The use of medication such Methadone and Suboxone coupled with counseling has been proven in numerous studies to be one of the most effective treatments for chronic opiate addiction. These medicines eliminate withdrawal symptoms and dramatically reduce cravings, allowing an individual to focus on recovery counseling. These medications dramatically reduce the incidence of overdoses, as well as the spread of HIV and Hep-C.
This is a long term approach to recovery requiring daily participation for medication with weekly counseling initially. As the individual stabilizes and makes progress toward recovery goals the frequency of required attendance decreases.
Vivitrol is a monthly injection which blocks the effects of opiates having a positive impact on cravings. This is dispensed at our Pleasantville site and in our Residential units as requested.
Medication - Methadone and Suboxone is dispensed Monday – Saturday from 6AM -12PM at both of our outpatient sites.
Clients who are offered Priority status for admission-
HIV+, pregnant women, IV Drug Users, Veterans and referrals from Syringe Access Programs.
Who is eligible?
NJ residents who are 18 and over (not in High School), with a substance/alcohol abuse disorder with or without a mental health problem of mild to moderate severity are eligible.
During the admission process individuals are screened for Medicaid eligibility and if deemed eligible are enrolled during the admission process. For low to moderate income individuals who are not eligible for Medicaid we have a number of other funding sources available.
JBRC is part of the NJ Fee for Service Network; the Co-occurring Network and is a participant in SAI, and Drug Court. We receive funding from Atlantic County, United Way, Department of Health, Department of Children and Families and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Medicaid as well as self pay is accepted in our out patient programs.