Thank You to the Bully

From Bullied to Empowered using DBT

GenPsych, in collaboration with John Mopper from Blueprint Mental Health, will be offering its free DBT in-services for staff and/or students in the fall and winter.

This presentation, “Thank You to the Bully” takes a different approach to coping with (and even learning to appreciate) bullies through DBT skills. It can be presented to staff as an in-service or to a large or small group of students. See below for full description.

For more information or to schedule this presentation, contact John Mopper, LAC at john@blueprintmentalhealth.com or call (908) 256-6965.


Description:

I know that the topic of bullying has been at the forefront of school counseling and mental health in general over the past few years. But seriously, how many presentations and trainings can we really have on this topic? I’m sure that at this point your fingers are calloused from all of the HIB reports you have had to fill out. Well, I’d like to offer just one more presentation on bullying, and I can assure you that this one is definitely not like anything you have seen so far.

Using DBT as the model, “Thank You to the Bully” will discuss how our handling of conflict with others and how we overcome obstacles in our lives are the foundation of the building of a person’s character. We will discuss finding gratitude for the bully, for that bully is offering us an opportunity to find strength and power within ourselves and affording us the ability to build resilience within to deal with what the future may throw at us.

The following 5 modules will be covered in a 1-1.5 hour presentation:

  1. Mindfulness: Am I really being bullied?
  2. Interpersonal Effectiveness: How to be assertive and get what you want
  3. Distress Tolerance: How to avoid doing something impulsive and stupid
  4. The Middle Path: Compassion for the bully/Behaviorism
  5. Emotion Regulation: Checking the facts

This presentation can be offered as an in-service to counselors and teachers as a different approach to treating students who are being bullied. It can also be presented to a large group of students or a smaller group of students who may present a greater need for this information.

For more information, visit blueprintmentalhealth.com

Summer LGBT Teen Program NJ

The GenPsych Adolescent “In My Skin” Summer Program

Addressing the Unique Issues of LGBTQ and Adolescent Identity

Each summer, the GenPsych Adolescent Program (G.A.P.) offers new tracks for children and teens in New Jersey. This year, we are proud to present our new summer LGBT teen program, entitled “In My Skin.”

Summer LGBT Teen Program

Summer LGBT Teen Program

What will this summer LGBT Teen Program achieve?

The “In My Skin” Program focuses on the identity issues that many individuals face during adolescence. Through group, individual, and creative therapies, teens will begin to answer the internal questions of “Who am I?” and “How do I feel in my skin?”

This summer program will also help adolescents communicate and relate with their peers and family members. Through development of skills, such as distress tolerance, they will learn to cope with any social anxieties.

At the end of this seven-week program, each participant will develop a personal story and have the opportunity to share that story with their peers.

By the program’s completion, teens should not only have more confidence and understanding in their identity, but also feel empowered to express their identity in healthy ways and to help and accept others struggling with similar issues.

Who is this summer LGBT Teen Program for?

The program is open to teens 13 to 18 years of age. While the “In My Skin” Program is designed to help individuals struggling with gender identity and sexual orientation issues, it is not limited to individuals who identify as a part of the LGBT community.

We welcome allies as well as any individuals who are interested in achieving a better understanding of their true self and working on interpersonal relationships.

The “In My Skin” Summer Program is available at our Bridgewater and Lawrenceville (West Windsor), New Jersey locations beginning July 18. All private insurances are accepted.

For more information or to request an appointment, call (855) 436-7792.

New SA Program at GenPsych Livingston

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Our Livingston location is now offering an Adult Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to those struggling with addiction to drugs and alcohol. This DBT-advised program incorporates group therapy and skills training to help individuals have a successful and lasting recovery.

For more information on our Livingston location and its program offerings, click here.

Substance Abuse Treatment at GenPsych

Ambulatory Detox

In addition to our Adult Substance Abuse programs, we offer Ambulatory Detox at our Bridgewater location. This program provides medically-assisted, outpatient care for those beginning their recovery process. Patients are provided medication, supervision, and therapeutic programming during the day, and return to their homes in the evening. This gives individuals the opportunity to utilize their skills each day and actively learn from life stressors and temptations. *Through our collaborative housing program, we are able to coordinate living accommodations as needed.

