Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse 2017-06-16T19:59:15+00:00

Substance abuse services are a combination of weekly individual and/or group sessions with a Master degree and/or licensed certified substance abuse counselor. Random laboratory drug tests are administered to the client in order to monitor their progress.

Determination of services is based on an individual assessment completed prior to a client entering treatment. All clients are evaluated utilizing the Addiction Severity Index, a nationally recognized assessment tool required by the Division of Addiction Services. Following assessment, clients are placed into the appropriate treatment level according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) placement criteria (se below).

In situations where a client presents symptoms associated with mental illness as a secondary diagnosis, the primary counselor and the Clinical Director will determine if it is feasible to counsel the client without psychiatric intervention. If psychiatric intervention is necessary, referral is provided to our psychiatrist to determine appropriate treatment services.

Family counseling is provided to assist in managing family conflicts, develop communications strategies, and cope with substance abuse within the family unit. The family substance abuse counseling services focus on the family treatment needs and a trained counselor provides for all individual family sessions that include individual sessions for each adult family member and their children based on specific needs.

Substance abuse services provided by SFSNJ include:

Outpatient Counseling: ASAM Level I: Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

Minimal participation requirements:

  • Assessment/Intake appointment
  • Laboratory drug test
  • Psychiatric assessment (if clinically necessary)
  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Group session (one hour session delivered once each week)
  • Family session (if clinically appropriate)

Intensive Outpatient Counseling: ASAM Level II: Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

Minimal participation requirements:

  • Assessment/Intake appointment
  • Laboratory drug test
  • Psychiatric assessment (if clinically necessary)
  • Individual counseling sessions (minimum of one per week)
  • Group session
  • Family session (if clinically appropriate)

All individual and assessment sessions are by appointment arranged through a SFSNJ admission counselor. Group sessions are conveniently provided during the day and evening hours.

Remember, SFSNJ accepts commercial insurances for their substance abuse and counseling services.

View our Substance Abuse brochure.

For more information

Call one of the numbers below or email us at info@sfsnj.org.

Brick office: 732-920-2700
Toms River office: 732-244-1600