Treatment Center Setting
- Beach Community
- Residential Neighborhood
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Advanced Health & Education Philosophy
Addiction is a destructive force that can wreak havoc on the lives of people suffering from the disease, and everyone around them. Advanced Health and Education can help you or your loved one recover from addiction and get life back on track. Adults with substance abuse issues now have a professional partial care and intensive outpatient treatment center conveniently located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Advanced Health and Education offers a comprehensive set of traditional and alternative therapies in a peaceful, nurturing environment. Our alcohol and drug addiction treatment programs are carefully customized and tailored to the specific needs of each individual. Our expert team of addiction specialists has been helping people achieve sobriety and live fuller, more meaningful lives for more than forty years. We can help you too.
Areas of Specialization
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
AHE has had a profound effect upon my life. I have a great deal of gratitude for all you have done for me.
AH&E was a wonderful and fulfilling experience, I found receiving recovery treatment to be thorough and extremely helpful towards a future in sobriety.
Such a great program! Have nothing but positive things to say about my experience and would recommend it to anyone who wants to help themselves or a loved one.
I consider myself lucky to have had an experience like I had at AHE.
Meet the Staff
Ashley Ryan, BS, CADC
Ashley Ryan is a Primary Counselor at Advanced Health and Education. She has prior treatment experience working in various levels of care, including IOP, residential inpatient and detox. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Social Sciences form Thomas Edison State College, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Ashley is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and a certified Level 1 Reiki Practitioner. Her work in these practices informs her treatment methods, which can be described as “structure meets mindfulness”.
Jim Chitty, MSW, LCSW, CCS,
Jim Chitty is the Clinical Director of Advanced Health and Education in Eatontown, New Jersey. He holds a Master’s of Social Work from New York University. Jim is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and also holds a certification in Psychoanalysis from the National Institute for the Psychotherapies. He has maintained a private practice working with adolescents and adults since 1998. In 2014 Jim became a consultant for the state of New Jersey, providing substance abuse assessments and providing related expert witness testimony in court cases.
Barbara L. Murphy, CADC
Barbara Murphy is a Primary Counselor at Advanced Health and Education, and has been working in the field of addiction recovery for more than 10 years. She is registered as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Before coming to Advanced Health and Education, Barbara worked at Anderson House, Guided Life Structures, Mountain View Correctional Facility, Damon House, and Leading Edge Recovery. Barbara enjoys working in Advanced Health and Education’s partial care program, where clients get to experience what it’s like to show up for life each day while also participating in a treatment modality that helps them to transition gently into the world outside of treatment.
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ABOUT ADVANCED HEALTH & EDUCATION
Located in the community of Eatontown, N.J., 50 miles south of New York City, Advanced Health & Education provides residential treatment, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for adults and adolescents struggling with a mental health disorder and/or co-occurring addiction disorder. One of six facilities operated by Sprout Health Group, which also includes Cedar Point Recovery in Sacramento, Calif., Advanced Health & Education offers detoxification services on-site as well as a specialized program track for professionals.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Before admission, prospective clients participate in an initial phone assessment to help clinicians determine an appropriate, individualized treatment program. This determination is based on substance abuse history, the severity of current use, and family history.
The program primarily consists of one-on-one, group, and family counseling sessions. Therapies may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, as well as outdoor therapy. Advanced Health & Education also incorporates a range of alternative therapies into programming. These treatments include yoga, guided meditation, and exercise classes.
Advanced Health & Education offers three types of outpatient care either as aftercare treatment or a less intensive recovery track, most of which consist of six to eight hours per day of counseling in group and individual settings. Outpatient programs are held in the evenings, after work or school, to accommodate clients’ schedules.
Under the direction of a clinical director, Advanced Health & Education’s programs are facilitated by a team of master’s level counselors, certified drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, an assessment specialist, nurses, nutritionists, and an alumni coordinator. The facility offers an intimate staff-to-client ratio of 3:1.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
There is currently very limited information provided by Advanced Health & Education regarding their accommodations and amenities. The facility has 75 beds. Reviews submitted to Rehabs.com to date give favorable ratings for accommodations and meals, with average ratings of 4.92 out of five stars and 4.77 stars, respectively, based on 13 reviews.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Rehabs.com has received feedback from 10 former clients of Advanced Health & Education to date. Of the nine who rated treatment effectiveness, all gave five out of five stars. Most comments praised the staff, calling them “experienced and skilled,” and reported that “they will go far and wide for you.” Rachel wrote: “The staff was incredible and if it wasn't for them I don't know where I would be today!” and A.U. said, “AHE gave me all the tools for a stable foundation.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
A single loved one had provided feedback to Rehabs.com to date. Four out of five stars went to holistic inclusion, family participation, cleanliness of the facility, and affordability, while just three stars were awarded for exercise and leisure options. The same reviewer gave a perfect five-star rating for treatment effectiveness.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All four staff members who have provided Rehabs.com with feedback thus far gave positive reviews. In Brian’s five-star review, he wrote: “The emphasis on high quality care is as great or greater than many places I have worked,” and Ricki added that “Client satisfaction is one of the main components. I am proud to say that the programming is very specific to the clients and their needs.”
According to the organization’s website, Sprout Health Group accepts a range of private insurance providers. In addition, an admissions coordinator can provide a complementary review of insurance benefits to inform clients and families of any out-of-pocket costs.
Updated March 2017
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