Spectrum Health Systems today announced the opening of an outpatient treatment center in Saugus to provide individuals overcoming opioid addiction with the resources and support they need to work toward recovery.  Currently the 184 Broadway facility will offer medication-assisted treatment in conjunction with counseling.  Spectrum plans to expand the array of services offered in the future to include other types of outpatient care.

“Opioid addiction in our region has become a public health crisis, and we are responding to the demand for treatment programs in Saugus and the surrounding communities,” said Kurt Isaacson, Spectrum’s chief operating officer.  “Providing better access to treatment for those fighting addiction will lead to improved outcomes and ultimately benefit the community as a whole.”

The 4,000-square-foot facility is Spectrum’s ninth outpatient center in Massachusetts and the first clinic to offer this type of treatment in Saugus.  Spectrum’s medication-assisted treatment program uses a holistic approach to help clients addicted to heroin, hydrocodone and other opioid drugs work toward sustained recovery. 

All clients receive complete medical evaluations and monitoring, daily onsite medication dispensing, comprehensive clinical assessments, individualized treatment planning, and individual, group and/or family counseling. 

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, non-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider.   Spectrum operates more than 125 institutional and community-based programs in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Maine and Washington State—serving more than 45,000 individuals each year.