Community Healthlink Inc – Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR)

Community Healthlink Inc – Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR)


Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR) is a detox and residential stabilization program for teenagers aged 13 to 16 seeking treatment for substance abuse and who require medical monitoring. Conveniently located less than a mile from downtown Worcester, Mass., the facility is one of the 291 state-licensed programs. Both family-centered and strengths-based, MYR is among the 16.6 percent of facilities in the state to offer specialized treatment for adolescents.


MYR is a residential program designed exclusively for teenagers having difficulty with family, school, or work due to their substance abuse. Some clients may be unable to quit voluntarily, while others may have co-occurring disorders, like anxiety and depression, which programming addresses simultaneously with substance abuse.

After admission, clients work with case managers to develop individualized treatment programs, helping to ensure that clients get the specific services that they need. Case managers also help with aftercare planning.

The treatment process focuses on traditional counseling methods to promote development. Clients attend daily counseling sessions as well as educational sessions. To support their recovery, goal planning and achievement is a primary focus throughout the program. Medication management may also be available to treat any co-occurring mental health concerns.

All teenagers begin with a series of assessments to address their medical, family, psychological, social, and educational backgrounds. After detox, if necessary, where clients receive intensive medical monitoring, teenagers begin attending one-on-one counseling, as well as group and family counseling sessions.

Family involvement is encouraged throughout the treatment process, and family counseling services are available as needed to help rebuild family connections.


Led by a medical director, MYR’s multidisciplinary treatment team include psychiatrists, master’s level clinicians, registered nurses, addiction counselors, and case managers.


MYR’s acute detox unit has 24-beds. Pictures published on its official brochure indicated simple shared bedrooms with twin beds and lots of natural sunlight. The facility also features a lounge/game room with a foosball table, air hockey table, and a wall-mounted television.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY has yet to receive alumni feedback to date, though secondary sources revealed mixed opinions. On Google, Community Healthlink, Inc. earned an average of 3.2 out of five stars from nine reviews to date.[1] One alum described a “scary” experience, while another alum reported an incident of theft. However, alum Robert wrote: “I love my therapist…I get all my support here. Very good for my dual diagnosis.”


The single loved one surveyed by as of this writing anonymously called MYR a “fantastic” program. N.C. noted significant improvements in their teenaged loved one, specifically in the areas of attitude, confidence, and communication skills, commenting: “Great team nice setting. Such a shame that more are not available.” Although the loved one gave moderate ratings of three out of five stars for the facility’s exercise and leisure opportunities, holistic offerings, and counseling options, the loved one gave four stars for the family program and qualifications of staff.


Treatment at MYR is covered by private health insurance and is one of the 236 facilities that accept state-financed health insurance like MassHealth. For those without insurance, a sliding fee scale based on income is available. In some cases, BSAS can offer financial assistance to uninsured clients.


Services provided by Community Healthlink Inc – Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR)

Service Setting

  • Outpatient
  • Type of Care

  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Treatment Approaches

  • Anger Management
  • Brief Intervention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma-related Counseling
  • License/Certification/Accreditation

  • State Substance Abuse Agency
  • State Department Of Health
  • State Mental Health Department
  • Commission On Accreditation Of Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Payment/Insurance/Funding Accepted

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Genders Accepted

  • Male
  • Female
  • Community Healthlink Inc – Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR) Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
  • Meals & Nutrition
  • Only long term facility for teen girls in mass. Great team nice setting. Such a shame that more are not available myr program fantastic