Integrity House Awards Celebration

Governor Jim McGreevey recently gave a speech at the annual award and recognition ceremony of the Integrity House in Newark.

Governor McGreevey speaks at Integrity House.

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Photo courtesy of Integrity House.

Integrity House, a non-profit substance abuse treatment center, recently held its Annual Awards & Recognition Celebration in Newark to honor the men and women who graduated from its program, and Governor Jim McGreevey delivered the keynote speech.

Integrity House has locations in both Newark and Secaucus, N.J. and is committed to helping those in need. According to their website, “Integrity House is committed to helping individuals and families through an effective and measurable system of comprehensive therapeutic community addictions treatment and recovery support in a way that brings about positive, long-term lifestyle change.”

According to a release, Integrity House, a nationally recognized non-profit substance abuse rehabilitation center with locations in Newark and Secaucus, held its annual Awards & Recognition Celebration to honor the men and women who have graduated from its substance abuse treatment programs. The ceremony took place on June 30 at Essex County College in Newark.

The graduation celebration began with melodies delivered by the Integrity House Choir, followed by keynotes from Bob Budsock, President & CEO of Integrity House and guest speaker Governor Jim McGreevey, executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program and member of Integrity House’s Board of Trustees. The ceremony also included emotional and inspirational speeches from a number of the new graduates. The graduates filled the theatre with words like “family,” friendship,” “belief” and “new beginnings,” while Budsock assured the graduates that the Integrity House doors will always remain open to them whenever they need it. Also in attendance were family members of the graduates, the Integrity House staff, past graduates and COO Robert Parkinson, who received the Rose Law Award for his admirable contributions to the substance abuse treatment programs at Integrity House.

Some of the Primary Services provided at Integrity House include client-centered drug and alcohol assessment and treatment, Referral to mutual-aid support groups, Group therapy, Didactic training per week in recovery resources, Family counseling and Medical and psychiatric supervision. There are also many support programs provided at Integrity House, including Methadone Maintenance, Residential Medically Supervised Withdrawal, Educational, Medical, Spiritual, Job Readiness, Trauma Groups, Psychiatric evaluation, Medication assisted treatment and more.

According to their website, “Integrity House has earned CARF Accreditation since 1997 and is considered a leader in addictions treatment in the State of New Jersey. CARF is the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. Integrity House has been licensed to deliver substance abuse treatment services in New Jersey for over 30 years. Licensing for substance abuse treatment is regulated by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).”

For more information on Integrity House and the full continuum of care it provides, please visit or call (973) 623-7246. Connect with Integrity House on Facebook or on Twitter at

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