ABOUT DAMON HOUSE INC. – OUTPATIENT
Men and women struggling with drug and alcohol addiction can receive general and intensive outpatient treatment at the Damon House facility in Paterson, N.J. A majority of the nonprofit organization’s clients are involved in the criminal justice system. The nonprofit organization also operates a men’s residential rehab center in New Brunswick.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
The philosophy of treatment presented on the facility’s website emphasizes an individual’s potential and responsibility in the recovery process, the role of self-help communities, and the results of productive lives.
Following an initial assessment, clients enroll in either an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which involves a minimum of nine hours per week, or less frequent outpatient treatment sessions. Programming includes individual and group counseling and addiction education. Families can request to participate in some therapy sessions. For clients fulfilling drug court obligations, outpatient treatment is scheduled on a 26-week rotation.
Damon House’s IOP offers care for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Each week’s schedule incorporates at least one hour of one-on-one counseling.
While many clients participate in outpatient treatment as part of a continuum of care following another level of treatment, this is not required.
Treatment team members include licensed alcohol and drug counselors and interns, and at least one master’s level therapist, according to the facility’s website.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
The outpatient facility is located in a commercial neighborhood in downtown Paterson and offers afternoon and evening treatment schedules.
An alumni association featured on the facility’s website encourages former clients to participate in speaking and fundraising events. Once-a-month meetings provide education on topics such as community and health services, jobs, finances, and other skills to support transition and ongoing recovery.
Best-rehabs.com has received feedback from just one individual at the time of this writing: a negative review with no specific complaints. By contrast, 12 reviews submitted to the official Damon House Facebook page were overwhelmingly positive, averaging a rating of 4.6 stars out of five. The reviews, which can be monitored by facility staff, portray the program as highly effective. They are written by alumni, staff, and friends and focused on the long-term residential rehab facility more than outpatient treatment.
According to the facility’s website, fees are determined on a sliding scale and services are provided regardless of an individual’s ability to pay.