Endeavor House

Endeavor House

ABOUT ENDEAVOR HOUSE NORTH

Endeavor House provides substance abuse treatment for adults at three locations in New Jersey, two residential and one outpatient. This facility, in the Newark suburb of Kearny, is the northern and larger of the two residential facilities, at which intensive outpatient programming is also offered. Along with residential care, medical detox services and medication-assisted therapy (MAT) are available. Endeavor prioritizes family involvement in recovery, a 12-step approach, and holistic therapies.

The more than 40-year-old Endeavor group is now part of Pinnacle Treatment Centers, which operates rehab programs in eight states, including seven in New Jersey. Pinnacle’s Delaware Valley Medical in Pennsauken partners with Endeavor House North for some MAT services. The smaller Endeavor House, in Keyport, provides the same services as Kearney.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

According to the Endeavor House website, the length of treatment for residential treatment, following detox, is typically 20 days. A more intensive seven-day program is available, as well as outpatient and aftercare programming for up to a year. Clients begin the admissions process with a phone call, and a medical exam is is conducted on-site during in-take.

Both medical and psychological services are included in Endeavor’s residential programming. The facility’s website describes a holistic program during which daily group therapy sessions, twice-weekly individual therapy, multi-family groups, and 12-step concepts and practices (including work with a local sponsor) complement art and music therapy sessions. meditation, and nutritional guidance. Some individualized plans also incorporate methadone, Suboxone, or vivitrol treatment.

Aftercare at Endeavor House prioritizes supportive client connections, such as continued participation in Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous. Alumni activities range from sober social events to return visits at the residence.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Endeavor House employs doctors, nurses, social workers, and master’s-level therapists. Bachelor’s-level counselors with experience are also on staff, and some hold American Psychological Association certifications for addiction treatment, according to job descriptions on the facility’s website.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Endeavor House North is located in the former West Hudson Hospital. Website photographs feature sophisticated and calming decor, a game room, and shared bedrooms. Smoking is allowed on-site, but personal electronic-use is not.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Of 28 reviews provided to Best-rehabs.com by former clients of Endeavor House North, about two-thirds were favorable and one-third negative. Opinions were often in the very high or very low range, with just a couple of a more moderate tone. More than half the alumni rated the effectiveness of treatment five out of five stars. About a quarter awarded just one or two stars.

The staff’s level of training and experience received multiple complaints, although a greater number of alumni praised treatment team members. “The staff there seem to care but are not competent or very knowledgeable on facts other than the ones that Endeavor House wants them teaching,” Tom wrote. Countering this perspective were Sung’s comments: “The staff is very receptive to people’s needs and the groups offer great insight into the issues surrounding addiction and subsequent sobriety.”

Even overall pleased alumni expressed disappointment in the facility’s lack of individualized care. “No direct help/teachings for a specific addiction,” C.P. wrote. Another anonymous alum suggested: “I would have tried to keep the recovering alcoholics, who tended to be older, together,” rather than being subject to a greater focus on opioid dependency.

Several alumni mentioned strict rules, some in praise and others in criticism. Two complained about food and two about limited access to outside spaces.

Nevertheless, positive comments tended to focus on treatment outcomes, including tools that worked for maintaining sobriety. Clients repeatedly characterized their Endeavor House experience as life-saving.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Feedback from friends and family was even more consistently positive. Just one of six loved ones who submitted reviews to Best-rehabs.com would not recommend Endeavor House North to others. Three of the five favorable reviews noted the facility’s cleanliness. Arthur praised the family program, describing it as “comprehensive” and educational. Three individuals polled on the staff’s level of training and experience granted three, four, and five stars, respectively. Overall, loved ones represented the facility as helpful and professional.

WHAT STAFF SAY

The one former employee review on Best-rehabs.com was highly critical of the facility’s physical environment.

FINANCING

More than two dozen accepted insurance plans are listed on the Endeavor House website. A financial coordinator is available to help clients arrange for coverage or private pay.

Reviews about Endeavor House

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  • Need more help for the family. Strengths: Ability to get a client in. Weakness:Price...insurance did not cover a lot n no discounts given
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    This was the only rehab that actually made a difference for my child. The staff are warm, caring and really wonderful
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  • The staff was involved with my sons treatment also kept us informed of his progress and wanted us to be part of his treatment offered us counseling
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  • Strengths: clean, yoga, safe. Weaknesses: counselors were not helpful, not enough CBT OR scientific treatment. I think the main issue was that I was not ready yet.There needed to be more empathetic focus on acceptance/surrender.
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  • Getting and helping me to to be drug free, and knowledge on drug dependence. To many adolescent kids with bad attitudes doing what they will Be ready and want it first. You have to want to get clean before you are ready for help
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  • They are local but very impersonal. Plain ineffective
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  • Good group discussions, Fail to get to know you on a personal level Treatment should be more personalized
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  • They were accommodating, If you're a complex case... good luck. Didn't feel like I got any helpful counseling specific to my case
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  • It kills time, Highly ineffective/impersonal.
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  • The amazing people that have touched my life are now part of the fabric of my recovery. Recovery permeates the beautiful surroundings and emanates from the sober staff. I came here hoping and I left here with hope.
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  • Endeavor House saved my life and gave me reason to hope for a brighter future. Beautiful, spiritual surroundings and excellent staff, and all the tools I need for long term sobriety were found here.
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  • I will never forget the experience I had at Endeavor House. My life has been forever changed. Thank you for giving me a second chance at life. It's the greatest gift I will ever receive.
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  • Detox saved my body. Endeavor House gave me back my life. I came to Endeavor House with nothing but my life, but I am leaving with dreams.
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  • I was hesitant to come to rehab. This past 30 days has turned my life around 100%. I could not have done it without Endeavor House, the staff, and fellow residents.
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  • I was admitted for 30 days at Endeavor House. I’ve been clean and sober for over seven months since then. The experience at Endeavor House was a new chapter in my life. I discovered so much about myself and about other people’s lives during my stay. Hearing everyone’s stories and processing together in groups is so powerful. I always thought that I had it so bad and no one suffered as much as I did. I quickly realized how ignorant I was. We all shared the same thing, we were powerless over alcohol and all mind altering substances. The staff and counselors were AMAZING. They work hard at keeping a cohesive and peaceful environment.