Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment:

Mental health and substance use disorder problems affect all aspects of our lives. We may become so overwhelmed we cannot function day to day. Feelings of isolation, sadness and anxiety can make day to day life very challenging.

An individual with mental health issues may exhibit one or more of the following signs and symptoms: overwhelming sadness and despair, severe mood swings, excessive and uncontrolled anger, severe agitation, delusions and suicidal behavior and/or threats. People with addictions have a progressive disease, which has become a major health issue facing millions of Americans.

How we can help:

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is a premier source for behavioral healthcare excellence and a teaching hospital with a well known, respected psychiatry residency program. Our diversified treatment programs offer individualized care in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Professional teams conduct a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing distress and how we can best help. Our highly skilled medical staff will identify potential underlying medical or biochemical causes for the illness,. The treatment team will after defining the treatment needs, work with the patient, family and other healthcare professionals to develop a course of treatment. Our mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs have skilled social workers and counselors and our programs offer treatment for co-occurring disorders for people with both mental health and substance abuse disorders. This interdisciplinary approach is unique to Bergen New Bridge and ensures the continuum of care throughout treatment.

Treatment Services:

Outpatient treatment for adult, child, geriatric and substance use disorder services include:

*Diagnostic assessment and evaluation

*Inpatient medical detoxification

*Medication stabilization and management

*Individual therapy

*Family therapy

*Group therapy

-Wellness groups

-Relapse prevention

-Dialectical Behavior Therapy Group (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

-Coping Skills

-Stress reduction

-Child/adolescent programs

We have the Level of Care you need:

Children Services:

Early intervention and treatment are essential to providing care needed for optimal results, yet younger patients are often reluctant to participate in the treatment process and frequently do not come forward with issues they may be having. The Bergen New Bridge team works closely with parents, families and appropriate school officials to provide resources to identify problems early on and set up successful treatment programs.

Treatment is available for patients, ages 5-17 who may exhibit any of the following symptoms:

*Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)





*Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

*Bipolar disorder

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. is Evergreen’s Adolesant Program that also offers substance use disorder treatment. Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. encompasses multiple levels of care beginning with early intervention, intensive outpatient as well as an aftercare component.

Outpatient Treatment: is available for a variety of mental health and substance use disorder issues and includes comprehensive evaluation, individual, group and family therapy as well as medication management.

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth Program: The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth is a mental health program designed to meet unique mental health needs for at risk adolescents. The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides an intensive outpatient in a level of intervention in both the frequency and the variety of services provided in traditional outpatient treatment. The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides a range of services for adolescents to continue to attend their schools during the day and return to their homes in the evening while still receiving a high level of treatment, structure and support.

Consumer Self-Advocate Program:

To better meet the needs of our patients we use a process designed to enhance the collaboration between the patient and their physician in developing an assessment and treatment protocol. This Joint Commission best practice has proven to be a very successful approach for both patients and physicians in exploring new treatment options.

Intensive Outpatient Program: is designed to assist patients who are unable to control use with imminently dangerous consequences, despite active participation in less intensive care. The program requires nine or more hours of service a week to treat multidimensional instability. Evergreen has both day and evening tracks in which the patient meets for a minimum of three hours per day three times per week. The treatment team, including the patient, counselors and a psychiatrist, when needed will meet to develop an individualized treatment plan to help therapeutically address your specific needs and to provide an appropriate set of interventions.

Partial Hospitalization: is available for people who need intensive treatment but do not require 24 hour care. This comprehensive program provides structural treatment five days per week with five group sessions per day. Unlike inpatient care, partial hospitalization patients return home each evening. Partial hospitalization encompasses two tracks: Acute Partial Hospitalization focuses solely on intensive psychiatric treatment and MICA Partial Hospitalization focuses on dual diagnosis, i.e. psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment services.

Residential Treatment: is available for patients with needs, requiring intensive motivation strategies in a 24 hour setting. Average length of stay is approximately 21-28 days.

Detox Units: encompasses 84 beds designated to treat acute intoxication and potential withdrawal for patients who have become physically dependent on opiates, alcohol and benzodiazepines. Average length of stay is approximately five days. Evergreen’s detox mission is to ‘motivate change’ in the patient during their stay on the unit by having trained substance abuse counselors recommend and secure aftercare plans.

Medication Assisted Treatment:

Opioid addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease with detrimental psychological and physical effects. Effective treatment programs often focus on both aspects of addiction through counseling and medication.

VIVITROL Treatment: is one of our many treatments available for addiction management. The Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic is one of the few clinics with providers who prescribe and have the staff to administer this injectable drug. VIVITROL is a non-addictive once monthly treatment proven to prevent relapse in opioid dependent patients when used with counseling following detoxification. VIVITROL block opioid receptors in the brain while you work with the psychological aspects of counseling.

Suboxone Treatment: is a medication-assisted treatment option offered by the Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic. The treatment is a service offered in conjunction with group therapy. Patients who participate must follow up monthly with a psychiatrist, attend two group sessions a month and will be subject to urinalysis testing before receiving a prescription. Suboxone is formulated to relieve symptoms of opioid withdrawal and can help users of heroin to transition into treatment more effectively by preventing the painful withdrawal symptoms associated with heroin.

Treatment modalities include psychiatric and psychosocial assessments, individual, family and group therapy and support for parents.

Family Plays an Important Role:

When one person in a family suffers from a mental or emotional illness, everyone else in the family is affected. Stress and strains in relationships are intensified. We understand this and encourage family members to express their needs and feelings. We are committed to helping families participate in their loved one’s recovery process by encouraging active involvement in treatment and educational programs.

Getting the Help that You Need:

Referrals may be made by physicians, psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members or friends. If you need our services, you may schedule an appointment through the Access Center (800-730-2762) without a referral. For people who have emotional difficulties requiring immediate attention, evalution is available 24 hours a day by skilled and compassionate Emergency Department staff. The decision to admit someone for inpatient treatment is made by a team of mental health professional led by a psychiatrist.

Access Center Available 24/7 800-730-2762

About Bergen New Bridge Medical Center:

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center (BNBMC) a clinical affiliate of Rutgers, is a 1070 bed hospital located at 230 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ. Founded in 1916, to treat patients with contagious diseases, the Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a not for profit safety net facility, provide high-quality comprehensive services, including acute care, behavioral health care and long term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is one of the largest medical facilities providing a continuum of care for the behavioral health community.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center offers acute medical services, including 24/7 emergency department, surgical suites, physical rehabilitation, pharmacy, laboratory, radiologic services (including digital mammography) and more than 26 medical specialities available through its Ambulatory Care Center. The Medical Center is a Veterans Choice Provider proudly serving the healthcare needs of veterans. Learn more at

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the New Bridge Medical Center pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. Please contact them directly for information on their services.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Behavioral Health & Substance Use Disorder Treatment at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center

  1. Please call Bergen New Bridge Medical Center directly for questions about their programs.


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