Addiction Treatment Therapies in New Jersey - Garden State Treatment Center

Types of Therapy We Offer

Our New Jersey treatment center offers a wide range of therapy options recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for treating addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions:

Seeking mental health services like addiction therapy is crucial for addiction recovery. Overcoming addiction is a significant accomplishment, but maintaining sobriety requires addressing underlying issues contributing to substance abuse. At Garden State Treatment Center, our treatment programs include different types of treatment options to help individuals foster self-awareness and develop effective coping strategies to achieve successful recovery and maintain long-term sobriety.

Types of Therapy Offered

Our facility offers a wide range of drug addiction treatment options recommended by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and it recognizes the importance of effective therapies in addiction treatment. We understand that each individual is unique, and their therapy needs may differ from others. Therefore, we offer a variety of evidence-based therapies to meet the diverse needs of our patients.

Some common types of therapy we offer include:

Adventure Therapy

Adventure therapy is an experiential form of psychotherapy involving activities such as rock climbing, rafting, or hiking. This therapy gets clients into real-world outdoor environments where they can challenge themselves mentally and physically. Research has shown that adventure therapy can help improve mental, physical, and social wellness.

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Adventure therapies at Garden State Treatment Center include:

  • Kayaking trips
  • Hiking expeditions
  • Ropes course

Adventure therapy improves well-being and mental health in so many ways by helping individuals:

Physical Health

Outdoor activities are known for improving physical health. Adventure therapy allows individuals to engage in physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.

Improve Communication

Adventure therapy requires participation and collaboration among group members. This allows individuals to practice communication skills such as active listening, expressing thoughts, and being assertive.

Build confidence

Overcoming challenges during adventure therapy, such as climbing a rock wall or completing a challenging hike, helps individuals gain confidence in their abilities and strengths.

Uplifting the Mood

Enjoying physical activities, spending time outdoors, and participating in fun challenges can boost endorphin levels. Endorphins are chemicals produced by the body that promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Numerous clients experience dual diagnosis, grappling with addiction alongside other mental health conditions such as PTSD, depression, or anxiety. Adventure therapy offers a unique solution by promoting physical activity, which can help alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety by promoting a sense of relaxation and providing an outlet for stress relief.

Personal Development

Engaging in new activities in a supportive environment can help individuals develop self-awareness, learn to embrace their strengths and weaknesses, and challenge themselves emotionally and physically.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are a popular form of treatment for drug addiction. In this setting, individuals struggling with substance abuse issues come together to share their experiences, support one another, and learn healthy coping mechanisms. Group therapy at Garden State Treatment Center focuses on mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and healing.

Here is how group therapy can help in addiction treatment:

Mutual Support

One of the main benefits of group therapy is the opportunity for mutual support from others who understand what it’s like to battle addiction. Being surrounded by individuals who are going through similar struggles can promote a sense of understanding, empathy, and connection.

In addition to group therapy led by a healthcare professional, there are also support groups for individuals struggling with drug addiction. These support groups, such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), provide a safe and supportive environment for individuals to share their experiences and receive encouragement from others on the same journey.

Human Connection

Substance abuse, including addiction to stimulants and opioids, is a pervasive problem with profound consequences for both individuals and their loved ones. Those grappling with substance abuse often isolate themselves from family and friends to facilitate their continued drug use. However, part of the healing process involves reconnecting with others and developing strong bonds, which is a crucial life skill. In addition to group therapy with fellow recovering individuals, clients may also engage in family therapy sessions with their spouse, parents, or other family members to initiate the healing journey.

Learning from Others

Hearing others share their stories and strategies for overcoming addiction can be incredibly helpful for individuals in recovery. Group therapy allows individuals to learn from each other’s experiences, gain new insights, and develop personal tools for managing cravings and avoiding relapse.

Expert Guidance

Group therapy sessions are led by licensed therapists who skillfully facilitate discussions on addiction, mental health, and trauma. Their expertise guides the conversation and empowers participants with valuable insights. Additionally, these sessions explore healthy coping mechanisms and offer guidance on maintaining sobriety post-treatment.

Individual Therapy

While group therapy can be incredibly beneficial for individuals in recovery, addressing individual needs and struggles is also essential. This is where individual therapy comes in. The National Institute on Drug Abuse emphasizes the importance of individual therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for those struggling with substance abuse.

Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions with a therapist or counselor. These sessions allow individuals to address their unique challenges, triggers, and underlying issues that may have contributed to their addiction. It also provides a safe space for individuals to explore their feelings and emotions without fear of judgment. 

Here are some ways individual therapy can benefit individuals in recovery:

Tailored Interventions

Individual therapy allows for a more personalized approach to treatment. The therapist can tailor interventions based on the individual’s specific needs and struggles rather than a one-size-fits-all approach used in group therapy. This tailored treatment plan is more effective in the substance abuse treatment process.

