“This is an exciting time in the life of John Brooks Recovery Center as we recently unveiled our new state-of-the-art Residential Treatment Facility located at 1455 Pinewood Boulevard in Mays Landing," said Santillo.
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (PRWEB) September 22, 2020
John Brooks Recovery Center has been nominated for Best Drug/Alcohol Recovery Program in Press of Atlantic City’s 2020 Best of the Press Readers’ Choice Awards. Voting ends on September 23 and winners will be announced on October 30. Support John Brooks Recovery Center and vote by texting 984 to 609-293-4900 or click here. Voters are encouraged to come back daily to vote.
“We are honored to have been nominated for the Press of Atlantic City’s 2020 Best of the Press Readers’ Choice Awards,” said Michael Santillo, CEO of JBRC. “This is an exciting time in the life of John Brooks Recovery Center as we recently unveiled our new state-of-the-art Residential Treatment Facility located at 1455 Pinewood Boulevard in Mays Landing.”
The new $15M facility features 48 short-term beds, 48 long-term beds and 24 detox beds. “Our journey started in 1969 when John Brooks, an Atlantic City resident, former heroin addict and ex-con came to the realization that if he stopped using heroin, he’d stop going to prison,” said Santillo. “Shortly thereafter, he was inspired to start a small storefront outpatient program dedicated to helping individuals with substance use disorders.”
Originally called Narco, Inc., which later became the Institute for Human Development and eventually John Brooks Recovery Center, the nonprofit has since grown exponentially. “We now provide outpatient, intensive outpatient and opioid treatment with all three approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, 120 long-term residential beds, a jail program providing medication-assisted treatment counseling and we have expanded that program to include recovery support services and care coordination both in the jail and when people leave the jail,” Santillo said. “We also have two recovery community centers providing a full array of recovery support services, a recovery housing program and a primary care clinic, in total serving as many as 1,200 individuals.”
JBRC’s new residential treatment facility will expand its current continuum of care allowing the organization to serve even more people. “This facility will allow us to provide the highest quality, evidence-based treatment in state-of-the-art facilities through a recovery-oriented care model, integrating primary care, behavioral health and recovery support services,” Santillo said.
The mission of John Brooks Recovery center is to provide quality, individualized treatment to help individuals overcome substance use disorders. To learn more about John Brooks Recovery Center, call 609-345-2020.
About John Brooks Recovery Center
Founded in 1969, John Brooks Recovery Center provides quality, individualized treatment services to help individuals overcome substance use disorders. Programs include: Residential, Outpatient, Medication Assisted Recovery and Inmate Re-entry. To learn more, visit jbrcnj.org or call 609-345-2020.