East Orange General Hospital is a community hospital in a suburb of Newark, New Jersey that provides a range of services for the local and neighboring communities. The hospital’s behavioral health wing addresses the needs of children, adolescents, adults and their families. The Raft Outpatient Addiction Department (ROAD) provides a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and outpatient services for adults over 18 who are battling addiction.
Treatment and Staff
Clients enter a program based on a complete assessment and are given an individualized treatment plan. Each of the programs consists of individual and group therapy, consultations with medical doctors, medication management—as needed—and dual diagnosis support for clients with co-occurring disorders. Inpatient treatment and detox is not offered for clients who require more intensive care, though referrals can be made.
The PHP requires clients to attend group sessions five days a week between 9 am and 2:45 pm. Individual therapy is offered once a week, while a medical doctor performs an evaluation once a month. This program typically lasts from eight to 12 weeks. Groups focus on drug and alcohol education and relapse prevention. To help clients establish or repair relationships, they also teach social coping mechanisms. Participants are encouraged to attend on-site 12-step meetings.
The outpatient program requires clients to meet for one to three groups and one individual session weekly, as well as attend a monthly visit with the medical doctor. Clients who complete the PHP typically step down into the IOP or outpatient program once their initial phase of treatment is complete. Clients remain in the outpatient and aftercare programs until the goals set by their counselors have been met.
Group sizes vary and, though there are often upward of 30 clients treated a day, two or more groups run concurrently. A staff-to-client ratio of one clinician for every 12 clients is guaranteed. Psychiatrists, therapists, CSACs, social workers and nurses provide treatment.
Clients can enjoy coffee, hot tea, bagels and muffins in the mornings, and simple lunches are provided. Toxicology screenings are performed for clients who require them, and clients are asked to maintain abstinence from drugs and alcohol throughout the duration of their treatment.
The Raft Outpatient Addiction Department at East Orange General Hospital offers a valuable treatment option for substance abusers seeking support in their recovery. Due to the closure of many hospitals in New Jersey, the hospital is also able to provide care for residents of neighboring communities. It offers a variety of grants for clients who don’t have insurance or are unable to pay.
East Orange General Hospital ROAD
300 Central Ave
East Orange, NJ 07018
East Orange General Hospital ROAD Cost: Insurance only. Reach East Orange General Hospital ROAD by phone at (973) 266-8471.
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