Drug-related overdoses and deaths remain a primary public health concern in Trenton and New Jersey overall. This is the case in most of the United States. A December 2021 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that more than 100,000 drug overdose deaths occurred between May 2020 and April 2021, with 64% of them involving synthetic opioids other than methadone. These synthetic opioids are illegally made fentanyl and illicit fentanyl analogs. These illegal substances are called “illicitly manufactured fentanyls” (IMFs), which are also making their way into fake prescription pills that are passed off as oxycodone, alprazolam (Xanax), and others.

The deadly drug overdose trends, unfortunately, affected New Jersey throughout 2021, as well. Although state data shows that 2,684 people are suspected of having died from drug overdoses from January 1 through October 31 of 2021, early data suggests the final death toll could hit more than 3,200 people once all the data is in, according to a New Jersey.com report. In Mercer County, where Trenton is located, 111 deaths are part of that 2,684. Still, according to NewJersey.com’s report, the state fared better than others did during the coronavirus pandemic. From April 2020 to April 2021, the state reported 2.7% fewer drug overdose deaths than it did the year prior, data shows.

While heroin, fentanyl, and other opioid drugs have long dominated headlines when it comes to drug overdose deaths, Mercer County residents have had their battles with other substances. A report from the New Jersey Substance Abuse Monitoring System (NJ-SAMS) shows that 3,737 Mercer County residents received substance abuse treatment for the use of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, and other drugs in addition to opioids, both naturally occurring and human-made.

Most of those residents (1,532) checked themselves into a treatment facility, and 59% of the 3,737 received treatment in their home county. Intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient care, and opioid maintenance were the most-received levels of care among them. In Trenton City, substance abuse treatment admissions in 2020 were as follows:

  • Heroin: 787
  • Alcohol: 542
  • Marijuana: 265
  • Cocaine/crack: 194
  • Other opiates: 130
  • Other drugs: 61

With counterfeit drugs on the rise and recreational drug abuse continuing, it is likely that drug rehab and detox will be in demand in Trenton and surrounding areas. Communities like those in Trenton continue to be hit hard with substance abuse challenges. It is important for anyone and everyone to get the medical care and ongoing support they need to overcome addiction.

Summit Behavioral Health Drug Rehab in Trenton

Summit Behavioral Health is standing by to help you, or your loved one receive drug rehab and detox services in the New Jersey area. We have three outpatient care centers in the state: Princeton Junction, Union, and Florham Park. We are an accredited facility with caring and dedicated licensed staff members who understand the unique needs of people with substance use disorders as well as those involving mental health.

We customize treatment plans to fit each person’s unique needs as they receive treatment in our programs, which are partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment programs. Some people move through all three of these settings, while others may need only one. We assess your needs and condition and include you in planning your treatment program. You will receive the individual attention here that you need as we keep our client-to-clinician ratios low.

If you are actively using drugs, alcohol, or other substances, you likely will start your program in medical detox. During this process, you will receive 24-hour monitoring and medical support to help you manage uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms as the substances exit the body. You may receive medications to help you manage these symptoms. This is a critical part of recovery. You must get through this part before you can move on to the rest of the recovery process. After detox, you will need to continue treatment, especially if you have a moderate-to-severe SUD.

Below is information about our programs and how they can help you or your loved one with your drug rehab and detox needs.

Partial Hospitalization (Partial Care)

Partial hospitalization, also called partial care, partial day programs, or PHP, is a bridge between inpatient/residential care and outpatient programs. In PHP, our patients can live off-site in their own house or other kinds of housing, such as a sober living home,  and commute to our facility at least 20 hours a week to receive therapy and other services. A person can spend 30 days or longer in PHP, but the client’s needs are among the factors that determine how long they continue the program. PHP is designed to help clients:

  • Avoid a drug or alcohol relapse
  • Using tools and strategies to address their cravings and triggers
  • Manage mental disorders along with their SUD, such as depression, anxiety
  • Receive continued support so that they stay the course and attain sobriety

