Adolescent Addiction Outpatient

Outpatient Addiction

General Information
Description of ServiceLighthouse�s outpatient program provides an individual the opportunity to live and work in their community while receiving treatment.(ages 13-18)

Our adolescent inpatient program addresses each individual teenager’s various needs: medical, psychological, academic, and educational. The School at Lighthouse helps each student earn school credit and boost academic performance with certified, professional teachers and individualized learning plans.

Every teen’s time here begins with an in-depth evaluation by an interdisciplinary team. This allows us to build a treatment plan that is individualized, comprehensive, and realistic. Each patient develops an individual recovery plan, taking responsibility by setting personal, meaningful, and achievable goals. Our program is highly structured and based on positive peer culture: the treatment team guides patients in learning to support each other in communicating, solving problems, enjoying leisure time, and achieving goals in healthy, positive ways. Every patient has a primary counselor who works closely with him or her throughout the treatment process.

The family is an essential component of every adolescent’s treatment at Lighthouse. We offer a comprehensive Family Program to help family members understand addiction, our treatment approaches, family dynamics, and the path of recovery. Our goal is always to re-integrate each patient into his/her own family system as soon as possible.

Because each patient’s recovery plan is individual, we can integrate different components — individual therapy, group process, and 12 Step meetings — as needed. Patients attend a daily community meeting, where we practice communicating and resolving differences in positive ways. Everyone also attends groups on topics such as anger management, cultural sensitivity, conflict resolution, relapse prevention, and 12 Step Education. Every patient has the option of meeting with the psychiatrist each week, for counseling and medication management.

We begin the discharge planning process as soon as a patient is admitted, to make sure the right services and supports will be in place. The primary counselor involves family members or guardians in this process, along with an interdisciplinary Lighthouse team, so that the patient is referred to the next appropriate level of care after discharge. Before leaving treatment, every patient receives and reviews with us his or her Continuing Care Plan.

Lighthouse will accept all adolescent referrals that meet our admission criteria. Most of our adolescent patients are referred by the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS), whose case managers contribute to setting treatment goals, and remain involved throughout the treatment process.

ASAM level 1
Less than 9 hours of service/week(adults); less than 6 hours/week (adolescents) for recovery or motivational enhancement therapies/strategies.
LocationAtlantic County
Geographical AreaSouthern
Public TransportationYes
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Client Information
Target PopulationSubstance Abusers
Age GroupAll Youth
Languages SpokenSpanish
Fees or Charges
Types of Feessliding scale
Insurance AcceptedPrivate Ins.
Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs 9am-9pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone 888-743-5748
Physical Site Address 1 400 North Main Street
Physical Site Address 2 Building 1, Suite 2
Physical Site City, State, Zip Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Main Phone 609-489-0789
Service Location Email
Web Address
Additional Information
TTY Line (check if yes)X
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Lighthouse at Mays Landing
Affiliated Program: Outpatient Addiction
This Service: Adolescent Addiction Outpatient
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Addiction Services ()
Adolescent Addiction Outpatient Services ()