Substance Use Treatment

The Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program offers a full range of services across the entire continuum of care. Our programs provide a supportive environment to begin your journey towards recovery. Hospital-based and medically monitored detoxification services offer a safe and controlled withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, and benzodiazepines. ASAM criteria will determine patient placement for those who require residential, partial hospital, or intensive outpatient programming. Abstinence, appropriate intervention, family participation, and sustained support are the key elements of our treatment services.

Inpatient Medical Detoxification

This 84-bed inpatient unit medical detoxification program provides an initial physical examination and health assessment by addiction board certified physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing attendants under the joint auspices of the Department of Medicine and Behavioral Health Services. The multidisciplinary team monitors the safe and controlled withdrawal from alcohol, opiates, and benzodiazepines. Upon completion of detoxification, the patient will be referred to the most appropriate level of care to continue addiction treatment.

Expanded Medical Detox Program

To accommodate patients in need of detox who have ambulating issues or other medical comorbidities, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has expanded its detox program to accommodate higher acuity patients. For admissions information/criteria, please contact the Access Center at 1.800.730.2762.

Short Term Residential

Patients who require inpatient treatment for their substance use disorder have the opportunity to establish a foundation of recovery in a structured environment with 24-hour support.

Outpatient Program

The primary goal of the Outpatient Program is to successfully treat patients in the least restrictive environment. All participants are closely monitored and receive appropriate referral services dependent on progress and reaction to treatment.

Suboxone Support Group

The Suboxone Support Group provides medical monitoring and group therapy to opioid dependent patients who may benefit from this treatment. Participants attend a minimum of three groups per month, receive prescriptions from a board certified addiction psychiatry or medicine specialist, and are monitored to ensure clean toxicology screens. Medicare and Medicaid are welcome.

Vivitrol Support Group

The Vivitrol Support Group provides medical monitoring and group therapy for opioid and alcohol dependent patients who chose this modality. Participants attend a minimum one group per month. They receive prescriptions from a board certified addiction psychiatry or medicine specialist and may be monitored to ensure clean toxicology screens. Medicare and Medicaid are welcome.

Senior Citizen Medication, Intervention, and Solutions Service

If you are a senior citizen (65+) or know of a senior experiencing problems with “too much medication” (e.g. pain killers, sedatives, sleeping pills), we may be able to help. Older people often develop problems with memory, daily function, and mood due to commonly prescribed medications. We can provide an expert individualized outpatient evaluation of medications followed by recommendations for treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospitalization Program

The Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospital program serves patients dealing with co-occurring behavioral health and chemical addiction and require daily medical and nursing attention due to the intensity of their addiction and the severity of their psychiatric problem. A five-hour day in a structured group treatment program provides patients with acute level services permitting them to learn the skills required to manage their symptoms, lead productive lives, and prevent relapse.

Intensive Outpatient Program

The Intensive Outpatient Program offers a day or evening three hour schedule of group programming based on the 12 step model of care. The day program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. The evening program meets Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. The program includes psychodrama, family participation, counseling, and spiritual guidance. The treatment team, consisting of psychiatrists and certified drug counselors, will determine the frequency and length of attendance based on close monitoring of the patient’s progress in treatment. An introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is an important part of the treatment process. Daily meetings are held at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. Patients are encouraged to attend and to participate on a continuing basis.

Call the Access Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Operators are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Access Center assessments are free and confidential.


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