Located in a family-style home in Methuen, Massachusetts, Bright Futures is a 12-bed residential substance use treatment program for adolescent and young adult males referred by the Department of Youth Services. Programming is designed to address the numerous issues that contribute to substance use and behavioral issues, such as family functioning, co-occurring mental health disorders, interpersonal relations, impulse control, and responses to authority.
Utilizing a strengths-based, trauma informed and individualized approach, the program teaches participants the skills necessary to maintain drug-free, pro-social lifestyles. Clients follow a structured weekly schedule consisting of individual and family counseling, recovery-focused group meetings, life skills training, academic instruction, and recreational activities.
Continuing care begins upon admission, continues throughout treatment, and culminates with an individualized aftercare plan that includes wrap-around services and supports to ensure sustained recovery following discharge. Clients also develop an individualized Relapse Prevention Plan as part of the continuing care planning process. Length of stay is individualized, based on client needs.