Address Underlying Issues

For individuals struggling with alcohol addiction, individual therapy can be especially beneficial. Individual therapy helps address underlying reasons for excessive drug and alcohol use and address any psychological factors that may be contributing to the addiction. These could include trauma, mental health disorders, or past experiences that may have led to substance abuse as a coping mechanism. By addressing these underlying issues, individuals can better understand their addiction and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Developing Coping Strategies

Individual therapy also allows individuals to learn and practice effective coping strategies for managing cravings, triggers, and stress. Detoxification may be necessary for more intense substance abuse to manage withdrawal symptoms safely. Detoxification is the first step towards sober living and involves safely removing addictive substances from the body. This process should always be done under medical supervision as detox involves using medications like methadone or buprenorphine, along with therapy and counseling, to help reduce cravings and stabilize brain chemistry in those recovering from opioid addiction.

Addressing Co-occurring Disorders

Individual therapy is also essential in addressing any co-occurring disorders that may be present alongside addiction. Many individuals struggling with substance abuse may also have underlying mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or trauma. These issues need to be addressed simultaneously for a successful recovery.

Relapse Prevention

Lastly, individual therapy can aid in relapse prevention by helping individuals develop a relapse prevention plan and providing ongoing support and accountability. Through regular sessions, individuals can identify potential triggers and learn how to cope with them to avoid relapse effectively. 

Aftercare Support

Individual therapy can also provide individuals with ongoing support and guidance after completing a substance abuse treatment program. The therapist can assist in developing an aftercare plan, which may include attending support groups, outpatient programs, or continuing individual therapy sessions.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term form of individual therapy that focuses on how we think. It helps clients discover the relationship between their unhealthy thought processes and behaviors. There’s also a strong focus on goal-setting and problem-solving. The cognitive-behavioral therapists at Garden State Treatment Center examine the client’s perspectives and behaviors and how they might contribute to future relapse. 

Improved Motivation

One of the significant factors in successful addiction recovery is motivation. CBT helps individuals by providing them with a sense of control over their thoughts and behaviors, leading to increased self-motivation and confidence.

This approach is often used in conjunction with motivational interviewing to provide a more comprehensive and personalized treatment plan. Motivational interviewing is a person-centered approach focusing on increasing an individual’s motivation for change. It involves asking open-ended questions, listening actively, and expressing empathy. Treatment providers who use motivational interviewing techniques help clients increase their desire to change by exploring their underlying motivations and values.

Restoring Mental Health

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is highly effective for individuals recovering from addiction, those dealing with mental health issues, and individuals with a dual diagnosis. This evidence-based approach enhances an individual’s ability to manage stress and regulate emotions and promotes optimal brain function.

Cultivating Self-awareness and Mastering Self-Control

CBT is helpful in helping clients develop self-awareness and control over their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. By identifying negative thought patterns and replacing them with more positive and realistic ones, individuals can better understand themselves. Additionally, CBT equips individuals with the tools to regulate their emotions and manage stressors in a healthy manner.


At Garden State Treatment Center, we understand that not everyone is able to attend traditional in-person therapy sessions due to various reasons such as distance, work schedules, or mobility issues. That’s why we offer teletherapy services as an alternative option for our clients.

Teletherapy is a form of therapy that takes place over the phone or through video chat. This allows individuals to receive counseling and support from a licensed therapist without physically attending sessions at our treatment center. However, it is essential to note that this option may not be suitable for patients necessitating inpatient treatment.

Here at Garden State Treatment Center, we understand that privacy is essential to our clients. That’s why we offer private teletherapy sessions where patients can feel safe and comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or outside interference.

We offer a variety of teletherapy options, including:

Our licensed therapists are experienced in conducting effective teletherapy sessions and will work with each client to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. If you or a loved one is seeking private, convenient, and accessible therapy options, consider teletherapy at Garden State Treatment Center.


Mental health is our top priority at Garden State Treatment Center. Our clinic provides a serene and comfortable environment for healing. With state-of-the-art facilities, we have received recognition for delivering exceptional addiction and mental health treatment. Being JCAHO accredited, our dedicated team continuously acquires new skills and strategies to assist clients in overcoming challenges and achieving long-term recovery.

Moreover, our teletherapy services offer an exceptional alternative for individuals who may feel reluctant to pursue outpatient treatment due to societal judgment or personal concerns. By removing the obstacle of attending therapy sessions in person, we aim to provide accessible mental health support to those in need.

Join us at Garden State Treatment Center on your journey toward holistic healing and lifelong recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can help you or your loved one on the path to recovery.


  • What is addiction therapy?
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  • What are some signs that indicate I may need addiction therapy?
  • What can I expect during my first session of addiction therapy?
  • Is therapy only for individuals with severe addiction?
  • Who can benefit from addiction therapy?
  • Can therapy be combined with other forms of treatment?
  • Is therapy only focused on addressing substance abuse?
  • Do I have to attend in-person therapy sessions?
  • How long does addiction therapy last?
  • What types of therapy are commonly used for addiction?
  • Is medication included in addiction therapy?
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Published on: 2021-12-22
Updated on: 2024-05-10