These symptoms can be psychological and physical in nature, and can pose a serious threat when they are left untreated.

At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we effectively treat all symptoms of withdrawal while adequately preparing our clients for the next step on the road to long-term recovery. Our staff is made up of licensed medical professionals, experienced therapists, and a range of holistic practitioners, all working together to provide the most integrated care available in Cape May County. It is important to acknowledge that detox serves as a vital first step, but in order for sobriety to be maintained it must be closely followed by a higher level of care. When you are admitted to our inpatient detox center you will begin working with a case manager and the remainder of your treatment team to come up with a viable and personalized plan of action. To learn more about our medical detox in Cape May County or to begin your personal journey of recovery, contact us today.

Medical Detox Steps

What steps are involved in the medical detox process? The first and most important step is acknowledging that professional help has become necessary. Admitting to yourself that you have a substance use disorder you cannot tackle on your own can be extremely difficult. It is important to remember that addiction is not a matter of willpower — addiction is a chronic and relapsing medical condition that requires some degree of professional intervention in order to be effectively treated. Once you make the decision to reach out for help, you will be guided through the remainder of the detox process.

In most cases, the steps involved in medical detox look like this:

  1. Find a detox center in Cape May County, New Jersey that aligns with your personal needs.
  2. Reach out to the detox center and determine a date and a time for your intake.
  3. When you arrive at the facility, undergo a detailed addiction assessment.
  4. Relax in your bedroom as you undergo drug and/or alcohol withdrawal. As symptoms develop, they will be medically treated by our team of licensed medical professionals, ensuring safety and comfort during every stage of the process.
  5. When you feel up to partaking in the services we provide, you are encouraged to engage in individual and group therapy, group workshops and holistic treatment options.
  6. You work directly with your assigned case manager, who helps you develop a personalized aftercare plan and serves as a liaison between the treatment team and your loved ones.
  7. Once you have been physically stabilized, you transition into the next appropriate level of clinical care.

To learn more about the steps involved in the medical detox process, contact us today.

What is Inpatient Treatment?

In most cases, inpatient treatment comes as a recommended second step once a person has been physically stabilized in a medical detox setting. In inpatient or residential treatment you will begin to heal on a mental and emotional level. Active addiction negatively impacts all areas of life, from your interpersonal relationships to your career, financial security, and overall quality of life. While in inpatient treatment you will undergo intensive individual, group, and family therapy. You will explore why you turned to drugs and alcohol in the first place. You will be taught a range of relapse prevention techniques, geared towards helping you stay sober long after treatment concludes.

Inpatient treatment typically lasts for between 30 and 90 days, depending on the severity of the substance use disorder and the presence of any underlying, co-occurring disorders. How do you know which inpatient treatment program in Cape May County is right for you?

There are several questions we recommend asking yourself, including:

  • Am I looking for a gender-specific treatment program, or a program that caters to another demographic (like working professionals or the LGBTQ+ community)?
  • Am I willing to travel out of town or state for rehab, or would I prefer to find a treatment center in Cape May County, New Jersey?
  • Does the inpatient rehab accept my current health insurance?
  • Am I looking for a drug rehab that works with individuals who have co-occurring disorders, like mental illness or unresolved trauma?
  • Is the treatment center licensed, accredited and run by a team of experienced medical and therapeutic professionals?

Residential Treatment Programs

Is there a difference between inpatient treatment and residential treatment? The two terms are used interchangeably, and they both refer to a clinical program that houses its clients in a residence for the duration of the treatment process. There are many reputable residential treatment programs in Cape May County — and throughout the rest of the country. As part of the Guardian Recovery Network family, we are happy to find a treatment center that meets all of your personal needs.

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Outpatient & Aftercare

While residential treatment often comes recommended, it is not the best option for everyone. Depending on your personal circumstances you might benefit more from transitioning directly into an outpatient program after detox.

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This could be the case if:

  • You have been struggling with a mild substance use disorder and no underlying issues.
  • You are the sole caretaker of one or more dependents.
  • You have a career that you cannot easily step away from for weeks at a time.
  • You have been through the treatment process before, and experienced a short relapse.

Outpatient treatment also serves as a step-down level of care once a person has completed medical detox and residential rehab. Outpatient treatment provides more flexibility and personal freedom and allows a person to slowly transition back into independent living while continuing to receive therapeutic care.

Drug & Alcohol Use in Cape May County

Cape May County, the southernmost county in the state of New Jersey, has been particularly hard hit by the nationwide opioid epidemic. According to the New Jersey Coordinator for Addiction Responses and Enforcement Strategies, there were a reported 499 suspected drug-related deaths in the state from January 1, 2022 to February 28, 2022. 13 of these overdose-related deaths took place in Cape May County. Since February of this year, overdose deaths have been on the rise. It is important to note that opioid-related deaths are always preventable. Unfortunately, the majority of Cape May County residents who are in desperate need of addiction treatment fail to seek the professional help they deserve. This is often because they are unaware of the resources which are readily available to them. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center, we are dedicated to helping combat the opioid problem in Cape May County and all surrounding areas by providing local residents with affordable and effective medical detox services. Contact us today to learn more.

Alcohol consumption is also a major public health issue faced by Cape May County residents. According to the 2019 New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System, 38 percent of all treatment admissions were directly linked to alcohol use (37 percent were linked to heroin use). If you or someone you love has been struggling with a drug or alcohol use disorder and is looking for a safe, pain-free withdrawal experience, we are available to help.

Why Princeton Detox & Recovery Center?

What sets Princeton Detox & Recovery Center apart from other detox centers in Cape May County? Our New Jersey detox does more than treat the physical symptoms of withdrawal. We actively prepare our clients for the road ahead while treating the mental, emotional and spiritual implications of active addiction.

