Integrity House, a New Jersey addiction treatment organization with facility locations in Newark and Secaucus, has entered into a partnership under which a full-time medical resident from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is on-site five days a week to offer psychiatric services to addiction treatment patients.
A Dec. 4 news release from Integrity House stated that there will be potential for future growth beyond the current one full-time position for a rotating resident from the medical school's Department of Psychiatry. The initiative was launched last summer.
“Not only are the psychiatry residents receiving indispensable experience by seeing addiction's true health effects and witnessing the battles that addicts suffer from each day, but they are also helping us to meet the psychiatric needs of our diverse client base and get them back on their feet to achieve happier, healthier and more meaningful lives,” said Integrity House medical director Naipaul Rambaran, MD.
The medical residents are involved in numerous aspects of care delivery at Integrity House, including patient evaluation and assessment; treatment decision-making; and ongoing evaluation.