Inpatient Rehab Program in New Jersey

Unlike outpatient rehab, where clients attend appointments and therapy sessions but live on their own, inpatient rehab in NJ involves living in a treatment center.

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What is Inpatient Rehab?

At the Excel Center, we understand that sometimes it’s best to make a clean break. Inpatient, or residential, treatment is the perfect way to do that. Inpatient programs provide secure and monitored accommodation where clients have their needs taken care of. In short, they care for you so that you can focus on yourself.

Unlike outpatient rehab, where clients attend appointments and therapy sessions but live on their own, inpatient rehab involves living in a treatment center. We offer outpatient services here at Excel, but we understand that some clients would benefit more from residential care.

We provide a comprehensive physical and mental health assessment to each of our new clients. With the information we gather from your assessment, we can determine the best treatment for your specific needs. If an inpatient program is more appropriate, we will arrange for your stay with one of our vetted network of inpatient rehabs in New Jersey.

Both inpatient and outpatient rehab can be effective in helping a person recover from addiction. Below we have included some important information about inpatient treatment, such as what you can expect when you enter residential care and how this type of rehab can be beneficial.

Residential Treatment

What to Expect from an Inpatient Rehab in NJ


Detoxification is the first step in a residential recovery program. It involves supporting clients as their bodies undergo the process of eliminating toxic substances and chemicals from the body. This is important because when we abuse substances, the body becomes dependent on them. They interfere with our overall health and well-being and hinder the healing process.

Detox is led and supervised by trained medical and mental health professionals. When we misuse substances for a long time, we inevitably go through withdrawal. Withdrawal can be overwhelming and can even lead to relapse, so it must be managed carefully and effectively. The symptoms of withdrawal include increased anxiety and irritability, depression, hopelessness, aches and pains, nightmares, and intense cravings for the drug.

Medication is required to detox from some substances, such as alcohol and heroin. Other drugs of addiction, such as cocaine or cannabis, do not require specific medical intervention. However, anti-anxiety and antidepressant medication can still be prescribed to help clients deal with the psychological symptoms of withdrawal.

To learn more about medically-assisted treatment in New Jersey, contact us today.

Comprehensive Healthcare

After detox, you will begin your stay in a residential treatment facility. You will meet your therapists, counselors, medical support staff, and other facility residents here. Throughout your stay, you will participate in a range of evidence-based and compassionately led mental health services. These services focus on supporting you through your recovery.

Examples of services offered in residential care include:

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.


What Types of Therapies Can I Expect in Inpatient Treatment?

You will be provided with a comprehensive range of therapy services throughout your stay in one of our residential facilities. Each type of therapy has its own benefits. Combined, the benefits are even more significant. The therapies listed below may be delivered individually, in a group setting, or with family members.

Each client in residential care will have different and specific needs based on their personal experience and life circumstances. A client might benefit from a certain type of therapy more than another. The facility you reside in will combine the understanding gathered from your initial assessment with your experience in therapy. We will continue to tailor and update your program to make it as effective as possible.

In residential care, you can participate in:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a widely used therapy that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. It equips individuals with strategies to manage stressful situations, alter unwanted behavior, and treat various mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy that helps individuals heal from trauma or distressing life experiences. It involves the patient recalling distressing events while receiving one of several types of bilateral sensory input, such as side-to-side eye movements or hand tapping.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a counseling approach that helps individuals resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It’s particularly effective in treating addiction by helping individuals recognize their values and concerns.

Family Therapy & Support

Family-based therapy involves family members in the treatment process to improve communication, solve family problems, understand and handle special family situations, and create a better functioning home environment.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. It provides a supportive network and encourages individuals to share experiences, coping strategies, and personal insights.

Recreational Therapies

Group activities in therapeutic settings involve structured tasks or leisure activities in a group format. They are designed to foster communication, trust, and social skills, while also providing relief from symptoms and an opportunity to learn from others.

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

MBCT combines cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. It’s particularly effective in preventing the recurrence of depression, especially for those with major depressive disorder.


These sessions focus on educating individuals about their conditions and related issues. In a group setting, participants learn coping strategies, the nature of their conditions, and how to manage symptoms or improve personal skills.

Solution-Focused Therapy

This is a goal-oriented therapy focusing on present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. The therapist encourages the client to develop a vision of the future and offers support as they determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision.

12 Step Introduction

12-step groups are a form of mutual support groups that offer a structured approach to recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. They follow the 12 steps, a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction, compulsion, or other behavioral problems. Examples include Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.


