To provide the highest quality, ethical, and affordable outpatient treatment for individuals and families who wish to recover and heal from their substance use and its associated problems. We will attain this by creating an inspiring and therapeutic environment designed to address the diverse needs of our client population. To this end, we will embrace best practice principles by utilizing clinically sound and effective treatment methods and modalities specifically matched to the unique needs of our clients.
ABOUT GUIDED LIFE STRUCTURES
Guided Life Structures in Somerville, N.J., offers outpatient and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment for adults and adolescents dealing with drug and alcohol abuse and. The facility is one of 330 (88.9 percent) facilities in New Jersey providing outpatient treatment. Guided Life Structures accepts clients involved with the criminal justice system, drug court, and on probation.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Clients will receive a psychological assessment upon admission to determine the level of care needed. Treatment at Guided Life Structures is based on the, which includes Alcohol Anonymous meetings and fellowship literature. The center also implements as well as individual, group, , and . Gender-specific counseling groups are available, as are specialized sessions for .
Education on, relapse prevention training, and life skills training is also provided.
Clients will be subject to drug and alcohol testing throughout treatment.
Guided Life Structures employs a medical doctor, psychiatrist, a licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, and licensed clinical alcohol and drugs counselors. The sole staff member polled by Best-rehabs.com gave the center five out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience while one alum provided five out of five stars for the staff’s support.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
Five alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com at this time of writing gave mixed reviews of Guided Life Structures. Two alumni providing ratings gave five out of five stars for the center’s treatment effectiveness, while the other alum gave one out of five stars.
Three alumni provided negative feedback with one individual criticizing how clients were treated and two individuals citing dissatisfaction with staff. “The treatment I encountered consisted of wolf-pack tactics whereby the counselors encourage the group to attack individuals who fail to maintain abstinence,” wrote M.J.M.
Two alumni gave the center positive reviews, leaving praise for staff members and the structure of the program. “The combination of GLS and AA meetings was just what I needed to build a foundation of recovery,” D.R. wrote in a representative review.
On Google, the center received three ratings, all of which were the maximum five stars. No reviewers offered commentary. 
WHAT STAFF SAY
The sole staff member surveyed by Best-rehabs.com at this time of writing gave a positive review of Guided Life Structures. The employee, C.C., gave the facility five out of five stars for the staff’s level of experience and training, its treatment protocols, and its loyalty to its clients. “If you are serious about getting help and really want to stop using drugs or alcohol, this is the place to go,” they wrote.
Guided Life Structures accepts most insurance plans as well as funding from state-funded programs. The center also offers a sliding fee scale and will not deny treatment based on a client’s inability to pay.