Rehab-Inpatient Founded in Newark in 1968, Integrity House is a carefully managed, highly effective Therapeutic Community (TC). We are committed to serving individuals and their families suffering from substance abuse to make sustainable life-style changes. Integrity House is the largest treatment facility funded and licensed by the State of New Jersey.

Rehab-Inpatient Our Therapeutic Community establishes healthy norms and expectations of behavior, and employs rewards and sanctions based on client compliance to these behaviors. Our goal is to help individuals change their historically destructive thinking, beliefs, and behaviors through support from the community, and cultivate a new positive lifestyle.

Mission and Goals: Integrity House’s mission is to help individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive Therapeutic Community addictions treatment and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term, lifestyle change. Each year we treat 1,400 individuals in both our Newark and Secaucus campus locations. Our residents (called student-members) come from all aspects of life, social-economic background, race and ethnicity.

Rehab-Inpatient Integrity House offers a multitude of state licensed programs including Adult Residential, Adolescent Residential, Partial Care, Intensive Outpatient, Corrections, Reentry, Aftercare and Post-treatment Housing. Integrity House also offers prevention, intervention, and educational services. Integrity’s Newark operations are concentrated in the Central Ward, surrounding Lincoln Park and expanding onto Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd where we are strategically locating our services for women. These locations serve clients from all parts of New Jersey, with the heaviest concentration of clients coming from the Greater Newark Area.

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Therapeutic Communities of America changes name to "Treatment Communities of America"

On March 1, 2011, Washington, DC- Therapeutic Communities of America announced that the Board of Directors has approved a name change of the association to Treatment Communities of America (TCA).

TCA was founded in 1975 as a non for profit member-led professional association in the United States and Canada. The Therapeutic Community Model of Services has been evolving since 1946, with roots in social welfare, psychiatry, psychology, sociology and more recently, addiction treatment.

Rehab-Inpatient Include primary and preventive care, outreach; education, assessment, referral and follow-up; detoxification and crisis management; residential treatment with aftercare support; outpatient services TCA is a consortium of over 600 programs sites providing an array of integrated services which; family therapy; mental health services; vocational assistance and job placement; emergency, transitional and permanent housing with supportive services.

Our programs serve a broad sector of the community including pregnant post partum women and dependent children; the homeless; adolescents, those with mental illness and addictive disorders; those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C; inmates, ex-offenders and those involved with the criminal justice system and; Veterans and the National Guard.

The name change more accurately reflects the complexity and diversity of the service delivery systems of our member organizations. The mission of Treatment Communities of America is to advocate for and to advance a comprehensive system of community centered care for those with substance use and mental health issues.

TCA believes that addiction requires a diagnosis, and diagnosis requires an appropriate level of treatment. Further, that treatment saves money and lives and that recovery restores families and communities


Rehab-Inpatient Pioneered in the late 1950's, the therapeutic community movement spread across the nation bringing a way out of self-destructive behavior for those who were thought often to be beyond recovery

What Is A Therapeutic Community (TCA)

The primary goal of a Therapeutic Community is to foster individual change and promote positive growth. This is accomplished by changing an individual’s lifestyle through a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.

Rehab-Inpatient Being part of something greater than oneself is an especially important factor in facilitating positive growth. Therapeutic Communities offer a holistic approach in regards to treating the whole person and not just the addiction.

Clients in a Therapeutic Community (TC) are members, as in a family setting, they are not patients, as in an institution. These members play a significant role in managing the TC and act as positive role models for others to emulate

Rehab-Inpatient High expectations and a high level of commitment from both Therapeutic Community members and staff are needed to make this positive change a success. Insight into ones problems is gained not only through group and individual interaction, but also by learning through experience, failing and succeeding and understanding accountability are considered to be the most integral influences toward achieving a lasting change.

The goal of the TC is to help the individual gain the ability to return to society and lead productive lives.

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Many TCA member programs now provide assessment, detoxification, crisis intervention, ER triage, residential and outpatient treatment, family therapy and education, vocational training, medical and health services, aftercare, and continuing care.

