Our rehab facilities in NJ provide help for people dealing with addiction to drugs and alcohol. From detox to extended care, we have you covered.

Our Mission

The mission of Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders is to provide high quality habilitation and rehabilitation services to the chemically dependent adult population and their families statewide.

In 1970, Discovery Institute was established in New Jersey as a residential drug-free rehab center. We believe in the philosophy of the integrated treatment model, which is a treatment style that uses peer interaction as a catalyst for positive change.

Throughout time Discovery Institute’s treatment has changed to meet the individual needs of alcohol and drug addiction. Discovery Institute continues to view drug and alcohol addiction as a disorder of the whole person affecting every aspect of their behavior, belief system, and lifestyle. We have served as guide to more than 7,000 chemically affected persons on the path toward personal recovery and a new beginning. Discovery offers unlimited hope, realistic solutions, and viable alternatives to the nightmare of drug abuse and alcoholism.

Philosophy & Values

Discovery Institute believes that treatment must effectively address both one’s medical, mental, and spiritual health. Most often, an individual’s path towards recovery is rooted in their struggles with relationships, family dynamics, social skills, and lack of mental health awareness. In our view, the goals of recovery are global — necessitating a total change in lifestyle that encompasses an individual’s re-evaluation of values, attitudes, behavior, and social activities.

Discovery believes that for individuals to stop using drugs and alcohol, treatment is most successful when the client, family system, and social support network are integrated. Discovery’s experiences in helping individuals seek recovery from drugs and alcohol has taught us there is more than one approach that can be successful. For this reason, Discovery has incorporated such components as group and individual therapy, educational seminars, and an active involvement of the 12 steps.

For those who need it, residential treatment is provided by a professionally supervised community of recovering peers. In this structured setting, clients work together (with staff guidance) to develop a capacity for the recognition, expression, and understanding of their drug and alcohol problems. They also gain the skills that are necessary to change negative thinking patterns and behaviors. Most importantly, they recognize that their addiction has not left them alone.

Discovery Institute does not promote to be a country club retreat or a quick fix solution to what we know is an extremely complex, painful, and, in many instances, long standing problem. Our program is flexible but can also be demanding. Our residents take responsibility for the upkeep of their home through participation in such duties as cooking and general maintenance. We promote individual freedom and the will to recover through a structure of responsibility, sharing, and commitment. At Discovery, each individual, through their efforts and actions, is responsible for the pace of recovery. We have found this to be most effective and families have provided testimony about their experience with our wonderful treatment services.

Discovery Institute Rehab Facilities in NJ

Discovery Institute, formerly known as Discovery House, was operated under the auspices of the New Jersey State Department of Health until 1984 when approval was granted by the state enabling us to convert to a private, nonprofit corporation, which we continue to maintain today. Discovery Institute rehab facilities in NJ use state, federal, county, and private funding sources, as well as private insurance and self-paying clients to provide treatment to people of all walks of life  statewide and at times, from the tri-state area.

The Growth of Our Detox and Rehab Facilities in NJ

As Discovery began to develop its identity as a private, nonprofit corporation, several enhancements were made to the existing programs. These changes included adding a short-term residential program, providing family education and therapy, as well as obtaining additional professional staff to suit the needs of our growing population.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Berman, MDDr. Jeffrey Berman is a psychiatrist in Teaneck, New Jersey and is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. He received his medical degree from State University of New York Upstate Medical University and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including French and Hebrew.

We're Ready When You Are.

At The Discovery Institute, our mission is to help you or your loved one to successfully recover from addiction. Reach out to us today to find out which program is the right choice for you, or to begin the process of planning for treatment.

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(844) 433-1101

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