Integrity House in Newark, NJ

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(2.8 of 5)
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103 Lincoln Park
Newark NJ 07102

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Areas of Specialization

Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment, Outpatient

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Integrity House – Newark is a nonprofit mental health and substance misuse treatment center providing individuals and families comprehensive, integrated addictions treatment and recovery support. The facility offers both short- and long-term residential care for adults, as well as a halfway house and outpatient options. In addition to its inaugural facility in Newark, Integrity House has five other locations throughout New Jersey. Integrity House was founded in 1968.


All of Integrity House’s programs are based on the therapeutic community approach. The short-term residential program lasts 28 to 45 days and provides intensive treatment to clients with complex medical and/or mental health issues. It consists of one-on-one counseling and group therapy, offering support mostly for trauma, eating disorders, and co-occurring disorders.

The average length of stay at the long-term residential program is four to six months. Clients there receive individual and group therapy for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in a 24-hour, supervised setting. Residents receive staff supervision and peer support while finding employment and working a program of continued recovery via local 12-step involvement.

Outpatient counseling is also offered to help clients maintain sobriety while living at home and dealing with the pressures of everyday independent living.

Additionally, Integrity House is one of 28 treatment facilities (7.5 percent) in New Jersey to offer on-site medically assisted detoxification and one of 84 facilities (22.6 percent) in New Jersey to offer on-site methadone maintenance services.


Integrity House is CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited, placing it among the 21 percent of CARF accredited treatment facilities in New Jersey. The treatment team includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed practical counselors, certified alcohol and drug counselors, and licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselors. Three individuals surveyed by all gave either four- or five-star reviews of the staff's training and experience.


While there is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings, six individuals polled by at the time of this writing gave mixed feedback regarding accommodations and amenities at Integrity House Newark. One alum, Earl, gave a below-average rating of two out of five stars for its accommodations and amenities and noted that “This was not a glamorous Treatment Facility, it was a TC, not designed to give the comforts of home.” However, another a staff member, L.L., gave a perfect five-star rating.


The four alumni surveyed by at the time of this writing gave generally positive reviews of Integrity House. One representative reviewer, L.H., noted that while Integrity House was not a glamorous treatment facility, it offered effective substance abuse treatment. L.H. gave the rehab five out of five stars for its staff support and its frequency of group therapy and meetings, though only two out of five stars for its accommodations. “I got the help I needed,” L.H. wrote.

A former client on HealthGrove echoed L.H.’s opinion about the program’s treatment effectiveness, offering it a five-star rating.[1] “This place taught me how to live again. It broke me down then built me back say ‘It saved my life’ would be an understatement,” they wrote.

The seven reviews available on Yelp at the time of this writing were varied, with two five-star ratings, a four-star rating, a three-star rating, and three one-star rating.[2]


The two loved ones surveyed by at the time of this writing both gave Integrity House highly negative feedback. One representative reviewer, James, wrote: “Place is terrible in every way you can think of. It also allows addicts to have access to their phones. Recently I had a loved one who was contacted by someone who is in the program right now.”

On Google, three loved ones gave Integrity House five-star ratings.[3] "Because of my experience with Integrity House as a supporting family member of one of their patients who is thriving for the first time in their lives due to the help offered at this place," one representative reviewer on Google, Tasha, wrote, further stating that she would recommend the facility to others.


The two staffers polled by at the time of this writing gave Integrity House positive reviews. Earl gave the facility perfect five out of five stars across 15 different metrics, including for its treatment effectiveness, family participation, counseling options, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. He described staff as “highly credentialed,” but also reported that there was a long waiting list and limited medical care.

L.L., the other staff member polled by, gave the facility five stars across 16 different metrics, including for its staff loyalty and its staff’s experience with addiction, its aftercare procedures, and its overall quality of care.


According to the facility website, Integrity House’s services are free to individuals who qualify for the organization’s financial assistance offerings. The rehab also accepts some private insurance plans for clients who do not qualify for financial assistance.

[1] HealthGrove
[2] Yelp

Published on May 2018

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it worked and it worked for a lot of people....Its not fancy but a rehab doesn�t have to be,your not there for pampering your there to succeed. They have a lot of x addicts that are trained and certified in Calc and a lot have gone on and received their bachelors and masters degrees..I don�t think if I was dealing with people that hadn�t walked the walk I would have listened or done so well. Not enough attention to alumni.


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I was in the secacus house for a little over 7months back in 2006. It\'s not a comfy rehab, it\'s meant to be uncomfortable. Back then we had some really great counselars (and one not so great). But I gotta say that place gave me the tools and understanding to get clean. I relapsed as soon as I was released, but a year later I got clean and have been since. I honestly credit that to me going through this program. Again this was over 10 years ago, so I don\'t know how much it has changed.


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CARF accredited, all levels of care, housing available, no cost, highly credentialed staff Waiting list, limited medical services Has a residential methadone to abstinence program.


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This rehab manipulates its clientele. They belittle, admonish and punish for things real and perceived. There are no set rules and no set treatments. There are only 4 or 5 meetings of different sorts per week. The counselors have weekly quotas to meet so it does not matter to them how they treat the people seeking help. Just kick them out for whatever imagined wrongdoing.... Get the next batch in for more state money. The food is not balanced - koolaid instead of juice, nothing fresh. There are SO many inconsistencies and disparities here it is a wonder any of these poor people get help. It is an exact stereotype of \"Drink the Koolaid\"... very unsettling at best - not to mention it is in a very dangerous area. Very pathetic indeed. God help those poor souls sent there.


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I got the help I needed. This was not a glamorous Treatment Facility, it was a TC, not designed to give the comforts of home. I started to attend meetings regulary, and did what the program of NA suggested.


Community/reputation are strengths of the facility.

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Place is terrible in every way you can think of. It also allows addicts to have access to their phones. Recently I had a loved one who was contacted by someone who is in the program right now. This place is a joke and should be shut down.

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