Intensive Outpatient Treatment Services
IOP in New Brunswick, New Jersey

Welcome to Guardian IOP New Brunswick

Not everyone who struggles with addiction is able to commit to a traditional, multi-phased continuum of care. In some cases, intensive outpatient treatment is the best option. Whether you are looking to take the next appropriate step on your personal recovery journey or you are seeking an effective, flexible treatment option, Guardian IOP New Brunswick has you covered. We have developed an integrated and individualized intensive outpatient treatment program that combines evidence-based therapies, holistic modalities and medication assisted treatment options. We help our clients heal on a comprehensive basis while equipping them with the skills they need to stay sober long-term.

While making the personal decision to enter into recovery can be difficult, our dedicated staff members make sure every individual who has the willingness to get clean and sober is supported and guided every single step of the way. Finding a treatment program that offers the services you need is essential to maintaining long-term recovery, and we’re here to help you do just that. Contact us today to learn more about our intensive outpatient treatment program.

What We Offer

At Guardian IOP New Brunswick we offer a range of evidence-based treatment services geared towards helping our clients overcome addiction and successfully maintain a life of sobriety. If you would like to learn more about any of the services we provide or if you are interested in learning more about our intensive outpatient recovery program as a whole, contact us today.

Individual Therapy

Clients have the opportunity to work with a licensed therapist in a one-on-one setting, delving deeper into their personal histories. They identify possible contributing factors and work through the underlying issues that could be keeping them stuck in self-destructive behavioral patterns. Individual therapy is a fundamental part of our IOP program, and we encourage each individual client to continue with their individual therapist once treatment concludes.

Group Therapy

Clients participate in group therapy sessions and group workshops on a regular basis. The subject of group therapy sessions are consistently recovery-related, and cover a wide range of relevant topics while actively teaching clients the healthy coping mechanisms and life skills they need to maintain sobriety and excel in their personal lives once treatment concludes. Each group therapy session is facilitated by a licensed therapist. Some group therapy sessions are separated by demographic (for example, women’s groups and men’s groups) in order to provide a more focused and individualized treatment experience.

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MAT & Suboxone Treatment

At Guardian IOP we believe in the benefits associated with medication assisted treatment options, especially in the context of moderate or severe opioid addiction. Suboxone can be extremely beneficial when utilized in a clinical setting under the care of a licensed and experienced medical professional. Not only does Suboxone help eliminate the symptoms associated with post-acute withdrawal, helping clients pay attention in therapeutic groups, but this medication has been proven to reduce the psychological drug cravings which often lead to relapse.

Family Therapy

Addiction deeply affects everyone it touches. We believe that in order for someone to truly heal and maintain sobriety, their family must heal simultaneously. For this reason, we offer family therapy sessions on a regular basis as well as continued support for the close family members of the client. Family members are encouraged to attend therapeutic sessions in-person at our New Brunswick facility, and if they live out of town they are welcome to phone in during sessions.

Life Skills Training

Addiction strips people of basic life skills. Those in the throes of addiction can no longer financially support themselves, show up when and where they are needed or participate in basic day-to-day tasks like cooking, cleaning and paying the bills. We work to re-instill basic life skills in all of our clients so they are able to become self-sufficient and productive members of society. As part of our Life Skills Training services we offer vocational training and educational placement. Clients begin to hone in on career paths as they develop crucial vocational skills like resume building and interviewing techniques. If a client chooses to continue with their educational pursuits, they will be guided along in the process.

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Relapse Prevention Therapy

In order to prevent relapse and maintain solid sobriety, a specific and individualized set of coping mechanisms and relapse prevention tools should be developed. We teach our clients how to identify their personal relapse triggers and implement relapse prevention strategies so they consistently feel strong and capable in their recovery. Clients work on honing their relapse prevention tools in an individual and group therapy setting, and they have the opportunity to utilize what they have learned in a real life setting and process their successes and challenges in group therapy while offering one another peer support and encouragement.

12 Step Support

At Guardian IOP New Brunswick we believe in the benefits associated with recovery oriented peer support groups, including the 12-Step program of Alcoholics Anonymous. We encourage each of our clients to participate in a peer support group outside of their IOP programming, and we offer 12-Step education services and additional support whenever necessary.

Aftercare Planning

Aftercare planning is an important part of the outpatient treatment process, and it focuses on setting clients up for continued success once treatment concludes. Our case managers work to create individualized aftercare plans that cater to the unique needs of each client. In many cases, aftercare plans include a continuation of one-on-one therapy, recovery program involvement and a continuation of holistic treatment methods (like yoga or mindfulness meditation).

Guided Yoga

There are many benefits of a regular yoga practice when it comes to addiction recovery. Not only does it calm the mind, reduce impulsivity and aid in self-reflection, yoga helps keep the body healthy and produces “feel good” chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. Our yoga classes are taught by an instructor who has a clinical background and substance abuse counseling license. In addition to yoga therapy we offer group workshops on breathwork, stress management and relaxation sessions, creative art therapies and guided meditation sessions.

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Benefits of Medication Assisted Treatment

At Guardian IOP we believe in the benefits of certain medications when it comes to fighting cravings and preventing relapse. There is ample evidence supporting the fact that medication assisted treatment (MAT) is a beneficial component of an integrated recovery program and that people who utilize MAT early on in recovery stay sober for longer. We combine FDA-approved and heavily researched medications with intensive behavioral therapies and holistic modalities in order to provide our clients with a whole-person approach to recovery. Our main priority is equipping each and every one of our clients with the skills and tools they need to maintain solid sobriety for years to come.

In most cases, MAT is used to treat opioid abuse and dependence. It can also be effective in helping treat severe cases of alcohol dependence. At Guardian IOP we utilize MAT whenever we deem doing so necessary. Not every one of our clients will benefit from this treatment option. In order to determine who is an ideal candidate we conduct an in-depth addiction assessment upon admission to our program. This assessment helps our clinical team determine whether or not medication assisted treatment is going to be beneficial. If a client is already taking medication, it helps us determine whether or not the course should continue at the current dose. Medications we utilize include Suboxone, Vivitrol injections and Antabuse. To learn more about MAT in the context of our overall treatment program, contact us today.

What Makes Us Different

  • Our Clinical Staff – As a member of the Guardian Recovery Network, Guardian IOP New Brunswick consistently holds its staff members to the highest professional standards.
  • Our Licensing & Accreditations – Guardian IOP New Brunswick is licensed and accredited. We have received the Joint Commission Accreditation, the highest honor an intensive outpatient program can achieve.
  • Evidence-Based & Innovative Therapies – Traditional talk therapy is an important part of the addiction recovery process. However, in order for a person to get the most out of their treatment experience, it is important for a range of therapies to be implemented.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment Options – At Guardian IOP New Brunswick we cater to individuals who have been personally affected by the opioid crisis in New Jersey and surrounding areas.

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    At Guardian IOP New Brunswick we take the unique needs of each client into account, providing an individualized and integrated outpatient treatment program unlike any other. In addition to focusing on comprehensive healing, we teach our clients the skills and coping mechanisms they need to maintain continued success in sobriety. If you or someone you love has been struggling with addiction and is currently residing in New Jersey or any surrounding areas, we are available to help. Contact us today to learn more about our New Brunswick, New Jersey IOP program or to get started with our simple and straightforward admissions process.

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    Guardian IOP New Brunswick

    152 Livingston Ave
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Admissions: (888) 693-1894
    Office: (732) 532-3928

    Guardian IOP New Brunswick is a DBA of Care First Associates LLC.

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    Mon-Thurs: 8am – 9pm
    Fri: 8am – 4pm
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