Call (855) 436-7792 or click here to request an appointment.

5 Mental Health Role Models for Women’s History Month

During adolescence, girls often struggle with their self-esteem and appearance. During this time of change, these issues may be made more difficult by mental illnesses such as eating disorders, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders.

As children and adolescents, we often look to celebrities and famous people to inspire us. Whether we want Kylie Jenner’s hair or Taylor Swift’s friend group, young girls are profoundly influenced by women in the public eye.

For young women who are experiencing mental health issues, finding famous females who have shared in these experiences and overcome them can be particularly inspiring.

Demi_Lovato_2,_20131. Demi Lovato, Singer/Songwriter

Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Self-harm, Substance Abuse, Bulimia

“This is an ongoing process and the hardest part about these diseases is that they’re things that I’m going to have to face every day for the rest of my life. I’m going to mess up and I’m not going to be perfect, but as long as I try everyday to get better and better myself, then I’m one step ahead of where I was before.”

 

 

2. Zoe Sugg, YouTube vlogger/AuthorZoe_Sugg_by_Gage_Skidmore

Anxiety

“I know just how isolating it can feel to experience severe anxiety. However, the overwhelming response I’ve received every time I’ve spoken out online, shows just how many young people confront it every day.”

 

 

 

 

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3. Alexa PenaVega, Actress

Bulimia

“I struggled with bulimia for so long, and even though I got through it, I feel like a lot of my insecurities still with my body are from that. This was a part of my life that I was always so afraid of people finding out, but I knew that at some point, I would talk about it because I wanted to help people.”

 

 

4. J.K. Rowling, AuthorJ__K__Rowling_2010

Depression

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.”

 

 

 

 

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5. Catherine Zeta Jones, Actress

Bipolar Disorder

“If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.”

 

 

 

 


GenPsych Adolescent Programs

GenPsych’s Adolescent Program provides an accepting and encouraging environment for children and teens to receive the mental health care they need. Our comprehensive adolescent mental health treatment program equips young people with the confidence and skills necessary to reaching their full potential.

For more information or to request an appointment, call (855) 426-7792 or visit our Adolescent Program page here.

4 Ways to Help Someone with a Mental Disorder

What can you do to help?

This week, The Washington Post released an article about Mental Health First Aid. It offered that while many people are trained in (or at least know of) using CPR when someone is in physical distress, few know how to help or even recognize potential mental health issues.

While knowledge about mental illness is not as widespread, mental disorders are quite prevalent, affecting one in five adults each year.

There is no single way to best help someone with a mental disorder, but these tips can help you to show your support and love.

1. Know about their disorder.

One of the best ways to help someone is to understand (as best you can) what they are going through. If you have a family member or friend with a diagnosed mental disorder, do some research. How does the disorder affect the way they feel, think, and behave. Maybe your friend with anxiety has difficulty initiating conversations. Learning about their disorder can help explain certain behaviors, and indicate when they may need support.

If your friend has not been diagnosed, learn about the common warning signs of prevalent disorders. If you can identify such symptoms in your loved one, you can better help them to get the support and care they need.

2. Help them get treatment.

If your friend or family member has not been diagnosed, but displays feelings or behaviors of a mental illness, help them to get treatment. This may be as simple as recommending therapy or researching local facilities.

Provide them with your encouragement and support and volunteer to go with them if they are afraid. Some programs offer family sessions that allow loved ones to participate in therapy. However, even providing rides to treatment or getting lunch with them after can make a difference.

3. Check in with them.

Sometimes individuals with mental illness will be reluctant to reach out for help, but that does not mean that they do not need it. Shoot them a text or call to let them know that you’re thinking of them and ask how they are doing. Give your loved one the opportunity to express their feelings, whether positive or negative, and validate them.

Ask them about treatment and their progress. Show genuine interest in what they are doing and have learned.

