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Congratulations to Athena Haddon on her Salute to Excellence Award

An incredible amount of effort is needed in our mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and recovery supports. That’s why Spectrum Health Systems is proud to employ individuals that are skilled, qualified—and most importantly—passionate about recovery. One employee that embodies these characteristics every day is Athena Haddon. ...

December 8th, 2023|News, Spectrum Corrections|

Making a Difference with Stefania Cunningham, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Stefania Cunningham’s tenure at Spectrum began 10 years ago. Originally joining as a per diem nurse, she now works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based out of Spectrum’s Weymouth location, providing psychiatric services to clients throughout Massachusetts. In her time with Spectrum, she’s seen many changes and developments, both in ...

November 15th, 2023|News, Spectrum Corrections|

Breaking the Addiction Stigma

While cultural awareness around substance and alcohol use disorder have improved in recent years, there is still a substantial amount of stigma surrounding these topics. Despite well-established research identifying addiction as a disease, some still see it as a moral failing instead. The negative attitudes and stereotypes that stem from ...

November 10th, 2023|Spectrum Corrections, Addiction|

National Recovery Month: The Impact of Peer Recovery Centers

Peer recovery centers are crucial to the recovery community, serving as safe meeting places where people in all walks of recovery can both give and receive support. At these free centers, individuals participate in recovery meetings, find parenting and employment resources, learn helpful skills like anger management and financial planning, ...

September 29th, 2023|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

How Spectrum’s Mobile Treatment Unit is Bringing Change Directly to Communities

Spectrum Health Systems’ pioneering mobile treatment unit has made promising strides since it began service in February. Seven days a week, this innovative vehicle delivers addiction treatment medication and other clinical resources to the Central Massachusetts residents that need them most. Years ago, the concept of using a vehicle to ...

September 6th, 2023|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

Unmet Addiction Treatment Needs Persist in Correctional Facilities

In 2018, Congress passed the First Step Act, which, among other things, required the Bureau of Prisons to expand the availability of medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Medications like Suboxone, which provide the two-fold benefit of preventing opioid cravings and blocking opioid receptors, have been strongly shown to reduce ...

July 10th, 2023|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

Pride Month: Honoring and Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

With Pride Month in full swing, Spectrum Health Systems honors the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledges the difficulties encountered by its members. The disadvantages, discrimination, and other challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community create an increased risk of behavioral health issues such as substance use disorder, self-harm, depression, and anxiety. The ...

June 14th, 2023|News, Spectrum Corrections|

Recognizing the Members of Spectrum’s 2023 President’s Club

Since Spectrum Health Systems was founded in 1969—known then as Challenge House—we have been intently focused on offering the highest quality services to individuals seeking treatment for substance use and mental health disorders. Spectrum’s goal is to assist its clients in establishing and sustaining recovery, giving them the tools needed ...

May 17th, 2023|News, Spectrum Corrections|
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