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Discovery Institute - Marlboro New Jersey

80 Conover Road, Marlboro, New Jersey, 07746
The Discovery Institute views dependence as a disorder of the “whole person” affecting every aspect of his or her behavior, belief system, and lifestyle. This disorder is profound in nature and has a negative impact on one’s self, family, and society as a whole. Discovery has come to recognize that this condition affects people many ways, which causes our treatment approach to be designed to address any and all issues that support and contribute to addiction. A primary emphasis is placed on the importance of the individual to seek and incorporate a change in his or her behavior, attitude, and lifestyle. Discovery’s holistic treatment initiatives will be all encompassing in nature due to addiction affecting so many aspects of an individual’s life. This allows Discovery to not only treat addiction, but address significant related issues based on the individual needs.

Facility Highlights

  • Trauma Informed Services
  • 24/7 Helpline
  • 76% success rate 6 months out of treatment as per the state of New Jersey


  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Medical Detoxification

    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

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Meet the Staff

  • Jeffrey Berman
    Jeffrey BermanExecutive Medical Director
    Dr. Jeff Berman specializes in the treatment of young adults suffering from substance use disorders (SUDs) and co-occurring mood, trauma and other mental health (MH) disorders. Dr. Berman serves concurrently as Executive Medical Director for Discovery Institute for Addictive Disorders; and Senior Psychiatric Consultant for IHSC in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He is a member of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and was co-director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program. For more than two decades he has pioneered advances in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry. He is a national speaker of the topics of Medication Assisted Treatment and Co-occurring Disorders. Six years ago, in collaboration with members of the Bergen County Jewish community, he initiated and has since facilitated the support group “Strength to Strength” (S2S) at JCC in Tenafly. It serves parents of young adults who have substance use and mental health disorders. Previously, Dr. Berman was Interim Medical Director at Bergen Regional Medical Center; Director of Addiction Services at Summit Oaks Hospital; and Medical Director at Marworth of the Geisinger Health Care System. He served for 22 years in the U.S. Army Reserve including Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. There he specialized in treatment of PTSD, chronic pain and mood disorders. He is retired at the rank of Colonel. Dr. Berman is Board certified in General, Addiction, and Consultation Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, he served as President of the New Jersey Society of Addiction Medicine (NJSAM). He completed specialty training at Rutgers RWJMS, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his M.D. from S.U.N.Y Upstate. Medical Center; an M.S. in Specialized Journalism from NYU – Polytechnic University; and a B.A. in Political Science from Brooklyn College.

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The place was in shambles. I heard others who have been in jail before complaining that they had been served better food in prison. There were not enough employees working. The hot water was not operational for 8 out of 19 days that I was there. If you are not covered by private insurance do not go here. If you have private insurance you go with a smaller group of people (around 15) through out the day and attend smaller groups. If you have medicaid or medicare you are treated like a 3rd class citizen and lumped into one big group and are pretty much left to fend for yourself. The doctor that prescribes your medication is Russian, barely speaks English, and should have his license taken away. The detox facility is rated #1 in new jersey but what you don't see is their rehab facility that is absolutely nothing like the detox is barely operational. The food is undercooked and I hope you like eating everything with a spoon because god forbid they trust patients with a fork or knife. If I could do it all over again I would rather have locked myself in a basement somewhere and came off of prescription medication by myself. It would have been way more safe and comfortable. I had high expectations for this place but they failed to meet them by any standard.
    PROS First time detox at another facility for seven days. I admitted myself to Discovery for alcoholism. Words can not express the positive life time experience i have acquired within the three week of admittance. However, I feel its imperative to express. Upon arrival I was accordingly search, then assigned a room. The rooms are double and some have shared bathrooms. I guessed I lucked out and was assigned a room with my own bathroom and no roommate. The food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)was above decent as well as the portions served. The staff from Admin to the hands on Techs were accordingly affable along with with being stern when needed. As one can imagine,order is a necessity to keep over 30 male addicts in order. My assigned Counselors were professional, knowledgeable and readily willing with providing me with further outside (Programs and Therapy, etc.)assistance after program completion if needed. The days are scheduled to the tee give or take. Personal time is included within the day as well. I had a choice to workout at the gym, play pool or relax and look at movies with the other clients. Most important for me were the scheduled group meeting along with the evening outside AA or NA speakers. Clients can sign up for outside evening meetings as well. Overall, checking into rehab is sobering, intimate and personal choice. In addition: Twice a week clients are able to sign up and chosen to use the YMCA facility in a town (Swimming, Steam room, Hot tub, Gym, etc) Truthfully, I've made one of the best decision I have ever chosen for myself. to date, I SURRENDER! Now I'm committed to put in the work thanks to Discovery Institute rehab. "One Day At a Time" GOOD LUCK!:) CON The worst experience: At night tech opens door hourly to check on you. With the announcement "ROOM CHECK!" How is one suppose to sleep with that business. Sleep is extremely advised within the rehabilitation,recovery process. if so, then why they exercise this nonsense as a routine. I'm Baffled:(
      Even though I've been to many programs and have struggled with alcohol and drugs for nearly 50 years, I am happy I made the decision to participate in the in-patient program at Discovery. The accommodations were better than other programs, but more importantly, the group and one-on-one counseling were excellent. I kept an open mind and heard recovery based inormation I really never considered before. Coming home I have issues wirh family and employment, but running away from these problems and getting high is NOT the solution today. Thx Discovery and a special thx to my counselor, Irene.
        I have been working at Discovery Institute 2 years this september I love working at Discovery I have learned a lot working at Discovery. All the other employees are good people and we all take care of the clients and show we care about them were here to show love 4 are clients and make them feel better and to make are clients feel very comfortable.i love love the people and staff at Discovery I love my job and I love doing what I do.i have met the owner and he is a very good and caring guy.
          Staff chooses favorites and counseling is bad , all the workers just care about getting paid . Ive seen alot of people at my stay there ,