Victory Bay Recovery Center is an Outpatient Behavioral Health facility that implements a unique blend of therapeutic approaches, social support (12-Step programs), and life skills to address substance use disorders. We utilize an eclectic blend of evidence-based modalities with a person-centered approach to craft truly individualized treatment. This approach affords our clientele the best possible chance to maintain lasting sobriety through our treatment center in NJ.

The use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing form the foundation of our treatment process. These are considered the Gold Standard of conventional best practices in treating Substance Use Disorders and support the use of less conventional but no less effective individualized methods to meet the needs of each client.

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psychotherapy used in treating Substance Use Disorders which examines the client’s personal experiences to help gain insight into how thoughts, emotions and behaviors keep them stuck in the addictive cycle. CBT allows the client to break down this cycle and separate it into different parts so that they can better formulate strategies to help them address the issues that keep them from moving forward in their recovery, thereby giving the client a sense of empowerment while moving towards change.

MI (Motivational Interviewing)

As the name suggests, Motivational Interviewing is a technique which nudges out the client’s own motivation to change a destructive behavior. It then proceeds to help client’s marshal their internal resilience in empowering them to replace old negative behaviors with healthy ones. It does so by drawing discrepancy between how an individual views him or herself or wants to be and how the addictive behavior actually appears. It recognizes that each individual is at a certain stage of readiness to change, and then helps them overcome their ambivalence about changing.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR is a revolutionary therapeutic technique which we utilize at our treatment center in NJ. It is a non-invasive, evidence-based method of psychotherapy used to help individuals suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). EMDR therapy is an eight-phase treatment that identifies and addresses experiences that have overwhelmed the client’s natural resilience or coping capacity. Through EMDR therapy, patients are able to reprocess traumatic information until it is no longer psychologically disruptive.

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an outgrowth of CBT that was originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. When someone is in active addiction for an extended period, they develop certain thinking and behavioral patterns that need to be changed. DBT assists in this process by using four different core principles to create new behavioral skills.

  • Mindfulness: the practice of being fully aware and present in this one moment
  • Distress Tolerance: how to tolerate pain in demanding situations, not change it
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: how to ask for what you want and say no while maintaining self-respect and relationships with others
  • Emotion Regulation: how to change emotions that you can change and manage those you cannot.

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

ACT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy at our treatment center in NJ that focuses on mindfulness and values to improve a person’s mental health so he or she can effectively weather the difficult thoughts or emotions that life often presents. ACT helps the individual recognize and reconnect with positive core values, rather than turning to substances to navigate through potentially harmful behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. It teaches that we are NOT the sum total of these things, and therefore need not “fuse” with or overly identify with them. Addiction is not who we are. We can create lives filled with meaning and purpose. We can be so much more.