Union, New Jersey, along with other parts of the state, continues to fight against drug addiction in its communities. Substance abuse continues, and overdose death rates from opioid use, including from heroin and deadly fentanyl, remain high. Alcohol, heroin, and opiates, including fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs, are among the substances that require treatment among residents in the area.


Per this state health report, more than 98,000 people were admitted into treatment statewide in 2019. This number illustrates the critical need and importance of drug rehab in the Union, NJ, area to help people treat their substance use disorders. During that year, more than 100 people in Union Township sought help for heroin use, and more than 100 sought help for alcohol use, as well. Hundreds sought outpatient and intensive care for substance abuse. Fortunately, Serenity at Summit is among the places in New Jersey that offer these treatment services.

Drug Rehab in Union, NJ

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You will receive individualized addiction treatment at Serenity at Summit. You also will receive personalized attention as we keep our clinician-to-patient ratio low. This ensures that we give each person the time and attention they need.  

Addiction treatment won’t look the same for everyone. However, everyone will likely require various treatment settings as they work through their substance use disorder. We offer several placements along the continuum of care, as outlined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). A few of them are described below:

  • Detox. Many people must start their recovery in medical detox, depending on how far along their substance use disorder or addiction is. This highest level of addiction care is also called medically managed inpatient treatment. One purpose of detox is to help patients end their dependence on substances safely. The body can go into shock when someone stops using drugs or alcohol suddenly. This can make a person eventually relapse and possibly and dangerously overdose. During this period, a person will be evaluated to determine their physical and mental health needs and monitored by medical professionals as they withdraw from the substance(s) they have used. Patients are kept as comfortable as possible during this process. If any health emergencies arise, our staff will be on hand to handle them, ensuring the person will have the support they need as they regain stability at our detox in NJ.
  • Inpatient/Residential. Serenity at Summit offers inpatient and residential levels of care where patients can live on-site 24/7 at our facility for 30 days or longer to help them recover from substance abuse. This home-like, structured environment gives our patients the comfortable and private space they need to address their substance abuse issue with few distractions. They will have help on hand around the clock from clinical and medical professionals. We also offer them activities every day throughout the day, various therapies, including individual and group therapy, addiction education classes, and more. Inpatient treatment is more intensive and personalized for patients, so this could be the option for you if you require treatment for a moderate-to-severe disorder.
  • Partial Hospitalization. Partial hospitalization, known as PHP or partial day services, is a bridge between inpatient/residential and outpatient services. Patients in this stage of care usually have completed inpatient care and have more flexibility while attending treatment at a hospital or stand-alone facility. PHP patients can either live in alternative housing or at home. They receive intensive therapies that focus on relapse prevention and education efforts. Therapies address the whole person and focus on various ways addiction affects someone’s life and why. Serenity at Summit patients can attend sessions for 20 hours of therapy a week for a month or more, depending on their situation. We tailor all of our addiction treatment programs to each individual, so the length of your PHP program could be longer or shorter.
  • Intensive Outpatient. Serenity at Summit also offers intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) for patients who need nine hours or more a week to address their addiction. Patients at this treatment stage can live at home and schedule their IOP sessions into their schedules so that they can continue to take care of personal responsibilities while attending treatment. IOP care is not recommended for patients in active addiction who require medical detox. The intensive therapies we offer in our IOP include individual therapy and counseling, group therapy, and drug and alcohol use monitoring. As with our other placements along the addiction continuum of care, IOP is focused on helping a person stay away from substance use and avoid relapse. Because they live on their own, IOP patients are responsible for keeping their environment free of influences that could derail their recovery. We give them the strategies and support they need for them to achieve that.
  • Aftercare. Patients who have finished their addiction treatment program will still need support once they exit their program and rejoin the outside world. We know this can be overwhelming, so we offer our patients aftercare services that connect them to resources they will need, a recovery community that they can go to for whatever they need, and other guidance that can encourage them to remain true to their decision to turn their lives around.

Drug Rehab in Union, NJ, FAQ

If you are interested in attending drug rehab in Union, NJ, you may have additional questions about addiction treatment and what it means for you. Below are some answers to general questions you may have. Serenity at Summit staff is always standing by to answer any questions or concerns. Please reach out to us if you have questions about the information you see here or questions you don’t see answered here.

  • How Long Is Rehab?

How long someone attends rehab depends on where they are in their addiction and what their needs are. No two people have the same exact needs, which is why we customize each person’s program according to what they require in their care. Ninety days (three months) is ideal, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It says this time frame gives people in addiction recovery a chance of recovering effectively, although guarding against substance use is a lifelong effort for a person who is battling addiction.

 Addiction is a complex disease of the brain that affects someone across levels, including mentally, emotionally, and socially. This includes any mental health needs they have, as well. What this means is if someone is living with a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder, their time in rehab could be longer. Whatever your needs are, we will address them here and make sure you get the level of care you need. If you must start in medical detox, that could last several days to a couple of weeks. From there, our professionals can determine what your treatment will entail. We will make sure you are involved in your program from day one. Your input is important as we help you work through your addiction.

  • Does Serenity at Summit Provide Transportation?

We will do everything we can to help you get to our facility so that you can start treatment. If you have to fly to get here to our area, you are responsible for making your travel arrangements to the airport in our area, but once you’re here, we can pick you up and bring you to our facility. We can also drop you off at the airport if you need a return trip. You will also need to coordinate transportation to and from our facility if you are attending our facility for outpatient treatment.

We understand that transportation can be a barrier to treatment, so call us if you need information about our facility, how to get here, and what transportation options are available in our area.

  • How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Drug rehab costs vary by person and will depend on what your specific needs are. There are so many variables that determine how much a person will pay for addiction treatment. Where you receive care, the levels of care you receive, how often you receive them, and more will affect the tab, which can run from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars. If you are reviewing your costs, you must consider the therapies you’ll need as well as any medical care, such as that administered in medical detox.

While the cost of getting addiction treatment stops many people from receiving, we encourage you not to let money deter you from getting the help you need to save your life, your relationships, your job, and much more. Substance use disorders that are left untreated cause more problems than a person can imagine. We believe you are worth the money, so please get the help you need for you.

  • Do I Have to Travel?

You will have to travel to our facility so that we can provide in-person care for you, from detox and inpatient/residential services to our outpatient programs. If you are considering traveling here from out of state for treatment for our program, we encourage you to do so. Receiving drug rehab at a facility away from where you live can provide the break and privacy you need to focus on yourself. You also will be leaving behind people, places, and things that trigger you to use substances that you have decided to stop using. Here, you will find an opportunity to start anew and figure out where you want your life to go.

  • What Insurance Carriers Does Serenity at Summit Take?

Serenity at Summit accepts coverage from most insurance providers. They are required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to offer coverage for treatment services regarding substance use disorders and mental health disorders. We can verify your insurance benefits to see what is covered in your plan. We advise that you call your insurance provider and ask questions and what copays and other payment arrangements you may have to make to pay your rehab costs.

We also offer affordable private pay options for people who do not have insurance or people who do not have enough insurance. Call us today to discuss your insurance needs or other financial concerns. Our representative can speak with you about your situation.

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