Treatment for Addiction

The CLIMB Program

The CLIMB program at CarePlus NJ offers personalized, multidisciplinary treatment for individuals with a substance use disorder and co-occurring mental disorders, focusing on integrated care, flexibility, and comprehensive support.

The CLIMB Program at CarePlus NJ

Treatment for Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders

Overcoming addiction is a challenging, yet courageous journey. The CLIMB program was developed to present individuals with treatment menu options for those with substance use disorders and mental health issues, also known as co-occurring disorder.

CarePlus NJ is focused on aligning the individuals’ choices of substance use disorder and mental health curriculum to be tailored to the personal experience. Each behavioral health professional at CarePlus NJ is aware that the ‘treatment for addiction‘ that works for one may not suit another. Our approach emphasizes meeting individuals where they are emotionally, promoting emotional survival for a thriving life. Beyond individual recovery, we are committed to repairing families for optimal treatment outcomes.

Help for Drug Addiction

CarePlus NJ’s CLIMB program is tailored to individuals’ unique realities, based on a comprehensive initial assessment for integrated care that includes substance use, medical, trauma and mental health history, along with social support systems.

A multidisciplinary approach involving mental health professionals is central to addressing addiction and co-occurring disorders, utilizing a variety of services that are customized based on a schedule that works.

Case Management, Peer Recovery Specialists, family support and self-help groups play a crucial role in maintaining recovery and preventing relapse.

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Personalized Treatment Programs for Adults and Adolescents

Addressing the unique impact of addiction on each individual necessitates personalized treatment programs. The initial assessments in addiction treatment encompass a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, which includes inquiries about:

Substance Use

Medical History

Mental Health


Social Support

Developing a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to the individual’s specific age, ability to participate, and their needs to best address substance use disorder and other mental health conditions.

The CLIMB Program at CarePlus NJ


Services of The C.L.I.M.B. Program for Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders

We offer a range of specialized services to address your specific needs:

Ambulatory Withdrawal Management

The C.L.I.M.B. offers an outpatient detoxification program.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Flexible options designed to support individuals seeking treatment for substance use and addiction.

Outpatient Program

Flexible options designed to support all phases of recovery.

Co-occurring Programs

Ensuring an integrated approach to treatment, The C.L.I.M.B. offers treatment for substance use disorders and mental health disorders.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

MAT and counseling are the gold standard to assist patients in addressing their drug abuse while remaining in treatment.

Aftercare and Alumni

Aftercare and alumni are a crucial component of the recovery journey for individuals who have completed an addiction treatment program.

Case Management and Peer Recovery

Both services provide support services for all patients who present with substance use disorder.

Psychiatric Evaluation

CarePlus NJ psychiatrists and prescribers work with program staff as a collaborative team to make sure the best overall care is provided.

Gambling Disorder Program

The Gambling Disorder Program is designed to assist individuals in their journey towards recovery from problem gambling.

Grief and Loss

The C.L.I.M.B. offers grief and loss counseling as well as workshops for loved ones who have lost someone due to addictive disorders.

Family Support Center

The C.L.I.M.B. program uses an evidence-based, person-centered approach to offer healing and support for families that have been impacted by addiction.

Mothers with Substance Use Disorder

The C.L.I.M.B. offers a safe and nurturing environment where mothers can receive the specialized care they need while maintaining their roles within their families.

Why Choose CarePlus NJ Treatment Programs?

Addressing addiction and co-occurring mental illness is part of the uniqueness of The C.L.I.M.B. program. Often it is hard to distinguish mental disorders from a substance use disorder. This is due to drug addiction often appears as mental disorders when in fact, once a person enters drug addiction treatment, the mental health conditions clear up. Similarly, mental illness can be masked by self medication of prescription or illicit drugs.

The C.L.I.M.B. program welcomes those who seek treatment regardless of what is presenting as the primary issue.

CarePlus NJ’s treatment modalities can encompass a blend of behavioral therapies, counseling, and medication assisted treatment (MAT).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I start The C.L.I.M.B. Program at CarePlus NJ?

The C.L.I.M.B. program offers services to adults and adolescents for drug addiction treatment and co-occurring disorders. You can call us to schedule your first appointment. CarePlus NJ is a non-profit community behavioral health clinic committed to providing access to services to all who need help.

