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Bayonne Medical Center

29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002 
Phone: 201.858.5257
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Christ Hospital

176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306 
Phone: 201.795.8280
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Hoboken UMC

308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030 
Phone: 201.418.1900 
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Dr. Frank Diaz and Dr. Jolanta Potoczek-Salahi
391 John F. Kennedy • Bayonne, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Bayonne Family Practice
(201) 858-4110
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Dr. Sapan Majmundar
113 14th Street • Hoboken, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Hoboken
(201) 683-9990
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Dr. Joven Dungo
205 9th St • Jersey City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Newport
(201) 653-1144
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Dr. Mohammad H. Miqbel
7511 Bergenline Ave • North Bergen, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - North Bergen
(201) 863-8032
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Dr. Edward Boylan
550 Newark Ave • Jersey City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Midtown
(201) 656-2300
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Dr. Alejandro Presilla
322 49th St • Union City, NJ
CarePoint Health Immediate Care - Union City
(201) 863-8667
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Dial 911 for life threatening emergency

Bayonne Medical Center

29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002 
Phone: 201.858.5257
Directions

Christ Hospital

176 Palisade Avenue
Jersey City NJ 07306 
Phone: 201.795.8280
Directions

Hoboken UMC

308 Willow Avenue
Hoboken NJ 07030 
Phone: 201.418.1900 
Directions

Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment
Helping you on your journey to recovery

Inpatient Detox Services

Alcohol addiction

Alcohol is by far the most commonly abused drug in the United States. Government estimates say that more than 17 million Americans have a substance abuse issue with alcohol. A good percentage of these are heavy, daily drinkers, alcoholics. Consuming large quantities of alcohol on a regular basis can make the body dependent. In the most severe cases, alcohol withdrawal results in a condition called delirium tremens (D.T.’s), which can be fatal if not properly treated.

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

The classic sign of alcohol withdrawal is the “shakes” — uncontrollable tremors that set in about 6 hours after the last drink. Thus many alcoholics need to drink alcohol in the morning just to steady their hands. Common alcohol withdraw symptoms include the following:

  • Tremors (shakes)
  • Hallucinations
  • Irritability
  • Delusions
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • High blood pressure

Due to the possibility of seizures and D.T.s, it is necessary for patients in alcohol withdrawal to be monitored closely by medical staff. At CarePoint Health, we have an effective alcohol detox protocol that keeps our patients safe and comfortable during the alcohol detoxification process. Medications are used to prevent seizures and the onset of D.T.s, and our professional alcohol detox staff closely monitors the patient’s vital signs.

While checked into inpatient treatment you will have all the comforts of being at home with an easy-to-follow program towards recovery. There are scheduled daily activities, including group therapy and meetings, which are specifically designed to give our patients a huge support system while going through drug or alcohol detox.

The time you will spend at CarePoint Health depends on the type and amount of drug being used so our intake specialists will help determine the best course of action on a case by case basis. The length of stay for detox can vary. Please contact CarePoint Health directly to learn more about how individual needs are met through its programs.

Opiate Addiction

Opiates are a class of drug that is derived from the opium poppy, most commonly heroin and many narcotic pain medications which are some of the most addictive and harmful of drugs. Opiate-AddictionThere are also synthetic opiates that do not come from the poppy plant, but which have a similar effect. Many prescription drugs are opiates, including Oxycontin, Percocet, Lorcet, Vicodin, Dilaudid and MSContin. People who abuse heroin or pain medications gradually develop a habit, having to take a certain amount of the drug every day in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms. This habit will intensify over time as more drugs will be needed to maintain the same effect.

Opiate Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Muscle aches
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Stomach cramps
  • Twitching and/or muscle spasms
  • Nausea

The length of time these opiate detox symptoms persist also varies. The typical opiate withdrawal period is around seven days, with the most intense symptoms peaking about 72 hours after last use. Because of the length of the physical and psychological withdrawal process, it is extremely difficult for people to get through it without the help of a detox center like CarePoint Health. Most people will break down after two or three days and return to using the opiates, and feeding their opiate addiction.

Some detox centers do not medicate their patients during withdrawal. This unpleasant method is known as “cold turkey” and here at CarePoint Health, we don’t believe in it. Opiate withdrawal symptoms can produce potentially dangerous health situations including elevation in blood pressure and dehydration. Left untreated, the pain of the withdrawal symptoms can make it psychologically difficult to stay in the detoxification facility and makes the client more likely to leave detox prematurely.

That said, other detox facilities will overmedicate patients to the point where they are incoherent throughout their stay. Substituting other drugs for the opiates only delays the onset of withdrawal symptoms. The person will leave the program feeling fine, but fall back into full-blown withdrawal as the detox medications wear off.

At CarePoint Health, we use a mainly buprenorphine-based medication that effectively manages opiate withdrawal symptoms. This medication allows our clients to remain comfortable and alert during their stay with us. We supplement the buprenorphine with a number of other medications to treat any discomfort that may arise. Buprenorphine also allows the client to leave detox with virtually no withdrawal symptoms. This opiate addiction detox even works with synthetic opiates, like methadone.

Benzodiazepines and Barbiturates addictions

Barbiturates are classified in a group of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Barbiturates became a popular treatment for Insomnia and Anti-Anxiety in the 1960s and 70s. Since then they have fallen out of favor and were replaced by a new class of drug: Benzodiazepines.

As Barbiturates declined in medical spheres, they remain a threat of pill addiction especially in youths. Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium, and Adavan have long been prescribed for substance abuse withdrawal, insomnia, anti depressant and anxiety disorders. Unfortunately, these depressants also have a high potential for abuse. They are both physically and psychologically addictive, and a dependent person will experience withdrawal symptoms, similar to alcohol withdrawal, if they stop taking them suddenly. Barbiturates and Benzodiazepines withdraw symptoms include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stomach pain
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Muscle/joint pain
  • Seizures
  • Depression
  • Abnormal sensitivity to light and noise
  • Shaking

The most dangerous issue is the possibility of seizures. For this reason, benzodiazepines detox should be performed only under the supervision of a medical professional. At Sunrise Detox, we use a benzodiazepines medical detoxprotocol that is proven to keep guests safe and comfortable during the Benzodiazepines detoxification process.

  • Locations

    Bayonne Medical Center
    29th Street & Avenue E
    Bayonne, NJ 07002
    201.858.5000

    Christ Hospital
    176 Palisade Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ 07306
    201.795.8200

    Hoboken University Medical Center
    308 Willow Avenue
    Hoboken, NJ 07030
    201.418.1000

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