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The majority of state-funded detox facilities offer impersonal care, treating each of their clients with the same few medications and sending them on their way once they have been physically stabilized. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center, we believe in individualized, therapeutic care. We develop a personalized treatment plan for each of our clients upon their arrival. You will always be treated with compassion and respect, and you will have access to a range of homestyle retreat amenities geared towards optimizing comfort. Our main priority is setting the healing process in motion while setting you up for success in long-term sobriety.

About Medically Supervised Drug & Alcohol Withdrawal

Your personal experience in a medical detox setting will depend heavily on where you seek treatment. If you decide to undergo drug or alcohol withdrawal in a state-funded facility or hospital setting, you will likely receive impersonal care and have access to a limited amount of treatment services. If you seek treatment from a privately operated and integrated detox center like Princeton Detox & Recovery Center, you will receive highly individualized care and you will have access to a broad range of therapeutic and holistic services in addition to professional medical care.

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Alcohol Detox

If you or your loved one has been struggling with an alcohol use disorder, medical detox is an important initial step on the road to recovery. The symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal can be dangerous when left untreated, and can lead to life-threatening complications.

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The most common symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal include:

  • Persistent headaches.
  • Stomach issues like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Disrupted sleep patterns.
  • Body aches and tremors.
  • Heart palpitations and mild anxiety.
  • Increased blood pressure and heart rate.
  • Irritability and agitation.
  • Severe anxiety.
  • Seizures.
  • Delirium Tremens (in severe cases of alcohol addiction).

The more severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal should be closely monitored by a team of medical professionals as pharmaceutical intervention might become necessary. Some medications that might be utilized during the detox process include benzodiazepines, clonidine and anticonvulsant medications (to prevent seizures).

Opioid Detox

If you or someone you love has been using opioid narcotics for any length of time, you will experience symptoms of withdrawal upon abruptly ceased use. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we utilize numerous detoxification techniques to help alleviate these symptoms while making them as short-lived as possible. While the symptoms of opiate withdrawal are not generally life-threatening, they can be harshly uncomfortable when left untreated. The most common symptoms associated with opioid withdrawal include:

  • Agitation and irritability.
  • Muscle aches and general physical discomfort.
  • Disrupted sleep patterns/insomnia.
  • Flu-like symptoms, such as runny nose, sweating and nausea.
  • Increased yawning.
  • Body tremors.
  • Intense feelings of anxiety and/or depression.

In most cases the symptoms of opioid withdrawal resolve within one week, though the duration of symptoms might be longer depending on the severity of the substance use disorder.

Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepines are most commonly prescribed for the treatment of moderate or severe anxiety-related disorders. They are also sometimes used for the treatment of insomnia or other sleep-related disorders, for the treatment of seizures and convulsions and finally, for the treatment of symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is not just highly uncomfortable, it can be extremely dangerous when not carefully overseen and treated by a team of experienced medical professionals. The most common symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal include:

  • Severe anxiety and restlessness.
  • Irritability and agitation.
  • Insomnia and other sleep-related disorders.
  • Hand tremors.
  • Muscle spasms.
  • General aches and pains.
  • Stomach issues like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Intense headaches.
  • Profuse sweating/night sweats.
  • Disillusionment and feelings of unreality.
  • Hallucinations.
  • Delirium.
  • Depression and suicidal ideation.
  • Grand mal seizures.

We utilize medication assisted treatment when necessary, ensuring that clients who have been suffering at the hands of a benzodiazepine addiction are never at risk of danger or discomfort. When our medical team finds tapering necessary, we slowly reduce the amount of benzodiazepines in a client’s system until they are physically stabilized.

Stimulant Detox

Stimulant drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription stimulants like Adderall and Ritalin can be highly addictive, and can lead to a wide range of serious personal consequences in a short period of time. When it comes to the symptoms of stimulant withdrawal, the psychological symptoms are often more severe and uncomfortable than the physical symptoms. The most common symptoms of stimulant withdrawal include:

  • Extreme fatigue.
  • Insomnia.
  • Intense anxiety and panic attacks.
  • Depressed mood, which can lead to suicidal ideation.
  • Drug cravings.
  • Increased appetite, which can lead to temporary weight gain.
  • Hallucinations, delusions and psychosis.

Psychological symptoms are the main reason why stimulant withdrawal requires medical detox. While all of the other withdrawal symptoms are extremely uncomfortable and can be sufficiently treated in a medical detox facility, psychosis can be life-threatening if not overseen around the clock by a team of medical professionals. Medications will be administered when appropriate, and clients will undergo intensive individual therapy sessions.

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    What steps can you take to get help for addiction in Cape May County, New Jersey? Once you acknowledge help has become necessary, it is a good idea to reach out to a professional for guidance and assistance. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we have experienced and compassionate Treatment Advisors standing by to help you. Not only are they knowledgeable about our own program of recovery, but they can point you in the right direction if our program is not the best fit for you or your loved one.

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    The symptoms associated with substance withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable when left untreated. It is important to seek the care of a team of experienced medical professionals before associated symptoms peak in severity. At Princeton Detox & Recovery Center we effectively treat the symptoms associated with drug and alcohol withdrawal while providing our clients with the tools they need to continue along on their personal journeys of addiction recovery. Getting started is as simple as reaching out for help. Once you make initial contact, either through our website or over the phone, you are put in touch with one of our experienced Treatment Advisors who will answer any additional questions and walk you through our simple admissions process. We begin by conducting a brief pre-assessment, which helps our medical team determine which detox methods are the best fit for you. We offer a free, no obligation insurance benefit check and arrange local transportation to our Cape May County detox center. All you have to do is reach out for help and we will take care of the rest.