ABOUT PINELANDS RECOVERY CENTER OF MEDFORD
Situated on a tranquil, secluded 44-acre property in Medford, N.J., 20 miles east of Philadelphia, Pinelands Recovery Center (formally Ambrosia Treatment Center) offers residential treatment and outpatient-based programs for men and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides medical detox services onsite, placing it among the 4.1 percent of non-hospital facilities to provide detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Pinelands begins with a comprehensive assessment by a team of qualified specialists. Upon admission, an intake coordinator determines if detox is needed through an initial assessment. If detoxification is necessary, the facility blends medication, nutrition, and 24-hour medical monitoring to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal.
Pinelands's core programming includes evidence-based, therapeutic treatment methods to address underlying issues contributing to addictive behavior. In addition to 12-step involvement, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions, as well as educational classes and meditation sessions.
In addition, Pinelands provides a range of alternative treatment activities to support mental and spiritual rehabilitative methods, such as yoga, art and music therapy, and weekly spirituality groups. Family involvement is encouraged throughout the process, which may include counseling through the facility's family program. Typically, the residential program lasts at least 30 days, placing it among the state's 38 facilities to provide long-term residential care.
Upon residential discharge, clients may be encouraged to "step-down" to a less-intensive level of care. Pinelands offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), in which clients return home after a full day of programming, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP). If a client requires additional support upon discharge, Pinelands also operates transitional living homes offering various degrees of supervision.
The treatment staff at Pinelands consists of physicians, psychiatric nurses, registered nurses, licensed therapists, substance abuse counselors, and case managers. Nursing staff is available 24/7 to oversee medication management and to treat clients’ medical needs.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pinelands's residential building features 15 client rooms, with 30 beds, in a lodge-type setting. Each double occupancy room features a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom. The grounds feature a volleyball court, basketball court, sprawling green space, and outdoor patios.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received over a dozen alumni reviews, who offered glowing feedback for the facility's accommodations, its staff members, and its programming. Alum Steve wrote: “Everyone truly cared about me. I tried treatment before at two other places, but here the therapist actually got to the root of the issues.” Another alum added: "The staff here are all so helpful, caring, and understanding."
One alum, Mark, who provided more granular reviews of the facility, offered perfect five-star ratings for a variety of survey metrics, including its discharge planning, level of family participation, the experience of staff, and holistic offerings.
On Google, the facility received an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars from 30 reviews to date.  Alumni praised the staff and the educational components of the program. In a representative review, alum Robert wrote: “Great staff strong bonds with community. The weekends are slow but you get to go to movies and or out to eat and visits. They help give you the tools to start over. If you really want it this is a good place to start.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com also offered high praise for the caring nature of the staff. Loved ones also felt that this program was the most effective one that their loved ones went to. One family member wrote: "I cant say enough if you want to recover, this is the place you want to be. All the clients are treated with great respect."
Reporting that the facility changed their sister's life, loved one M.S. awarded perfect five stars for the level of family participation, the staff's experience, counseling options, and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
According to the facility's website, Pinelands Recovery Center accepts most major insurance policies.
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