Addiction

Help for Addiction at Lukin Center

Expert Addiction Treatment in Northern New Jersey

Addiction is a broad term that covers many behaviors and issues for people of all ages. Most people might think of  substance abuse  first, but  behavioral addictions  can be just as intense and disruptive to everyday life.  Addictive Disorders  can take many forms, including gambling, drugs, alcohol, food and pornography, just to name a few.  Addiction  is a chronic disease that’s part behavior, part brain chemistry.

At Lukin Center, we understand that “quitting” is just one piece of the addiction treatment puzzle. With the help of a trained therapist, you can learn to avoid relapse, cope with stress, uncover your triggers, and learn to respond to life situations without relapsing into destructive or compulsive behaviors. 

Addiction at a Glance

  • People can be addicted to substances, like drugs and alcohol; or behaviors, like gambling or shopping
  • Addiction treatment helps you learn to control urges
  • Addiction often occurs with other mental health issues, including depression and anxiety
  • Addiction treatment is highly personalized
  • Addiction can happen to people of all ages
Young woman with phone looking out the window sadly suffering from addiction.

“Quitting” is just the beginning. Successful addiction treatment builds skills to last a lifetime.

Regardless of the substance or behavior, addiction can have a negative effect on all aspects of your life. Addiction can damage relationships, affect work performance, lead to risky behaviors, and keep you from living a healthy life.

Counseling for addiction at Lukin Center can take many forms and approaches. Each patient’s treatment plan will look different, based on the addiction, behaviors, length of addiction, and the effects of addiction on your life.

Your Lukin Center team is committed to creating a safe, compassionate environment for you to make progress toward your recovery goals. 

What are the Symptoms and Treatments for Addiction?

Signs of addiction  include lack of control over urges, or being unable to stay away from a substance or behavior. You might notice that your loved one no longer engages in the things they used to love or lies to cover behavior or substance use. They might exhibit dramatic mood swings, or become so preoccupied with a certain activity that their work, relationships, or well-being begins to suffer.

Addiction can take many forms, including: 

  • Food Addiction
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Addiction to Drugs
  • Prescription Medication Addiction
  • Opioids or Pain Killer Addiction
  • Sex Addiction
  • Pornography Addiction
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Internet Addiction
  • Addiction to Work 
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Shopping Addiction

Addiction often occurs along with other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. Your Lukin Center treatment team will take great care to address addiction as a part of your bigger mental health picture. Together, you’ll identify and treat any co-occurring conditions that contribute to your addiction issues. You’ll identify triggers, uncover issues or past trauma that can contribute to your addiction, and create a plan for avoiding triggers and controlling urges. 

How can Lukin Center Help Me with Addiction Treatment? 

Individual therapy is the core of the Lukin Center approach to addiction treatment. You and your therapist will create a personalized plan that might include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Counseling, Couples Therapy, medication management, or other treatment modalities. 

If you or your loved one are experiencing addiction, don’t wait to get help. Lukin Center clinicians must maintain the highest possible degrees and certifications in their fields, including best practices in treating addiction in adults. As the largest mental health therapy practice in Northern New Jersey, Lukin Center gives you access to more highly trained therapists and a broader range of specialties, so you can get exactly the help you need. We’ll help you connect with the right mental health professional to get the results you want.