We understand picking up the phone and asking for help is hard. However, when you call The C.L.I.M.B. program at CarePlus NJ, we guide you through exactly how to get help. We pride ourselves on helping you find the services needed for yourself or your loved one. If for any reason we do not answer the phone when you call, know we are helping others and our commitment is to get back to you as soon as possible. Once your appointment is scheduled, you can trust the process has begun and you will come in for your initial assessment.

The initial assessment phase in addiction treatment forms the foundation for the initial treatment plan. It involves a comprehensive evaluation carried out by seasoned professionals in the addiction field. This process addresses the various aspects of the disease and collects data concerning the individual’s substance use history, underlying medical conditions, and overall mental health.

This multidimensional understanding enables the development of a robust treatment plan that addresses the needs of each individual.

What is the most common form of treatment for addictions?

Motivational enhancement therapy and behavioral therapy. Motivational enhancement therapy uses various strategies to enhance a person’s readiness to change their behavior and assist them to engage in treatment. Behavioral therapies include: Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and Cognitive behavioral therapy which may be utilized in individual therapy, family therapy sessions as well as various groups for rehabilitation services.

What is effective treatment?

Effective treatment is one that addresses the individual’s drug use and any associated medical, psychological, physical and mental health, social, vocational, and legal problems, attending to the multiple needs of the individual. This comprehensive approach is a significant part of The C.L.I.M.B. program at CarePlus NJ.

How do mental health professionals contribute to addiction treatment?

A mental health professional contributes to addiction treatment by providing specialty perspective through an eclectic menu of behavioral therapies, counseling, and addressing co-occurring mental illnesses through individual, family and group sessions. Their role in the treatment process helps in addressing addiction and mental health issues comprehensively and simultaneously.

What Treatment Options can I find at the C.L.I.M.B Program?

A broad spectrum of options are available in addiction treatment, ranging from detoxification and withdrawal management to residential or inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient services. These options cater to the individualized needs of each person, offering a range of specialized rehab types and treatment programs.

At CarePlus NJ, all our services are at our outpatient treatment centers, which enable our clients to attend treatment regularly during the day or at night while residing at home.

If at anytime someone needs a higher level of care, our substance use disorder clinicians work with adults and adolescents and their family members to link them to a higher level of care through care coordination until they can return to outpatient care.

What is Ambulatory Withdrawal Management at the C.L.I.M.B.?

As part of The C.L.I.M.B. program continuum of substance use disorder services, CarePlus NJ offers an outpatient detoxification program. This service for opioid treatment is provided at the main site to be a part of seamless access to wrap around services that support opioid use disorder, physical symptoms of withdrawal, and drug cravings.

What are the Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Programs at the C.L.I.M.B.?

The C.L.I.M.B. program offers outpatient treatment services with flexible options for those seeking help with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Intensive outpatient and outpatient programs are designed to support individuals and families that have been impacted by substance use and addiction. Outpatient rehab will be designed based on the individualized treatment plan created during the initial assessment.

This program is designed to support people struggling with addiction and any co-occurring disorders who need to continue working during the day or for those who have other daytime obligations or responsibilities that would otherwise preclude them from participating in traditional treatment settings.

I Work, is there Flexible Scheduling at the C.L.I.M.B.?

Our Intensive Outpatient Groups are conducted four times weekly, featuring flexible scheduling throughout the day. Additionally, our Outpatient Groups are available twice a week. At CarePlus NJ, our commitment is to identify the optimal fit for your needs and align your schedule accordingly. Our goal is to ensure that your pursuit of success in overcoming substance abuse is seamlessly integrated into your life, minimizing stress. To cater to your time constraints, we provide a range of options. Furthermore, ongoing treatment may be complemented by family therapy and/or individual sessions, guided by clinical recommendations.

I Have Mental Health and Addiction Issues, Can I Still go to the C.L.I.M.B.?

Yes. We treat co-occurring disorders.

Comprehensive addiction treatment involves addressing co-occurring disorders (also known as dual diagnosis). A dual diagnosis refers to an individual having both a mental health disorder and a substance use disorder. Frequently co-occurring disorders in individuals with substance use disorders encompass:

CarePlus NJ utilizes staff with specialized training in various methods and treatments for both substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders, ensuring an integrated approach to treatment.

