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Sunrise House Treatment Center: Lafayette, NJ

37 Sunset Inn Road Lafayette Township, NJ 07848
Open 24/7
Veteran Programs
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Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center in Lafayette Township, New Jersey

You’ll find Sunrise House Treatment Center on 22 acres in Lafayette, New Jersey. Located in a former convent on beautiful grounds, Sunrise House uses an individualized, client-focused approach to treating your alcohol or drug addiction and co-occurring disorders. You’ll also find chef-inspired meals, outdoor activities and excursions, and more at Sunrise House.

What to Expect

Prospective Patients

Future patients or family members are free to schedule tours at our Lafayette rehab facility by calling Sunrise House’s phone number. Family counselors conduct tours and will answer any of your questions. Tour participants will get to see the facility and dining room and can request to see a bedroom if they wish. To respect patient privacy, tour participants will not interact with patients.


Individuals who travel by plane to attend Sunrise House are met at the airport by one of our behavioral health technicians, who helps them safely arrive at and enter our treatment facility in Lafayette, New Jersey.

When a patient arrive at Sunrise House, they are brought through the reception area. Then, they meet with an intake representative, who will become acquainted with them and guide them through the intake process and admissions paperwork. Each patient receives a nursing assessment promptly after admitting, as well as a history and physical by a medical doctor within 24 hours of admission. Each patient also receives a psychiatric evaluation within 48 hours of entering our program. From here, each patient is assigned a counselor and a therapist and begins participating in our treatment program’s behavioral interventions.


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 eat in the dining hall depending on their physical and psychological state of health. The chef at Sunrise House Treatment Center can accommodate special dietary needs, 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 second floor of our facility. Women in residential treatment stay on the opposite side of the second 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, patients can play baseball in our rehab’s outdoor field, participate in yoga, exercise in our indoor gym, play volleyball, relax in the outside seating areas and gazebos, or watch television in the lounge area. We also host movie nights on Saturday nights for the entirety of our clientele.


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

Facility Highlights

Sunrise House Treatment Center in Lafayette, New Jersey treats people suffering from substance abuse issues from a medical and holistic standpoint. Our world-renowned New Jersey rehabilitation center offers a plethora of evidence-based therapeutic interventions that encourage dynamic healing. This way, each patient returns to their life as a thoroughly rehabilitated recovering person.


Monthly Alumni Reunions & Check-Ins

Staying sober is challenging and requires a community of empowering people in recovery. For this reason, Sunrise House Treatment Center hosts and maintains a robust support network of alumni. These alumni meet monthly to host award nights for those who have stayed sober after leaving our detox or residential treatment program. Some alumni will give inspirational speeches and offer support to those who are newer to the world of recovery.

Co-occurring Mental Health Disorder Treatment

Sunrise House Treatment Center operates on the notion that no two patients are exactly the same. We recognize that many people who struggle with addiction may also struggle with other types of mental health disorders. Clinicians at Sunrise House treat patients with substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder.

Veteran’s Affair Community Care Partner

Sunrise House Treatment Center makes getting sober a smoother process for people who have served our country in the armed forces. 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. In individual therapy sessions, therapists tailor the particular modalities to each patient. Patients in Sunrise House may participate in therapies including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and strengths-based/solution-focused therapy.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions may take place several times a day at Sunrise Treatment Center. Specialized group sessions may focus on age- or career-specific issues relevant to that population in terms of grief, trauma, and relationships, for instance. Some of our group therapy offerings include:

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

Psycho-Educational, 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.

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

Having a team of staff members who have also gone through the process of recovering from addiction gives them a level of compassion and empathy that is evident throughout each patient’s treatment process. Sunrise House has intimate 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.

Constantine Diakolios, Medical Director

Dr. Constantine Diakolios has detoxed more than 30,000 patients in his 15-year career, and is a 2018 fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, a distinction given to leading members in the field. He is also board certified in addiction medicine and was among the first physicians in the state to offer his patients Suboxone, the gold standard of treatment for opioid addiction. He also specializes in high-risk patients and those struggling with pain management in the midst of their addiction.

Victoria Hewitt, Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance

Victoria Hewitt joined the Sunrise House team in September 2021, as director of compliance and quality assurance. This role requires her involvement in every department, working to provide comprehensive and exceptional care. She oversees preparedness for state and CARF accreditations and assists with employee trainings, auditing patient records, patient advocacy, program satisfaction, risk mitigation, and more.

