Berkshire Health Systems – McGee Recovery Center

Berkshire Health Systems - McGee Recovery Center Pittsfield Massachusetts

Berkshire Health Systems’ McGee Recovery Center specializes in the medical detoxification and treatment of individuals 18 years of age and older struggling from opiate, alcohol, benzodiazepine, or prescription drug addiction. Individuals seeking care are provided medical supervision while receiving inpatient withdrawal treatment. Upon discharge, clients are offered resources for continued treatment and are provided with a referral to the appropriate transitional residential recovery or outpatient facility.

ABOUT BERKSHIRE HEALTH SYSTEMS – MCGEE RECOVERY CENTER

Located on the main campus of Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Mass., the McGee Recovery Center provides acute alcohol and drug abuse treatment for adult men and women. The Department of Health-licensed facility specializes in medically monitored detox services, offering group programming as well.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Prior to admission, all referrals undergo medical screening at the Berkshire Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Once screened, clients may access safe, medically monitored detox from alcohol or opioids, such as prescription narcotics and benzodiazepines.

Clients may also participate in group programming throughout their recovery. There is a group that focuses on early recovery and relapse prevention, as well as a pain management group for those dependent on non-prescribed opioids and/or other substances.

Once medically stabilized, clients may receive referrals to separate facilities for residential or outpatient care, or another program of the appropriate level.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

Key members of McGee’s treatment team include a medical doctor, registered nurse, licensed social worker, a consulting psychiatrist, and licensed addiction counselors.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

McGee Recovery Center can accommodate up to 21 clients at a time. Though details on the facility itself are limited, the facility earned an average of four out of five stars from the 12 individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com to date for its accommodations and amenities.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

At the time of this writing, six alumni submitted feedback for McGee to Best-rehabs.com. The feedback indicated mostly positive experiences.

Some of the alumni claimed that a brief stay here gave them their life back, while others praised the facility’s “caring” staff. Alum A.G., for example, credited McGee for providing them with a strong start on their path to recovery. “Was given the tools to succeed and was allowed to make better decisions. The rehab got me going in the right direction,” alum A.G. wrote. Out of the five alum surveyed on a scale from one to five on whether they would recommend the facility, McGee earned an average of 4.4 out of five stars.

On the more critical side, an anonymous alum wrote: “It’s not all that good.” The facility earned an average of 1.6 out of five stars for its holistic offerings and two out of five stars for its counseling options. Additionally, it received a mere 1.8 out of five stars for its level of family participation.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The seven loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com about McGee tended to be more generous in their ratings, but still noted areas for improvement.

The loved ones gave the facility an average of 3.86 out of five stars for its inclusion of family members throughout the process, facility cleanliness and the staff’s level of training and experience. However, they gave the facility an average rating of 2.83 out of five stars for counseling options and 2.43 out of five stars for its holistic offerings.

FINANCING

Berkshire Health Systems works with private insurance companies and Medicare.

Reviews about Berkshire Health Systems – McGee Recovery Center

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  • Treats patients with dignity, Tries their best to get patience into continued treatment planning. As accommodating as they can be in their means Bigger facility needed. Extended stays for longer support The facility has too many insurance hoops and too little options to plan for long term rehabilitation. Seems to be more of a long term stabilization unit that rehabilitation
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  • offers an out patient check up after release from program was not judgemental or critizing
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  • A small facility able to provide a lot of one on one treatment. It could be located in a more serene setting. Has a very caring staff intent on making a difference in the life of those under their care and in doing everything possible to assist the families.
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  • I was able to participate in counseling and group discussions with my peers and In 11 days I was ready to go home. I never went back. 8 yrs strong!
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  • They were able to get me sober and on with my life in 11 days. I have been clean ever since. Needs better food. I have to give this place a gold star. I wanted off of heroin. my life was terrible. I wanted to go home. It was simply to get off the heroin and get the drugs out of my system. Then I got on with my life. It worked awesome. It saved my life.
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  • Abundant staff, caring, informative, local, caring staff, clean, safe environment
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  • It has many problems
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  • it's not all that good
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  • one on one couseling was good. short staffed, they offer great counseling and programs like yoga and meditation
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    Meals, and counselors were great. Availability was an issue.They really do try to help you with addiction, but you have to want to get clean for it to work
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  • Needs a better holistic offering
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  • The program needs many improvements
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  • Was given the tools to succeed and was allowed to make better decisions. The rehab got me going in the right direction. That is why I'm sober today. Been clean and sober for 17 years