Substance abuse and addiction don’t exist in a nutshell–addiction is a complex, multifaceted issue that includes various psychological and psychosocial elements. More often than not, addiction is the result of unresolved emotions, painful traumatic experiences, or complex mood and mental health conditions. As a result, the best way to overcome addiction is by treating the root cause. At Moving Mountains Recovery, we understand the importance of treating co-occurring disorders and providing holistic care to address the underlying factors contributing to addiction. We believe that by addressing the root causes of addiction and providing comprehensive care, individuals can achieve lasting sobriety and lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

What is Mental Health?

Mental health is a broad term that refers to your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Your mental health can affect the way you think, feel, and behave and can affect you at any point in your life–from childhood to adulthood. Your mental health can change, too. It may get worse with certain life stressors and better with positive changes. A mental health condition, or mental illness, interferes with your ability to function, maintain relationships, cope with stress, and make healthy choices. Mental health conditions are more common in people who have a family history of mental health problems, have experienced trauma or abuse, or have certain biological factors. If you feel like you’re struggling with your mental health or you may have a medical condition, you can recover with the right treatment and support.

Common Mental Health Conditions

More than 43.8 million adults experience mental illness in any given year, meaning 1 in every 5 Americans experiences mental illness. Some of the most common mental health conditions are:

While many mental health conditions have overlapping symptoms, each condition requires a unique approach to treatment.

How Mental Health Relates to Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Mental health conditions can be very challenging to cope with, leading to feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness, and hopelessness. In an attempt to cope with the struggles caused by their mental health, some people turn to drugs or alcohol–a practice known as “self-medication.” Although substances may temporarily numb painful emotions, substance abuse often worsens mental health symptoms or can cause new symptoms to arise. Mental health and addiction are very closely related. Approximately 10.2 million American adults have a co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder, and almost half of people who seek treatment for substance abuse are experiencing a mental illness. Whether the addiction or mental illness came first, it is essential to treat both conditions simultaneously. At Moving Mountains Recovery, our program places an emphasis on mental health, and our therapists are committed to helping each client address the mental health challenges that are standing in the way of a full recovery.

Comprehensive Mental Health Treatment in New Jersey

Our mental health treatment program in New Jersey begins with a comprehensive assessment. A team of physicians and licensed therapists will assess your emotional and psychiatric needs, providing you with a proper diagnosis, if needed, and creating a tailored treatment plan that suits your circumstances. Individualized treatment protocols ensure an effective treatment plan that suits each client. As a result, your treatment may vary based on your assessment and personal needs. Therapies you may participate in include:

Treatment is offered across multiple levels of care, including partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient (OP). Before you complete your treatment program, your primary therapist will assist you in creating a thorough aftercare plan that addresses your needs and promotes success in every area of your life.

Our Approach at Moving Mountains Recovery

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Our integrated approach to mental health treatment in New Jersey includes individual counseling, group therapy, family support, and access to medical and psychiatric services when necessary. We tailor all of our mental health and addiction treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each person, recognizing that both conditions are deeply personal struggles. By focusing on the whole person and not just the addiction itself, we help individuals regain control of their lives and build a brighter, addiction-free future.

Learn More About Our Mental Health Treatment Programs in New Jersey

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or mental health, we’re here to help. To learn more about our New Jersey mental health treatment programs or to get started with a confidential assessment, please reach out to Moving Mountains Recovery.

    1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): What is Mental Health? Retrieved September 2023 from
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