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Treatment Approach

Our extensive individualized drug and alcohol rehabilitation program focuses on recovery, rehabilitation and relapse prevention. Our treatment approach includes individual therapy, small group treatment and extensive education regarding your illness.

Program Highlights

  • On-site diagnostic assessments and ongoing psychopharmacological services, including buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) treatment provided by Harvard Medical School faculty
  • Highly skilled addiction and mental health treatment team with 24-hour on-site residential support
  • An effective recovery and rehabilitation approach founded on evidence-based treatment modalities for alcohol and drug addiction that have been empirically tested, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • A comprehensive mind and body recovery program, directed by a holistic registered nurse, that includes mindfulness, yoga, individualized fitness plans, nutrition education, smoking cessation, and expressive art and music therapies
  • Experienced staff from the McLean Hospital Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program who have been involved in large national studies of medications such as naltrexone (Revia), buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex) and acamprosate (Campral), and who have conducted studies of innovative individual and group psychotherapy and counseling approaches for individuals with substance use and addictive disorders
  • An experienced clinical team knowledgeable about the use of state-of-the-art medications and behavioral approaches in the treatment of drug and alcohol use
  • Hands-on support and education for family members and significant others about drug and alcohol addiction and close collaboration with referrers and community providers

Recovery Renewal

Recovery Renewal is a specialty treatment track available to individuals who have received treatment at McLean Fernside and are concerned that drug and alcohol relapse may occur or has occurred because of psychiatric problems or life challenges. Recovery Renewal is aimed at those who have remained abstinent from drugs or alcohol but have psychiatric issues that need to be addressed to foster full recovery. These individuals may also feel they could benefit from learning additional tools to help with the more challenging aspects of life such as relationships, parenting, or cravings and urges to use drugs and alcohol.

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