ABOUT ALPHA HEALING CENTER
Located in Jersey City, N.J., the Alpha Healing Center offers outpatient treatment for men and women seeking treatment for addiction. Modalities include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and a traditional outpatient program (OP). The facility also offers treatment to clients with co-occurring disorders, and buprenorphine-assisted opioid detox is available on an outpatient basis. The center is among the 7.3 percent of New Jersey facilities to offer some form of outpatient-based detox service.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The treatment process at Alpha Healing Center begins with a comprehensive evaluation upon admission. This assessment examines each client’s current physical and mental condition while reviewing the client’s history of addiction. That way, the treatment team can determine the best method of treatment for each client.
The Alpha Healing Center offers a multi-faceted approach to alcohol and drug treatment focused on holistic recovery and individualized treatment. Treatment is evidence-based and utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive analytic therapy, and medication management.
The PHP provides short-term stabilization with approximately 25 hours of programming per week, while the IOP program includes nine to 12 hours of weekly treatment. Both courses include group therapy, family therapy, psychoeducation classes, and individual counseling. The OP offers relapse prevention-based counseling and is much less structured than the other two outpatient options.
Holistic treatments such as music and art therapy, yoga, spirituality, prayer, and mindfulness meditation are also key program components. In group therapy, clients learn emotional regulation techniques such as anger management. Clients also work on coping skills, stress reduction, and more.
During treatment, clients can also participate in a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. Clients gain access to Suboxone, which is administered to reduce the impact of opioid withdrawal. In New Jersey, 26.7 percent of facilities also offer Suboxone treatment. Personalized aftercare planning is also available, which may include referrals to sober living facilities and community support groups.
Alpha Healing Center's treatment team includes a medical director, a program director, and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor. The facility is accredited by the State of New Jersey Department of Human Services and the NAATP.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, the three alumni reviews for Alpha Healing Center were mostly positive. The former clients polled by Rehabs.com all gave the facility five out of five stars for its treatment effectiveness, emphasizing the program's solid and effective care. Alum Steven wrote how it “is very different than ordinary drug outpatient rehab.” Other alumni indicated that the staff members are “warm” and the facility itself is “safe” and “comfortable.”
On Google, Alpha Healing Center received an average rating of four out of five stars based on four reviews to date.  Of the three reviewers who were alumni, one gave the facility just one star, while the other three gave the rehab five-star reviews. "Alpha healing center saved my life," wrote DJ in a representative review. "My overall experience was great because of the individual therapy, small groups, and caring staff.” However, Isidora wrote that it was “Terrible, terrible. Waist ,of time and money.”
On Alpha Healing Center's Facebook page, which the facility has the ability to manage, the center received an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars based on 15 reviews.  Alumni indicated that the staff and peers are “caring,” “awesome,” and “extraordinary.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member surveyed by Rehabs.com to date provided Alpha Healing Center with positive feedback. The current staff member awarded the facility five out of five stars across all evaluated metrics, including the experience of the medical, addiction, and mental health staff, the overall quality of client treatment and care, the staff's ability to inspire loyalty and a sense of community among clients, and the reviewer's own overall job satisfaction.
On Glassdoor, however, Alpha Healing Centers has three one out of five-star reviews at the time of this writing. The three former and current employees wrote how the management was “controlling” and “sneaky.” One current employee wrote how management is “out for their own best interest.” Another former noted: “Company ideas shift depending on leadership changes, which are frequent and without notice.”
Alpha Healing Center accepts most private insurance plans. The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date noted that the pricing was fair and that financial support was available.
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