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Alcohol Addiction Treatment in New Jersey

If you’re looking for addiction treatment in New Jersey, here are some of the more frequently asked questions about rehab in New Jersey:

New Jersey Alcohol Statistics

  • 8% of adults reported binge drinking in 2014 and 23.0% of high school students reported binge drinking in 2013.1
  • Each year 1,754 deaths and 50,856 years of potential life are lost due to the harms resulting from excessive alcohol use.1
  • There were 21,980 people who entered into alcohol addiction treatment facilities in 2017.2
  • In New Jersey, each year 1,754 deaths and 50,856 years of potential life are lost due to the harms resulting from excessive alcohol use.1

Where Can I Find Alcohol Rehab Centers in New Jersey?

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As of 2017, New Jersey has 344 treatment centers across the state that treat substance abuse addictions of any kind and 269 specifically designated for alcohol addiction only.3 Of those, 308 are outpatient New Jersey treatment facilities, 46 are residential (non-hospital), and 12 are inpatient treatment centers.3 A majority of these facilities are located in South Jersey cities such as Atlantic City, Camden, and Ocean.

A part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) portfolio of facilities, Sunrise House Treatment Center is located in Lafayette in the beautiful countryside. Sunrise House Sunrise House focuses on individualized approach to rehab and offers treatment for co-occurring disorders. Following thorough psychological and medical assessment, Sunrise House develops a custom treatment plan for its patients to offer a more personal experience.

Sunrise House provides various levels of care that range from medical detox to residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and aftercare programs. Sunrise House remains open and committed to serving the millions of individuals struggling with addiction, while enforcing safety and prevention as a top priority in regard to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus). Amidst the global health crisis, Sunrise House is strictly following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization’s recommendations and taking as many proactive actions as possible to protect our current and future patients and staff.

Call our hotline any time at  to have your questions about addiction treatment answered. We understand that those struggling with substance use disorders are at high risk of both COVID-19 and the dangerous effects of substance use. More than ever, we are equipped and proud to serve our patients.

Detox Programs in New Jersey

A total of 11 hospital inpatient detox centers are located in New Jersey.3 These facilities provide treatment for hundreds of clients every month. Many of New Jersey’s medical detox centers are located in the northern area of the state near New York in Summit, Paterson, and East Orange.

Depending on the magnitude of physical dependence, alcohol withdrawal syndrome may range from mild to physically dangerous. Symptoms may include irritability, anxiety, agitation, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, seizures and in rarer cases, delirium tremens.4

Alcohol withdrawal may be dangerous when done on your own; because of this, a supervised, medical detox center can help avoid unnecessary discomfort or life-threatening withdrawal complications. Detox is the process of getting substances out of your body and helping you manage acute withdrawal symptoms from alcohol.5

These types of programs provide individuals with onsite physicians and 24-hour care to help gain management over alcohol withdrawal symptoms.5

To find local detox facilities in New Jersey, search SAMHSA’s directory which can be found here.

Does My Insurance Cover Alcohol Treatment Programs in New Jersey?

Private health insurance coverage is accepted as 64.5% of the treatment centers in New Jersey.3 However, many insurance plans provide coverage for addiction treatment, and if you are planning to use your out-of-state insurance provider in New Jersey, it is important to know if your provider is accepted in the state and what it will cover.

Below is a list of the most accepted insurance providers:

Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, NJ

Inpatient alcohol treatment is an ideal option for those with moderate-to-severe alcohol use disorders (AUDs). Inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse focuses on each aspect of addiction recovery: medical treatment, psychological treatment, psychiatric treatment, and other progressive modalities. Inpatient treatment for alcohol abuse aims to change the habits and overall lifestyle of someone suffering from a substance use disorder through fully immersing a person in a supportive, structured, and drug-free environment.

Inpatient treatment for AUDs generally provides care for 24 hours a day and may range in levels of intensity. For example, inpatient treatment may refer to medical detoxification or long-term residential care.

Inpatient treatment programs may vary in duration, lasting anywhere from 3 weeks to several months. It seems as though long-term residential care (specifically, addiction treatment that lasts anywhere between 6 and 12 months). has been proven to be one of the most effective treatment methods for a successful reduction in alcohol use.6

Outpatient Alcohol Treatment, NJ

Typically, outpatient treatment for alcohol abuse consists of a set of comprehensive services that are less intensive and more flexible than those provided in inpatient treatment.