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Alcohol addiction
  • Mood disorders
Does the C.L.I.M.B. offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)?


Comprehensive addiction treatment heavily relies on vital components like Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and other medical interventions. MAT and counseling is the gold standard to assist patients in addressing their drug abuse and remaining in treatment, in addition, these medications are offered to assist individuals by mitigating cravings and minimizing the likelihood of relapse.

For opioid addiction, pharmacological agents such as:

  • Naltrexone
  • Vivitrol
  • Suboxone/Buprenorphine
  • Sublocade
  • Brixadi

For alcohol addiction, several medications, can be utilized to reduce ongoing alcohol consumption and assist with cravings:

  • Naltrexone
  • Vivitrol
  • Acamprosate
Does the C.L.I.M.B. Have Aftercare and Alumni?


Aftercare services are a crucial component of the recovery journey for individuals who have completed an addiction treatment program. As a healthcare provider, CarePlus New Jersey, understands that recovery is an ongoing process that extends far beyond the initial treatment phase. Our aftercare services are designed to provide continuous support and resources to our treatment community.

The alumni community at CarePlus New Jersey plays an important role in maintaining sobriety. By creating a sense of community and belonging, we help our alumni stay connected to a supportive network of peers who have shared similar experiences helping them to maintain their sobriety and navigate the challenges of life post-treatment.

Our alumni program is more than just a support system; it’s a family that continues to inspire and uplift its members, long after they have completed their treatment program.

What is Case Management and Peer Recovery at the C.L.I.M.B.?

Our Case Managers and Peer Recovery Specialists collaborate with others in the community to help design the specifics as part of the treatment goals to ensure each individual has access to the right services. We support our medical, spiritual, psychological and recovery community. We make it a priority to help our clients get access to everything needed to address recovery including doctors, dentists, and social fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous as well as SMART Recovery.

Case Management services in addiction treatment include:

  • Medical management of acute intoxication and withdrawal
  • Assessments
  • Stabilization of medical and psychiatric issues
  • Counseling
  • Pharmacological services
  • Determination of appropriate long-term care
  • Referrals to other services

These services are specially tailored to address the management of alcohol and/or substance withdrawal, as well as acute disorders related to substance use.

Peer Recovery services provides support services for all patients who present with substance use disorder, to include opioid use disorder, in The C.L.I.M.B. program.

Can I see a Psychiatrist at the C.L.I.M.B. Program?

CarePlus NJ psychiatrists and prescribers work with program staff as a collaborative team to make sure the best overall care is provided. Addiction treatment and recovery services are offered with specialty expertise following individual evaluations, including adult, senior, and adolescent psychiatry.

Is There a Gambling Disorder Program?

Yes. The C.L.I.M.B. has a Gambling Disorder Program that is designed to assist individuals in their journey towards recovery from problem gambling. Tailored to meet the unique needs of each participant, our program offers a structured yet flexible approach, encompassing evidence-based therapies, counseling, and psychoeducation. Through individual and group sessions, participants gain essential tools to manage triggers, understand the underlying causes of their gambling behaviors, and develop healthier coping strategies. Our team of experienced and empathetic professionals provides a safe and non-judgmental environment, fostering self-awareness and resilience, all with the goal of helping individuals regain control over their lives and break free from the cycle of addiction.

Can the C.L.I.M.B. Help If I Lost a Loved One To Addiction?

Yes. The C.L.I.M.B. offers grief and loss workshops.

Drug addiction can have a person’s physical health and emotional health compromised. Although a person can use abuse alcohol or drugs for many years, many find a new life without substance use disorders. For those not so fortunate, they may lose their life to addiction from direct drug use or from a variety of health issues or behaviors while under the influence.

THE CLIMB program at CarePlus NJ offers grief and loss counseling as well as workshops for loved ones who have lost someone due to addictive disorders. Chronic diseases, chronic illness is often one of the negative consequences of problematic substance use. At CarePlus NJ, we understand that most who suffer from drug addiction and/or mental health conditions continue to use regardless of the withdrawal symptoms, and loss of important people. Facing the lost of a loved is always difficult, and our grief counseling and workshops are designed to help the ones left behind.