4. Take care of you.

The best way that you can help someone is by helping yourself. Beyond the stress of being a good friend and caretaker to someone with mental illness, daily stressors can wear away at your own mental health. Make sure that you are taking care of yourself and getting the support you need.

Some communities offer caregiver support groups that not only provide skills and information to help you take care of your loved one, but also allow caregivers to lean on each other for help and guidance. Remember that even if you do not have the same needs as your friend or family member, your mental and emotional well-being is still important.

Adult Mental Health Services in NJ

GenPsych offers a variety of mental health programs for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more. Our full range of therapeutic services is available to participants of both our Partial Care and Intensive Outpatient programs, and includes individual therapy, group therapy, medication counseling, ongoing family consultations, and substance abuse counseling. We offer skill groups using dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention. Our multi-disciplinary approach offers a comprehensive treatment planning system that will help you regain control of your life and succeed in your future goals.

For more information on GenPsych’s Adult Psychiatric Programs, click here or call 1-855-436-7792 to schedule an appointment.

 

Setting Body-Friendly Resolutions this New Year’s

eating healthyIt’s no surprise that most gym memberships are purchased in the month of January.

According to parade.com, the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight, which means high hopes of hitting the gym and taking a second look at that grocery list.

But, before you swear off sweets and starches for the year, consider the root of your new eating goals.

Clean Eating vs. Disordered Eating

Though not officially recognized by the DSM (the most trusted mental disorder manual in the field), Orthorexia nervosa, or “an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy,” has gained recent media attention.

In early December, television personality and food writer Nigella Lawson spoke out against clean eating, claiming that in some cases, such habits are actually masking eating disorders.

“People are using certain diets as a way to hide an eating disorder or a great sense of unhappiness and unease with their own body,” Lawson said. “There is a way in which food is used either to self-congratulate – you’re a better person because you’re eating like that – or to self-persecute, because you’ll not allow yourself to eat the foods you want.”

She further recounted an anecdote about her mother, who suffered from an eating disorder before her death at the age of 48.

“When she was dying she allowed herself to eat. To wait until you’ve got a terminal disease to enjoy eating is an awful thing,” she said.

All Things in Moderation

If the line between healthy habits and disordered habits is so thin, then what should we do?

Setting goals to improve one’s health is never a bad idea. Our bodies are amazing mechanisms, and we need to treat them kindly with nourishing foods and regular activity in order for them to function as effectively as possible.

Consider, however, that each body is different. Sometimes, we like to attach certain numbers to our success or failure in our exercise and eating goals, but such standardizations are often unrealistic.

Instead of striving to lose x amount of pounds, strive to walk a mile every day or to drink more water. Instead of eliminating all daily snacking, switch out the unhealthy snacks you usually eat with cleaner alternatives.

Lawson offered that instead of fixating on eating healthy all the time, one should seek moderation in their diet, and allow themselves to have a “slice of cake” every once in a while.

Finally, be kind to yourself and to your body. If you or someone you know is preoccupied with their eating or exercising habits or their weight or shape, don’t be afraid to seek help.

GenPsych’s team of therapists, dietitians, doctors, and nurses are here to help you or your loved one suffering from an eating disorder. For more information on eating disorder treatment options, visit our Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) program page here.

5 Ground Rules for Living a Happy Life

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Nearly seven percent of all American adults suffer from major depressive disorder, but even those without a diagnosable condition can fall into a slump of sadness now and then. With these quick tips, you can elevate your daily mood and live a happier life.

Validate others.

Everyone needs to be heard, listened to, and acknowledged. A common problem among those suffering from depression or any mental illness is that they live in an invalidating environment. An invalidating environment can range from one of dismissal and neglect to one of trauma and abuse. It’s important to note that by validating, you are not necessarily agreeing; you are simply hearing and acknowledging another’s thoughts and feelings. Take a moment just to listen.

Validate yourself.

Recognize and be mindful of what you do and how you feel, and allow yourself to have those feelings without guilt or self-loathing. Give equal attention to positive feelings and actions. Praise and reward yourself, and treat yourself with kindness and respect.

