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Adult Residential

NOVA operates two adult residential treatment programs that serve males and females 19 years of age and older. The length of stay for each program is determined through ongoing assessment on an individualized basis. The programs are:

Adult Therapeutic Community

The Adult Therapeutic Community is a long-term program serving individuals with a primary substance use disorder for whom shorter term treatment is inappropriate, either because of the pervasiveness of the impact of substance use disorder on the individual's life or because of a history of repeated short-term or less restrictive treatment failures. The typical length of stay for the Adult Therapeutic Community is individualized and can range from four to six months on average.

Adult Short-Term Residential

The Adult Short-Term Residential Program is intended for individuals with a primary substance use disorder requiring a more restrictive treatment environment to prevent the use of abused substances. This service is highly structured and provides primary, comprehensive substance use disorder treatment.  The typical length of stay for the Short-Term Residential Program is individualized ranging from 30 to 90 days.

Adult Programs Include:

  • Daily Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy and Family Support Group
  • Daily Independent Living Skill Building
  • Vocational/Employment Services
  • Drug Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Peer Support Services
  • Yoga
  • Nursing Assessment

At NOVA, the following persons receive preference and admission priority:

  • Pregnant injecting drug users
  • Other pregnant substance users
  • Other injecting drug users
  • Women with dependent children