Behavioral Health, Addiction Recovery, Counseling & Education Services Offer Hope and Help for Monmouth Families
Freehold, NJ – Heroin. Opiates, Alcohol, Fentanyl: Everyday news reports tell harrowing stories about Monmouth County teens and adults who struggle to overcome their addictions and move toward health and well-being. In New Jersey, one in five people have a mental health disorder (MHD) and nearly one million people have a substance use disorder (SUD), yet access to treatment remains woefully low. Less than 30 percent of adults in need of mental health services are able to access care and less than 7 percent of the people with SUD are able to get into treatment.
To address the growing unmet need for mental health and addiction recovery services, CPC Behavioral Healthcare (http;//www.cpcbehavioral.org), a Monmouth County-based non-profit organization since 1960, expanded its Freehold counseling service center on 22 Court Street today. The opening of the expanded service center, which coincides with National Recovery Month, continues the organization’s mission to provide behavioral health and education services that promote wellness, recovery and productive lives to all, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
Ribbon-Cutting & Keynote Diane Gooch Addressed Audience
CPC Behavioral Healthcare hosted an Open House, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. President and CEO John Mans, CPC Behavioral Healthcare Board of Trustee Chair Donald C. Glaser, and Board of Chosen Freeholders John Curley and Serena DiMaso joined Keynote Speaker Diane Gooch for a 12:15 p.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Ms. Gooch, the former publisher of the Two River Times newspaper, a Congressional candidate, principal in the Washington, DC-based Talk Radio News Service, is co-host of “Radio Lifeboat with DG & Mickey Gooch,” a mother-son talk show about addiction and lifestyle. She noted, “I am using this radio show as a therapeutic opportunity to help both me and my son deal with the trauma we have experienced through his ordeal with the hope that we are not only healing ourselves but others as well.” The hour-long co-hosted program broadcasts live on Sunday evenings from Malibu, California and can be heard online.
“Our community is working together to offer counseling and rehabilitation for adults and teens who want to overcome their addictions and lead successful lives,” notes John Mans, Executive Director for CPC Behavioral Healthcare. “This location will serve residents in western Monmouth County area, while offering expanded space for families seeking support and treatment for all types of mental health, behavioral and educational services.”
Freehold Expansion Offers Help and Healing for Thousands
In 2013, CPC served more than 1,000 teens, adults and families at the Freehold location. With the opening of expanded counseling center, CPC Behavioral Healthcare increases its organizational capacity, contributes to the vitality of downtown Freehold, and gives new life to its mission, benefitting our neighbors, co-workers, friends, family members, other loved ones, and ourselves. The center will offer outpatient counseling for children and adults, psychiatric services and integrated case management services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness.
The new 5,000 square foot facility, located in the heart of downtown Freehold, is easily accessible to public transportation and most major county roads, providing Monmouth County residents with additional options for services. The Freehold location joins CPC’s family of facilities in Aberdeen, Red Bank/Middletown, and Morganville.
About CPC Behavioral Healthcare (www.cpcbehavioral.org)
Founded in 1960 as the Children’s Psychiatric Center, CPC Behavioral Healthcare was the first mental health facility in Monmouth County, NJ to offer outpatient services for children with emotional problems. Today CPC serves over 8,000 adults and children annually, providing short and long term mental health and addiction recovery services, employee assistance programs, special education, and residential programs. In addition to three counseling centers, CPC’s High Point School welcomes more than 200 special education students each year, helping them to achieve their academic and personal goals. For more information, visit www.cpcbehavioral.org.