Clinical Overview for Our Outpatient Addiction Treatment Programs
Our 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 so that people can recover from their addictions and heal from the 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.
We maintain small caseload sizes that allow counselors to give the individualized attention clients desire. Individual therapy is provided weekly allowing for consistent attention to treatment goals. These private sessions allow for trust and rapport to be built with one’s counselor and opportunity to explore concerns that they may not be able to fully explore in group sessions. We recognize the importance of family who may also participate in therapy with their loved one as requested.
Group therapy is a primary modality of our outpatient substance abuse treatment programs in South Jersey. We aim to hold small group sessions that can provide the foundation in building positive sober relationships. At least three times per week clients meet in small caseload groups, facilitated by their primary counselor, which allows for continuity from individual therapy. All other group therapy sessions held during the week remain small, so each member can participate and focus on skill-building and psycho-education topics that enhance one’s skills for long-term sobriety.
Our clinical program strives to provide holistic treatment. Counselors are trained in traditional therapies for the treatment of addiction including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which is coupled with philosophies and principles of 12-Step Programs. Psychiatric services are regularly available to assist in the management of any co-occurring disorders and to assist in the symptom management of early sobriety. Additionally, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) clinicians are available to assist in the preparation or continuation of trauma-related care.
Finally, we offer comprehensive case management services and supports. We recognize that individuals have careers, health issues, and education needs that require attention alongside their recovery from addiction. Our case managers assist in preparing individuals for beginning or returning to employment, assist in addressing any health needs by linking to local health care providers, and assist in connection to educational opportunities including GED programs, training opportunities, and enrollment in other educational systems. Additionally, our case managers assist in identifying recreational activities that support positive sober living including yoga, reiki, artistic expression, and other stress management.