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Serenity at Summit Union Philosophy
We partner with the individual to begin a transformational journey from hope to healing and beyond.
Areas of Specialization
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
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ABOUT SERENITY AT SUMMIT UNION
Serenity at Summit operates five treatment facilities throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Located in Union, N.J., Serenity at Summit Union is one of the 46 (13.4 percent) of New Jersey treatment facilities that offers residential treatment to individuals who are struggling with substance use. The treatment center also offers detox and outpatient services including intensive outpatient treatment.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to Serenity at Summit's website, the treatment center offers a full continuum of treatment including medically-supervised detox. Treatment begins with an initial assessment, which is used to create an individualized treatment plan.
Clients in the detox program participate in mindful meditation sessions, check-ins, and educational groups. Programming also includes individualized counseling sessions, integrative movement, group sessions, and 12-step meetings. Holistic offerings offered includes acupuncture and reiki.
Following detox, clients transition to residential treatment or an outpatient programs. Residential treatment typically lasts between 30 and 90 days. Therapies available include behavioral, group and family counseling, life skills training, EMDR, expressive therapy, holistic therapy, and trauma therapy.
Serenity at Summit's website notes the treatment team includes therapists, nurse practitioners, and counselors. It is one of the 66 (19.2 percent) of New Jersey treatment centers that is accredited by The Joint Commission.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Pictures on the center's website show shared bedrooms, and clients receive gourmet meals.
Rehabs.com has yet to receive any reviews from this facility’s former clients, loved ones, or staffers. However, the 14 people to leave Google Reviews for Serenity at Summit New Jersey gave an average of 3.2 out of five stars, and mixed feedback. 
Some reviewers indicated they recommend the center and praised the staff. However, others wrote about a dirty facility and expensive treatment.
To date, the 16 people to leave reviews on Serenity at Summit's Facebook page, which it has the ability to mange, gave an average four out of five stars. Reviews are for all locations, and individuals mostly gave positive commentary. "I feel honored to work with such an amazing team," a staffer wrote on Facebook. 
It is one of the 222 (64.5 percent) of New Jersey treatment facilities that accepts insurance.
Published on December 2018
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