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An Inside Look: Inpatient Detoxification

For most people with substance use disorders, the first step to addiction recovery is detoxification or “detox” – the medical process of removing toxic substances from the bloodstream through abstaining from alcohol or drugs until it is completely free of toxins. It sounds simple, but the concept is especially daunting ...

August 21st, 2017|

Opioid Epidemic Declared a National Emergency

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 35,000 people across America died from heroin or opioid overdoses in 2015, and a study released by the University of Virginia on Aug. 7th concluded the mortality rates were 24 percent higher for opioids and 22 percent higher for heroin than ...

August 16th, 2017|

Millbury Methadone Clinic Helping Dispel Neighbors’ Fears

Date: 11/3/17

MILLBURY - Driving into the parking lot behind the nondescript industrial building at 50 Howe Ave., one would think that, aside from the two security guards, this could just as easily be a trip to the post office or hardware store.

Adults of all ages, dressed for work and going about their business one morning last week, stood politely in line just inside the door, waiting their turn.

August 10th, 2017|

Spectrum Health Systems Announces New Contract in Virginia

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a new contract by the Virginia Department of Corrections to implement a Community Corrections Alternative Program (CCAP) at the Cold Springs Correctional Unit in Greenville, Virginia. The CCAP operates as a drug treatment facility serving offenders with moderate to severe substance use disorders. The program currently houses 100 offenders in a dormitory setting with the capacity to double in size if needed.

August 10th, 2017|

Spectrum Health Systems Announces Opening of New Outpatient Facility in Weymouth

Spectrum Health Systems Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announces the opening of its newest outpatient treatment facility in Weymouth, Mass., located at 15 Winter Court.

August 7th, 2017|

Troubleshooting Training: How Three Programs Prepare Volunteers to Mentor People Leaving Prison and Jail

Justice Center
Date: 7/27/17

Staff at the CSG Justice Center talked to three reentry programs with promising training practices about their experiences developing and delivering training to volunteer mentors.

Training mentors to support the reentry population is not an exact science. For many reentry programs that offer mentoring services, the training of mentors is an ever-evolving process that can unfold in challenging and unexpected ways.

August 2nd, 2017|

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Hires New Vice President of Business Development

Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of David Nefussy as the new vice president of business development. Reporting to Chief Operating Officer Sherry Ellis, Mr. Nefussy is responsible for leading Spectrum’s business development efforts including the cultivation of referral relationships and negotiating agreements with managed care organizations, third-party payors and private insurance companies. In this role, he will also work closely with Spectrum’s admissions department to facilitate timely admissions for individuals in need of services.

August 1st, 2017|


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