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McLean Hospital Donates Defibrillators to Town of Ashburnham

On June 22, 2018, McLean Hospital donated defibrillators to the Ashburnham, Massachusetts, fire and police departments. The donations were in recognition of the town’s support of McLean Hospital during the many years that McLean’s...

Addictions 2019 Conference

McLean Hospital is pleased to offer this annual conference bringing together some of the foremost authorities in the addiction field. Topics will include new, evidence-based treatments, the nuances of treating co-occurring disorders along with addiction, and special populations. Smaller breakout...

Philanthropy Drives Better Outcomes in Dual Diagnosis

People who suffer from psychiatric illnesses often struggle with substance use disorders as well. For example, those with bipolar disorder experience addiction at six times the rate of people in the general population, while those with depression and anxiety disorders suffer at twice the rate.

Now, thanks...

Mission Possible: Buzz Aldrin Shares His ‘Magnificent Desolation’

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin may have made it to the moon, but his journey upon returning to Earth was, by his own account, an even greater challenge. When he returned from the Apollo mission in 1969, Aldrin, the second person to walk on the moon, struggled with both the exhilaration and overwhelming public notoriety of...

Battling the Opioid Epidemic Close to Home

Each day, we see it on the nightly news, in the paper, and in our hospital—the opioid epidemic has seeped into the fabric of our culture and years from now, we will still be coping with its catastrophic effects. While this is a national battle, it is also one being fought in our own backyards. In one way or...

Addiction Detox: A Step Toward Effective Recovery

Detoxification from alcohol and/or drugs is an important first step in recovery. However, it’s not only important to take that first step, but also to do it safely.

What is Detoxification?

There are several types of...

Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy Receives 2015 McLean Award

Long-time politician and mental health advocate, Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy became the eighth recipient of the prestigious McLean Award on October 23, 2015. This annual award is presented to individuals who have furthered the public’s understanding of psychiatric illness and mental health. Mr. Kennedy...

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