ABOUT ENLIGHTENED SOLUTIONS
From a wooded location near Atlantic City International Airport in southeastern New Jersey, Enlightened Solutions offers medical detox and outpatient care at several intensities for clients struggling with substance misuse or a dual diagnosis. The center focuses on holistic healing methods.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Enlightened Solutions begins with a phone assessment by a trained admissions counselor to determine whether the program is a good fit. Within a few days of starting treatment, clients have a follow-up assessment with a mental health professional, which, together with the intake interview, is used to determine the best course of treatment.
Detox at Enlightened Solutions takes between seven and 14 days and is monitored by medical professionals. Once they've finished detoxing, clients can progress to a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is offered at 23 percent of New Jersey–based facilities, an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which is offered at 65.4 percent of New Jersey facilities, or standard outpatient care.
Clients in PHP meet six days a week and can be accompanied by a stay in an affiliated supervised home, when necessary, to ensure 24-hour support. IOP clients attend treatment between three and five days a week, in the morning or the evening, depending on their needs and schedules. At all intensities, both co-ed and gender-specific programming is available.
Enlightened Solutions uses the 12-Steps, as well as individual, group, and family therapy, as components of a broad, holistic curriculum. The center's holistic treatment options include yoga, equine therapy, acupuncture, art and music therapy, spiritual care and mentoring, coaching on wellness and nutrition, and family constellation therapy. And as part of its sustainability efforts, the center has a community garden.
There's also a dedicated track, which draws from the principles of Seeking Safety and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), for individuals dealing with trauma, positioning the center among the 46.2 percent of New Jersey facilities that offer programming for individuals who have experienced trauma. Graduating clients are encouraged to join the alumni network, which holds regular events.
The treatment team at Enlightened Solutions includes a board-certified psychiatrist, a licensed clinical social worker, and certified addiction counselors, many of whom are in recovery themselves. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it five out of five stars.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Alumni polled by Rehabs.com gave mostly positive feedback, with a few notes of complaint. The two alumni polled on the facility's offerings in 15 metrics — such as family participation, holistic offerings, counseling options, and the ability to treat co-occurring disorders — gave the center unanimous five-star ratings. And in their written commentary, alumni repeatedly noted that they had attended several facilities and Enlightened Solutions was the best while praising the center's staff.
"I’ve been to 15 treatments by far this is the best one in New Jersey Pennsylvania area," Steve wrote in one representative comment; "I knew that they truly cared about my problem, and they were dedicated to getting to the root of it all. I learned things about myself that I never knew," J.F. added in another.
However, there were also repeated complaints about the food, as well as difficulty accessing or communicating with clinicians.
The center also has mostly positive feedback on secondary sites at the time of this writing, with average ratings of 4.8 out of five stars based on 33 reviews on Google and 4.7 stars based on 39 opinions on Facebook, plus a one-star rating and a five-star rating on Yelp.   The reviewers repeatedly praised the center's staff and holistic approach: "Their staff is caring and compassionate. What separates Enlightened from other programs is that they bring their holistic approach to every part of their program," Becca wrote in a typical comment on Google.
WHAT FAMILY & FRIENDS SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave negative feedback. "I felt that they were not upfront about the cost with us," E.T. wrote, giving the facility one star for its treatment effectiveness and noting that they withdrew their son from treatment.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All three employees polled by Rehabs.com to date gave positive feedback. The two reviewers polled on the facility’s offerings in a variety of treatment metrics gave five-star ratings for the center's holistic options, family program, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. And in their written commentary, all three staff praised their coworkers. “Excellent Staff who are knowledgeable , friendly, and readily available to all client's and clients family members,” one staff member wrote, while another added: “I have never been around more passionate clinicians or people in general who truly care about each individual coming through the door.”
Enlightened Solutions accepts all major private insurance plans on an out-of-network basis, as well as self-pay. All three of the individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it five out of five stars.
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