While inpatient treatment generally includes 24/7 supervision, outpatient treatment usually allows clients to either live at home or in a sober living home while attending intensive day or evening therapy programs. Therefore, those who have responsibilities, such as childcare or legal obligations, might be the best fit for outpatient treatment.7

The length and duration of outpatient treatment varies depending on the substance abuse treatment center, the individual client, and their particular needs. However, one form of outpatient treatment called intensive outpatient therapy (IOT) is required by the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) to treat clients for at least 9 hours of therapy per week.

In outpatient alcohol treatment, clinical staff may work with clients to develop certain skills. These skills may include:

  • The ability to refuse drugs or alcohol
  • Prevent relapse.
  • Differentiate between assertive, aggressive, and passive behaviors in various situations.

Patients in outpatient treatment are also likely to attend support groups, single-interest groups, and family or couples’ groups. Outpatient treatment provides many clients transitioning from a more intensive level of care the structure and accountability they need while transitioning into daily life.7

Why Choose AAC?

American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers a nationwide network of facilities, an alumni support system, quality care, and a 90-day promise. We’re committed to your recovery. When you invest and successfully complete 90 consecutive days at an American Addiction Centers facility, we believe that you have created the most solid foundation for your long-term goals of sobriety. In the event that you experience a relapse, you are welcome back for a complimentary 30 days of our treatment. This is our promise to you.

Additionally, AAC alumni from across the country host fun gatherings and events while alumni coordinators check-in regularly to ensure those recovering from substance abuse benefit from continued support.

New Jersey Insurance (i.e. Medicaid) Treatment Facilities

Medicaid provides health insurance coverage to 1.69 million residents of New Jersey.The program helps men, women, and children of low-income families get quality healthcare and is based on program eligibility standards set forth by the US Government. To qualify for Medicaid in New Jersey, residents must have a modified adjusted gross income of 194% or less than the federal poverty level, which was $12,140 for individuals and increases by $4,320 per family member.8,9

As of 2018, single adults who had an annual modified adjusted gross income of $16,146.20 or less could qualify for Medicaid in New Jersey. Certain conditions, such as factoring in being a caretaker or having a child, can alter Medicaid eligibility standards. As of 2017, there were 209 rehab centers in New Jersey that accept Medicaid coverage.3

Although these centers may have limited access, they often provide the lowest out-of-pocket cost to clients, offering affordable care to those who otherwise may not have the means to get treatment for alcohol addiction. To find out if you are eligible for Medicaid, visit the Department of Human Services Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services.10

New Jersey-Specific Packing List

Temperatures can fluctuate significantly in New Jersey depending on the time of year you travel there for treatment. It is likely that you may need heavy and warm clothing in winter months, or modest and breathable attire in the summertime. The climate in New Jersey can drop to 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the wintertime, to humid highs in the low 90s in summer.

Plan your trip to treatment accordingly so you’re not stuck without your coat (or your sandals) and reach out to your desired treatment center to learn more about what they recommend you bring to treatment.

You may want to bring the following items with you:

  • Undergarments.
  • Socks.
  • A bathing suit or swimming shorts.
  • Sweatshirt and sweatpants.
  • A heavy coat.
  • Shoes (boots for winter, sandals for summer, and comfortable slippers for inside).
  • T-shirts and other loose-fitting clothing.
  • Shorts or pants (or both).
  • Winter hat and gloves.

Keep in mind that most programs do not allow clothing that could be deemed offensive. This includes clothing printed with foul language, graphic images, or anything that promotes the use of drugs or alcohol.

Consider also bringing the following items:

  • Your driver’s license or state-issued ID card.
  • A list of all medications and supplements you are taking.
  • Insurance information.
  • Photos of your friends or loved ones.
  • Names, phone numbers, and the addresses of family and friends so you can stay in touch while you are away.
  • Toiletries such as toothbrush, hairbrush, makeup.

Avoid makeup, toothpaste, or other toiletries that contain alcohol, as many centers will not allow these items to be brought in. Additionally, check with the program you will attend before bringing nail clippers, files, razors, or electronic devices.

Traveling to Sunrise House Treatment Center

Many people who decide to attend a drug or alcohol treatment center travel to reach their ideal provider. If you or a loved one is planning to travel to Sunrise House Treatment Center, we’ll make it easy on you.

Sunrise House Treatment Center is located in Northern New Jersey in Lafeyette Township, close to route 15. One can easily access Sunrise House Treatment Center by car or choose to fly to a nearby airport, such as Newark Liberty International Airport, to attend treatment in New Jersey.

Sunrise House
Phone Number: 973-447-3294
Address: 37 Sunset Inn Road, Lafayette Township, NJ, 07848

Finding Alcohol Rehab in a Different State

If you or a loved one would prefer to attend alcohol rehab outside of New Jersey, there are numerous different rehab options near you in states around the country.

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