Discovery Institute Opens New 20-bed Licensed Detox Unit

March 20, 2014

The Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders has opened a new fully licensed, state-of-the-art 20-bed medically-managed detoxification unit at its facility at 80 Conover Road, Marlboro, N.J.

Established in 1970, Discovery Institute is the oldest provider of adult substance abuse and behavioral health services in Central Jersey. When a new 10,000-square-foot facility was built on Conover Road in 2007, all programs were moved there.

Steve Hornik, president of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, said the new detoxification wing provides home-like, comfortable, well-appointed rooms with flat screen TVs, and state-of-the-art monitoring systems to ensure patient safety.

Hornik said, “Within the first week of opening, a number of clients checked into the Discovery Institute. The most important factors in the early stage of recovery is the quality and commitment of the medical and counseling staff , and the recovery environment.”

Greg Saville, chief operating officer of Discovery House, said, “Discovery has a balanced interdisciplinary team made up of 11 master’s level clinicians with decades of experience to work in conjunction with our experienced medical staff. At Discovery our goal is to be agents of change in healing the lives of others.”

Once clients have completed the detox program, they can move into an 80-bed residential facility when they can acquire the tools to prevent relapses.

Dr. Jeffrey A. Berman, M.D., FASAM (Fellow American Society of Addiction Medicine), is the executive medical director in charge of the medical and psychiatric services. The new unit uses evidence-based medically assisted treatment (MAT) psychiatric and psycho-social therapies.

The medical team also includes Howard Silverman, Ph.D., a recognized specialist in the treatment of sexual and other traumas; David Wolf, M.D., DABAM (Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine), psychiatry, and Ernest Oesei-Tutu, M.D., ABIM (American Board of Internal Medicine), internal medicine.

Denise Daley, BSN (Bachelors of Science in Nursing), RN, director of nursing, said that only experienced Advanced Life Support Certified registered nurses are on staff to “ensure both competence and compassion in the treatment of chemically-dependent individuals.”

The New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services determined that Discovery Institute’s programming is both cost effective and clinically successful. It is licensed for 120 beds and is CARF-accredited (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities).

Discovery Institute provides a complete continuum of treatment programs, including medically managed detoxification services, three- to seven-day assessment and stabilization program, short-term and long-term residential treatment, tailored relapse prevention programs, family education and counseling, mental health and specialty services (sexual and other trauma recovery), outpatient and intensive outpatient services; toxicology screening and monitoring; and a halfway house.

Most insurances are accepted, including Medicare. Call Discovery admissions at 800-714-2175 for more information or visit www.discoverynj.org for substance abuse issues.

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