Treatment Center Setting
Ambrosia Treatment Center Philosophy
Ambrosia has earned an industry-leading reputation for quality care. Located on a secluded 44-acres, the Medford center offers comprehensive addiction treatment for both men and women. The facilities provide safety and comfort while holistic treatment modalities restore the body, mind and spirit. Clients acquire the tools to build a solid foundation for a happy, fulfilling and productive life without alcohol and drugs. Everyone that contacts Ambrosia is made a priority, which continues for a lifetime through wellness support for both alumni and loved ones. While other treatment centers also talk about individualized drug and alcohol addiction treatment, the concept is fully ingrained into everything Ambrosia does. The facility is committed to complete, lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
Family & Alumni Support
Continued guidance and reinforcement is critical for both the client and loved ones. E-therapy and education helps family members support recovery in a healthy way and repair the destruction addiction causes. While Family Wellness starts on your first phone call, support is always available. Since addiction is a lifelong battle, alumni support is also available 24/7 with personal advice and local resource planning. Regular events and a buddy system further offer continued accountability.
Individualized treatment plans consisting of intense counseling and education allow clients to get to the core of the issue, while also teaching coping and life skills to prevent future relapse. Any underlying or addiction-induced mental health issues are also dealt with under 24-hour supervision. The specialized programs build a healing foundation that is necessary to maintain a lifetime of recovery.
Industry-leading continued care helps clients reintegrate back into the “real world” and actually maintain sobriety. From daily outpatient treatment at one of our facilities to halfway housing, the continued care options are personalized to the best interest of each client. Clients and loved ones come together with their full clinical team and Outreach Coordinators to devise a plan that will prevent relapse and continually reinforce recovery.
There were times when my son was being unreasonable and the Wellness team reached out to me and my son, to bring peace and assist me in establishing boundaries. I can honestly say that I have learned the difference between support and enabling. I would highly recommend Ambrosia to anyone who has a loved one suffering from the disease of addiction.
The therapy at Ambrosia has changed my opinion on therapy overall. Without the help of my therapist here, I would have never talked about the things that I was able to start working through while I was in this treatment center. It is a supportive environment with the structure needed to heal and grow as a person. This experience helped me get in touch with who I am outside of being an addict. I am more than grateful to Ambrosia and the team that was here to love me until I could begin love myself.
Ambrosia was a very rewarding experience for me. It is not just a drug-free institution. A place where addiction not only ends, but the core issues, which led you to the point where you needed rehabilitation, are addressed. This was truly the most rewarding experience of my life, where I know more about myself, my addiction, and what it is I want for the rest of my life.
My experience with Ambrosia has been wonderful. They are very helpful in teaching clients about the disease, being there for mental and emotional support and spreading hope back into your heart. They take their job very professionally while maintaining personal care for each client. Its amazing to know that there is a place addicts can go to get the top level of care needed for a successful.
Ambrosia was there for me when I wasn't there for myself.
Coming to Ambrosia, I didn't know what to expect. As soon as I settled in, I knew I had made the right decision. Moving away from my home up north was very uncomfortable at first, but Ambrosia made me feel very welcomed and cared about. I've never seen a treatment center where the counselors care as much as these do. It was a life-changing and insightful experience, to say the least."
Meet the Staff
Chief Admissions & Wellness Administrator
Amy has worked her way up the ranks of various treatment facilities. Amy directs a team of dedicated specialists who are passionate about helping others and guiding families through the intake and aftercare process. “I’ve been working in treatment for almost 17 years, and I still find meaning and purpose in helping the newcomer and their family develop a safe, comfortable, environment, while reassuring that lasting recovery is possible.”
Dr. Sal Raichbach PSYD, LCSW
Director of Clinical
Dr. Raichbach brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to Ambrosia. Sal has earned both a doctorate in Psychology, as well as a Master's degree in clinical social work. He is actively licensed in the states of: FL, NJ, NV, and NY. “I have been in the counseling field for over 20 years and have experience with all facets of the profession. My work is dedicated to developing and utilizing innovative approaches to treat addiction.”
Christian Losch LCSW, LCADC
Chris has been in the social services field for over ten years, spending the last eight specifically in addiction treatment. Chris, a graduate of the Rutgers School of Social Work, has experience as a primary therapist and program coordinator working in detox and residential programs. “My goal is to provide a recovery environment where both clients and staff can learn, grow and take on new challenges.”
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ABOUT AMBROSIA TREATMENT CENTER – MEDFORD
Situated on a tranquil, secluded 44-acre property in Medford, N.J., 20 miles east of Philadelphia, Ambrosia offers luxury, short-term residential treatment for men and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. One of five locations of Ambrosia’s network of upscale treatment facilities, Ambrosia of Medford also provides medical detoxification services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Upon admission, an intake coordinator determines if detoxification is necessary through an initial physical and verbal assessment. Typically lasting between 3 and 10 days, the detoxification process may incorporate medications (Suboxone, Naltrexone, Acamprosate) to alleviate withdrawal symptoms and curb cravings throughout treatment. Once a client is medically stable, he or she transitions into the residential program, which typically lasts between 14 and 35 days, depending on the needs of the client.
Ambrosia’s core programming includes evidence-based, therapeutic treatment methods to address underlying issues contributing to addictive behavior. In addition to 12-step involvement, clients participate in individual and group counseling sessions. Individualized treatment plans also address issues relevant to each client. For example, programs may incorporate marriage counseling or focus on skills for independent living.
Sessions are available to address grief, relationship building, specific dual diagnosis complications, and relapse prevention training. The program also offers medication management for individuals who have received a dual diagnosis. To assist clients in coping with anxiety and stress, Ambrosia offers therapeutic massages, acupuncture, guided meditation, and yoga.
To involve loved ones in treatment, Ambrosia holds bi-weekly family meetings and offers e-therapy sessions for families. Upon program completion, Ambrosia provides resource planning for both alumni and families, and alumni may take advantage of regular alumni events, 24/7 support and advice, and sponsorship coordination.
Under the guidance of a clinical director, Ambrosia of Medford’s staff is comprised of over 25 professionals including licensed therapists and master’s level substance abuse counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Ambrosia offers a modern, upscale facility that features a newly-constructed game room, full-sized basketball court, and tennis court.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Although Rehabs.com has only received a couple alumni surveys to date, one former client provided a rating of five out of five stars for overall treatment effectiveness. Reporting over two years of sobriety, alum Steve told Rehabs.com: “Everyone truly cared about me. I tried treatment before at two other places, but here the therapist actually got to the root of the issues.” N.B., another alum, gave a four-star rating for treatment effectiveness, also citing caring staff.
Multiple reviews from secondary sources supported N.B.’s and Steve’s positive opinions. Elsewhere online, 11 Google reviewers’ ratings average 4.5 out of five stars to date, and alum William posted: “Ambrosia showed me a way to deal with my addiction and go on with my life. I am very grateful to them. I highly recommend Ambrosia to others.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
While feedback from loved ones is also limited at the time of this writing, four respondents offered high praise for the caring nature of the staff, and three gave five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition.
One survey respondent felt the program was highly beneficial and gave a five-star rating for overall treatment effectiveness. This sibling of a client told Rehabs.com: “Ambrosia changed my sister's life. That's not an exaggeration. She had been to several other facilities, with little, short-lived success, but Ambrosia was the only one that kept her sober for over a year now. She is a whole new person.”
Ambrosia accepts multiple private insurance providers to help cover the cost of treatment including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, and United HealthCare.
Updated March 2017
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