What is the Family Support Center?

Watching someone you love suffer is heartbreaking, and you do not need to go through it alone. The CLIMB program at CarePlus NJ uses an evidence-based, person-centered approach to offer healing and support for families that have been impacted by addiction. Our team can also help to navigate your loved one into recovery and treatment when they are ready.

The CLIMB program at CarePlus New Jersey, Family Support Center (FSC) is dedicated to enhancing the availability of services for individuals grappling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD). Our aim is to address the pressing need for treatment and to mitigate the risk of opioid overdose fatalities by offering a comprehensive array of prevention, treatment, and recovery support initiatives. Understanding the profound impact of family in the journey towards recovery, the FSC is committed to empowering families with the necessary tools, skills, and resources to effectively support their loved ones.

Our program is built on the foundation of the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), a strategy that acknowledges the central role of family in the recovery process. The FSC program at The CLIMB program at CarePlus New Jersey provides a supportive environment where families can learn to effectively communicate and connect with their loved ones battling addiction. Through this approach, families not only learn how to guide their loved ones towards recovery but also how to maintain their own well-being during this challenging journey.

I'm a Mom, What Services Does the C.L.I.M.B. offer for Mothers?

The C.L.I.M.B. recognizes the unique challenges faced by mothers grappling with substance use disorders, including pregnant women, teen moms, and mothers with multiple children. Our wraparound case management and counseling services are specifically tailored to address the multifaceted needs of these women, providing a comprehensive and compassionate approach to support their journey towards recovery. Our program is designed to offer a safe and nurturing environment where mothers can receive the specialized care they need while maintaining their roles within their families.


Courage in the context of recovering from drug addiction, refers to the ability to confront and overcome the challenges and fears associated with the recovery process in a person’s life. It involves facing one’s vulnerabilities, acknowledging the need for change, and taking positive steps toward a healthier and drug-free life.


Love plays a significant and multifaceted role in the process of recovery from drug and substance abuse. Having a network of supportive and understanding family members, friends, or partners is immensely valuable during the recovery journey. Community, fellowship and support groups emphasize the importance of connection with others who understand the challenges of addiction. Repairing relationships damaged by substance use often involves acts of love, forgiveness, and rebuilding trust.

In essence, love in the context of substance use recovery encompasses self-love, support from others, understanding, accountability, community, rebuilding relationships, and a renewed appreciation for life.


Insight refers to a deep and clear understanding of oneself, one’s behaviors, and the factors contributing to substance abuse. It involves gaining awareness into the root causes of addiction, recognizing patterns of behavior, and developing a clearer understanding of the impact of substance use on various aspects of one’s life. Insight is a critical component of the recovery process as it provides a foundation for positive change and sustained recovery.

Insight involves exploring the underlying issues that may contribute to drug abuse, such as past traumas, mental health issues, or unresolved emotional challenges. Addressing these root causes is essential for long-term recovery.


Motivation refers to the internal drive, desire, and commitment of an individual to initiate and sustain positive changes in their behavior, lifestyle, and overall well-being. It is a crucial factor in the C.L.I.M.B. recovery process, as overcoming addiction often requires significant effort, perseverance, and a genuine commitment to change.

Motivated individuals in recovery set clear and realistic goals for themselves. Utilizing the stages of change model, CarePlus NJ walks patients through various stages of a substance use disorder, including precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance, and relapse prevention. Understanding these stages helps individuals navigate their unique recovery journey.


Belief refers to the confidence, faith, and conviction that individuals have in their ability to overcome addiction, make positive changes in their lives, and maintain long-term recovery. In substance use recovery learning self efficacy (self-belief), challenging negative beliefs, creating a positive mindset, and investing in new values gained from addressing one’s substance use disorder and mental health issues – improves oneself, relationships, and the future.

Every patient at CarePlus NJ has access to mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, and psychologists. In addition, each is assigned a case manager, drug and alcohol counselor, and peer recovery specialist who play a pivotal role in the treatment process.

As a mental health professional, they guide education, group therapy and support groups and other mental health services as indicated based on each persons needs.