Park Bench Drug Rehab Joins Promises Treatment Centers® Family, Becomes Promises New Jersey

Promises New Jersey

The addiction treatment network’s expansion into the Northeast makes quality care more accessible for a demographic hit hard by the opioid epidemic: young adults.

Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2016 – Promises Treatment Centers® welcomes a new member to its renowned family of addiction and mental health treatment programs — Promises New Jersey, formerly Park Bench Group Counseling — which specializes in treating young adults with drug and alcohol addiction.

The expansion highlights Promises’ commitment to help stem the nation’s opioid epidemic, which has hit the Northeast and the young particularly hard. “Every day, 78 people in the U.S. die from overdosing on opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers,” said Chris Karkenny, Chief Executive Officer of Elements Behavioral Health, the parent company of Promises®. “It’s never been more important to make quality addiction treatment available where it’s needed most.”

Located near the beautiful Jersey Shore, Promises New Jersey caters to young people and provides:

  • Highly personalized treatment that addresses substance abuse as well as trauma and other underlying mental health conditions
  • A variety of outpatient options that allow clients to maintain independent living while making their way to recovery, including day treatment/partial care and intensive outpatient treatment
  • A skilled treatment team with advanced experience in addiction treatment and evidence-based therapies
  • Psychiatric and medical monitoring
  • Relapse prevention that includes the management of medications such as Vivitrol where appropriate
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Weekly outings that bring the fun back to sobriety

“At Promises New Jersey, we emphasize a community atmosphere that allows everyone to feel connected while recognizing that not everyone gets to recovery in the same way,” explained Cassandra Loch, LCSW, President of Program Operations for Elements Behavioral Health. “The goal is to provide addiction treatment as individual as the person receiving it.”

Promises New Jersey is now the second young adult rehab program in the Promises family, joining Promises West Los Angeles in Southern California. Other treatment programs under the Promises umbrella include luxury rehab centers in Malibu and in Austin, Texas and Scottsdale, Arizona; a Santa Monica-based professionals treatment program; and a women’s mental health treatment center.

About Promises Treatment Centers®

Promises Treatment Centers® are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises® has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires eating disorder treatment, drug or alcohol detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a treatment center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information, visit or call (866) 285-9441.

Promises Treatment Centers is a member of Elements Behavioral Health, an owner of a nationwide platform of behavioral health programs with over 750 licensed beds throughout nine states. The Elements Behavioral Health® family of programs offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, depression and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma, sexual addiction, and other mental health disorders. Through its programs, the company is committed to delivering evidence-based, clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family network. For more information, visit


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