Be assertive; Use “I” and “me” language.

Express yourself from the “I” perspective. This shift in language can make all the difference in having your feelings heard and validated. For example, instead of saying “YOU hurt me,” try “I feel hurt when you don’t hear what I’m saying.” Not only does this help you to identify the causes of your feelings, but it also feels less like an accusation to the person receiving the statement. Be assertive, not aggressive.

Be thankful.

Appreciating the good in your life can be difficult, especially amidst negative experiences, circumstances, and feelings. However, when you begin to identify the little moments of positivity in your life, the world begins to look a little brighter. Maybe you hit less traffic this morning than others or your favorite song came on the radio. Literally count your blessings. Make a list or say them aloud over and over. As you begin to do this, you’ll find your list growing more quickly than you thought.

Contribute to the happiness of others.

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, we simply cannot make ourselves happy. Perhaps it feels like the world is working against us, and nothing is going right. In moments such as these, try to improve the lives of others. Volunteer your time at a nursing home or animal shelter, or simply be there for a friend or family member in need. Hold the door open for people at work, or smile and bid strangers a good day. Through these little acts of kindness, you may incite happiness in others, perhaps others who are going through a difficult time like you. And, through bettering the lives of those around you, you’ll begin to feel better yourself.

Adult Mental Health Services in NJ

GenPsych offers a variety of mental health programs for adults suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, eating disorders, and more. Our full range of therapeutic services is available to participants of both our Partial Care and Intensive Outpatient programs, and includes individual therapy, group therapy, medication counseling, ongoing family consultations, and substance abuse counseling. We offer skill groups using dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention. Our multi-disciplinary approach offers a comprehensive treatment planning system that will help you regain control of your life and succeed in your future goals.

For more information on GenPsych’s Adult Psychiatric Programs, visit our website or call 1-855-436-7792 to schedule an appointment.

 

5 Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Tips for Staying Sober during the Holidays

Tips for Staying Sober during the Holidays

For those recovering from alcohol or drug abuse, staying focused and motivated can be an active and daily process.  Each day brings new experiences and challenges that require the strength and endurance to choose sobriety. While the holiday season can be a joyful time of added support and positivity, it can also be filled with stress, temptation, and sadness.

Whatever your challenges may be, don’t let the holidays keep you from achieving your goals and living a clean and healthy life. Bring these tips with you through the winter season, and enjoy the holidays addiction-free.

  1. Finish/start the year strong.
    Actively think about and tell yourself how happy you are to be in recovery. Consider how good it will feel to finish your year sober, and to begin the next with a clean slate. Having these time goals will help to propel you through difficult times.
  2. Be prepared.
    When attending family/friend gatherings during the holidays, have an understanding of what the environment will be like before you get there. Recognize that others may not act in accordance with your plans, so try to surround yourself with people who understand your situation. Try to avoid environments where substance use will occur.
  3. Plan activities.
    Try to come up with things to do beyond sitting and chatting with family and friends. Keep busy with hobbies and group outings that will keep your mind and body focused on things other than using. Suggest games at parties or plan a trip to see a tree lighting.
  4. Talk about recovery.
    Speak comfortably and proudly about your recovery process. It is okay to tell others that you are in recovery or to tell them why you don’t want to toast with champagne. Discuss it openly with friends and relatives without fear of shame. This is an extremely positive decision that you have made, and one that you should embrace while with your loved ones.
  5. Continue treatment/meetings.
    If you are going to be local for the holidays, continue attending treatment and meetings as often as possible. Remember that your health and sobriety are paramount; you may be slowing down with work or other activities, but recovery shouldn’t be among them. If you’re traveling, find out where meetings are being held in the area, so that you can continue attending.

If you are not currently attending meetings or seeking treatment for substance abuse, the holidays and new year can be a great time to start. Seek the support of your loved ones and set goals to begin living your life clean.

