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Sunrise House Treatment Center

Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in Township, New Jersey

37 Sunset Inn Road Lafayette Township, NJ 07848
Sunrise House in New Jersey knows that drug or alcohol addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect one person, but creates ripples throughout a person’s life, affecting their friends and loved ones.
Top Services:
Co-Occurring Disorder Treatment
Safe Medical Detox
Intensive Medical Rehab
Live-in Rehabilitation
PHP / Day Treatment (~5 hrs/day)
IOP / Intensive Outpatient (3+ hrs/day)
Telehealth Addiction Treatment
Outpatient Therapy
Coronavirus Testing
On This Page:
  • Facility Highlights
  • Patient Testimonials
  • Accreditations
  • About
  • Staff
  • What to Expect
  • For Families

Highlights of Sunrise House Treatment Center

Care for the Whole Family

Sunrise House knows that addiction is a disease that doesn’t just affect one person, but creates ripples throughout a person’s life, affecting their friends and loved ones.

Levels of Care
  • Medical detox
  • Residential treatment

That’s why Sunrise House offers family luncheons every Tuesday and has half-day family programming every Saturday. This allows family members of patients the opportunity to learn about addiction and recovery through lectures and educational courses, check in on their loved ones and their progress, and make connections with others who are helping a loved one through treatment.

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Testimonials for Sunrise House Treatment Center

Accreditations for Sunrise House Treatment Center

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Sunrise House is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, an international symbol of healthcare quality and the gold standard of care for the industry. Sunrise has maintained this rigorous accreditation for over five years and are due for renewal in September 2018. For patients, it means they can trust that Sunrise House meets or exceeds national standards for patient safety and effective care.

About Sunrise House Treatment Center

Monthly Alumni Reunions & Check-Ins

Staying in recovery is hard work, and Sunrise House believes that those who keep with it deserve recognition. That’s why Sunrise holds monthly award nights to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments made by its alumni in recovery. The ceremony is designed to be inspirational and empowering, and alumni are awarded chips for recovery milestones. Those who have been in recovery for 25 years are invited to give speeches.

Co-occurring Mental Health Disorder Treatment

The staff at Sunrise House recognize that many with addiction may also struggle with other types of mental health disorders. Clinicians at Sunrise House are able to treat patients with co-occurring mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety disorders, and controlled bipolar disorder.

Veteran’s Affair Community Care Partner

Sunrise House is a VA Community Care Partner, meaning that we work 1-on-1 with veterans assigned by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Local VA to meet our patients’ needs.

Programs for Chronic Medical Conditions & Pregnancy

Sunrise House is equipped to care for medically-compromised patients, including those with lung conditions (such as COPD), high blood pressure, and diabetes. Additionally, Sunrise House is one of the few treatment facilities in the state of New Jersey with the ability to accommodate pregnant women in their residential program.

Individual Therapy

Depending on your level of care, you will participate in individual therapy for 50 minutes one to two times a week. A variety of different treatment modalities are used, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and strengths-based/solution-focused therapy.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is reserved for those who have been in treatment at Sunrise House for some time and who have physician and therapist approval that they are ready for this intensive level of work.

Group Therapy

During your treatment at Sunrise House, you will attend group therapy several times a day, depending on your level of care. All group sessions are separated by gender to address gender-specific issues that may be present within topics such as grief, trauma, and relationships. Some of our group therapy offerings include:

  • Seeking Safety.
  • Relapse prevention.
  • Mature and young people groups.
  • First responders group.
  • 12-Step meetings.
  • Meditation.
  • Team building.
  • Self-esteem building.

Psychoeducational, Supportive, Expressive, & Alternative Therapies

Additional treatment interventions are offered to therapeutically support your overall care and wellbeing. A few of our noteworthy offerings include:

  • Art therapy.
  • Music therapy.
  • Psycho-educational groups.

Staff at Sunrise House Treatment Center

Our highly trained and knowledgeable multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, other medical doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and therapists.

