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Adult Substance Use Services

Program Director: Lawrance O’Brien, LSW, LCADC

732-367-4700 x8104


Recovery Happens

Taking the first step towards recovery can be life-changing, and our substance use services are here to help guide you toward a path of healing and growth. We believe in the power of community and connection, and we are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for you to begin your recovery journey.

We offer a range of treatment levels, from less intensive to more intensive, to ensure that you receive the care that best suits your needs. It’s important to know that recovery is possible, and that you don’t have to feel isolated or alone in your journey.

Many of our programs include peer recovery support specialists who are now in successful recovery, and offer a perspective and understanding that can only come from real-life experience.

Substance Use Services

Outpatient Program (Level 1)

Available in all 4 of our substance use treatment centers, outpatient therapy Level 1 offers up to 9 hours of therapy and counseling. Professional alcohol and drug counselors help individuals develop the skills needed to live a successful life in recovery. Includes individual and group counseling, medication assisted treatment, and random drug screening.

Intensive Outpatient Program (Level 2.1)

For those who need more support in their recovery, this program offers 9 or more hours of treatment services, including individual and group counseling, medication assisted treatment, and random drug screening. It is available in all 4 of our substance use treatment centers.

WARN (Women Achieving Recovery Now)

WARN offers a warm and supportive environment and works with women in a group setting who want to eliminate substance use from their lives and live a healthy and productive life. Support is offered in the areas of coping skills, relationships, family reconnections, parenting, relapse prevention, and more. WARN is available in all 4 substance use treatment centers, meets 3 days per week from
10 am - 1 pm, and includes random drug screening.

Co-Occurring Program (Level 2.5)

Known as DARE, this program is for individuals challenged by both mental illness and addiction. It meets five days per week from 10 am - 4 pm in our Lakewood substance use treatment center. Services include both individual and group sessions with the goal to empower participants to achieve long-term recovery from opioid and other drug use and misuse. Transportation is provided.

STAR (Support Team for Addiction Recovery)

STAR assists individuals in Monmouth County who have an opioid use disorder. Our unique approach pairs a trained peer recovery specialist who provides real-life understanding, support and assistance, and a case manager who manages treatment options, links to community resources, and serves as an advocate for addiction recovery. The STAR team meets participants where it is most helpful and appropriate, from their homes to the streets, from recovery meetings to community settings. There is no cost to the participant for this program.

Fostering Hope

Fostering Hope serves adults in Ocean County who are recovering from substance use disorders. Individuals receive specialized, integrated care from a team of professionals that can include 24/7 peer support, individual and group counseling, medication management, family support, sober living access, and more. These services are provided through a partnership with the Hope Sheds Light organization. Call 848-346-9228 or email: caremp@preferredbehavioral.org for more information or to make a referral.

Important Information & Contacts

What Happens next?

Contact the location that is most convenient to you with the information below. Any adult with a desire to stop alcohol or substance use or misuse should reach out. No referral form is required.

Additional Information

All of our substance use programs offer Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those with alcohol and opioid dependence. Medications include Suboxone, Sublocade, and Vivitrol.

Peer Recovery Support Services are integral to our trauma-informed approach and treatment. Our Peer Recovery Support Specialists draw on their personal experiences to carry a message of hope and recovery to individuals who are challenged with a substance use disorder.

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Preferred Behavioral Health Group provides multiple youth and adult services to address emotional, mental, and behavioral health issues. However, some situations require different services. If you or a loved one is experiencing life-threatening danger or the immediate risk of self-harm, go to the nearest emergency room or dial 911 for immediate assistance.