Summit Behavioral Health offers state-of-the-art outpatient treatment for alcohol and drug abuse. Our mission is to deliver effective, efficient chemical dependency treatment without disrupting clients’ work and home lives. Our treatment goal is to involve clients in a life-changing recovery process that helps them to improve their coping skills and psychosocial functioning while maintaining abstinence from alcohol and all other psychoactive substances.

Our integrative treatment approach blends together some of the best clinical practices and evidence-based (research-supported) strategies available in the addiction treatment field today. These include motivational, cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention, 12-step facilitation, and emotion-focused therapy techniques. A unique aspect of our treatment is that it addresses not only the addiction itself, but also the core emotional and psychological issues underlying addiction that often act as silent generators of “self-medication” behavior and chronic relapse.

We offer daytime, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate clients’ work, family, school, and other responsibilities. Summit Behavioral Health does not provide onsite psychiatric, medical, or detoxification services. Patients in need of these services are referred to outside providers and, where appropriate, we will coordinate care with these providers.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This intensive 12-week outpatient program allows participants to reside at home and conduct their daily lives while benefiting from a structured and supportive level of care. The IOP can serve either as primary treatment or as a step-down level of care after completing an inpatient program. This program is designed specifically for clients who meet Level II treatment criteria according to the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. The IOP meets three times a week for three hours on each program day. The three-hour sessions include educational and group therapy components. The program also includes individual counseling sessions at least once per week and, where appropriate and indicated, family sessions at least once per month. Urine drug testing is done weekly. Individualized treatment planning, motivation enhancement, relapse prevention, and coping skills are emphasized in the program. The IOP also meets treatment requirements for DUI offenders.

Non-Intensive Outpatient Program (NIOP)

This 16-week program is for clients meeting Level I ASAM-PPC criteria who do not require more intensive treatment. This includes clients who have recently completed an IOP (here or elsewhere) or an inpatient addiction treatment program. The NIOP meets twice per week for 90 minutes. The 90-minute sessions include group therapy and educational components. Individual counseling as well as family sessions are provided at least once per month. Urine testing is done once every two weeks. The NIOP has a strong emphasis on relapse prevention. This includes improving coping and problem-solving skills, working through emotional issues intertwined with the addiction, and overcoming various other obstacles to long-term recovery.

Continuing Care Program (CCP)

This open-ended program is for clients in stable recovery who have successfully completed prior treatment and wish to continue in recovery-oriented group and/or individual counseling. Clients can choose to participate in individual therapy only, group therapy only, or a combination of both individual and group therapy. Length of participation in the CCP is determined on an individual basis for each client. The CCP group meets once per week for 90 minute. The frequency of individual sessions (if any) are determined on an individual basis.

Summit Behavioral Health, 4065 Quakerbridge Road, Princeton Junction. 609-651-4001. www.summithelps.com. See display ad page 12.

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