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, …
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.
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.
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.
Addiction in Massachusetts has not stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. In April, a local treatment center moved quickly to convert a space on its campus into a specialized unit for COVID-19 positive patients seeking addiction services. View the WCVB story here.
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 …
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.
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 - 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.
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.