Montville Adolescent Center

53 Indian Ln E, Towaco, NJ 07082

OPEN 24/7 | PRIVATE ROOMS | SAME DAY ADMITS

Montville Adolescent Center in New Jersey is a detox and residential treatment facility designed to meet the specific needs of adolescents struggling with substance use disorders. Located in Morris Township, this center is a vital resource for families seeking specialized care for their teenagers.

Our facility, designed with the nuanced needs of adolescents in mind, offers both detoxification and residential treatment services tailored to the unique challenges faced by teenagers in this critical phase of their lives.

Comprehensive Adolescent-Focused Treatment

At the Montville Adolescent Center, we go beyond the traditional bounds of treatment. We believe in nurturing a deep, individual connection with each adolescent and their family, forging a path to recovery that is as much about understanding and empathy as it is about medical care. Our approach is centered on empowering our young clients, equipping them with the vital skills needed not just for overcoming behavioral health concerns but for thriving in their everyday lives. 

Our center caters to adolescents between 13 and 17, offering various services tailored to this age group. We understand the importance of addressing the unique challenges teens face during their recovery journey. To this end, our services include age-appropriate medical detoxification and residential treatment programs, ensuring a holistic approach to recovery.

Professional Team

Our team of caring medical and clinical professionals has decades of combined experience providing safe and comfortable detoxification. We are ready to help you heal.

Great Services

Montville Adolescent Center experience was created by top addiction treatment professionals and using extensive feedback from clients to create a truly unique and highly effective program.

Highest Standards

We are fully licensed by the State of New Jersey. We have also received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission, the highest level of accreditation for a healthcare facility.

Beautiful Facility

We do everything that we can to ensure that you feel all of the comforts of home while going thought our program.

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Andrew K.
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Very supportive, nurse Chris, nurse Pat and counselor Lauren were fantastic!!
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Princeton Detox & Recovery Center has the most helpful, caring, honest, and supportive staff. You can tell immediately that all staff, whether it be the counselors, nurses, or behavioral techs truly care about every single client that comes through the door. Recovery can be extremely intimidating and scary at first, but Princeton Detox makes the first step of recovery incredibly easy to navigate. I highly recommend anyone considering taking the first step to sobriety to come to Princeton Detox & Recovery Center. The support and encouragement by staff is unmatched and every client that walks through the door leaves with a better understanding of themselves and the benefits of achieving sobriety. I would highly recommend this facility for anyone to looking to safely and appropriately detox.
Shama V.
Shama V.
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Everyone here is so kind. Currently shadowing, and have learned so much from the staff. We meet with clients daily, and ensure that family is kept involved to the best of our ability. Nursing and medical staff are very knowledgeable and are open to discussing any issues with clients to ensure complete understanding. Would recommend this establishment!
Elias N.
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I have had a great time detoxing here with all the staff @ Princeton detox facility everyone is very welcoming and eager to help with anything you might need help with I highly suggest that you come detox here @ Princeton detox for the best detox experience you could possibly ask for thanks for everything guys 😁🥴
Daniel N
Daniel N
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Everyone here is awesome kind and went above and beyond..the staff was ready to work with and super friendly. They truly care about you and your future. The facility is always very clean and the food is great. I'd recommend Princeton Detox and recovery to anyone looking to make serious changes to their lives.
K J
K J
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I had an exceptional experience here. S/O to Heba, Lauren, Ryan, Rob, Peter, and Ann for the love, expertise and care they provided. Food is A1 - chef ViVi and Todd throw it down!Princeton will wrap you in a metaphorical blanket when things get rough. Remember to be patient with yourself and leave everything else to them.It isn’t an easy road navigate, but they provide the GPS for you. Much love ❤️
Madisun B.
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I highly recommend this facility to anyone looking to detox and get better. Personally i’ve felt 10x better after being here.
Tura P.
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Amazing staff from the kitchen to the medical to staff support. They go above and beyond I would recommend this to anyone struggling with addiction. Thank you for everything
Burrito C.
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This place is amazing! They truly CARE about the people here and how you’re doing and the care you’re receiving. Highly recommend for anyone needing detox services to lead into an IOP or a rehab center….
Jordan E.
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Love Princeton detox. Staff and nursing are truly best!
Glenn R.
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My experience actually, I had a very good experience at this facility. I find the staff to be very attentive. I mean everybody I mean to be honest from the router to the tutor the clinical staff, the Tax the food is phenomenal. The facility is very up-to-date and it’s it’s a five star it’s actually a class act all right and the whole staff is like, all that they’re like I mean this is the place And that’s it
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Casey M.
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I want to thank the Princeton Dectox recover center Consulars & staff for all the help & guidance I needed. I felt like @ home & I could say I got the help I needed to stay on the right path.
Samantha B.
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Best place to go to if you want to help yourself get better! Great workers here that want to help. Thank you guys !
Jeffrey S.
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An absolutely productive and positive experience. Every staff member went above and beyond to meet my needs. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you so much.
Michael F.
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CARLOS G.
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Was there for 5 days..The staff and workers are the best..Caring so humble worry about people health….The food is really good you can eat all you want lol…The place is great for detox I recommend it..God Bless everyone that works there
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Anthony M.
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Leanna K.
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michael K.
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Zachary Q.
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Staff is great here. Everyone is super helpful. If you're ready they will do their utmost to try to get you where you need to go and pull out all the stops.Food is good, they offer groups if you're feeling well enough to attend. Tvs in every room. If you aren't feeling well they do their best to leave you alone. You can smoke anytime of day or night. The courtyard is always open.If you need to come somewhere to get cleared up to get back on track or even need to come back after falling off, I'd highly recommend you come here.
Ryan R.
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This is a magnificent establishment to start your sobriety. The staff is great especially the Continuing Care Manager Kenny. They made sure I was taken care of every step of the way. Thanks
Alyssa C.
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During a tough time that I needed help, PDC was exactly what I needed to start my journey to become my best self. The staff was phenomenal, the facility was clean and had stuff you needed if you forgot like razors, towels etc.Lauren is an amazing counselor and helped guide me through the first day to my transition.I will be forever grateful.PS- the food was excellent. Who expected that?!
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Princeton detox has been amazing in helping my family with supporting our loved one in the treatment process. It has been a smooth journey from intake to completion of his program and we are eternally grateful. It is so challenging to find a place that can properly diagnose, care for and medicate an individual seeking help for addiction and we struck gold ! I highly recommend this treatment center if you want a successful outcome.
Ryan K.
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Great faculty, highly recommended!
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This organization and facility is sincerely, a class act . I’ve sent individuals to Princeton Detox and each had an amazing experience . Highly qualified professionals that genuinely provide great care and safety to everyone. I highly recommend this Program.
Breanna W.
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The facility is beautiful, comfortable, and filled with not only the most educated, but also the most caring, empathetic, trusting, and compassionate staff in the industry. If you are given the life changing opportunity to attend this incredible program, I promise you will receive life changing results that will lead you to an incredible life of long term recovery.
ID Z.
ID Z.
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Great facility. Attentive staff. Clean bathrooms. Good food.
Alexis G
Alexis G
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I would recommend for anyone, staff is super helpful & the facility is very nice.
Lexi V.
Lexi V.
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Great place highly recommend!!! The staff is so caring and helpful
Brian K.
Brian K.
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I've been to multiple detox centers and by far this is the best. The staff is attentive and compassionate. As soon as you come in the doors staff will be constantly checking up on you waiting to help. They starting working on my treatment plan as soon as I came suggesting options for me to stay sober and not live the life I've been living for the past years. Great place, highly recommend.
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Frequently Asked Questions

All visitors must be approved by the clinical staff.  Visitors are limited to family members and guardians at least 18 years of age.  All visitors are required to attend a Family Support Session before their assigned visitation. Visitation is scheduled on Sundays from 1pm to 3:30pm.  Families and Guardians are prohibited from taking clients off-site for any reason.

All mail and packages can be sent to your teen’s attention at Guardian Recovery Montville Adolescent Center, 53 Indian Lane East, Towaco, NJ 07082.  All packages will be opened and inspected by staff.

To ensure the safety of all clients, we have Program Agreements and rules that we will review with both you and your teen at admission and throughout their stay.  

The doctor is required to discuss medication changes with parents or guardians prior to implementing anything. If your teen already has a psychiatrist, be sure to sign an ROI to ensure that we can make contact throughout the stay. Besides knowing your teen better than the inpatient doctor, your teen’s psychiatrist will also be responsible for monitoring the effects of any medication changes over the long haul, so communication is important.

On the day your teen is admitted to the Detox or Residential Unit, our team, led by the case manager, will begin to plan their discharge or “step-down” to an outpatient program based on their progress, needs, and family resources.  

Guardian Recovery has several options for adolescent outpatient services.  No matter if your teen continues with Guardian Recovery or chooses to seek treatment with another provider, discharge planning will be discussed and confirmed during your weekly calls and at your Family Therapy Sessions. Be sure to request copies of the discharge instructions that tell you what to do and sign a release indicating you would like the discharge summary when it is ready and to whom you want it sent. 

We provide family therapy, support groups, and visitation options. 

Family involvement is a pivotal aspect of our treatment process, recognizing that the family unit plays a crucial role in the successful recovery and reintegration of our participants. During treatment, we engage families through several key initiatives. Firstly, families are involved from the beginning through initial consultations and entry conferences, where they are introduced to the treatment plan and the team responsible for their child’s care. This involvement continues with regular updates and meetings, ensuring that families are informed and active participants in the recovery journey. 

Additionally, we offer dedicated family therapy sessions, both virtually and in-person, providing a space for open communication and addressing any underlying issues within the family dynamics. Our program also includes family support groups, which serve as a resource for education, sharing experiences, and mutual support among families undergoing similar challenges. 

Moreover, toward the end of the treatment, discharge conferences are held to discuss post-treatment plans and strategies for reintegrating the child into the family environment. This comprehensive approach to family involvement not only aids in recovery but also fosters a supportive and understanding environment at home, which is crucial for long-term success.



We coordinate with schools for academic credits and offer online schooling options. 

Academic coordination is a fundamental component of our program, ensuring that adolescent clients maintain their educational progress while undergoing treatment. Recognizing the importance of continuing education, we have established a robust system to integrate academic learning into the recovery process. 

We actively collaborate with each client’s home school district to facilitate attendance credits and ensure alignment with their academic curriculum. This includes coordination for both general education and special education needs. For clients who may have been out of the school system, we offer access to an online schooling platform, providing an alternative route to continue their education. This platform, called ‘Advantages,’ allows clients to engage in a flexible and tailored educational experience. 

Additionally, we allocate dedicated time each day for academic pursuits, including two hours of structured academic and physical education activities. Our approach ensures that while our clients focus on their recovery, they do not fall behind academically, enabling a smoother transition back to their regular school environment post-treatment. This holistic approach to treatment and education underscores our commitment to the overall well-being and future success of our adolescent clients.

When your child returns home after treatment, it is vital to create a supportive and stable environment to facilitate their continued recovery. Here are some steps to consider:

  • Establish Clear Communication: Open and honest dialogue is crucial. Encourage your child to express their feelings and experiences and listen actively. This helps in building trust and understanding.
  • Set Realistic Expectations: Understand that recovery is a gradual process. There might be challenges along the way, so it’s important to set realistic expectations and be patient.
  • Maintain Consistent Boundaries: Establish clear rules and consequences that are fair and consistent. This helps your child understand expectations and creates a sense of structure.
  • Encourage Healthy Habits: Promote a healthy lifestyle through balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate sleep. These habits can significantly impact mental and physical well-being.
  • Support Ongoing Therapy and Meetings: Encourage your child to continue with therapy sessions or support group meetings. Ongoing professional support is vital for sustained recovery.
  • Stay Informed and Educated: Educate yourself about addiction and recovery. The more you understand, the better you can support your child.
  • Build a Supportive Network: Encourage positive relationships with family and friends. A strong support network is essential for your child’s recovery.
  • Plan for Challenges: Discuss and plan for potential triggers or challenging situations. Having a plan can help your child feel more prepared to face difficulties.
  • Celebrate Progress: Acknowledge and celebrate milestones and progress in your child’s recovery journey, no matter how small they may seem.
  • Take Care of Yourself: Remember to take care of your own mental and emotional well-being. Seeking support for yourself can also be beneficial.

Remember, your support and understanding play a significant role in your child’s journey to recovery. Creating a nurturing and positive home environment can make a significant difference in their ongoing success.

Meet our team

Colleen Wagner

Executive Director - PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC

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Melissa Thalia Zea

LAC, M.A

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Laura Lauritano

Director of Nursing

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Fred Crotchfelt

Executive Chef

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