Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center

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Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center is located in Hackettstown, New Jersey. At Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center, they know behavioral health plays an important role in the healing process – not just for patients dealing with mental health disorders or substance abuse, but also for those recovering from injuries, surgeries, diseases and other conditions.

Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person’s mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Group-based psycho-education and therapy is provided during a three-hour period, three to five days a week. Because patients in our program return home after treatment sessions, they can more quickly begin the transition to everyday living situations and challenges. Hackettstown Medical Center offers an intensive outpatient program specifically for those with drug and alcohol issues.

Outpatient (OP)

Overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction is a difficult process, but through careful evaluation and individual determination, it can be accomplished. At Atlantic Behavioral Health, their outpatient chemical dependency programs help adults and adolescents overcome substance abuse issues, while remaining at home, at school or on the job.

Intervention Services

In the event of a psychiatric emergency, Atlantic Behavioral Health offers crisis intervention services, including a 24-hour hotline, risk assessments and screenings, and community trauma assistance. Newton Medical Center is a state-designated Psychiatric Emergency Services and Screening Center, providing 24-hour emergency mental health care to patients of any age, both over the phone and in person.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Their behavioral medicine outpatient programs begin with an initial assessment with a clinician to determine patient goals and create a care plan, which may include improving coping skills and stress management. Afterwards, patients receive individualized treatment and if necessary, consult with a psychiatrist. A therapist is available to help determine the most optimal care plan.

Family Program

Counseling that includes parental and family involvement is central to their program and highly encouraged. Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues.

Aftercare Support

Completing a drug or alcohol rehab program shouldn’t spell the end of substance abuse treatment. Aftercare involves making a sustainable plan for recovery, including ongoing support. This can include sober living arrangements like halfway houses, career counseling, and setting a patient up with community  programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Therapies Offered:

Holistic Therapy

The Chambers Center for Well Being offers more than 20 different healing treatments, including holistic health assessments, nutritional assessments and counseling, lifestyle coaching, acupuncture and massage. Their experts can help you address current health concerns or work with you to prevent health issues such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, weight issues, stress and more.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Trauma Therapy

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. When a traumatic or catastrophic event occurs – whether at school, work, the neighborhood or larger community – Atlantic Behavioral Health is there to help survivors, witnesses and their families begin the healing process.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

Eating Disorder Treatment

Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia, are serious illnesses that can result in both medical and psychological complications. Prompt treatment is essential, but parents are often uncertain if their child has an eating disorder and don’t know where to turn for help. The good news is that with the proper care, full recovery from these conditions is possible and the Pediatric Eating Disorders Center at Atlantic Health System can help. Their program is the only one in New Jersey that is exclusive to children ages 8 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 21 and includes parents in all aspects of care from the earliest stages of diagnosis through treatment.

Life Skills

Life skills trainings involve all the skills a person must have in order to function successfully in the world. These include time management, career guidance, money management, and effective communication. Truly successful addiction recovery is based on the ability to not only live substance-free, but to thrive. Life skills teaches the practical necessities of functioning in society, which sets clients up for success in life, and therefore sobriety.

Nutrition Therapy

Diet can directly affect a person’s physical health, mental well-being and overall quality of life. Eating healthfully – ensuring that you get the nutrients you need to stay well and manage any health problems – can significantly decrease the amount of medication needed to treat a disease. Overlook Medical Center’s outpatient dietitians are experts in medical nutrition therapy, preventative medicine, current research findings, behavioral change strategies and mindfulness training.

Animal Therapy

Pet therapy can have many physical and emotional benefits for hospital patients, including reduced blood pressure and stress. Atlantic Health System's pet therapy program, Soothing Paws®, has approximately 80 pet therapy teams, each made up of a hospital volunteer and his or her trained dog, that visit patients and their loved ones in their hospitals.

Atlantic Health System - Hackettstown Medical Center Highlights:

Their behavioral health team features highly-trained psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and licensed clinicians. They provide a variety of mental health services on an inpatient and outpatient basis, including intensive outpatient programs.
In the event of a psychiatric emergency, Atlantic Behavioral Health offers crisis intervention services, including a 24-hour hotline, risk assessments and screenings, and community trauma assistance.
At Atlantic Behavioral Health, they want to make it easy for patients with psychiatric problems to find the help they need. That’s why they have an Access Center for Outpatient Care that can schedule appointments for their various behavioral health services, handle pre-insurance authorization and provide referrals. Details about free screenings and support groups in their area are also made readily available. In all cases, patient confidentiality is strictly maintained.
Sometimes hospitalization is not necessary or no longer required, but outpatient services may be too limited for a patient’s needs. For these individuals, Atlantic Behavioral Health offers an acute partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient programs that tailor treatment to each patient’s level of functioning.
At Atlantic Behavioral Health, they believe that victims of sexual assault, as well as their loved ones, should receive specialized care in a supportive, nonjudgmental environment. In the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) – an advocate, certified forensic nurse and specially-trained law enforcement investigators address the medical, emotional and legal needs of survivors 13 years of age and up who are in acute crisis and have been sexually assaulted within a five-day period.
Residential Area
Private rooms available
Accommodations include two supervised group homes and several semi-supervised apartments. Priority is given to patients recently discharged from state psychiatric facilities that need a supervised living arrangement. A reasonable rent is required for participation.




  • Daily Fee: $1,000.00
  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Military insurance coverage
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Medicare rehab coverage
  • State financed or Low cost Treatment
  • Cash payments accepted

Rehabs in New Jersey

  • Recovery Centers of America 5034 Atlantic Avenue Mays Landing, NJ 08330
  • Carrier Clinic 252 County Road Route 601 Belle Mead, NJ 08502
  • GenPsych 981 Route 22 West 2nd Floor Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • GenPsych 31 East Darrah Lane Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is not allowed during the treatment
  • Bilingual therapists and staff (Spanish)
  • Hearing impaired friendly facility
  • Treatment for emotionally disturbed children
  • Dedicated programs for postpartum women
  • Atlantic Health System offers comprehensive services for HIV and AIDS, including prevention, rapid testing and treatment. Their state-funded program, available at the Family Health Center of Morristown Medical Center, prevents new HIV infection, provides early diagnosis and intervention, and links HIV positive individuals to treatment.