Program Description


The Damon House Residential Program is licensed for 64 beds and is dedicated to serving those whose drug addiction has led to financial hardship. Damon House Inc. serves individuals from all walks of life and social stratas regardless of their ethnicity or racial backgrounds, and accepts both men and women ages 18 years and older.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine, the governing body for addiction treatment, has rated Damon House‚Äôs residential program a Level III.5 care facility. The Level of Care indicates that the facility is a Clinically Managed, High-Intensity Residential Service (Residential Treatment Center). This provides clients access with trained counselors such as an ASAM-certified Clinical Director, Medical Director, LSADC/CADC and Case Workers. In order to address the complex biopsychosocial factors of substance abuse, the staff at Damon House represent the model interdisciplinary team. They include: a licensed psychiatrist, family therapist, general physician, full-time nurse,  an employment advisor and nutritionist. The continuum of care is what allows DH to work with clients who may have co-occurring disorders such as anxiety or depression. The residential program also hosts other support groups such as previous DH alumni, AA, and NA.


Level I

The Level I outpatient care provides regularly scheduled individual, group, and/or licensed family counseling for less than 9 hours per week. The clients in this level may have been discharged from a more intensive level of care, but this is not a prerequisite. Just as with all the other levels of care, Level I incorporates both individual and group counseling as well as didactic sessions and Family Education and information sessions.

Level II.I: Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Program

The Outpatient Program in the Paterson location is licensed as a Level II.I Care program. This is known as the Intensive Outpatient (IOP) substance abuse treatment program. Licensed IOP facilities provide broad range of clinically intensive interventions capable of meeting the needs of individuals with co-occurring disorders such as anxiety and depression. The Damon House IOP program was designed as a 26week rotation for the Drug Court referrals. It includes 9 hours per week of counseling services, including individual and group therapy. Each week, clients are required to attend 1 hour minimum of individual counseling. In addition, there is a 8 hours/week of group therapy. And, when clinically indicated, family of the client may be requested to attend counseling meetings. It is comprehensive in its scope and can offer those individuals who are willing to dedicate themselves to their recovery, a successful treatment program.  

Damon House Inc. has a great deal of experience with clients from the criminal justice system, accounting for the largest referral source for the agency. Included in the referral base are Probation, Parole, Drug Court, Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants (DUII) program, community hospitals, as well as self referrals. For self referrals, please call ahead for an initial assessment. See the Contacts & Location tab for phone numbers and addresses.