Advancing substance use disorder treatment in correctional facilities
By Earl Warren
The basis for substance use programs in Mass. DOC facilities is a combination of the Therapeutic Community model and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Spectrum Health Systems’ Correctional Division was launched within the Massachusetts Department of Correction …
Democratization of Recovery Requires Full Continuum of Treatment Programming
Author Kurt Isaacson
Critical in our fight against the addiction epidemic is the effort to ensure treatment is accessible to those who need it. Individuals seeking resources often face unnecessary roadblocks and long wait times, issues that can deter them entirely. Addiction is a complicated disease, …
Therapy dogs help clients at New England Recovery Center stay positive
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – For people battling addiction, the road to recovery can be challenging. At New England Recovery Center in Westborough, a recently-added program is helping clients stay positive with a little help from man’s best friend.
What You Need To Know
- Tufts Paws for People …
Jeffrey Baxter, chief medical officer of the Massachusetts-based treatment provider, talks about how he and his colleagues are working to prevent people from falling through the cracks
Date: January 13, 2022
By Jenny Diedrich
The goal of a new rapid access addiction treatment center operated by Worchester, Mass.-based Spectrum Health Systems is to provide on-demand medication, mental health and recovery support right when patients need it, with no wait times or treatment barriers.
Spectrum’s New England Recovery Center Featured in Daily Radio Blast Hosted by the Worcester Chamber of Commerce
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
WORCESTER, Mass. - Program Director MaryBeth Adams recently spoke with radio host Hank Stolz about addiction recovery, programming options and new amenities being offered at Spectrum’s New England Recovery Center.
Spectrum Health Systems Donates COVID-19 Vaccines to Non Profits
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. - A local health care system was not only able to vaccinate their staff, but workers from other area non-profits as well on Friday.
Specialized unit treats patients battling both COVID-19 and addiction
Spectrum Staff Talk With WEEI’s Rob Bradford About Managing Addiction During These Uneasy Times
Lisa Blanchard and Catherine Collins of Spectrum Health Systems join Rob Bradford to pass along some extremely important advice and perspective when it comes to managing addiction and mental health during these very uncomfortable times. Tune in to the podcast …
As coronavirus stops AA, NA meetings, people in recovery use virtual space to support one another and prevent isolation
A trailer has been placed outside the Spectrum Health Systems inpatient campus in Westborough to screen incoming patients for signs of COVID-19, which may include fever and a dry cough.
State outpatient program that gives felons intensive counseling, training instead of jail time may expand to Hamilton County
Chattanooga Times Free Press
NASHVILLE — Hamilton County could be in line for an innovative Tennessee Department of Correction program that puts nonviolent felons struggling with substance abuse or mental health issues through an intensive one-year, three-phase program as an alternative to prison.
‘This place changed my life;’ At this Worcester recovery center, Cassandra Olivencia found a new purpose and her confidence
Cassandra Olivencia was scared the first time she walked in the door.
Years of using heroin and crack had worn down on her. Olivencia was ready to stay sober this time.
Trafficked in Massachusetts: Getting out
WORCESTER, Mass. —It's just past noon in Worcester, and a familiar scene is about to play out. A young woman, her clothes dirty, walks Main Street for hours, glancing at passing cars, until one pulls over.
Millbury Methadone Clinic Helping Dispel Neighbors’ Fears
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.
Troubleshooting Training: How Three Programs Prepare Volunteers to Mentor People Leaving Prison and Jail
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.
After three decades of drug addiction, Robert Brown finally got clean
The Roanoke Times
Robert Brown was on his way to see his heroin dealer. He was withdrawing and in a hurry. Not paying attention, he made an illegal turn. Blue lights flashed on behind him.
“They’re finally going to get me,” he thought.