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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Woman's Treatment

Therapy groups are conducted daily
Residential Drug Treatment For Women
Helping women and their children to find a better, happier life.

  • 508 Straight St., Paterson, NJ 07503 - Directions
  • Alpha I/III Phone: 973-345-6000 x6229
  • Alpha I/III Fax: 973-357-0257
  • Alpha II Phone: 201-863-7577

Straight & Narrow offers three residential treatment (ASAM Level III.5) programs for women: Alpha I, Alpha II and Alpha III.

Alpha I: Located in Paterson
  • Alpha I offers a six-month residential treatment program for women referred by the Drug Court and Mutual Agreement Programs and a 12-month program for women referred by other source
  • Pregnant women are accepted into the program and may keep their children with them after giving birth
  • A woman without care for a pre-school child may apply to bring her child into treatment with her
  • Women on Methadone or Suboxone maintenance or detoxification are accepted into the program

Alpha II: Located in Secaucus
  • Offers a 12- month residential treatment program for women and is located on the New Jersey Substance Abuse Treatment Campus

Alpha III: Located in Paterson
  • The Alpha III program is part of a statewide consortium that provides treatment pregnant women and women with children who are Work First participants and have an open DYFS case
  • Women in the Alpha III program participate in an intensified treatment program that includes education about child development and parenting
  • Women on Methadone or Suboxone maintenance or detoxification are accepted into the program

Women in all three of Straight & Narrow’s programs receive gender-specific treatment in an environment that is keenly attuned to the trauma they may have suffered and the mental health issues that may co-exist with their addictive behavior. Each program offers weekly individual, group and didactic sessions that include education about alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, relapse prevention, anger management and work readiness. GED education is provided to anyone who does not have a high school diploma. Medical and psychiatric care is offered in-house for all women, while children are seen at Straight & Narrow’s pediatric suite.

Women on psychotropic or necessary life-sustaining medications are welcome in all three programs. Infants and children in the Alpha I and III programs are cared for on-site at the agency’s licensed La Vida Child Care Center while their mothers are in treatment.
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