Ambulatory Detox for Substance Abuse in NJ

If you or a loved one is in need of treatment and support for alcohol or drug addiction, GenPsych’s outpatient substance abuse services can help. Our Ambulatory Detox program provides a starting point to recovery, where patients receive transportation to and from our facility, where medically assisted detox takes place. For more information on our Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs in NJ

Additional substance abuse programs are also available. These programs help to address the root of your addiction, while also treating any co-occurring mental health issues. We utilize a variety of treatment methods, including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to best address your needs during your recovery process. For more information on our substance abuse programs, click here.

Call (855) 436-7792 for more information or to schedule an assessment.

Oxycontin Detox, Abuse and Treatment in NJ

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

Oxycontin Detox, Abuse and Treatment in NJ

Oxycontin Detox

Oxycontin Detox

Oxycontin, otherwise known as Oxycodone or “Oxy,” is a prescription narcotic that is used to treat moderate to severe pain for an extended period of time. The euphoric effects of Oxycontin have led individuals to seek out the drug and use it for recreational purposes. However, Oxycontin abuse can also occur in individuals with a prescription, when the drug is taken improperly in dosage, length of time, or method of intake (for example, sniffing the drug instead of taking it orally). In 2013, nearly seven million people in the U.S. had used Oxycontin non-medically in their lifetime. The recreational use of Oxycontin can be incredibly dangerous, as the opiate-based drug is very powerful, habit-forming, and addictive. Recovering from Oxycontin abuse requires Oxycontin detox and ongoing treatment.

Detox Treatment in NJ Following Oxycontin Abuse

Oxycontin detox is the process of removing the harmful substance from the body through termination of use. As an addictive drug, Oxycontin detox can be incredibly difficult for individuals. This process requires both psychological abstention from a formerly-held habit, and physical adjustment to life without the familiar substance. Withdrawal symptoms are a common occurrence in detoxification and often discourage individuals from continuing the process. However, when Oxycontin detox is completed under medical supervision, many of these withdrawal symptoms can be addressed through support and medication. Medicine may be administered to offset the physical and emotional effects of withdrawal, such as anxiety and nausea, and encourage the individual to continue recovery. Detox medication and partial care are available to those seeking Oxycontin detox in NJ through GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox program. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox program, click here.

Treatment in NJ for Oxycontin Abuse following Detox

It is important to recognize that recovery is ongoing and does not end with detox. Oxycontin detox alone is not proven to prevent relapse or resolve all aspects of the addiction. It is often recommended that an individual struggling with Oxycontin abuse seek additional treatment or support following detox. Such treatment may be medical, through medication or counseling, or involve participation in a local support group. These extended treatment options offer insight into the root of addiction and provide the tools necessary to move forward without Oxycontin. Surrounding oneself with counselors and individuals going through similar struggles is also beneficial to the recovery process. If you or someone you know is seeking treatment in NJ for Oxycontin abuse following detox, visit GenPsych’s Substance Abuse program site here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

NJ Opiate Detox: Coping with Withdrawals

For those suffering with addiction, detox is the first step to recovery. However, coping with the withdrawal symptoms of detox, specifically from opiates such as heroin, can be an incredibly difficult process on the body. Such symptoms, if not monitored by a medical professional, can cause great pain and, in extreme cases, be fatal.

Opiate Detox

Opiate Detox

 

You can break the cycle of addiction. The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program will allow you to call and be seen immediately. Many times, those that are struggling with addiction may want to stop using, but the thought of facing withdrawal gets in their way. It doesn’t have to. You can call 1-855-436-7792 or click here to schedule an assessment and be seen the same day.  You will speak to someone in central admissions, they will collect a little information and then we will arrange to pick you up from wherever you are in NJ. You will receive medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms and return to your home that same evening. Find out more about our Ambulatory Detox Program below.

What is Opiate Detox?