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How Inpatient Care Can Help

What are the Benefits of an Inpatient Rehab in New Jersey?

Inpatient rehab programs provide a comprehensive suite of treatment options tailored to each individual’s unique needs. These may include one-on-one therapy, group discussions, and family involvement, alongside comprehensive case management and psychoeducational sessions. Our Inpatient Rehab in NJ is designed to offer an immersive and therapeutic environment where individuals can expect:

Structure and Routine

Distractions and triggers can hinder the addiction recovery process. In residential care, you are provided with a daily structure and routine. This helps you remain focused on recovery and the activities and responsibilities of your routine.

Part of residential care is taking on responsibilities and therapeutic duties. This might include cleaning, helping others, and working together in a group. These responsibilities and duties help to restore a sense of normality. They also promote accountability and help residents bond with each other.

Many of our clients suffer from low self-esteem. One of our goals is to build that back up. Being trusted to take care of part of the treatment center instills a sense of self-worth. Small things such as making sure the yard is clean can have a hugely beneficial effect.

Drug addiction is a frightening and lonely experience, and people feel isolated from society. Living with a group of people on the same journey as you is a great way to integrate back into regular life while being supported during difficult times.

24/7 Care and Support

Professional care and support are available 24/7 in a residential rehab facility. This means that even if you wake up in the middle of the night with overwhelming cravings, support is immediately available. Having access to 24/7 support can make a huge difference in the challenging early days of recovery.

Withdrawal symptoms fade over time. Still, the length of withdrawal is different for each client. Cravings can be overwhelming, but they are not the only difficulties faced during withdrawal. Other symptoms include anxiety, depression, despair, physical pain, and vivid nightmares.

These symptoms can cause psychological distress. In severe cases, clients might experience suicidality. Our psychological support is available around the clock for any residential client experiencing difficulty.

New, Safe Environment

Relapse is common among those in recovery from addiction. If a person continues to live in the environment in which their addiction developed, then the factors contributing to their addiction might still be around. These factors might be people with a negative influence or the comfort of a familiar setting.

In residential care, you get a fresh start. You won’t be around any of your triggers. The environment is fully supportive of your recovery. The staff and the other residents support your recovery journey and have no intention of getting in the way of your healing process.

No Access to Substances

Cravings are an inevitable symptom of addiction. Though cravings can be managed with physical and psychological support, they can still sometimes be extremely overwhelming.

People in recovery from addiction are at risk of relapse when these intense cravings come up. In residential care, clients have no access to drugs or alcohol other than those prescribed and supervised by the facility’s medical staff.

Throughout your stay at a residential facility, you will participate in therapies and activities that support your personal growth, emotional resilience, and distress tolerance. The tools and techniques for coping and self-management taught in rehab can be carried into life after rehab and applied whenever you need them.

Our residential treatment centers in New Jersey offer a homelike atmosphere with comfort foods, nutritious meal plans designed by a dietitian, and plenty of refreshments available around the clock.


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The Difference Between Inpatient & Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment programs are a more intensive form of rehabilitation than outpatient programs. It is not a matter of ‘better’ or ‘worse’—it comes down to what is most appropriate for you, the client. Outpatient treatment programs allow clients to continue with their daily lives and responsibilities outside of treatment. Inpatient involves removing yourself from your daily life while you begin the recovery journey. There are benefits to both, and the most important thing is your recovery. The most appropriate type of treatment will be determined by an addiction professional following an assessment of your specific needs and history of substance abuse.

Our NJ Inpatient Treatment center is equipped to provide crisis stabilization for individuals dealing with both addiction and psychiatric symptoms, offering immediate care and a comprehensive psychiatric assessment to determine the necessary treatment approach.

The duration of stay in inpatient rehab varies greatly depending on individual circumstances including the type of substance used, the severity of addiction, and any coexisting health conditions. Treatment durations can range from a brief medical detoxification to longer-term programs combining inpatient and outpatient care.

Upon completion of inpatient treatment, the recovery journey continues with carefully planned aftercare. From the moment of admission, our team of experienced clinicians and case managers work collaboratively to craft a personalized post-treatment strategy. 

We understand that recovery is an ongoing process and offer various levels of care to support this journey, including Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Standard Outpatient Programs. Our commitment extends beyond the treatment period, with comprehensive aftercare plans and robust alumni networks to support ongoing recovery and wellbeing. Our team ensures a smooth transition back into everyday life, with arrangements for follow-up care and ongoing support tailored to each individual’s needs