Rehab-Inpatient Both adults and adolescents are served in therapeutic communities. In addition, TC's serve a broad spectrum of special needs populations. These populations include pregnant and post partum drug-addicted women, individuals with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, mentally ill substance abusers, criminal justice populations, the homeless, the physically handicapped, gang involved individuals, the elderly, veterans, and mothers with children.

Members of Therapeutic Communities of America are actively involved in research studies which have determined the efficacy of their efforts. Treatment improves the relationships, career prospects, and health of those directly impacted by addiction, and provides an impressive return on the dollar to society.

Rehab-Inpatient Positive treatment outcomes have also been shown to reduce health care costs as well as lessen incidents of crime, while increasing work productivity.

The primary goal of a Therapeutic Community(TC) is to foster personal growth. This goal is accomplished by changing an individual’s lifestyle through a community of concerned people working together to help themselves and each other.

The TC represents a highly structured environment with defined boundaries, both moral and ethical. It employs community imposed sanctions and penalties, as well as earned advancement of status and privileges as part of the recovery and growth process. Being a part of something greater than oneself is an especially important factor in facilitating positive growth. The environment offers an opportunity to reestablish self respect and encourages self-improvement. Members learn self-reliance with a residential setting that has family ideals. There are house rules, work ethics, community guidelines, high expectations, and individual goals

People in a TC are members of a family, not patients. These members play a significant role in managing the TC and in acting as positive role models for newer members to emulate. Members and staff alike act as facilitators, emphasizing personal responsibility for one’s own life and for self-improvement. Our staff provides moral and emotional support, as well as professional services to our members. There is also a sharing of meaningful labor within the community so that each member has a real investment in the welfare and survival of the community as well as his or her individual survival.
Peer pressure is often the catalyst that converts criticism and personal insight into positive change. High expectations and a high level of commitment from all support this positive change. Insight into problems gained through group and individual interaction. Learning through experience, failing and succeeding, and experiencing the consequences of one’s actions are considered to be the most potent influence toward achieving lasting change.

TC emphasizes the integration of an individual within his/her community. Progress is measured within the context of that community and against that community’s expectations. It is the community, working with the individual, which accomplishes the positive change in the member. The ability to live up to the community’s expectations is taken as an important measure of readiness to move toward integration into the larger society outside of Integrity House From Our Student Members Rehab-Inpatient

“How many roads must a man fall down before you can call him a man? Man isn’t man purely on the demonstration of his hardness or by the public display of the s cares he accumulated upon the roads he has fallen down but more so by the wisdom to recognize his errors. Integrity House has helped me to see that the best men are molded by fault.”

“I’m very thankful today to be in this program and for all of the help from my friends and family. I am thankful to have somewhere to sleep and eat. I’m thankful to wake up everyday so I can stay clean another day. That is what I am thankful for today

“Let me tell you a little something about this place called Integrity. Here in my home with the help of my family it helped me to build a better me. Dave Kerr and Mr. G, 43 years and they’re going down in history. 26 Longworth, better known as TC3, works when you work it so come and get recovery.”

Thanks to the staff of TC1 and TC2 for pushing me and helping me when things seemed like they were not going right. Thanks to all of my Integrity family.” The Rehab-Inpatient Program.

“I never thought in my wildest dreams that I could make it through Integrity House and stay clean. But I did. My life continues to get better.” From our Alumni:

“This is for all the people who will come through the doors of Integrity House (STAY) give you a chance of life (STAY) “Integrity House has help to build a new me it has taught me Value, Love, and understanding. Integrity House has giving me the tools that I needed to become a successful as I continue to live drug free life style.” Rehab-Inpatient

“Today my Integrity and uprightness protect me. With faith in my heart, I am stronger and my soul affected by hope is no longer bound to the weight of everyday transgressions. Faith give me wings to my dreams and inspires me to goodness. Today I can step up to the task with Integrity and honesty. I have so much gratitude for Integrity that I hold with in my heart. I recognize the gifts of security, hope, faith, my God and most of all, “believing in myself” and will use this to hold me up when nothing else will. Thank you, Integrity”

Go From Rehab-Inpatient To Recover From Addiction