Founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals impacted by substance use and/or mental health disorders. Over the years, Spectrum has become known as an industry leader, helping thousands of individuals overcome addiction and reclaim their lives.
Today, we offer a continuum of care across Massachusetts, including inpatient detoxification, residential treatment, medication for substance use disorders, outpatient counseling and peer recovery support. In addition, we operate a number of residential programs for adolescents and young adults committed to the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. We also contract with state and county correctional authorities throughout the country to provide specialized programming for justice-involved individuals.
“Recovery helps you love yourself again. It’s about second chances, an opportunity to re-write the future and lead a happy life. I have dreams now. I want to renew relationships and get my loved ones back.”
“I remember thinking that I could handle it…that everything was okay. My life was controlled by drugs. One day, I hit rock bottom. I felt utterly hopeless and I knew I had to make a change.”
“The staff at Spectrum taught me ways to cope with everyday issues. I’m beginning to feel powerful, like I’m in control. I realize that I don’t know all the answers and that it’s okay to ask for help.”
“I’ve grown a lot since coming to Spectrum. I’m learning how to cope with everyday issues. I also take responsibility for my actions, which is definitely something new for me.”
“I entered Spectrum’s detox at the lowest point in my life. While I was there, I took a tour of the residential program. I decided to try it because I did not want to go back to my old way of life. Now I’m in recovery, working and making plans for my future – something I never dreamed possible.”
“When I was drinking, I thought I was only hurting myself. But when you’re in recovery, you realize how your actions hurt the people you love the most – your family and friends.”