- Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in New Jersey?
- Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in New Jersey
- Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in New Jersey?
- Why Choose AAC?
- New Jersey Insurance (i.e. Medicaid) Treatment Facilities
- New Jersey-Specific Packing List
- New-Jersey-Specific Alcohol Stats
If you’re looking for addiction treatment in New Jersey, here are some of the more frequently asked questions about rehab in New Jersey:
Where Can I Find Alcohol Addiction Treatment Centers in New Jersey?
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.1 Of those, 308 are outpatient facilities, 46 are residential (non-hospital), and 12 are inpatient treatment centers.1* 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 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 ranges from medical detox to residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and aftercare programs. The facility also offers family luncheons every Tuesday and has half-day family programming every Saturday to give family members the opportunity to learn about addiction and recovery.
To find other programs in the state, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers a full list of New Jersey rehabilitation facilities, which can be found here.
Where Can I Find Medical Detox Centers in New Jersey
A total of 11 hospital, inpatient detox centers are located in New Jersey.1 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.2
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.3 These types of programs provide individuals with onsite physicians and 24-hour care to help gain management over alcohol withdrawal symptoms.3
To find local detox facilities in New Jersey, search SAMHSA’s directory which can be found here.
Does My Insurance Cover Treatment in New Jersey?
Private health insurance coverage is accepted as 64.5% of the treatment centers in New Jersey.1 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:
- Aetna Health Inc.
- Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Inc
- Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc
- AmeriHealth Insurance Company
- Cigna Health
- Oxford Health Insurance
- UnitedHealthcare Insurance
Why Choose AAC?
American Addiction Centers (AAC) offers a nationwide network of facilities, an alumni support system, quality care, and a 90-day promise. If a person relapses after completing 90 days of treatment at an AAC program, they can return for 30 days of complimentary treatment.
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.4 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,4 which was $12,140 for individuals and increases by $4,320 per family member.5 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.1 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.6
New Jersey-Specific Packing List
Temperatures can range significantly in New Jersey, so depending on the time of year you travel there for treatment, you may need heavy winter clothes or modest summer attire. The climate can range from lows in the 20s or lower in winter, to humid highs in the low 90s in summer.7 Plan your trip to treatment accordingly so you’re not stuck without your coat (or your sandals).
You may want to bring the following items with you:
- A bathing suit or swimming shorts
- Sweatshirt and sweatpants
- A heavy coat
- Shoes (boots for winter, sandals for summer)
- 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.
New-Jersey-Specific Alcohol Stats
- 8% of adults reported binge drinking in 2014 and 23.0% of high school students reported binge drinking in 2013.8
- Each year 1,754 deaths and 50,856 years of potential life are lost due to the harms resulting from excessive alcohol use.8
- There were 21,980 people who entered into alcohol addiction treatment facilities in 2017.9
- 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.8
Other ways to get help
- Northern New Jersey Intergroup AA Meeting Finder
- Central Jersey AA
- LGBTQ Resources
- Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- New Jersey Teen Challenge
- South Jersey Intergroup Association
- Central New Jersey Area NA Meetings
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2017). 2017 State Profile — New Jersey National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS).
. MedlinePlus. (2019). Alcohol Withdrawal.
. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2006). Detoxification and Substance Abuse Treatment.
. Medicaid.gov. Medicaid & CHIP in New Jersey.
. Healthcare.gov. (2019). Federal Poverty Level.
. State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services. Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services, NJ Medicaid.
. NJ Weather & Climate. A Real Spring: April 2019 Summary.
. Centers for Disease Control Prevention. (2019). PSRs by State – New Jersey.
. Department of Health Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2018). New Jersey Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse Overview 2017 Statewide.
*Facilities may provide more than one type of care.