Opiate detox refers the the detoxification of such drugs as heroin, oxycodone (percocet & oxycontin), hydrocodone (vicodin), and morphine. With the increasing prevalence of drugs like Vicodin and OxyContin, along with the continued recreational use of heroin, opiate addiction is a fast-growing issue.  A major component of this problem is the fact that opiate addiction can develop surprisingly quickly — in as few as one to two weeks of regular use — so that people often become addicted even when they think they’re still in safe territory with their drug use. For an addiction lasting more than a month, it’s recommended that users seek medical treatment to help them get off the drug. This usually involves a detox stage followed by long-term opiate replacement therapy with Suboxone or methadone. (http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org)

 

Why Withdrawal Occurs during Opiate Detox

Individuals who abuse opiate drugs, such as heroin, do so in order to reap its euphoric effects. Opiates are designed to replicate the natural brain processes that restrict pain and increase pleasure, and are thus comprised of chemicals that the brain naturally produces, such as dopamine. However, when these drugs are taken continuously and in high doses over time, the body develops a tolerance to its effects. Recognizing the consistent intake of these pleasure-enhancing chemicals, the brain begins to decrease its natural production. The body is therefore dependent on the habit of heroin abuse in order to function properly.

 

Coping with Withdrawal Symptoms from Opiate Detox

When going through opiate detox at a medical facility, doctors will provide both supportive care and medication to help an individual cope with withdrawal symptoms. Medications used to ease withdrawal symptoms include clonidine and buprenorphine (Subutex). Other treatment methods for opiate detox may be rapid opiate detox, or detox under anesthesia; however, there are great risks involved in this method, so it is not always recommended. A treatment called long-term maintenance may also be used to reduce the intensity of withdrawal symptoms.

At GenPsych, our Ambulatory Detox Program is trained to help individuals cope with the withdrawal symptoms of opiate detox. As an outpatient facility, GenPsych will provide transportation to and from our detox program, so that those struggling with addiction can receive medication and support during the day, and return to their lives that same evening. Opiate detox is difficult and painful, and no one should have to go through it alone. For more information on GenPsych’s Ambulatory Detox Program or to begin your path to recovery, click here.

Call 1-855-436-7792 or Click Here to Schedule an Assessment

About GenPsych’s NJ Ambulatory Detox Program

The GenPsych Ambulatory Detox Program offers a unique opportunity for individuals suffering from chemical dependency. Not only are our clients safely and comfortably detoxed with the assistance of medication under the care of our medical team, but they are also offered therapeutic programming to learn more about their addiction, as well as relapse prevention skills to help manage and sustain their recovery. Our educated, experienced, and compassionate staff provides support and understanding as individuals enter this initial stage of treatment. Our staff also has the knowledge and ability to engage and motivate clients during this difficult and delicate stage in the journey of their recovery. Our program allows clients to immediately put into practice the skills they learn as clients are able to return to their home environment nightly, which is where they will need to be able to implement their newly learned skills.

What to expect when scheduling an assessment

  1. When you call 1-855-436-7792 and you will reach one of our staff in central admissions. They will collect your information and schedule an appointment and transportation to and from our facility that same day. Callers after 5pm will be asked to press option 2 for Detox appointments, which will redirect them to our 24/7 admissions line to speak to a live after hours representative.
  2. A nurse from our program will contact you to gather any relevant medical information (medical history, substance used, last use etc…) She will answer any questions you may have and discuss the types of medications that will be used to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.
  3. Transportation will pick you up at the time of your scheduled appointment from anywhere in New Jersey and transport you to our facility.
  4. Upon arriving at our facility, you will be assessed and immediately provided with medication to assist you with your withdrawal symptoms.

Hours of operation:

Our program is open every day. Program hours from Monday through Friday are 8am to 5pm, and weekend hours are 8am to 2pm. Clients are initially screened for appropriateness by our nursing staff. Upon admission to the program an individualized but safe and conservative detox protocol is used to ensure the medical safety and comfort of each client. It is our goal that each client has a comfortable and therapeutic experience, and is ready to move on to the next phase of their recovery.

Call  1-855-436-7792 or click  to schedule an appointment

Click here for more Clinical Information and some Frequently Asked Questions about our Ambulatory Detox Program

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