Much has happened with the “heroin epidemic” since February 22nd, when activists held a seminar in Camden, NJ to show how to administer an overdose antidote medication called Narcon. Since then, all of New Jersey has seemingly discovered the scourge of increasingly available, increasingly strong heroin. Governor Chris Christie joined the battle on April 2nd with the announcement of a state-sponsored Narcon pilot program in Ocean and Monmouth counties, a part of the state where overdose deaths have been especially numerous (in 2012, the NJ’s drug-related deaths rose to 1,294 from 1,026 in 2011). There is now another tool in the fight against substance abuse in NJ, Arcadia Wellness, a provider of top quality substance abuse and mental health services, which has officially opened its doors in Somerset, NJ.
“Arcadia Wellness is a direct response to the need we’re observing in the community and an important addition to the range of mental health and substance abuse services available to Somerset County residents,” said Andre Mitchell, CEO of Arcadia Wellness. “With daily reports about New Jersey’s escalating heroin epidemic and increasing overdose deaths, the timing of our grand opening couldn’t be more opportune or imperative. We know that treatment works and our highly experienced staff strives to meet the needs of our clients and their families during their time of crisis in a compassionate, caring and professional environment.”
Arcadia Wellness offers a broad range of services to individuals with the goal of enhancing their quality of life. Arcadia distinguishes itself from standard mental health and substance abuse service providers by offering the very latest therapy programs and techniques. The addictions program, developed by a Substance Abuse Counselor with over 20 years experience in the field, has incorporated opiate focused groups and a unique education course on how addiction affects the brain. The substance abuse services have been specialized for various populations including a specific program for professional/business individuals and a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Substance Abuse/Addictions program. DBT is an evidenced based treatment, proven effective with Bipolar Personality Disorder, self harm, suicidal ideation, co-dependency, substance abuse, and disordered eating (bingeing, purging, restricting). Arcadia Wellness offers the only comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Substance Abuse/Addictions track developed for those who have found traditional therapies ineffective and have had several unsuccessful attempts at remaining abstinent
Arcadia Wellness offers not only substance abuse services but also a more holistic approach for mental health issues and co-occuring disorders. For more information on Arcadia Wellness, visit: http://www.arcadiawellness.com/ or https://ArcadiaWellnessNJ.com.
About Arcadia Wellness
Located in Somerset, NJ, Arcadia Wellness offers a broad range of services to individuals with the goal of enhancing their quality of life. With Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs, Arcadia Wellness is dedicated to helping clients across the life span regain their emotional and physical health in a safe, supportive environment. Arcadia Wellness’ team of elite professionals strive for excellent quality of care and is committed to offering the highest standard of treatment. For more information on Arcadia Wellness please visit: http://www.arcadiawellness.com/ .