Daytop New Jersey

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80 West Main Street
Mendham, NJ 07945
9735435656 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Treatment at Daytop New Jersey is behaviorally based and individualized to meet the needs of adolescents and adults with substance abuse and co-occurring problems. It is based on the premise of self-help in an atmosphere of positive peer interaction, within the context of a “family” structure, and includes a full educational element. Twelve Step Program concepts are incorporated. Accountability, honesty, and integrity are strongly emphasized within the context of a family structure. Family participation in the treatment process is essential and integral to the recovery of the adolescent and adult.

Daytop New Jersey Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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I was sent to Daytop in 1998 by my mother. I had just graduated from high school with honors and was on my way to University. My mom was and still is deeply mentally ill. Yes, I drank and smoked weed,...


There is no supervision over the teenagers. The staff does not watch the children, they are left alone. My loved one went in to get better and has gotten worse from being here.


Daytop, in my opinion, was a waste of time only because (like most teenagers there) had no choice but to go. At the time I was placed in daytop, I was not ready to go. Your stay there is what you make...


Daytop is a great program that saved my life. Without Daytop, I would not have realized how bad my addiction was and I would not have learned the coping skills to manage it. The food wasn't great, but...


I really wish I could some how warm every single person about this place. This was basically like a fake rehab that everyone was in. We learned absolutely nothing about addiction. There was many times...


This place is a JOKE! DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD THERE!! cant stress it enough!!!! My friends kid lived there and went to school there. She broke every rule every day, she smoked cigs. They should of thro...


Please save your time and save your child's life by NOT sending them to this facility. Majority of residents are transferred from Juvenile correctional facilities and should be more of a Behavioral fa...


This place was once a great rehab. It no longer is, the place is filthy and where residents used to have to clean from top to bottom the standards enforced by staff have dropped lower and lower. Disc...


Day top is filthy, there are constantly fights. My son was there for 4 days before he even met hi counselor. I think Dayton love to take the state money and puts nothing back into the programs. The St...


Daytop facilities need much improvement. The well being of your child is at risk because the staff are either not trained/educated or do not meet the requirements of their jobs and management does no...


THIS PLACE WAS A JOKE. The facility was DIRTY. ..the school was just packets and movies, there were people bringing in cigarettes and smoking in their bathrooms, and the heating in the rooms did not w...


As a long time Daytop parent volunteer, I have seen many changes in the Daytop program. They are always looking for ways to improve their program and to stay current with the most effective treatmen...


Flexibility, Individualized treatment, medication management, friendly and well trained staff, welcoming environment Organization is sometimes weak. As of May 22nd, I will have been working at Daytop...


Daytop is a multifaceted program that addresses drug use, behaviors, mental health issues and communication skills while encouraging families to be involved in treatment. Daytop is not perfect and as...


Daytop NJ is a residential treatment facility that address the needs of adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. From the time I began working at Daytop, I felt inspire...


As of May 22nd, I will have been working at Daytop for 2 years. I started my journey at Daytop as an intern and from my beginnings I knew it was unique. From my humble beginnings as an intern, I was a...


I have been an employee at Daytop for almost 5 years. The field of addiction is sensitive to many families due to the reality of treatment potentially meaning life or death. Daytop has changed in many...


Strengths: Behavior, technique, school included, great counselors. Weaknesses: Cleanliness, food punishment.


I was a Daytop resident for 8 months and Daytop definately will change you whether if its for the good or for the bad. on my part it changed me for the better .. Unfortunately they didn\'t really teac...


Daytop used to be one of the best programs in the state. Today it is a run of the mill kind of place. They sold their soul for state funding and will take anyone in just for the money. This was a bea...


I feel that Daytop misleads parents into believing they will go above and beyond to help your child as well as your family with behavior issues as well as drug treatment, and that's not the case. My c...


Daytop Menham is aimed toward adolescents, so it also has a prep school component. It is an excellent option for kids who are struggling and who need a controlled environment. Very structured, staff a...

Areas of Focus
Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Dual Diagnosis/ Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Kim O'Connor, MSW
    Kim O'Connor, MSW - Managing Director - Mendham Residential

    Kimberly O’Connor has been in the substance use and mental health field for over 15 years. She has served in various roles throughout Daytop New Jersey. Most recently Kim, at the Mendham Facility manages a high performance team culture that provides quality services to adolescents and their families.

  • Photo of James P. Curtin, MBA LCADC
    James P. Curtin, MBA LCADC - President and Chief Executive Officer

    Jim Curtin wears many hats as he directs and oversees all clinical and administrative policies and procedures, support services and staff training programs. Jim also serves as the liaison between Daytop New Jersey and all State and Community meetings, and public relations activities.