In PHP, patients receive various therapies to help them understand themselves and their addictions and focus on overall health and wellness and life strategies that can help them. After PHP, they can continue their program in intensive outpatient treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) offers more flexibility and less structure than PHP and other higher levels of care. Clients who reach this stage of recovery can plan their schedules around their treatment time, which is nine or more hours a week in an IOP. They also live off-site at home or another residential site, which saves them money on room and board. If you are moving from PHP into an IOP, you can expect to receive continued support that strongly focuses on relapse prevention. IOP also offers:

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (mental health disorder and SUD)
  • Family counseling
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Co-ed group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Emotion regulation techniques
  • 12-step programs

Intensive outpatient treatment can run for at least three months or longer if needed. We also offer an outpatient program (OP). People at this level of treatment can receive fewer than nine hours of treatment during the week.


Your time in professional drugs rehab and detox will end one day, and you will have to start over in the outside world, whether that’s in Trenton or somewhere else. Your last day here, however, is not the last you’ll see of us. We stay in touch with our graduates and help them in any way we can as they transition back to their daily lives.

We offer an aftercare program that keeps us connected to you and your needs. Transitioning to living on your own outside of a structured setting, such as those in a treatment facility, is often challenging for many people. We understand those challenges, so we link you to resources to help you adjust. These resources include employment help, sober living housing, 12-step programs, alumni support groups, and individual counseling.

Managing a new life with sobriety is a daily effort. No matter how rough it gets, you are not alone. You can always reach out to us for help.

Drug Rehab and Detox in Trenton FAQ

Getting help for drug addiction is the start of an important chapter. It’s also an important investment of time and money. We encourage all who consider professional treatment to ask as many questions as you want to ensure you understand what to expect and that you are comfortable with your decision.

Below are some answers to a few questions we receive regularly. We encourage you to call or connect with us online if you have other questions or want further clarification about something we’ve included here.

How Long Is Drug Rehab?

*Drug rehab and detox can last as long as it benefits you and the sobriety goals you want to achieve. We will advise you of how long your time with us can be based on your substance use and mental health needs. That length of time will vary according to the person in a treatment program. You could spend up to 90 days (three months), as the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends. During this time, you could receive treatment in any of the settings mentioned earlier. It is thought that a longer time in treatment can give you the best chance of recovery.

Does Summit Behavioral Health Provide Transportation?

If you live in the New Jersey or Philadelphia area, you won’t have far to travel to us. If you’re traveling from out of state or another country, you are responsible for the costs of your transportation. We may be able to arrange for transportation from local bus and train stations or the airport. Give us a call about your concerns.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

Your needs will determine how much your drug rehab costs are. It is difficult to give an exact figure as so many factors affect the final tab. Some people’s treatment costs can run into several thousands, but it depends on where they go for treatment and what kinds of services they are receiving. Insurance can reduce the costs, but that also depends on what the insurer covers and how much your share would be. You may want to think about what kind of rehab you want to go to, whether you’ll need to stay on-site and for how long, and if you must travel there. All of these things can raise your costs.

We believe that getting life-saving, life-changing treatment is what really matters. Whatever the cost is, we believe you are worth it. There are ways to work out payments for rehab. When we speak with you, we can find out what your situation is and offer guidance tailored to your situation.

Do I Have to Travel?

We offer our outpatient and PHP services on-site, so you will have to travel to us. We may have a New Jersey location close to you, so that can cut down on your commute. We also may be able to help you find a facility closer to where you live if travel is a problem. We want you to get help, so don’t let transportation be a barrier.

What Insurance Carriers Does Summit Behavioral Health Take?

We are in-network with a few major insurance carriers. If you have insurance, your insurer may be one of the companies we partner with to reduce treatment costs. We can call to confirm your benefits and if you are able to use them with us. You also can call your insurer and check what your plan covers. We don’t accept Medicaid or Medicare, but we do offer payment plans that could help you start your recovery now. Give us a call today to get started.

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