Pinelands Recovery Center of Medford Philosophy
Located on a secluded 44-acres, the Medford center offers comprehensive addiction treatment with an industry-leading reputation for quality care. Ambrosia provides safety and comfort while facilitating medical, therapeutic and holistic healing. Clients acquire the tools to build a solid foundation for a fulfilling and productive life without alcohol or drugs. While other treatment centers talk about individualized treatment plans, the concept is fully ingrained into everything Ambrosia does. The facility is committed to complete, lasting recovery.
Areas of Specialization
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.
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.
Meet the Staff
Christian Losch LCSW, LCADC
Christian has worked in addiction treatment for more than ten years. He is a graduate of Rutgers University (School of Social Work). Christian's prior experience includes primary therapist and program coordinator positions at leading detox and residential programs, before helping to launch the New Jersey facility in 2015.
“Everyone comes in overwhelmed, but looking to make big change quickly. This is where the process starts. Where they learn to harness and hold on to hope. Recovery is an ongoing process, but there is always hope. Recovery is happening here every day.”
Liana graduated from Wagner College with a Bachelor's in Psychology and a Masters in Business Administration. She currently holds the highest accreditation in the state for alcohol and drug counseling.
“My job is to get each and every client to accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be. The past never has to be the future. In fact, your struggle can make you stronger. You can rebuild and make new, healthy relationships. When a client truly accepts the idea that addiction doesn't have to define them, recovery happens.”
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ABOUT PINELANDS RECOVERY CENTER OF MEDFORD
Situated on a tranquil, secluded 44-acre property in Medford, N.J., 20 miles east of Philadelphia, Pinelands Recovery Center (formally Ambrosia Treatment Center) offers residential treatment and outpatient-based programs for men and women struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring disorders. The facility also provides medical detox services onsite, placing it among the 4.1 percent of non-hospital facilities to provide detox services.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment at Pinelands begins with a comprehensive assessment by a team of qualified specialists. Upon admission, an intake coordinator determines if detox is needed through an initial assessment. If detoxification is necessary, the facility blends medication, nutrition, and 24-hour medical monitoring to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal.
Pinelands'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, as well as educational classes and meditation sessions.
In addition, Pinelands provides a range of alternative treatment activities to support mental and spiritual rehabilitative methods, such as yoga, art and music therapy, and weekly spirituality groups. Family involvement is encouraged throughout the process, which may include counseling through the facility's family program. Typically, the residential program lasts at least 30 days, placing it among the state's 38 facilities to provide long-term residential care.
Upon residential discharge, clients may be encouraged to "step-down" to a less-intensive level of care. Pinelands offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), in which clients return home after a full day of programming, as well as an intensive outpatient program (IOP). If a client requires additional support upon discharge, Pinelands also operates transitional living homes offering various degrees of supervision.
The treatment staff at Pinelands consists of physicians, psychiatric nurses, registered nurses, licensed therapists, substance abuse counselors, and case managers. Nursing staff is available 24/7 to oversee medication management and to treat clients’ medical needs.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pinelands's residential building features 15 client rooms, with 30 beds, in a lodge-type setting. Each double occupancy room features a flat-screen TV and en-suite bathroom. The grounds feature a volleyball court, basketball court, sprawling green space, and outdoor patios.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, Rehabs.com has received over a dozen alumni reviews, who offered glowing feedback for the facility's accommodations, its staff members, and its programming. Alum Steve wrote: “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.” Another alum added: "The staff here are all so helpful, caring, and understanding."
One alum, Mark, who provided more granular reviews of the facility, offered perfect five-star ratings for a variety of survey metrics, including its discharge planning, level of family participation, the experience of staff, and holistic offerings.
On Google, the facility received an average rating of 4.7 out of five stars from 30 reviews to date.  Alumni praised the staff and the educational components of the program. In a representative review, alum Robert wrote: “Great staff strong bonds with community. The weekends are slow but you get to go to movies and or out to eat and visits. They help give you the tools to start over. If you really want it this is a good place to start.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
To date, the four loved ones polled by Rehabs.com also offered high praise for the caring nature of the staff. Loved ones also felt that this program was the most effective one that their loved ones went to. One family member wrote: "I cant say enough if you want to recover, this is the place you want to be. All the clients are treated with great respect."
Reporting that the facility changed their sister's life, loved one M.S. awarded perfect five stars for the level of family participation, the staff's experience, counseling options, and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders.
According to the facility's website, Pinelands Recovery Center accepts most major insurance policies.
Published on August 2019
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