Victory Bay Recovery Center’s chemical dependency outpatient treatment program provides a trauma informed approach utilizing Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) modalities and the 12-step based recovery process that we customize to each patients’ needs in a small, intimate setting. Our environment is welcoming and safe. Therefore, people can recover from their addictions and heal from trauma that has perpetuated their substance use disorders (SUDs). Our goal is to teach our patients how to live with their addiction while being a sober, useful member of society.
What to Expect In Drug Rehab
The first huge step of what to expect in drug rehab is the intake process. We will begin by coordinating your arrival to our facility. Victory Bay will work with you to ensure you are transported safely and quickly to our well-maintained facility in Laurel Springs, New Jersey. We encourage clients to bring along an ID card, any insurance and prescription cards, all prescription medications you are currently taking, and whatever personal belongings you will need.
Once you have arrived at the center, you can expect to be greeted by our professional addiction treatment staff who will be expecting your arrival. You will meet our Intake Coordinator, who will sit with you and begin the process by doing some basic assessments and paperwork. If you are hungry – or maybe a little nervous – you can expect to receive a welcome meal, snack and a drink.
The Intake Process
During this process, the Intake Coordinator will introduce you to the Victory Bay culture. Here they also share the details about our approach to recovery. You can expect to receive another initial assessment. You will be scheduled to meet with your own personal Clinical Therapist with whom you will work with throughout your time here. Also, you will be scheduled to meet with one of our incredible Doctors to assess your specific psychiatric needs. Finally, with early sobriety, often comes lots of chaos in our lives. Our team will assess any and all areas of your life where you might need support and guidance. Our Case Management team will begin to plan a strategy for supporting you with any Legal, Employment, or Educational needs.
You can also expect to receive a welcome book-bag that includes a handbook outlining every detail of our clinical program, as well as what our expectations are for you on the journey with us – there is work to be done! As you complete all your initial assessments, you will take a tour of our facility, meet our passionate staff, and even receive some Victory Bay swag, as you complete your first huge step on your journey – officially becoming part of our growing family here at The Bay!
9AM to 12PM, Day IOP (Morning Group)
Group therapy starts at 9:00am with our licensed clinicians and the group sizes range from 7-12 clients. During each morning group there are a few rest breaks and we have plenty of free healthy snacks and fresh water on hand for the clients to re-energize and hydrate with.
Clients are also assigned a Primary Therapist at Intake and each week has their individual therapy sessions also known as one-on-one’s. In both group and individual therapy sessions, our clinical programs adapt to our clients.
Victory Bay Recovery Center’s therapists take great pride in their ability to connect with each client on an induvial basis, this is a vital part of the Victory Bay clinical program.
1:30PM to 3:30PM, Day IOP (Afternoon Group)
Victory Bay Recovery Center offers a variety Ancillary Group & Afternoon Activities in different concentrations of wellness for our clients:
Case Management Meeting
Clients have full access to Victory Bay’s Case Management Team. Case managers help clients work on a variety of needs. For example, these include education planning, court assistance, doctor appointments and a variety of other care items that need to be addressed or remedied. Case managers support and help clients achieve self-determination while teaching accountability, responsibility, and connection. They are compassionate and empathetic yet firmly advocate that the client participates in their own recovery by stepping up and facing everyday life challenges.
A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. Clients focus on stress management and mindfulness while accessing some form of spirituality. Reiki translates to “spiritually guided life force energy”. A Reiki Healer takes clients through a relaxation and stress-reducing class. They use a mixed medium of meditation as well as ‘attunement’ giving clients the ability to achieve relaxation, peace, security, and wellbeing.
Job Search / Interview Techniques / Resume Building
The client has the opportunity to look for potential employment and have the support of Victory Bay’s case management team. The client works closely with the case management team to search the appropriate platforms for work, have a resume built and learn proper techniques for interviews.
Creativity is an important tool for relaxation and creating different perspectives. An artist visits the clients and teaches an instructional but exploratory art class. The art they create varies and comes from many different mediums to help challenge each client to a different level each time.
Mild moving and stretching like Yoga is extremely beneficial and has a lot of positives. Yoga can assist with mindfulness and focusing on the present moment. Of course, this is in addition to the physical benefits of stretching and relaxation. Yoga accesses the body, mind and breathing for unity and reflection.
Massages are tailored to the client’s specific needs and physical condition for overall wellness and relaxation. Massage therapy is important and helps produces a long list of benefits.
Clients have free gym memberships including transportation to the gym with all necessary equipment for them to meet different physical health goals. It is important to pursue physical wellness for longevity and overall positive mental status. Clients have the option to visit the gym every day.
Clients also have access to a personal trainer while at the gym. Our personal trainer assists the clients with correct exercise form. They also create workout plans and programs, and create food ideas, meals and concepts for correct dieting.
6:00PM to 9:00PM, Evening IOP and OP
In efforts to meet the scheduling constraints of individuals Victory Bay offers Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient (OP) group therapy. Sessions take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings beginning at 6:00pm. This programming schedule accommodates those with commitments. This includes jobs, educational programs, or those who have child care needs that prevent them from participating in daytime clinical services. The evening group programs implement the same Evidenced-Based Treatment programming as our day programs. Individual therapy continues to be a central component of the evening clinical program. It is available during the days we have extended hours.
An additional advantage to offering evening clinical hours is providing support to those that began their journey of recovery in our day program. As they begin to re-engage in typical activities of daily living such as employment, re-integrating into their primary family group. We recognize that as individuals begin to experience traditional life stressors while leading their new life of sobriety continued support in a familiar and safe therapeutic environment is essential to lasting success.
Victory Bay strongly recommends that clients participate in sober living to aid them in their journey.
What to expect from sober living is where individuals have an opportunity to bond with their peers. Many laughs are had and even sometimes tears are shed. A typical day in a sober living home consists of clients waking up at a reasonable time. They make themselves all meals, complete their assigned chores daily and attend a local 12-step meeting. Local 12-step meetings are where clients can begin to build their network.
They also find a sponsor and get active in a home group. A homegroup is a meeting that an individual makes a commitment to attend each week. They usually are responsible for some type of service commitment at the group. For example, greeting fellow home group members as they arrive at the meeting. A sponsor is basically a mentor in the 12-step program. It is the sponsor’s duty to take a sponsee through the 12 steps of the program.