Program Overview

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Focus on the Client

Individual Treatment
Sunrise House uses a compassionate, client-focused approach to treating your addiction and co-occurring disorders. Following thorough psychological and medical assessment, we develop individualized treatment for you or your loved one. By customizing care, we address specific drug or alcohol addiction circumstances to help focus on clinical issues and recovery goals. Our programs are built upon research-based therapeutic modalities, individualized treatment planning, and 12-Step recovery principles that will empower you.

Ready for Change

Facing Your Issues
Some clients aren’t quite ready to tackle their addiction when they arrive at our facility. That’s okay. At Sunrise House, our licensed therapists use Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to “meet the clients where they are” in terms of readiness for change. With compassion and encouragement, we work to move them from ambivalence towards the desire for genuine change in their lives. MI is an effective, client-focused, and collaborative approach. We work with our clients to recognize their personal strengths, values, and recovery goals to face the issues they feel ready to tackle. We can help our clients recognize the choices, changes, and adjustments necessary to move towards a more positive lifestyle.

You’re Different

Unique Treatment Needs
The disease of addiction is unique for each person entering our program. Because everyone has a different life story, personal history, and psychosocial stressors, one treatment plan can’t work for every client. We know this and will treat you or your loved one with dignity and respect. Our customized treatment plans are developed by examining each client’s strengths, treatment needs, coping abilities, and preferences. By taking into consideration these factors, our treatment team can work with you and your loved ones to determine treatment priorities. Upon admission to Sunrise House and throughout the treatment stay, our clinical team will evaluate your progress and adjust the treatment plan as clinically necessary.

12-Step Meetings

A Judgment-Free Zone
Sunrise House incorporates 12-Step principles and philosophy as an important component of our treatment program. Along with group and individual therapy, participation in 12-Step meetings provides you with a structured, supportive atmosphere without judgment. For many clients, a peer group composed of members who struggle with similar issues is a safe environment to talk about their feelings, struggles, and personal recovery stories. Attending 12-Step groups has been shown to increase lengths of abstinence (Journal of Substance Addiction Treatment, April 2014).

Our treatment objective is to create a respected, state-of-the-art addiction program that rivals the best New Jersey hospitals in the treatment of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. We want to help our clients turn their lives around with recovery education, coping strategies, and behavior options that will improve their health in a positive way. Sunrise House is one of the few treatment programs in the state that provides a wide range of addiction, psychiatric, and medical issues for individuals struggling with alcohol or drug abuse.

What will be different this time?

Long-term recovery is possible but the client must be engaged and committed to the program. – National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

You’re Not Like Other Clients
Sunrise House addresses the client’s distinct addiction needs by creating customized plans that speak to the individual’s situation. At Sunrise we view each client uniquely, and not just another person in a revolving door of treatment. We believe that this time drug rehabilitation can be different. Upon arrival, the client meets with our multidisciplinary team of physicians and therapists for evaluation in three areas:

  • Addiction and psychosocial
  • History and physical
  • Psychiatric

Client Responsibility

We Can’t Do it For You
When the client shows a willingness to change and commits wholeheartedly to his or her treatment program, recovery is possible. Part of the recovery process involves acknowledging the addiction, looking inward, and discarding harmful behaviors. Positive life changes are attainable when the client engages in therapy sessions, commits to treatment, and attends classes. Sunrise House can direct each client onto a path of change, wellness, renewed health, self-direction, and fulfillment of potential.

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Medical Detox

Our First Concern? Your Safety
At Sunrise House, ensuring the client’s safety is imperative. During the medical and psychosocial assessments at admission, our clinical staff determines whether the client requires Medical Detox. At this level of care, the client is monitored 24/7 by our licensed medical team. This process allows us to manage the client’s withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment. Although each client’s withdrawal circumstances are different, Medical Detox lasts approximately 5-7 days.

Factors Affecting Detox
Factors determining the client’s experience during withdrawal include:

  • Drug(s) of choice, frequency, and amount
  • Substance tolerance level
  • Progression and severity of addiction
  • Physical condition and recurrent health problems

Quiet Detox Area
During detox at Sunrise House the client resides in a designated detox area near medical staff for round-the-clock supervision and support where the client has easy access to staff for assistance. Detox rooms are in a separate section of the client’s residential area in consideration of peak periods of withdrawal.

Medical Detox & Different Drugs

Not every detox client has the clinical need for medication during the withdrawal process. Our licensed medical staff takes into account the client, substances used, and other factors to safely manage the client’s detox. We use detox methods that are tailored to the specific toxic substance being eliminated from the client’s system. Our skilled staff is knowledgeable about symptoms, protocols, and nuances of withdrawal from numerous drugs.

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Length of Stay

Why 90 Days is the Ultimate Goal

Does length of treatment stay affect recovery?
According to studies on addiction treatment program lengths, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research has demonstrated that long-term recovery is related to length of treatment. For effectiveness in the client’s continued long-term sobriety, treatment programs that are a minimum of 90 days in length are found to be the most effective.

Evaluating Addiction Picture
Sunrise House determines the client’s length of stay by examining the client’s clinical treatment needs, specific addiction circumstances, addiction severity, level of care requirements, and insurance coverage. Sunrise House is a part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of treatment centers and adheres to the 90-Day Brand Promise.

Family Involvement

Addiction is a family disease.
This can’t be stressed enough. Since this disease impacts the lives of family members and loved ones, with the client’s permission, we encourage family participation in his or her treatment program. To help provide support, strength, and belief during the more challenging times during addiction treatment, family involvement can be very beneficial. All family members, spouses/partners, children, and loved ones who will play an important role in their loved one’s recovery and aftercare program are invited to join in periodic family therapy sessions onsite or via conference calls.

Aftercare Services

What Comes After I Complete Rehab?

Graduating from treatment back to the family home or to a new community can be intimidating for the client just completing an addiction program. To help get a head start on a solid aftercare plan, our efforts for aftercare planning begin when the client is admitted to Sunrise House. During the treatment stay, the client works with his or her primary therapist and case manager on a detailed plan that will assist in making the transition from treatment to everyday life as smooth as possible.

Preparing for Life Following Treatment
During treatment, we encourage the client to contact community resources and become involved with recovery clubs or organizations to help with the adjustment period and early days of recovery following discharge from treatment. By participating in sober activity organizations, staying in touch with Sunrise House alumni, and attending local 12-Step groups with peers, the client will be laying the groundwork for a support system after treatment.

Sober Lifestyle & Living Options
To maintain a structured living schedule, some clients prefer living in sober environments as a part of their care continuum. In sober residences, individuals working on their recovery share a home, help each other reinforce recovery principles, and follow house rules as a part of their aftercare and relapse prevention.

Community Referrals

Staying Sober In New Jersey
Don’t know many people in the recovery community? Sunrise House has deep roots in the state of New Jersey. In addition to holding onsite 12-Step meetings and sobriety celebrations at our facility in Lafayette, we have a strong alumni group and maintain relationships with local recovery organizations, activities, and sober resources in the community.