About 60% to 70% of the staff is in recovery, so they understand firsthand what it’s like to battle addiction and thrive in recovery.

This gives the staff a level of compassion and empathy that is evident throughout the treatment process. Sunrise House has excellent staff-to-patient ratios, enabling each patient to get individualized attention. Counselor-to-patient ratios are 1:8, and nurse-to-patient ratios in detox are 1:9. These high staff-to-patient ratios help optimize individualized patient care.

At Sunrise, there are several groups that address unique client needs. There are groups for older patients, for young adults, for patients with depression, for patients with a history of trauma, and more. These specialty groups are just some of the many ways that Sunrise House provides customized treatment to meet all of a patient’s needs. The director of admissions at Sunrise House is fluent in Spanish and can act as an interpreter when needed.

What to Expect at Sunrise House Treatment Center

Prospective Patients

At Sunrise House, tours are available for prospective patients and/or family members, but they should call ahead to schedule the tour. Family counselors conduct the tours and answer any questions. Tour participants will get to see the facility and dining room, and they can request to see a bedroom if they wish. To respect patient privacy, tour participants will not interact with patients.


Our admission process is quick and easy, and usually takes an hour or less to complete. Once you arrive at the airport, one of our behavioral health technicians will meet you at the airport and help you every step of the way as you enter the facility. When a patient arrives at Sunrise House, he or she is brought through the reception area and then to an intake representative in the VIP area, who will become acquainted with the patient and go through the intake process and paperwork. If the patient needs medical detox, they will go there first, otherwise the patient will be admitted directly to residential treatment. Each patient will get a nursing assessment as soon as possible, a history and physical by a medical doctor within 24 hours of admission, and a psychiatric evaluation within 48 hours of admission. The patient will then be assigned a counselor, who they will meet with throughout their stay at Sunrise House.


Meals are served in the dining hall at set times, but there is also a snack area providing crackers, peanut butter, sherbet, coffee, and more. Detox patients can receive meals in their rooms or choose to come to the dining hall. Every Friday night is pizza night. Accommodations are made for special diets if needed, and a registered dietitian will meet with every patient to ensure they are getting the appropriate nutrition.

Housing details

Detox patients reside in single rooms on the 2nd floor. Women in residential treatment stay on the opposite side of the 2nd floor, with shared rooms and Jack-and-Jill style bathrooms. Men in residential treatment have single rooms on the 3rd floor with shared dorm-style bathrooms. Laundry facilities are available on-site.


In their free time, clients can play baseball on the field, participate in yoga, exercise in the indoor gym, play volleyball, work with a personal trainer, relax in the outside seating areas and gazebos, or watch television in the lounge area. Movie nights are hosted on Saturdays.


Because connectivity is so important, patients may bring and use their electronic devices at Sunrise House during free hours. We provide free Wi-Fi to all patients and guests.

For Families


Sunrise House recognizes that addiction affects not only the individual with the illness, but their loved ones as well, and that having a strong support system is an integral part of recovery. To start healing those family relationships damaged by addiction, Sunrise House offers a family program during lunch on Tuesdays and for a half-day on Saturdays. Family members listen to a lecture and have a chance to bond with one another.

Research shows that successful, sustained recovery from addiction is more likely when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Furthermore, family history and dynamics can also play a role in both addiction and recovery. Last but certainly not least, it’s important for family members to understand and encourage the lifestyle changes that the patient must make for sustained recovery.

Visiting Your Loved One

With patient consent, loved ones can visit patients on Saturdays at 12:45 p.m. First, they attend a family lecture from 1-2 p.m., then they can visit with the patient from 2-3:15 p.m. We know that some people travel long distances to visit their loved one, so we allow extra time for these individuals. Twice a month, we do a family educational day for the patients’ families only. There is a morning education session followed by lunch with the patient. Accommodations for special visits are made if families have small children, where the patient stays with the child while the family is in the morning session.

During your loved one’s treatment, we can work with you to plan a visit if the patient wishes. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit.