Opioid Epidemic

  Drug overdose is the lead cause of accidental death in the state of New Jersey. Opioids in two words: highly addictive. When taking opioid medications, the drug effects parts of the brain that cause pain and emotion. This then produces “the feel good, high feeling” in the brain, dopamine, causing you to have a…


Ambulatory Detox Campaign 1We are counting down! We will begin offering ambulatory detox services for NJ Family Care/Medicaid. Outpatient Detox offers Medically Assisted Therapy for Opiates and Alcohol dependence to assist with easing the physical discomfort and cravings that may accompany symptoms of withdraw.


Community Discussion on the Disease of Addiction Featuring Rabbi Avi Richler

On July 20th, 2017 Camden County Congressman, Donald Norcross hosted a community wide discussion on the dangers associated with the heroin and opioid epidemic at Washington Township High School. There was a panel of 17 guest speakers including, Dr. Jim Baird, Emergency Medicine Attending Physician at Kennedy Health System- Washington Township. Kim Govak, Program Coordinator…


Meet Douglas Reichert LPC, ACS! Regional Program Director & Administrator

Meet Douglas Reichert LPC, ACS! As the self-described “Principal” of Behavioral Crossroads, he wears several hats, though his official title is “Mental Health Program Director, and Substance Abuse Recovery Administrator.” His responsibilities include running all programs provided here, and managing all treatment services. When asked why he wanted to work in the mental health field,…


Experts Warn those struggling with Addiction and Their Families about the Rise in Heroin Overdoses

According to The Atlantic, when the government began to more aggressively target doctors and drug companies who were helping to drive prescription painkiller dependence in the U.S., addicts sought cheaper and more accessible alternatives. As a result, many turned to heroin. Now, experts across the U.S. are warning drug addicts and their families that a…


Television Program Spotlights Behavioral Crossroads and Addiction in the Orthodox Jewish Community

“Road to Recovery,” a television program that airs on SNJ Today routinely interviews experts from New Jersey rehab centers. In a recent episode, the show’s host, Michael Deleon, interviewed Behavioral Crossroads’ Rabbi Avi Richler. The episode aimed a spotlight on the need for substance abuse treatment centers in NewJersey that are aligned with the Jewish…