Expressive therapies, including art therapy, allow patients to use various media to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.
Located on a mountain ridge with a breathtaking view of the valley below and the city of Boston in the distance, our Fernside location provides a tasteful and restful environment to aid in recovery from addiction. An elegant mansion built in 1835 and previously a bed and breakfast listed on the Select Registry as a Distinguished Inn of North America, Fernside embodies all the luxury and charm of a private New England inn.
With spectacular panoramic ocean views overlooking island-studded Penobscot Bay, Borden Cottage is located at one of Maine’s premier hilltop estates and offers a number of premier features. Among the unique offerings in our private compound is a state of the art movie theater equipped with soft leather reclining seats and a movie-quality screen and surround sound. After a long day of individual and group therapies, patients can utilize our vintage bowling alley, billiards room, arcade, and a 1950s-inspired diner.
Our outfitted music studio is appointed with high-quality equipment, used for music therapy as well as for leisure time enjoyment by amateur and professional music lovers. Patients can also enjoy swimming in our gorgeous outdoor heated pool.
Far away from the stresses, distractions, and demands of everyday life that may have contributed to addiction to drugs and alcohol, the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs offer the ultimate tranquil and luxurious recovery settings.
To provide a supportive, compassionate transition from residential treatment, McLean offers a robust alumni program for all Signature Addiction Recovery patients.
McLean’s alumni services begin prior to leaving residential care, where patients are introduced to aftercare programming that includes, but is not limited to:
- Up to 2 years of post-discharge phone and virtual support
- Biannual local and national alumni events
- Monthly meetings with program team members and fellow Signature Addiction Recovery alumni
- Ongoing capacity to reach out to the alumni coordinator for individual consultation
All of these services are provided free of charge and are intended to support each member in recovery and continue to establish a familiar, connected network of alumni and practitioners invested in supporting maintained sobriety.
McLean’s alumni services are overseen by Lee FitzGerald, CADC-I, CIP, who brings more than 20 years of experience as an interventionist and practitioner in helping patients and families establish safe and sober lives rooted in recovery.