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Substance Use Counseling

What we do

Our highly trained clinical team knows that every journey to recovery is unique, which is why we tailor treatment to fit every individual’s needs. During the assessment process, one of our licensed clinicians will assess the level of care required for the client, considering factors such as history of use, lifestyle, and motivation. Every client has the benefit of weekly individual sessions to explore and support personal goals related to their recovery process. In conjunction, weekly group sessions offer a safe space to expand on the psychoeducational component of recovery.  

Our outpatient programs include:

  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Adult Outpatient Program (OP)
  • Stepping Stones: A specialized Substance Outpatient Program for Women with Children

*Drug screens are administered routinely and randomly for all programs. 

We have them covered

It’s good to know that most types of insurance are accepted—including Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance. For those without insurance coverage, The Bridge has a sliding-fee scale as well as additional funding sources that can be utilized. 

To schedule an appointment, please call our Access Center at (973) 228-3000. 

Stepping Stones: Women's Substance use Services

This unique Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to empower mothers to take control of their lives and plan for their future. Stepping Stones provides weekly individual counseling, group therapy, case management and drug screening. The group is a designated safe space to address parenting skills, nutrition, healthy relationships and substance use education. Childcare is available. The program is open to any mothers with children who are in need of an IOP level of substance use treatment. Referrals are made by governmental sources as well as from the general public. Funding for this program is provided by the New Jersey Department of Children & Families.  


Adolescent Educational Substance Use Outpatient Program (AESUOP)

The Adolescent Educational Substance Use Outpatient Program (AESUOP) is a specialized program funded by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey in partnership with the Irvington School District. When an adolescent in the school district is identified as potentially having a substance use challenge, they are referred to AESUOP for individualized care and support. The program is designed to address the unique needs of youth struggling with substance use. This service includes a comprehensive assessment, individual and family sessions, with a focus on stress management, mindfulness, coping techniques, communication skills, conflict resolution, program solving and rational decision making. Urine screenings are administered randomly and as determined by the clinician. Treatment is tailored to fit the client’s needs.