Alcohol use and abuse in the United States is fairly common. It’s easy and legal to obtain, and drinking it can be seen as a favorite pastime. Other people drink to ease stress, depression, and anxiety. After all, the effects of alcohol can make one feel relaxed, perhaps euphoric, and at ease.

Alcohol addiction can affect anyone who drinks to excess or who binge drinks. The disease, as the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) explains, is defined as “a chronic relapsing disorder associated with compulsive alcohol drinking, the loss of control over intake, and the emergence of a negative emotional state when alcohol is no longer available.” Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is when you cannot stop the control of alcohol use despite the negative consequences that affect your life.

Our nation as a whole has an alcohol abuse problem. The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that:

  • 138.5 million people used alcohol in the last year. Almost 18 million of them were heavy alcohol users, and 61.6 million binge drank. Included in these data are:
  • 10.5 million young adults aged 18 to 25 were binge drinkers, and 1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 did the same.

As you can see, alcohol misuse also greatly affects younger people, too.

Statewide in New Jersey, the New Jersey State Health Assessment Data indicated that, in 2018, 13.5% of adults reported binge drinking. The state also stresses that binge drinking is an indicator of possibly serious alcohol abuse, which includes driving under the influence.

Trenton is not off the hook when it comes to alcohol use and abuse. Specifically, the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System for Mercer County, where Trenton is located, reports that in 2018, 938 admissions into substance abuse treatment facilities were for alcohol abuse (Page 3). The county also indicated that 274 people had a DUI license suspension.

The same report also relays vital statistics on those who were discharged and underlined that 1,078 people involuntarily discharged themselves because they quit or dropped out of the treatment program. Also, 2,428 individuals in alcohol addiction treatment had a co-occurring mental illness, such as anxiety or depression.

There is no doubt that alcohol abuse can wreak havoc in your life. Heavy and binge drinking can result in injuries, accidents, acts of violence, the transmission of diseases, and other events that adversely affect your life. Alcohol detox and rehab can be your saving grace. If you live in or near Trenton, Summit Behavioral Health provides everything you need to end alcohol abuse and turn your life around. We offer programs for adolescents, early intervention, alternative to suspension for teens programs, and LGBTQ+ programs.

Summit Behavioral Health Drug Rehab in Trenton

Summit Behavioral Health Drug Rehab in Trenton

Alcohol rehab in Trenton provides caring, respectful, and licensed medical and addiction professionals at Summit Behavioral Health who are always at the ready to assist you. We are an accredited and licensed mental health and substance use disorder organization with four New Jersey locations within driving distance from Trenton.

Detoxing from alcohol can be a formidable process and leave your health in a precarious state if you try to do it alone at home. Our sister facility nearby offers medical detox if you need this before beginning substance use treatment on our campus. After your detox is completed, you will join one of our dedicated professionals in developing a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

This plan may recommend that you are admitted into residential treatment, where you will reside on-site and undergo therapy and educational sessions at our sister site. These sessions will focus on understanding how you became addicted to alcohol. You’ll also learn strategies and skills to use throughout your life in managing the stresses and other triggers of alcohol abuse.

When you leave residential care, you will likely step down to the next level of substance use disorder treatment care.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization (PHP) is also called partial care. This level of treatment is most often used as a step down from residential treatment. PHP involves attending therapy for no fewer than 20 hours per week, which can be divided into four hours each day for five days. It is a structured program. Most PHP programs include the following:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

You should expect to learn and practice the skills in the following:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Relapse prevention education
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Dual diagnosis

Many of these therapies have been proven to be effective in the treatment of addiction.

Intensive Outpatient

Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) differentiates from standard outpatient treatment based on the time you spend in the program. IOP requires nine or more hours per week of therapy that may last from a few weeks to several months. When you are in IOP, you will likely still participate in the above-mentioned therapies and educational sessions, as well as holistic therapies. This treatment level also provides any medical care you might need. The more you progress in IOP, the more likely you will transition into standard outpatient care and then onward to aftercare.


We truly understand that life after alcohol rehab can be a daunting prospect to consider. Life and its stressors and trigger points after addiction treatment may be a challenge to contend with. This is why we created our Aftercare program. Our Summit graduates and staff are there for you to provide a strong network of support, information, and resources. Whether you need to find a new place to live or need people around you who know what you’re facing, our aftercare program has your back. We encourage our new graduates to reach out whenever they need to for whatever reason or for no reason at all.

Alcohol Rehab in Trenton FAQ

Alcohol Rehab in Trenton FAQ

alcohol rehab in trenton

No doubt, we may not have answered all of the questions you have about alcohol rehab in Trenton. Our FAQ section below answers many of the questions we get from individuals seeking alcohol addiction treatment. We know there are people who will find or have obstacles in obtaining help, such as the cost and transportation. Answers to those are provided below, too. If you would like to know more about Summit Behavioral Health, we are always available by phone, email, or chat.

How long Is rehab?

Each person in alcohol rehab will progress through treatment at differing rates of time, which makes giving you a specific length of time hard. However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that 90 days is best for treatment to be effective. You may or may not need 90 days of rehab; it all depends on what your level of alcohol addiction is and how well you progress throughout your time in rehab.

Does Summit Behavioral Health Provide Transportation?

We have four locations in New Jersey, and all are 15 minutes to one hour away from Trenton. We provide transportation to and from our campus from local bus and train stations. We may also be able to give you a ride from our sister facility to our center if it is arranged beforehand. Any travel expenses will need to be paid by you.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Drug rehab costs can range from a little over $1,000 to several thousand more based on various factors. It isn’t easy to put a price tag on how much you might have to pay. We will tell you, though, that we feel that you are worth any costs associated with drug rehab. Your life is more valuable than whatever money you spend on alcohol treatment. If you have insurance, it may defray some of the costs. Please connect with us so we can discuss together any other options for paying for rehab.

Do I Have to Travel?

You will have to travel to reach one of our four campuses no matter where you live. Fortunately, if you live in or near Trenton, it will not take you long to get to us. If you have travel challenges, there may be other alcohol detox and rehab centers closer to where you live.

What Insurance Carriers Does Summit Behavioral Health Take?

We take most of the major insurance carriers’ plans and are in-network with a few. Insurance can cover or lessen the cost of drug rehab. We encourage you to read through this page and take note of the questions for insurance carriers. Please note that we do not accept Medicaid or Medicare at this time. If you don’t have insurance, there are options available to you. This page outlines some of them.

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