Victory Bay Recovery Center Philosophy
We are you. People seeking Recovery want hope. And results. They want to know the people they are entrusting their lives to understand what they’ve been through and what they are going through now. They don’t want empathy or sympathy. They want understanding and a program that works.
We’ve walked in your shoes. We’ve lied, cheated, stole, broke the law, manipulated, complicated, and frustrated families, friends, and ourselves. But we also got up and tried again. And again. We know the desperation. We’ve cried the same tears of hopelessness, disappointment, and fear. But we found hope with long term Recovery. And we hold onto it with dear life. We can help you get through it because we’ve been through it. We know Recovery because we live Recovery. Every second of every day.
Areas of Specialization
IOP is the level of care that is provided after Partial Care. While Partial Care mandates group therapy five days a week, IOP group therapy sessions can be held as little as 2 days a week. We even offer nighttime sessions to accommodate busy schedules. While in IOP, it is common that a person will be working a part time job or going to school. IOP schedules can be very flexible, allowing each person to work their personal life around their therapy. Commonly, a person will still be going to IOP when they are a resident in a sober living home. Rather than being spit right back into life with a few coping skills, IOP creates a smooth transition from treatment to full time work or school.
Traction Recovery System
Victory Bay has implemented the powerful and intuitive Traction Recovery System© (TRS) a trauma focused clinical program. Recognizing the intricate role that trauma experiences have on individuals with substance use disorders, Victory Bay offers trauma informed care from our first contact with an individual. TRS combines evidenced based addiction treatment with the latest information and clinical practices of trauma treatment. The unification of these two powerful treatment philosophies combined with important aspects of the 12-Steps allow for better support and holistic care of the individuals we serve. The Traction Recovery System offers each client the best opportunity to learn the skills and intimately understand the addiction process to pursue their individualized path of long term sobriety, recovery, and healing.
Meet the Staff
At Victory Bay Recovery, helping people to acquire and maintain sobriety is a true blessing for AJ Solomon. Growing up in South Jersey and graduating from University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts, AJ had an internship with US Senator Patrick Toomey. Then, while working for the Advance Team for New Jersey Governor Christie, he found himself struggling with addiction. He talks about how his life was saved because he attended treatment and was introduced to a new way of life. AJ credits his determination, his willingness to change his entire value system, plus great sponsorship, as big components in his recovery. It was through recovery that he realized it was the first thing that he was truly passionate about and his path for helping people was forged. As Co-Founder of Victory Bay Recovery Center, AJ now is blessed to be able to help others struggling with addiction.
Erin K. Swinney, LPC, ACS
The driving force in Erin’s clinical perspective is a commitment to instilling hope and confidence in the individuals she meets. She believes in treatment programs focused on building community and support in a world where increasing isolation leaves many believing they are lost. Erin obtained a MS in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training is certified in the evidenced-based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and enhanced by holistic assessment. She began her career working with at-risk youth and families struggling with both mental illness and addictions. After several years of providing interventions, she turned her focus to working with adults. She has provided individual, couples, family, and group therapy to individuals with a broad-spectrum of diagnoses and personal struggles. Erin carries her strong clinical intuition and passion to support others into managerial and program development. She is a believer in leading by example who uses her energy to inspire comprehensive, compassionate care. Erin is excited to be a part of Victory Bay and an influencer on how individuals and families struggling with addiction are cared for.
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ABOUT VICTORY BAY RECOVERY CENTER
Located in a quiet, primarily residential neighborhood in New Jersey, about 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, Victory Bay offers outpatient treatment at several intensities for individuals seeking treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Detox is not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
All programs are based on the medical model combined with the 12 Steps. Modalities in use include individual, group, and family therapy, as well as psychoeducational groups. All of the treatment options operate on a trauma-informed model with group therapy being the primary method of treatment.
The facility uses holistic treatment options as well. These include life skills groups, classes on nutrition and healthy living, art and music therapy. The facility uses evidence-based counseling methods including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Clients can participate in gender-specific groups. These groups use trauma-informed methods to address the specific needs of men and women respectively. In New Jersey, 213 (61.9 percent) of the treatment facilities have programs specifically for women while 195 (56.7 percent) have programs just for men.
Treatment options include partial care (PC), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient care. The PC involves at least 20 hours per week of programming per week, and lasts six to eight weeks, while the IOP involves at least nine hours per week, focuses primarily on relapse prevention, and lasts six to 12 weeks. The general outpatient care lasts a minimum of four weeks and involves four to six hours of treatment per week.
Victory Bay maintains contact with clients “on an intermittent basis” after treatment, to ensure continued sobriety, and recommends that clients continue to participate in 12-step programs as part of an extended care program.
Psychiatric assessments are provided by a psychiatrist employed on a consulting basis. Otherwise, the staff consists of master's level licensed and certified clinicians. Victory Bay is one of New Jersey’s 66 (19.2 percent) facilities that are accredited by the Joint Commission.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, 28 alumni provided feedback to Rehabs.com about the Victory Bay Recovery Center, with six alumni submitting surveys about their experience. Nearly all of the alumni feedback was positive, with a strong focus on the beautiful surroundings one alum went as far as to call a “sanctuary” to the highly effective staff members.
Family Participation: 5/5
Counseling Options: 5/5
On Facebook, where the facility can manage its page, Victory Bay Recovery Center has an average rating of 4.8 out of five stars from 61 reviews to date. Alumni provided positive feedback about the “amazing” staff, the “12-step involvement”, and its effectiveness. On Google, Victory Bay Recovery Center has a maximum five-star rating from 41 reviews. On Yelp, two reviewers gave the facility perfect five-star ratings.
WHAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY
To date, one loved one gave very positive feedback to Rehabs.com about Victory Bay, including five out of five stars for professionalism, counseling options, staff availability, and facility maintenance. The loved one described the treatment program as a “solid foundation” for those in recovery.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The single staff member of Victory Bay polled to date gave a fairly positive review of his experience. John noted how the facility had “an overall passion for creating the best experience for their clients” and how staff had access to “continued trainings.”
Victory Bay accepts private pay and private insurance plans. The center also offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured clients, which only 253 (73.5 percent) facilities in the state accept.
Published on April 2019
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