Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center provides several comprehensive chemical dependency and substance abuse treatment programs in Paramus, New Jersey. Evergreen is an arm of Bergen Regional Medical Center, a large hospital complex offering acute and ambulatory care, long-term care and behavioral health services to residents of Northern New Jersey.
Evergreen offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), a three-week residential treatment program and a short-term detox facility (four to eight days) with fifty beds. Evergreen’s mission is to make accessible individualized treatment that combines the evidence-based methods of individual and group therapies, psychoeducation and the 12-step recovery program.
Accommodations and Food
Evergreen’s residential program treats approximately 20 residents at a time. The facility, which consists of two units of a large hospital, assigns 2 residents per room, each with a private bathroom. TV is available in each unit’s common room. As for meals, standard American fare is brought to the units from the hospital cafeteria, and staff insists the food is on the better end of the cafeteria spectrum.
Treatment and Staff
ESATC’s residential treatment is a 21-day program, with many residents having also completed a stay in the hospital’s detox program before admittance. Treatment consists of group and individual therapy, 12-step meetings, education classes and psychiatric consultations. The group schedule is intense, with residents usually attending six to seven groups each day. Groups utilize CBT and topics include skills and addiction education. Residents typically attend two onsite 12-step meetings each day.
Groups are led by MSWs and LADCs and each unit also has a resident psychiatrist to support those with co-occurring disorders. All 20 residents attend every group—save for times when clients are scheduled for individual therapy and medication administration.
Computers and cell phones are not permitted during treatment, but a unit phone is available which residents can use with permission. In the evenings residents can watch TV until lights out at 11 pm and on Sunday afternoons they can receive visitors.
Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center hosts Teen Track, an outpatient program for teens recovering from substance abuse. It also offers Suboxone and Vivitrol prescriptions and support groups. The facility has a medication program for senior citizens in which clients are evaluated based on their daily functions and memory and how they may be negatively impacted by their prescribed medications.
Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center at Bergen Regional Medical Center has programs to provide care for every patient on the recovery continuum and its Charity Care department ensures that no patient is turned away for inability to pay for treatment. As a facility that also provides long-term medical care and psychiatric programs, clients can be assured that staff has considerable experience supporting those with co-occurring disorders and handling the medical components of addiction treatment.
Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Bergen Regional Medical Center
230 East Ridgewood Dr.
Paramus, NJ 07532
Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center: $21,000 (21 days). Reach Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center at (800) 730-2762. Find Evergreen Substance Abuse Treatment Center on Facebook
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