About

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

Purpose Statement

Provide the highest quality clinical care through evidence-based treatment practices and innovative supportive strategies to improve and heal the lives of individuals suffering from substance use disorder.  It’s our goal to lessen the adverse impact on families and society as a whole through providing a range of cutting-edge treatment modalities and individualized treatment plans for all of our clients and their families.

Vision and Philosophy


To be a national leader in the addiction treatment community by restoring happiness and purpose into the lives of those suffering from the disease of substance use disorder. This includes individuals, families, and our community as a whole.

It is the philosophy of Discovery Institute that an individual approach is imperative to the long-term growth and happiness of the individual, thereby requiring us to treat the “whole person” and every aspect of his/her behavior, belief system and lifestyle.

The client is not a burden; the client is our priority. We treat our clients and staff with respect and honor their contributions. We invest in the continuing growth, development and nurturing of our staff and they must exemplify our Purpose, Principles, Vision and Philosophies inside and outside of our community

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.

medical, mental and spiritual

The Growth of Our Detox and Rehab Facilities in NJ

Discovery Institute has been serving the tri-state area for 50 years. Helping individuals and families recover from alcoholism and substance use disorder through detoxification, residential, and outpatient services.

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 from the tri-state area.

Discovery has developed its identity as a private, nonprofit corporation. Several enhancements and renovations were made to the facilities and existing programs. These changes included adding a short-term residential program, providing family education and therapy, installing a state of the art fitness center, as well as obtaining additional professional staff to suit the needs of our growing population. 

Today, Discovery Institute is an established and trusted facility that caters to the tri-state area, with representatives in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.

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

Dr. 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.

Learn More About Addiction

We Provide Treatment for a Variety of Substances

alcohol addiction

Alcohol

Alcohol is the most widely abused substance. We have helped thousands of people overcome alcohol use disorder regardless of the severity of their alcohol dependence.

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drug addiction

Illicit Drugs

We have specific tracks to serve people with addiction surrounding all illicit drugs including - but not limited to - cocaine, heroin, meth, and many more.

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prescription drug addiction

Prescription Drugs

Becoming dependent on prescription drugs is very common. Whether you were prescribed them by a doctor or developed a dependance from recreational use, we are here to help.

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What our community has to say

"My experience here at Discovery Institute has been very valuable during my 90 day stay."

- Giovanni R

"Dear Steve and Pete, I enjoy my time here at Discovery Institute. I really believe that the structure program is working for me."

- Brian A

" I’m truly grateful I had the chance to be a part of Discovery Institute and had the counseling I’ve had since coming here. "

- Christopher C

"Although it was a short stay at Discovery, I feel I got a lot out of meetings, commitments, feed back, and advice from my family."

- Frank Z

My experience here at Discovery Institute has been very valuable during my 90 day stay. I have learned more about myself and the importance of applying the tools Discovery has taught me once I leave. Without the treatment I received here it would have been much more difficult to uncover these fears I am now overcoming…With the help of caring counselors, I was challenged to work on some areas I struggled with. I want to the my counselor for caring about my overall welfare. I have learned a lot from her. She never gave up on me but instead stuck by me until the end because she believed in me. Thank you Discovery Institute for your help. I am forever grateful and will keep all the staff and peers in my prayers and heart.

- Giovanni R

Dear Steve and Pete, I enjoy my time here at Discovery Institute. I really believe that the structure program is working for me. I arrived at Discovery broken, scared and spiritually bankrupt hurt with an unfillable void. Sadly, I was at the end of my rope. I had no clue as to why I abused drugs & no reasoning for my unspeakable actions. I have been working the program for 25 days and everyone agrees, I’m a totally different person. Today I am a better me than I ever was. Throughout this process I have learned that my addiction is a disease and with the help of my amazing counselor, Lauren & the wonderful staff here, I am on the road to recovery. Discovery saved my life. I want to do for discovery what it did for me, be better. My experience at Discovery has inspired me to help the sick & suffering who have been through the same hell as I have.

- Brian A

When I first arrived at the Discovery Institute I didn’t have gratitude or acceptance. Also, I was still in denial that my life was unmanageable and that I could still control my drug use and/or the lifestyle I was living. Going through this process at the beginning, I had anger towards the court system, myself and events that happened in the past….Realizing that counselors here knew a lot more than I did; all I needed to do was listen, surrender and prepare to change my life. I didn’t know who I was or what purpose I was serving. Learning from my counselor the most knowledgeable thing was that I do have a purpose; I deserve the life I dreamt of as a kid. I’m truly grateful I had the chance to be a part of Discovery Institute and had the counseling I’ve had since coming here. I feel new and improved.

- Christopher C

Although it was a short stay at Discovery, I feel I got a lot out of meetings, commitments, feed back, and advice from my family. But most of all, I felt great progress happened in group and one on one’s with counselors. I feel ready to deal with reality on my own and with support from family. Overall, it was a good experience as I feel I have learned many ways to deal with recovery through meetings, sponsors and a Higher Power; and no longer need alcohol to function.

- Frank Z

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