Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment in Fair Lawn, NJ
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Frequently Asked Questions For The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn

The Counseling Center offers comprehensive substance use and mental health treatments in Fair Lawn. At our welcoming facility, you’ll have access to the services you need to boost your recovery. We’ll help you manage daily life without leaning on drugs or alcohol.

Before you get here, check out our Fair Lawn intensive outpatient FAQs. You’ll find answers to many of your questions on this page. And if you’re still wondering about a specific topic, call 201-389-5326 day or night for help.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is recommended for patients who seek ongoing support for substance use recovery and mental health. Unlike in residential treatment programs, you’ll go home after attending therapy at our outpatient facility. This program allows you to handle your usual responsibilities while still receiving help for mental health disorders and drug or alcohol use.

The abundance of patients who start IOP in our facility have previously finalized detox and inpatient residential programs. They are now ready to work on issues more thoroughly by way of therapy to fix the mental element of substance use. The Counseling Center Fair Lawn conducts different levels of intensive outpatient care depending on your stage of recovery. After a medical evaluation, we assign a personalized plan of treatment specific to your unique situation. At this time, you’ll get started with a range of therapy appointments every week administered by our experienced counselors. While you’re in therapy, you’ll discover how to live without drugs or alcohol and how to handle any mental health issues that contributed to substance use in the first place.

Since we customize our treatments for individual patients, The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn uses various therapy methods to meet your unique requirements. That being said, almost all individuals go to a mix of individual, family, and group therapy.

All therapy is led by certified specialists who are here to help you. Throughout treatment, you might delve into topics like:

  • How disorders -- including bipolar, trauma, and anxiety disorder -- lead to alcohol and drug use 
  • Post-acute withdrawal syndrome · How to avoid relapse 
  • The role of 12-Step programs during recovery 
  • How families can cope over the course of addiction recovery


Also, you’ll obtain care for any mental health or co-occurring disorders that led to drug or alcohol use. Based on your particular circumstances, you could experience:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing


There isn’t a set answer to this since each individual has unique recovery goals and works through our drug or alcohol therapy with a personalized schedule. Many individuals attend treatment for eight weeks while others stay for three years or more. And, of course, you are free to enroll again as many times as needed.

No, our IOP program will not include detox or inpatient rehab treatment. If you don’t know if you need detox or rehab before exploring outpatient care at The Counseling Center, you may contact 201-389-5326. A staff member will respond promptly and consult with you on getting the care you need at an inpatient facility.

Outpatient and inpatient treatments are distinct phases of care. During inpatient therapy, you stay in a residential facility with access to caregivers 24 hours a day. Inpatient treatment gives you a safe environment to step away from external forces and get ongoing assistance when you detox or recover from alcohol or drugs or are in danger of relapsing during rehab.

Outpatient treatment is appropriate once you have moved forward enough in your recovery that you don’t need constant monitoring or medical intervention. Outpatient treatment helps you stay sober with support groups and therapy while allowing you to balance your everyday obligations. You can get treatment several days every week but return home after therapy as you continue to work towards enduring sobriety.

The Counseling Center Fair Lawn is a secular entity. While we hold the opinion that your own spirituality may play a role in alcohol and drug use recovery, our care isn’t guided by any religious beliefs.

We believe the 12-step method is helpful for many individuals. Our facility utilizes a few facets of 12-step programs, including stressing the importance of group therapy in our approach. We also hold 12-step meetings on our premises, and many of individuals in our care engage in these. With that being said, our driving force is always to provide personalized treatment for your needs and preferences.

We greatly recommend family engagement in therapy, and we provide weekly family support groups. Our specialized family counselors will help you and your family:


  • Improve your understanding of addiction and mental health disorders 
  • Handle the strain of substance use recovery 
  • Improve communication between family members 
  • Resolve concerns 
  • Identify co-dependency patterns 
  • Regain trust 
  • Learn how to aid one another


Your loved ones may want to begin by coming to a family education meeting. These sessions are conducted Wednesday evenings and supply families guidance about being there for a loved one in drug or alcohol recovery.

The first move in starting drug and alcohol therapy in Fair Lawn is to call us at 201-389-5326 to schedule a meeting for an evaluation. This appointment will help us comprehend your medical history and where you are in your substance use recovery. With these important details, we can craft a custom-tailored care plan and set up the therapy sessions that will be of most benefit to you.

Your assessment consists of:


  • Interviews 
  • Filling out questionnaires 
  • Examination of your medical history 
  • Psycho-social examination 
  • Breath and/or urine testing


The results and your candid responses will help us construct the right course of treatment for you.

Would you like more information about The Counseling Center Fair Lawn? Need help getting drug or alcohol use therapy? We are here for you. Contact 201-389-5326 or complete the form on this page and receive a prompt response from one of our representatives. Help is available today.

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Would you like more information about The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn? Need help getting drug or alcohol use therapy? We are here for you. Contact 201-389-5326 or complete the form on this page and receive a prompt response from one of our representatives. Help is available today.