Addiction Resource Guide

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

General Hospital with Psychiatric Unit with Dual Diagnosis Track

The Program
"In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"15 bed unit dual diagnosis program for men and women ages 18 and over. Patient must have Axis I Diagnosis and Substance Dependence Diagnosis."

Treatment Philosophy:

"12 Step treatment philosophy, team concept. Patients are seen daily in rounds by psychiatrist, clinical superviser and social worker. Group format daytime and evening."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"Two diseases that need to be treated at the same time."

Family Program:

"Family program is in the process of being an active part of agency. We offer family counseling during the patient's stay in the unit."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"This program is 12 Step oriented, which is reflected in groups, counseling services, and discharge planning."

Position on Confrontation:

"Confrontation is an art which assists the patient to see beyond denial, minimization and rationalization. Knowing whom to confront, when and to what degree is the art of counseling."

Additional Characteristics:

"Staff members include RN, LPN, CCDC, CADC, LCSW, MHA. Team concept of treatment."


  • Number of Beds: 15
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits 600
    Average Length of Stay 7-14 days
    Percent of Women 40%
    Percent under 25 20%
    Percent with College Education 4%
    Percent Covered by Public Assistance 96%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification90%

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: No


Facility has special track for:
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Acute Care
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family
  • Grief & Loss
  • Heroin Addiction
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Men
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Parenting/Life Skills
  • Pregnant Women
  • Prescription Drugs Addiction
  • Relapse
  • Sexual Addictions
  • Vocational Skills
  • Women


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Varies
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: Yes
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: New Jersey Dept. of Mental Health
    Type of License: Psychiatric Unit
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:
    Admissions Telephone Number: (973) 926-7857
    General Information: (973) 926-7857
    Address: 201 Lyons Ave.
    Newark, NJ 07112