ABOUT INTEGRITY HOUSE - NEWARK
Integrity House – Newark is a nonprofit mental health and substance misuse treatment center providing individuals and families comprehensive, integrated addictions treatment and recovery support. The facility offers both short- and long-term residential care for adults, as well as a halfway house and outpatient options. In addition to its inaugural facility in Newark, Integrity House has five other locations throughout New Jersey. Integrity House was founded in 1968.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All of Integrity House’s programs are based on the therapeutic community approach. The short-term residential program lasts 28 to 45 days and provides intensive treatment to clients with complex medical and/or mental health issues. It consists of one-on-one counseling and group therapy, offering support mostly for trauma, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders.
The average length of stay at the long-term residential program is four to six months. Clients there receive individual and group therapy for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in a 24-hour, supervised setting. Residents receive staff supervision and peer support while finding employment and working a program of continued recovery via local 12-step involvement.
Outpatient counseling is also offered to help clients maintain sobriety while living at home and dealing with the pressures of everyday independent living.
Additionally, Integrity House is one of 28 treatment facilities (7.5 percent) in New Jersey to offer on-site medically assisted detoxification and one of 84 facilities (22.6 percent) in New Jersey to offer on-site methadone maintenance services.
Integrity House is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited, placing it among the 21 percent of CARF accredited treatment facilities in New Jersey. The treatment team includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed practical counselors, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors. Three individuals surveyed by Rehabs.com all gave either four- or five-star reviews of the staff's training and experience.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, six individuals polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave mixed feedback regarding accommodations and amenities at Integrity House Newark. One alum, Earl, gave a below-average rating of two out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities and noted that “This was not a glamorous Treatment Facility, it was a TC, not designed to give the comforts of home.” However, another a staff member, L.L., gave a perfect five-star rating.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The four alumni surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave generally positive reviews of Integrity House. One representative reviewer, L.H., noted that while Integrity House was not a glamorous treatment facility, it offered effective substance abuse treatment. L.H. gave the rehab five out of five stars for its staff support and its frequency of group therapy and meetings, though only two out of five stars for its accommodations. “I got the help I needed,” L.H. wrote.
A former client on HealthGrove echoed L.H.’s opinion about the program’s treatment effectiveness, offering it a five-star rating. “This place taught me how to live again. It broke me down then built me back up...to say ‘It saved my life’ would be an understatement,” they wrote.
The seven reviews available on Yelp at the time of this writing were varied, with two five-star ratings, a four-star rating, a three-star rating, and three one-star rating.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing both gave Integrity House highly negative feedback. One representative reviewer, James, wrote: “Place is terrible in every way you can think of. It also allows addicts to have access to their phones. Recently I had a loved one who was contacted by someone who is in the program right now.”
On Google, three loved ones gave Integrity House five-star ratings. "Because of my experience with Integrity House as a supporting family member of one of their patients who is thriving for the first time in their lives due to the help offered at this place," one representative reviewer on Google, Tasha, wrote, further stating that she would recommend the facility to others.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The two staffers polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave Integrity House positive reviews. Earl gave the facility perfect five out of five stars across 15 different metrics, including for its treatment effectiveness, family participation, counseling options, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. He described staff as “highly credentialed,” but also reported that there was a long waiting list and limited medical care.
L.L., the other staff member polled by Rehabs.com, gave the facility five stars across 16 different metrics, including for its staff loyalty and its staff’s experience with addiction, its aftercare procedures, and its overall quality of care.
According to the facility website, Integrity House’s services are free to individuals who qualify for the organization’s financial assistance offerings. The rehab also accepts some private insurance plans for clients who do not qualify for financial assistance.
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