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John Brooks Recovery Center receives Contingency Management Grant for Stimulant Use Disorders

JBRC is now offering new Contingency Management program at its outpatient facilities.

Mays Landing, NJJohn Brooks Recovery Center (JBRC) has received a $400,000 grant for Contingency Management and Other Strategies for the Treatment of Stimulant Use Disorders from the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). The grant is being funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response to Grants (SOR).

According to the DHS, New Jersey data indicates that the use of stimulants has increased dramatically in the state from 2016 to 2019. In particular, cocaine admissions as either a primary, secondary or tertiary drug, increased 142 percent, crack increased 171 percent and methamphetamine increased 416 percent. Across these three stimulants, there were 28,037 admissions in 2018. Since there is a high risk of overdose with opioids and fentanyl, individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) are now seeking stimulants and methamphetamine, which are readily available.

JBRC is one of five grant recipients in the state. The funds have enabled JBRC to create a Contingency Management program for stimulant use disorder at its outpatient facilities in Atlantic City and Pleasantville.

“Contingency management is the most effective intervention for stimulant use disorders and is validated by scientific research,” said Michael Santillo, CEO of John Brooks Recovery Center.

All patients admitted into the program will take part in an incentivized approach to stimulant use disorders treatment, which includes cognitive behavioral therapy and other traditional SUD approaches. “We will be partnering with Dynamicare Health, an innovative company that utilizes an app to track patients in their journey by providing monetary rewards for negative drug testing and compliance with a wide array of treatment interventions,” said Santillo. “It is an evidence-based, cutting-edge solution that encourages incentive-based behavioral change.”

In addition to this program, JBRC offers a Main Outpatient Recovery Center in Pleasantville, an Outpatient Center in Atlantic City and a Residential Treatment Facility in Mays Landing. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addictive disorder, please call JBRC today. For Residential Services – Residential Detox/Withdrawal Management, Short-term Residential or Long-term Residential, please call 609-345-0110. For Outpatient Programs – Opioid Treatment Program, Intensive Outpatient Program or Standard Outpatient Program, please call 609-345-2020, extension 6182, 6180 or 6179.

About John Brooks Recovery Center
Founded in 1969, John Brooks Recovery Center provides quality, individualized treatment services to help individuals overcome substance use disorders. Programs include: Residential, Outpatient, Medication-assisted Recovery, Detox and Inmate Re-entry. To learn more, visit or visit them on Facebook @JohnBrooksRecoveryCenter.

About All Roads Recovery Community Center
All Roads Recovery Community Center, the community-based recovery arm of JBRC, helps anyone struggling with addiction navigate their next steps on the journey to recovery. All Roads currently offers a wide variety of Recovery Groups, as well as one-on-one coaching with Certified Peer Recovery Specialists (CPRS). To learn more, visit, call 609‑457‑1080 or visit them on Facebook @AllRoadsRCC.

JBRC’s Main Outpatient Recovery Center in Pleasantville
JBRC’s Main Outpatient Recovery Center in Pleasantville.

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