Outpatient counseling,consultation, and therapeutic services are available:
8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.*
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
*Office is only open until 5:00 p.m.
but counselors have sessions until 9:00 p.m.
Call (908) 850-6810
Counseling Services for Adults and Adolescents
The dependence upon alcohol, prescription medication, over-the-counter medications, illegal drugs, food and other compulsive behaviors causes serious problems for individuals and their family members. At the Counseling Center, a variety of outpatient services are available for recovery and for individuals with chronic pain. Scroll down for a description of specific services.
- Individuals may refer themselves
- Individuals may be referred by family members, friends, employers, drug court, or a physician
- Direct admission by physician or Medical Director of the program
Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Includes a certified teacher to provide the required academic component as per the requirements of the patient's school district.
Programs are developed to meet the needs of individuals age 13 to 19 who have problems created by the use, or abuse, of alcohol and/or drugs.
Adolescents who are using or abusing mood-altering substances will be referred to an early intervention program to stop the progression of the disease.
Adolescents who are dependent will enter the Day Program offered Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This includes 10 hours of direct education provided by a teacher and coordinated with the referring school district, and 20 hours of drug and alcohol counseling weekly. Family therapy is included in this program. Random drug and alcohol testing is done to monitor compliance.
Treatment includes learning a repertoire of interpersonal behavioral skills, increased self-awareness and self-worth, an understanding of addiction and the recovery process, and skills that support independent thinking and behavior.
Level of service is decreased as the adolescent progresses in recovery. Adolescents complete treatment by attending a weekly aftercare program.
Our goal is to promote an understanding of alcoholism/addiction as a disease with severe consequences if not treated. Alcohol and/or drug abuse may lead to addiction. To educate alcohol and drug abusers and to prevent the misuse of legal and illegal substances, the following services are offered:
Professional counseling staff willing to speak to groups, lead workshops for organizations, and develop training seminars for professionals on topics relating to compulsive behaviors, and alcohol, prescription and illegal drug abuse.
A two-hour seminar for mature adults about the risks of taking prescription and over-the-counter medications, mixing medications or drinking alcohol with medications.
A series of eight hourly lectures to provide the adolescent and parent the necessary information to make healthy lifestyle choices. Random urine drug screens are part of this program.
Intoxicated Driver Resource Program
A series of sixteen sessions designed to meet the legal requirements for individuals who have a D.W.I. violation.
Mondays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
A program for family and close friends of individuals who are alcoholics and/or drug abusers. Intervention services provide family members and friends with the information, education, tools and skills to help an individual face his or her addiction and receive treatment.
The program includes three visits with a certified counselor. During the first two hourly visits, individuals participating in the intervention learn about alcohol and drug abuse and addiction, how the addiction impacts the family, how family members prepare for the intervention, and the options available to help someone with an alcohol or drug problem. Each step of the way, family members have the option to stop the intervention or continue to the final step, which is the intervention itself. The intervention takes place with the substance abuser and results in admission to one of our outpatient programs or appropriate level of treatment.
Every member of the family is impacted by an alcohol abuser, alcoholic or drug user. To help the children and adults in the immediate family, the following services are available:
A program to help an individual recognize his or her alcohol and/or drug problem and receive treatment.
A weekly two-hour program combining lecture and discussion to help families understand addiction and improve their quality of life. Open to family, friends and the individual in recovery.
Individualized treatment options, including a choice of two intensive programs (day or evening), aftercare, one-on-one counseling provided by a certified addiction specialist, or referral to another level of treatment, if indicated.
All programs focus on developing a strong personal foundation of coping skills, behaviors, and problem-solving techniques to achieve continuing sobriety and to prevent relapse. Individuals also receive the education and support they need to accept responsibility for the consequences of their alcohol and/or drug use.
This program is an outpatient, medically monitored detox from drugs or alcohol. It is designed to avoid and prevent potentially dangerous medical and behavioral consequences due to the discontinuation of drugs of dependence, offered to individuals who are at low-risk for seizures, DTs, and other medical complications. This is accomplished by attending the day Intensive Outpatient Program so that the medication prescribed by the department physician can be adjusted and monitored to ease physical discomfort.
Every individual receives a comprehensive biopsychosocial evaluation and an individualized treatment plan. This plan specifies the therapeutic services that an individual needs to recover from his or her alcoholism/addiction.