Substance Abuse Programs

The Substance Abuse Program at High Focus Centers offers innovative and evidence-based treatment services to individuals who are seeking a return to a normal and productive life free from addiction. An expanded continuum of integrative treatment programs offers each patient an individualized path to long-term recovery. The unique needs of each patient are considered carefully in determination of proper course and intensity of treatment.

In addition to evidence-based practices, we offer holistic treatments as part of our integrative approach to addiction recovery. This includes mindfulness, experiential therapy, expressive art therapy, yoga for recovery, and pet therapy.

High Focus Centers also provides specialized opiate addiction interventions, and utilizes opiate protocols to address the risk of relapse and overdose for those in early recovery from opiate addiction. This includes:

  • Weekly breakout groups using Hazeldon’s “Quitting Heroin” curriculum
  • Psychiatric evaluations for all patients presenting with a co-occurring illness
  • Signing of an acknowledgement of the risk of relapse on opiates
  • Recommendation of medical assisted treatment (where appropriate)
  • Mandatory involvement of a sober support person from the patient’s home environment, preferably a family member

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Intensive Outpatient Programs

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is offered during bot day and evening hours, two to five days a week.  Each day consists of individual, group, and family therapy for three hours per day, as well as a comprehensive family program, a Saturday relapse prevention program, and psychiatric evaluations and follow-up sessions, as needed.

Partial Care Program

Patients who are chemically dependent and need additional structure and support in their path to recovery may begin treatment in our Partial Care Program, which meets every day, Monday through Friday.  Each day consists of five groups, which focus on stabilizing addictive behaviors through integrative, evidence-based treatment interventions and holistic therapies.  Family is a part of the recovery process, and is encouraged to participate in weekly sessions with the patient.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Groups

Many patients who graduate intensive outpatient programs have flourished in the group setting and wish to continue in the milieu at a lower level of care. Others may be working with an outpatient substance abuse professional in the community and wish to complement their individual counseling with a weekly group session.

Fortitude and Focus is a weekly substance abuse group for adults who are seeking additional support finding the strength and resilience needed to move forward.  A sixteen week curriculum leverages the power of group therapy in offering peer-support, social acceptance, and a shared hope that anyone can be successful in recovery.

Those who join Fortitude and Focus can expect:

  • Group meetings once weekly for one hour
  • 16-week curriculum of education and psychotherapy
  • Collaboration with outside treating clinicians (if applicable)
  • Individual sessions as appropriate
  • In-network with most insurance

Currently, Fortitude and Focus is offered at our Freehold, Lawrenceville, Paramus, Parsippany, Cranford, and Branchburg locations.

Outpatient Detox

High Focus Centers’ ambulatory detox program allows individuals to receive treatment for acute symptoms of opioid withdrawal during the day, while returning home to their support systems at night. With a holistic approach and oversight from a multi-disciplinary team of medical professionals, including licensed counselors, this program is designed to encourage both physical and emotional healing from addiction.


Medication Assisted Treatment

When appropriate, High Focus Centers can provide medication assisted treatment, in combination with evidence-based treatment, to assist individuals in managing the effects of opioid withdrawal. Medication assisted treatment can also reduce the risk of relapse for those in early recovery from addiction.