Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital – Addiction Recovery Program

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital – Addiction Recovery Program


The Addiction Recovery Program at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in Boston, MA, provides a comprehensive range of clinical services for adults dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues. We offer outpatient services, medically monitored detox services, a day treatment program, and a dual-diagnosis program. Our Addiction Recovery Program is part of the hospital’s psychiatry department and is the sole addiction treatment program within the Brigham Health network.


Upon admission, all clients undergo a comprehensive assessment. Our treatment programming is evidence-based. If necessary, we may use buprenorphine or Vivitrol to aid in opioid and alcohol withdrawal during the medical monitored detox process.

According to a 2016 SAMHSA survey, only 0.8 percent of opioid treatment programs in the United States use buprenorphine, while only 6.9 percent use Vivitrol. In Massachusetts, only 33.5 percent of treatment facilities utilize either or both of these treatments.

After detox, clients may be referred to our partial hospitalization program (PHP), which lasts for 10 days. PHP includes counseling sessions that incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), as well as mindfulness, meditation, and relaxation training.

Our programming also includes addiction education, introduction to 12-step and SMART Recovery meetings, hypnotherapy, meditation, exercise, and spiritual approaches.

Clients who do not require stabilization or supervision to achieve and maintain sobriety may be referred to our outpatient program, which consists of two weeks of evening group therapy sessions. Additionally, we provide outpatient-based opioid addiction treatment with Suboxone, a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone.

We also offer an outpatient continuing care program and an evening dual-diagnosis program.


Our treatment team consists of doctors and nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers, and advanced-practice addiction counselors. Recent surveys have given perfect five-star ratings to all aspects of staff support, training, and experience.


Information on the addiction recovery program’s accommodations and amenities is not available on our website. However, according to recent surveys, our facility received high ratings for meals and nutrition, as well as cleanliness.


According to surveys completed by alumni, the feedback on our treatment center has been positive. Both alumni indicated that they would recommend our program to others. One alum gave five out of five stars for various aspects of the treatment, including the treatment of co-occurring disorders, counseling options, and the staff’s level of training and experience.

The other alum stated that the treatment was worth the cost and provided high ratings for most aspects of the treatment, although they did express a preference for more science-based and proven strategies over heavy reliance on 12-step material.

The one area of disagreement among the alumni was in regard to the program’s holistic options, with one reviewer giving a five-star rating and the other giving a one-star rating.

Reviews from alumni on secondary review sites were mixed. However, these reviews were not specific to our addiction recovery program. On Faulkner Hospital’s Facebook page, which is managed by hospital staff, over 300 reviewers gave the hospital a very high average rating of 4.7 out of five stars. On Google, responses from over 50 alumni were mixed, but generally positive, with an average rating of 3.8 stars.

Over 50 reviewers on Yelp also provided mixed reviews, with a skew towards the negative. Positive reviews on all three sites often emphasized the cleanliness of the facility and the support from staff, while negative reviews focused on poor treatment.


Most commercial insurance plans are accepted at our facility. According to a survey respondent, the program’s affordability received a five-star rating.

Services provided by Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital – Addiction Recovery Program

Service Setting

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient Detox
  • Type of Care

  • Detox
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Contingency Managementmotivational Incentives
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • 12-step Facilitation
  • Detoxification

  • Alcohol Detoxification
  • Benzodiazepines Detoxification
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Department Of Health
  • Hospital Licensing Authority
  • The Joint Commission
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital – Addiction Recovery Program Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • There are not enough inpatient facilities in eastern MA.
    • Treatment Effectiveness
    It was a good program, but leaned a little to heavily on 12-step reference material. I would prefer to see more science-based and proven strategies used. It was an outpatient program, but yes it was worth the cost.