Much of Hewitt’s experience in the field of mental health and addiction began working directly with patients as a clinician. Her expertise ranges across all levels of care, including residential, partial care, outpatient, and intensive in-home environments. She also has extensive experience working among diverse groups of patients with unique biological and psychological needs, while coordinating complex treatment interventions to assist in overcoming acute and chronic difficulties.

Her transition from direct care to administration occurred in 2018, when she was recruited to assist in improving patient care and concerns and facility quality standards. Hewitt was quickly recognized for her ability to serve as a mechanism for change.

Hewitt is a licensed professional counselor and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology from William Paterson University.

Estela Rowe, Director of Admissions

Estela Rowe has served as director of admissions and patient services at Sunrise House Treatment Center since 2001. With over 20 years of experience in managing admissions and business offices in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, she is a health insurance and payment process expert.

Leveraging her knowledge of benefits verification, insurance, and non-insurance reimbursement alternatives, as well as collections, Rowe ensures a smooth transition for all patients from intake through treatment and discharge.

She remains committed to providing excellent customer care by implementing highly effective admissions processes and reimbursement protocols that serve the patients, their families, and the facility.


Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) Sunrise House, American Addiction Center’s Lafayette rehab, 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.

Family Visits


Sunrise House in Lafayette, New Jersey recognizes that addiction can have a critical impact on family members and other loved ones of people suffering from addiction. Further, having a strong support system is an integral part of recovering from addiction. To help patients begin healing familial relationships damaged by addiction, Sunrise House offers a family program during lunch on Tuesdays and for a half-day on Saturdays. Family members participate in an educational lecture with their loved one in treatment and learn more about substance abuse and recovery.

Visiting Your Loved One

With patient consent, loved ones can visit patients at Sunrise House Treatment Center, American Addiction Centers’ drug & alcohol rehab center in Lafayette, NJ. To do so, they must first attend a family lecture from 1-2 p.m., then they can visit with the patient from 2-3:15 p.m on Saturdays. Twice a month, we do an exclusive family educational day for patients’ families. Your loved one’s treatment team will provide you with all of the information you need to schedule your visit. To learn more about the specific times of family educational programs and visiting hours, be sure to contact Sunrise House Treatment Center.

An Average Day in Rehab

Once you complete the detox process, your typical day in treatment will revolve around groups and classes. Treatment will vary according to the patient and the day, but the following is a sample of a typical schedule:

  • 6:30 am–7:50 am: Breakfast
  • 7 am–7:45 am: Personal time, homework
  • 7:45 am–9 am: Recreational time to attend yoga, meditation, work out, or relax.
  • 9 am–11:40 am: Groups
  • 11:50 am–1:30 pm: Lunch/free time
  • 1:30 pm–5 pm: Groups or educational classes
  • 5 pm–7 pm: Dinner/free or recreational time
  • 7 pm–8pm: AA or NA
  • 8:30 pm–9:30 pm: Big Book study
  • 10 pm–11 pm: Reading, homework, reflection
  • 11 pm: Lights out
Payment and Insurance Options

A variety of payment and insurance options are available. Among them, two popular insurance providers for patients at Sunrise Treatment Center are:

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What We Treat

We regularly treat disorders related to the following substances:

  • Alcohol.
  • Heroin.
  • Opioids.
  • Marijuana.
  • Methamphetamine.
  • Cocaine.
  • Benzodiazepines.
  • Prescription stimulants.
  • Sleep aids/sedatives.
  • Prescription drugs.
  • Fentanyl.
  • Hallucinogens.
  • Other substances.*

*We provide treatment for almost all substance use disorders. If you don’t see a particular substance listed here, contact our admissions navigators to confirm treatment availability. 

Next Steps

The next steps to getting treatment include, reaching out, finalizing the plan, and getting to treatment.

  • Step 1: Contact us at Or fill in our insurance verification form below and one of our caring admissions navigators will reach out to discuss your options at American Addiction Centers.
  • Step 2: Talk with one of our navigators about your physical, mental, and financial situation so they can help you create a treatment plan and find the best placement for you. Our team will communicate with you to determine your treatment needs, discuss costs and insurance coverage, and help you set up travel to one of our rehab facilities.
  • Step 3: Arrive and begin treatment.

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In the event of a relapse at any time post-treatment, we will provide qualified individuals with up to 30 days of treatment at no cost to you.*

*Terms and conditions may apply, and results may vary.

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