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Bipolar Treatment in New Jersey

Did you know that 56% of those who live with Bipolar disorder will develop a substance use disorder at some point in time? It’s true. If you are one of those people, you’re not alone, and Bipolar treatment in New Jersey at Prevail Recovery Center can help. This page will go over the signs, symptoms, causes, and impacts of Bipolar disorder first. Then, we’ll talk about how getting addiction and Bipolar therapy in New Jersey in a treatment program at Prevail Recovery Center can help. 

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The Signs & Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder is characterized by alternating “highs” (called mania or hypomania) and periods of depression. You must have at least one episode of mania or hypomania, as well as at least one depressive episode, to meet the criteria for Bipolar disorder. There are two main types of Bipolar disorder: Type I and Type II. To get a diagnosis of Bipolar Type I, you must have experienced at least one full-blown manic episode. People with Bipolar Type II experience hypomania but will not have had a full-blown manic episode. 


Signs of depression include:


When a person with Bipolar disorder experiences a depressive episode, their symptoms will be similar to those seen in a person with a depressive disorder like major depressive disorder (MDD). Again, it is the combination of both manic and depressive episodes that leads to a Bipolar disorder diagnosis. With that in mind, signs of depression can include but aren’t limited to the following: 


  • Loss of interest in activities one would usually enjoy
  • Feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness, or guilt
  • Social isolation or withdrawal from others
  • A down, low, or depressed mood
  • Sleeping too little or too much
  • Feeling emotionally numb
  • Appetite changes
  • Excessive crying
  • Body aches
  • Irritability
  • Fatigue


Signs of mania include:


Generally speaking, manic episodes are a major contrast to depressive episodes. At first, a person’s increased energy during a manic episode could lead them to believe that they’re “better,” especially if it is their first time experiencing one. However, symptoms of mania can be very destructive to a person’s life and well-being. Signs of mania and hypomania can include but aren’t limited to:


  • Impulsive or high-risk behavior (e.g., risky sexual activity, impulsive spending)
  • inflated self-esteem or feeling invincible
  • Decreased need for sleep
  • Unusual talkativeness
  • Increased energy level
  • Racing thoughts 
  • Restlessness 
  • Irritability 
  • Euphoria 


Some people will experience psychosis during a full-blown manic episode, but not always. Remember that people with Bipolar II will experience hypomania and depression only.


Causes of Bipolar Disorder

There’s no known singular cause of Bipolar disorder. However, research tells us that there are some risk factors that increase the likelihood that you’ll develop the disorder. For example, those with a parent or sibling who has Bipolar disorder are more likely to have it themselves. Similarly, people with Bipolar disorder may have differences in brain structure and function. In reality, Bipolar disorder is a condition that can affect anyone. It can have a very significant impact on your life, but treatment can help.

How Does Bipolar Disorder Affect Your Life?

One of the reasons it is so critical to get treatment for Bipolar disorder is the way it affects your life. The impulsivity associated with mania can lead to a range of different concerns, such as angry outbursts, an increased risk of injury, financial problems caused by excessive spending, relationship problems, job loss, and legal problems. Similarly, depression symptoms can make it challenging to use self-care, bond with loved ones, pursue work or school, and more. Since substance use disorders affect people with Bipolar disorder at higher rates, it is critical to look out for and treat both, if applicable. 

Unfortunately, one of the common challenges that occur in those with both a substance use disorder and Bipolar disorder is that substances can worsen symptoms of Bipolar disorder. Much like untreated Bipolar disorder, it is also relevant to note that substance abuse can be destructive to your life and comes with a range of adverse consequences. That is part of where the need for combined substance abuse and Bipolar treatment comes in. 

What We Do

Prevail Recovery Center’s Bipolar Treatment Options

While Bipolar disorder is not easy to live with, extensive research has been done on effective treatments for the condition. Various treatments are available for people with Bipolar disorder. In many instances, a combination of treatments (e.g., therapy, medication, and lifestyle) makes the most significant difference. However, finding the treatment plan that works best for you can take time. That is where our treatment programs come in. We offer the following programs or levels of care for clients experiencing substance use and mental health concerns. 


Partial hospitalization 

The most intensive type of outpatient care are partial hospitalization programs (PHP). The PHP program at Prevail Recovery Center involves a variety of treatment activities and therapies to address both addiction and co-occurring mental health issues. New clients can anticipate attending treatment 6–8 hours per day, six days per week. Individual therapy, medication management, nutrition guidance, and regular groups are a few examples. PHP is an excellent alternative to residential treatment for those who need more supervision than intensive outpatient or regular outpatient therapy sessions can provide but do not need the level of supervision inpatient treatment provides. 


Intensive outpatient

The step down from partial hospitalization is intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Although many of the treatment strategies used with IOP clients are also used with PHP clients, our IOP clients attend treatment less frequently and for shorter periods of time each week. The best candidates for IOP are typically those who require more flexibility than PHP can offer, such as those who must work or go to school full-time while receiving treatment or those who have completed PHP and are prepared to transition to less intensive care but benefit from the structure IOP offers.



For those who have completed a higher level of care or do not require a treatment program as intensive as PHP or IOP, outpatient services are offered at Prevail Recovery Center. Our outpatient program is typically used as a step-down form of care intended to help clients maintain stability and asks for a very small time commitment. The ultimate objective of outpatient therapy is to offer assistance as you reintegrate into daily life. 

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Get Bipolar Therapy in New Jersey 

With treatment, people with Bipolar disorder can live normal and happy lives. If you’re ready to learn more about getting Bipolar therapy in New Jersey in one of our treatment programs, contact the Prevail Recovery Center today. When you reach out and ask about New Jersey Bipolar therapy or treatment, we will verify your health insurance coverage, schedule a tour, or answer your questions for free. To get in touch, call us or fill out the contact form on our website. If we miss your initial call or message, a team member will return it shortly.

Find New Jersey Anxiety Therapy

Getting anxiety therapy in New Jersey can change your life. If you’re ready to get comprehensive substance abuse and anxiety treatment in New Jersey, contact Prevail Recovery Center. Our specialized programs and individualized treatment plans can help you get to where you want to be. When you reach out, we will verify your health insurance coverage, schedule a tour, and answer your questions about treatment for free. To get in touch, give us a call or fill out the contact form on our website today. 


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