A Catholic Charities Agency in the Diocese of Paterson
508 Straight St
PO Box 2738
Paterson, NJ 07501

Phone (973) 345-6000
Fax: (973) 345-7279
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Men's Residential Treatment

Multi-disciplinary team meetings are held weekly to review client progress
Residential Drug Treatment For Men
Providing rehabilitation to men with drug addiction and helping to rebuild their lives.

  • 508 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07503 - Directions
  • Phone: 973-345-6000 x6637
  • Fax: 973-333-6068
  • Clinical Director: Ruth Jean-Marie

Straight & Narrow offers residential treatment (ASAM Level III.5) to adult males (over age 18) Clients referred through Drug Court or the MAP Program can stay up to 6 months while other referral sources can stay in treatment up to one year. The length of treatment is clinically indicated and based on the client's progress towards his treatment goals.

Applicants for admission to the residential treatment program undergo a screening process to ensure that their treatment needs can be served by the level of care offered at Straight & Narrow.

To fulfill treatment goals, clients are offered a comprehensive treatment program, including individual and group counseling, didactic sessions, and on-site 12 Step meetings each week, which include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous meetings.

Additional services include on-site medical and psychiatric services, pastoral care, parenting and GED classes, and Methadone/Suboxone maintenance or detoxification.

Straight and Narrow also offers a highly structured short term program (ASAM level III.7) for men that address their psychiatric, and substance abuse issues. Along with psychiatric monitoring, counseling groups, didactics and individuals, the program focuses on abstinence from substances, criminality, and antisocial behavior and effects a significant change in the client's lifestyle, attitudes and values. Clients may remain up to 28 days and if clinically indicated, move to our Long Term (III.5) level of care.

Ruth Jean-Marie
Clinical Director of Straight & Narrow Men's Residential Treatment Program

My name is Ruth Jean-Marie, Clinical Director of Men’s Treatment services. I am a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor as well as Certified Clinical Supervisor. I earned my Bachelors of Science degree in Community Health from William Paterson University and obtained my MBA in Public Administration from University of Phoenix. I’ve had the opportunity throughout my years serving in the Human service field to have worked in different treatment modalities such as, inpatient and outpatient settings and the penal system. Within the different settings and modalities, I was afforded the opportunity to work with the different types of clientele, different levels of motivation but most importantly the opportunity to serve. I have garnered extensive experience working in the Human Services field. I have acquired knowledge and expertise in effective leadership, counseling with the mentally ill and the incarcerated population which are all skills that are essential in the human services industry.

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