Need Substance & Recovery Help?

Acenda in Cape May is Here for You 

If you find yourself dealing with substance abuse, trying to face challenges alone can be overwhelming.  There is help, and its right in your community. 

Acenda’s recovery programs offer hope and skills to clients for a lasting recovery,” says Laura AubleLCSW, LCADC, CCS, Senior Program Director, Recovery Services. “It’s important to not ignore the struggles you might be going through and seek professional help.” 

Here are a 5 frequently asked questions concerning Acenda’s substance and recovery services in Cape May that you may find helpful:

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Do I have to go away to a 28-day rehab? 

Most substance use disorder treatment is provided on the outpatient level. Acenda offers outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment on site as well as virtually at the Cape May Court House location. Acenda offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for those who have opioid and/or alcohol use disorders. These treatment options allow clients to access services while remaining in their communities. Acenda also offers a linkage service for clients who are interested in inpatient withdrawal management or residential treatment, so that option is available as well. 

How long does treatment last? 

Acenda treatment services are individualized based on each client's specific needs. Our clients receive a comprehensive assessment to determine what supports and treatment modalities would be most beneficial to their personal recovery. Length of treatment stay is based on the ASAM criteria, the gold standard tool for level of care determination. 

Are drug screens required? 

Yes, Acenda provides urine drug screening.  Clients receive screening once per week but this can be conducted more frequently based on clinical need.

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Can I meet with a counselor one on one? 

Yes, Acenda offers individual counseling in both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs. 

Can I continue to use alcohol while attending the program?  

Acenda encourages clients to abstain from mood altering substances that are not prescribed by a physician. Acenda staff work collaboratively with clients to assist them in developing the coping skills, support, and relapse prevention plans needed for the recovery process. Alcohol use disorder treatment is offered at Acenda.  

For more information on recovery services available in Cape May County, please call our main number at 844-4-ACENDA (844-422-3632 x9501).