Addiction Treatment Provider Responds to Demand for Services in Wake of Long Island Bridge Closure

Spectrum Health Systems today announced the addition of 16 detoxification beds at its Weymouth treatment facility.  The detoxification or acute treatment beds will replace a portion of beds previously used for clinical stabilization, allowing Spectrum to provide all three primary levels of care—acute treatment services, clinical stabilization services and residential treatment—in one location.

“With 60 detoxification beds eliminated as a result of the Long Island Bridge closure, there was a clear and immediate need for this type of treatment service,” said Charles Faris, president and CEO of Spectrum.  “By offering multiple levels of treatment in one location, we can provide better continuity of care and ultimately improved outcomes for our patients.”

In addition to the 16 detoxification beds in Weymouth, Spectrum recently added three beds for this purpose at its Westborough campus, bringing the total number of detoxification beds there to 48.

“We are truly in the midst of a public health crisis and the demand for addiction treatment services in our region continues to grow,” said State Representative Ronald Mariano.  “By adding detox beds in Weymouth, Spectrum can provide better access and streamlined care to South Shore residents working toward recovery.”

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, non-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider.  Spectrum offers the largest and most complete continuum of addiction treatment in New England—including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment and peer recovery support.

CONTACT:
Brendan Melican, Public Relations Manager
(508) 792-5400 x7113

brendan.melican@spectrumhealthsystems.org