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Preparing to go to rehab

What to Expect When You Enter Treatment at Excel

At the Excel Center, we know that seeking treatment for addiction is not something that is ever taken lightly. People typically first meet us when they are in a very vulnerable state, usually having attempted to stop on their own multiple times. We understand that often people are confused about what treatment entails, how the admissions process works, and what treatment looks like.

The good news is that receiving the help you or your loved one deserves is much easier than most people think. We have been treating addiction since 2012, and we pride ourselves on keeping it simple. We understand that addiction is a disease – we know that addicts are just people who need help. We are uniquely situated in New Jersey to deliver that, through compassionate guidance and therapy.

Get Help for Addiction

Why Treatment Matters

Many people who are in active addiction do not understand why they cannot stop. Our clients typically arrive at Excel Center, having tried to stop off their own accord multiple times. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame. Addiction is not a moral failing – it is a recognized disease. Prolonged exposure to substances alters the physical make-up of the brain’s reward pathways. This means that people will compulsively seek the substance or behavior they are addicted to, despite the negative effects it may be having on their life. Addiction also greatly diminishes the power of choice. Many people find that their behavior in active addiction is very far removed from their usual moral compass.

We don’t just look at the substance or behavior our client is engaging in – we look at the reasons why our clients are using them. No two people are ever the same, and as such, no two addictions are the same. We approach treatment with an open minded, judgment-free, and goal-oriented attitude.

What We Offer

Our Treatment Programs

Withdrawal Management

We offer a variety of options for those in need of medically-supervised withdrawal management including inpatient detox.

Inpatient Rehab

If you are looking for an inpatient rehab in New Jersey, Excel Treatment Center can help with our trusted options.

Partial Hospitalization

Our partial hospitalization program in New Jersey offers you the best parts of inpatient treatment without the stay.

Intensive Outpatient

The IOP program in New Jersey at Excel provides flexibility and accessibility when seeking treatment.


Our outpatient rehab in New Jersey is here to help you on your journey to long-term recovery from addiction.

Aftercare & Alumni

From lifetime aftercare to our monthly alumni events, once you are a part of our family, we are with you for life.

Helping You heal

Our Treatment Process

Get in Touch

Step 1 - Reach Out

Call Our Office At (833) 883-9235

If we’re unavailable, expect a callback within an hour.

Give us a short description of why you or your loved one needs treatment. Our call center staff are all highly trained, and can guarantee your utmost confidentiality. We use this information so that we can schedule an appointment with the most appropriate Excel clinician.

We know that time is of the essence when treating addiction. Appointments are usually scheduled within 24 hours, although in some cases a same-day appointment will be available.

If you are planning to file with your insurance, please give us your insurance details prior to the appointment. This allows us to verify coverage and work out the personal costs, and what the insurance covers.

If you are self-funding your entire treatment with us, please see our dedicated FAQ page.

Please Complete Our New Client Forms Before Arrival

To give them to the Admissions Coordinator when you arrive.

Your initial assessment will take about 90 minutes. This is a chance for us to get to know each other – we know you or your loved ones will have a lot of questions to ask us.

Some of the questions asked may be:

  • What substances are you currently using?
  • How are you using them?
  • How much are you using per day?
  • Are you on any medication?
  • How long have you been using them?
  • Have you ever been to treatment before?
  • Why are you seeking treatment now?

We will also ask detailed questions about your health, medical history, work and employment history, and your family and social life and history. We appreciate that some of these questions may seem intrusive – after all, we don’t usually speak to someone we have just met about these intimate parts of our life.

All of the information we receive is strictly confidential, so no one you have not authorized will ever hear it. Our assessments are done on a one-to-one basis, so even if a loved one has accompanied you, you will have the option of being alone with our clinician. Whilst we aim for an open and honest relationship with our families and loved ones, we know that there are some things you may not feel prepared to, or it may be inappropriate to, disclose to them.

At the end of your assessment, you’ll receive our expert treatment recommendation. You will also have scheduled your first appointment with your primary therapist by the end of your assessment.

Our ultimate goal is for our clients to have a happy and sustained recovery. For this reason, if we think that another treatment provider is a better choice for you than Excel, we will refer you and make sure you get a prompt appointment.


We Get to Know You

Step 2 - Assessment

Meet Your Therapist

Step 3 - Enter Treatment

Your Primary Therapist Will Work With You To Develop A Unique Treatment Plan

At Excel Center, we offer a wide range of therapy and therapeutic activities. This isn’t a one-way street – you will get an opportunity to say what you want to, and what you don’t want to do.

We understand that people change throughout treatment, and as such, our treatment plans are flexible. Just because you opted for one style of treatment doesn’t mean you have to stick to it for the whole time you are under our care.

As you progress through your treatment plan, your primary therapist will work with you to make sure that you are making progress.


Stories of Hope

For over a decade, Excel Treatment Center has been helping those struggling with substance abuse on their path to long-term healing. Don't take our word for it. Check out our client testimonials.

Excel treatment has changed my life! The staff starting from the intake process, to all the clinicians are amazing! I really enjoy that. Most of the staff are in recovery and relate to me I have been shown so much support, understanding, and accommodation above and beyond!

Shannon R.


We Work With Most Insurance

We work with many insurance providers in the U.S. to help you minimize out of pocket expenses and get better faster. Please call us today to find out more.

How Does It Work?

We know that most people are unfamiliar with how the rehabilitation process works. This is completely normal – our application process is designed to be as simple as possible. Our caring staff will provide all of the guidance you or your loved one needs to make the journey into recovery as streamlined as possible.

What Do We Treat?

We specialize in offering treatment to younger adults and adults in mid-life. At the Excel Center, we believe that recovery is possible for anyone, no matter what age or background. However, different groups of people face different challenges. As such, we make sure that the treatments we offer are varied and meet each of our clients’ exact needs. We consider the different life experiences, pressures, and histories of everyone who seeks help from us.

Our team is standing by ready to help

Let us Help You Find Recovery

The good news is that receiving the help you or your loved one deserves is much easier than most people think. We have been treating addiction since 2012, and we pride ourselves on keeping it simple. We understand that addiction is a disease – we know that addicts are just people who need help. We are uniquely situated in New Jersey to deliver that, through compassionate guidance and therapy.

Call (833) 883-9235 and talk to an expert to learn more about medically assisted detox, one-on-one therapy, family support, and relapse prevention programs.