At McLean Hospital, we know that addiction to alcohol, opiates, and other substances is a complex mental health condition, one that is often accompanied by other symptoms and conditions.
We are committed to helping adults recover from substance use disorders and other coexisting mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.
If you have gone through detoxification and need the benefit of additional treatment in a structured environment, the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag may be right for you.
Located northwest of Boston in Petersham, Massachusetts, our insurance-based program provides residential and partial hospital substance use disorder care.
The Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag is ideal for adults who:
- Have completed detoxification and require continuing around-the-clock addiction care
- Need structured addiction treatment to set them on the path toward recovery
- Seek the skills and supports to manage addiction and co-occurring mental health diagnoses
Naukeag is nestled in a quiet community. The program facilities offer comfortable single and double occupancy bedrooms, common areas for groups and conversation, and beautiful grounds.
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Our highly-skilled clinicians and support staff provide exceptional care for individuals addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, with or without other coexisting mental health conditions.
Care at Naukeag focuses on group and individual therapy, as well as medication consultations as may be appropriate. We utilize behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavior therapy and integrated group therapy.
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Admission & Cost
The Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag is ideal for individuals who have gone through detoxification and need the benefit of additional treatment in a structured environment.
For further information about our program or to make a referral, please contact our admissions coordinator:
McLean accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid, and many private insurance and managed care plans. Insurance coverage may be limited for some services, especially for longer-term residential treatment.
More information on insurance providers accepted by McLean Hospital may be found on the Mass General Brigham website. You may also find it beneficial to review McLean’s patient billing and financial assistance information.
Monika Kolodziej, PhD, Program Director
Dr. Kolodziej’s clinical, research, and program evaluation activities focus on services for individuals diagnosed with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders, both of which are often accompanied by chronic medical conditions. She is especially interested in implementing effective tools to track and improve treatment outcomes, and in exploring means to increase collaboration between multidisciplinary providers, patients, and their families.
Andrew D. Gill, MD, Medical Director
Dr. Gill has been the medical director at the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag since its opening. He is also a consulting psychiatrist at Fernside, a McLean Hospital Signature Addiction Recovery Program. In addition to previous years spent on the staff at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Dr. Gill has worked at several non-profit clinics and hospitals in central Massachusetts.
Staff and Associates
Our staff consists of a multidisciplinary group of board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, and expressive therapists. This highly trained and experienced team provides rapid, accurate diagnosis, thorough treatment planning, aftercare planning and high-quality care tailored to each individual’s needs.
Naukeag staff have experience working with patients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
The Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag is part of the Center of Excellence in Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction led by Roger D. Weiss, MD.
Located in central Massachusetts, the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag offers a serene setting that allows patients the opportunity to focus on treatment and recovery.
Accommodations at Naukeag include comfortable, single and double occupancy bedrooms and common areas with ample room for both group therapy and leisure time. Patients have access to an onsite fitness center as well as games and activities.
The wooded grounds at Naukeag are ideal for quiet reflection and outdoor activities.
Where is the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag located?
The program is located in Petersham, Massachusetts. For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page.
Who benefits most from the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag?
Our residential and partial hospital program focuses on treating individuals with serious substance use conditions who are stable, post detox, have manageable mental health and physical symptoms, who want and agree to come to rehab, and are motivated for treatment.
Is family involved in treatment?
Family involvement is strongly recommended. With permission of the patient, family members can be involved in assessment and in treatment/aftercare planning.
Is smoking permitted?
At Naukeag, we address tobacco use as a substance use disorder and encourage patients to quit. Nicotine cessation treatment, including medications and behavioral interventions, is available. Tobacco products are not allowed inside the buildings, though there is one designated smoking area outside. Cigars, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes are not allowed on the premises.
When are visiting hours?
Visiting hours are 2-4pm Monday through Saturday and 12-4pm Sunday.
Are cell phones allowed?
Patients are allowed to hold and use their cell phones, except during therapy (individual and group), with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other patients. Cell phones may be taken away if they interfere with treatment.
Is aftercare planning a part of the program?
The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.
Can former patients access their medical records?
All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean’s Health Information Management Department.
Are support groups offered during and after treatment?
To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own treatment course, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean.
Does McLean gather patient feedback?
McLean is dedicated to maintaining high-quality and effective patient care. To ensure that those standards remain at the highest level, we utilize a number of feedback instruments and quality indicators. Among these tools are the Perceptions of Care survey which monitors patient satisfaction and BASIS-24™, a psychiatric outcomes measurement tool created at McLean and widely used in the U.S. and around the world, which delivers feedback on the patient care experience.