Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Recovery (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)

(201) 967-4000 x25673

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Recovery (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Recovery (Think. Healthy. Respect. Inspire. Values. Empowerment)

  • An adolescent group therapy program for teens from the ages of 13 to 17 with substance abuse/ dependency from Bergen and surrounding counties.
  • Medicaid, Charity Care or Insurance pre-authorized with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. Referrals can be made from the following: Care Management Organization (CMO), Probation, Schools, Parents, Child Protection & Permanency (CP&P).

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Mission Statement:

  • To increase awareness that addiction is a ‘family disease’ by incorporating family and collaborating with them to help deter future chemical abuse/dependency. This is accomplished through building self-esteem and respect for both self and others by learning and applying drug-free behavioral and positive coping skills to everyday life.

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Schedule:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday – 4:00 pm-6:00 pm (Group Sessions)
  • Tuesdays – Early Intervention Program – 4:00pm-5:30pm (Group Session)
  • Individual sessions scheduled for each client, once weekly.
  • Family Sessions: Scheduled based on parent/ guardian's availability.

What We Provide:

  • Transportation
  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • Education
  • Group, Individual & Family Sessions
  • Scheduled Family Nights
  • Access to Behavioral Health Services/ Medication Stabilization
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Gender Groups/Transition to Adulthood
  • Aftercare
  • Community and Professional Presentations
  • Case Management/Urinalysis Testing
  • Volunteer/Community Service Opportunities

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Goals:

  • Provide Substance Abuse/Mental Health Counseling
  • Provide Substance Abuse Education
  • Increase Self-Esteem
  • Increase Concept of Respect
  • Increase Academic Progress
  • Decrease Truancy
  • Increase Healthy Communication within Family Unit
  • Build Interpersonal Skills
  • Develop and Practice Positive Activities

Teen T.H.R.I.V.E. Group Topics Include:

  • Family Dynamic
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Recreation
  • Peer-Pressure
  • Life Management
  • Combating Boredom
  • Setting Limits
  • Working on Dreams
  • How to Set and Accomplish Goals
  • Self-Esteem Building
  • Learning How to say “No”
  • Identifying Natural Highs
  • Spirituality


  • Family & Support Services
  • Case Management
  • Behavioral / Mental Health
  • Substance Use
  • CADC/ LCADC Counselors
  • Safety / Prevention / Crisis
  • Suicide Screening
  • In-Community Services
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Substance Abuse Evaluations
  • Assessment / Evaluation
  • Counseling / Therapy, Family, Group, Individual
  • Medication Monitoring

Call for screening/ assessment/ intake appointment!

Gianna Carrino, LAC, Teen Thrive Program Coordinator

Phone: (201) 967-4000 ext. 25673

Deanna M. Kopko, ICADC, CADC, Outpatient Program Manager

Phone: (201)967-4000 ext. 25975

Intake Specialist

Phone: (201)967-4000 ext. 26345

Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Out-of-Home Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Setting
  • Outpatient, Hospital / Inpatient
Payment Options
  • County Funding
  • DCP&P Contracted Service
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private / Commercial Insurance
  • Self Pay
  • State Funding
Language Spoken
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 12/13/23