My addiction took me to places I never imagined. I lived on the streets with a $300-a-day heroin habit. With dark circles under my eyes and track marks along my arms, I felt dead; my soul was gone. At the time, life seemed hopeless. After several attempts at rehabilitation, I finally successfully detoxed at Seabrook House in Seabrook, NJ. I then entered a women's transitional facility in Southern California where, during my 3-month stay, I began to gather the tools I needed to live without drugs. I learned the simple life skills that are necessary to stay clean and obtain serenity in my life. I stayed in California for 2 & 1/2 years while working and participating in 12-step recovery before returning home to NJ. I saw the need for something following the short term treatment that addicts were getting and began to pursue opening some housing for recovering addicts in NJ similar to what I experienced in California. So, here's what happened… 2001 - The Hansen Foundation, Inc. was formed. 2004 - Hansen House for Men opened with 34 bed capacity 2005 - Hansen House for Women opened with 34 bed capacity 2007 - Serenity House for Women opened with 11 beds 2008 - Serenity Meadows for Women opened with 10 beds 2012 - Randy Scarborough House for Men opened with 12 beds 2014 - Serenity Rose House for Women opened with 11 beds 2015 - Serenity Estates opened the first luxury sober living house for Women in NJ 2015 - September 15 - Enlightened Solutions opened with Partial Care, IOP & OP Treatment 2015 - Serenity Estates for Men opened with 14 beds 2015 - Hope Farm opened to the community to provide theraputic equine services I have been drug-free for 20 years and along with continuing to keep recovery my #1 priority, I practice yoga regularly and believe in eating healthy and organic foods. We are what we eat after all and our body is really all we have so we better take good care of it! I am so excited to be able to incorporate all of what I have learned in my recovery for the benefit of those in Enlightened Solutions and all of the Serenity Houses.
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- Medicaid is not Accepted
The mission of Enlightened Solutions, LLC is to help individuals and families struggling with substance use disorder recover the mind, body and spirit through a holistic approach and 12 step philosophy. We believe in meeting the person where they are and forming an individualized program to work with their specific needs.
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- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
- 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.
- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Jennifer Hansen - CEO
Robert Snyder, MHS,LCADC, & CCS - Executive Director of Clinical Services
Robert Snyder has been working in the field of substance abuse for ten years. He has experience in residential and outpatient settings, and has helped a wide variety of people battle addiction, including both adults and adolescents. He received his Master’s degree, LCADC and CCS in 2013. He teaches assessment skills for addiction studies as an adjunct professor at Atlantic Cape Community College. As a person in longterm recovery, Robert is active in his community and has a passion for helping others attain positive change in their lives.
Dr. Charles Meusburger - Medical Director
Charles E. Meusburger, MD is a graduate of the University of Rome Medical School and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. He is a Board Certified Diplomat of Neurology and Psychiatry and has been a practicing psychiatrist for more than 25 years. A former Department Chairman of Psychiatry, Residency Director and Medical Director for Behavioral Health Services in a large health system, Dr. Meusburger is an independent practitioner specializing in adult and adolescent psychiatry. He takes pride in providing his patients full 60-minute sessions in order to best understand their unique behavioral health needs and individual goals. He is distinguished among his patients for delivering superior clinical skills in a caring, compassionate and deeply sensitive manner. Though Dr. Meusburger has a thriving private practice, he also serves as the psychiatrist for a community mental health program that cares for homeless individuals with intellectual and behavioral disabilities. Dr. Meusburger is a speaker on many topics and a published author of numerous articles on behavioral health conditions and management.
Kathryn Gibson, LPC, LCADC - Clinical Director
Kathryn Gibson is a family adolescent addiction therapist, and has been working in the field for over 9 years. She is experienced in providing treatment for co-occuring disorders in individual, group and family settings. Kathryn graduated from Saint Joseph's University with a Bachelor's Degree, earning the Interdisciplinary Health Services Departmental Award for Excellence. She completed her Master's Degree in Counseling Services at Rider University. She graduated summa cum laude , and was the 2006-2007 recipient of the Lincoln Walker Memorial Award for the "possession of those traits and characteristics that have a lasting impact on other".