ABOUT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL – CENTER FOR ADDICTION MEDICINE
Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass Gen) is a full-service primary, secondary, and tertiary care hospital network that is home to a Center for Addiction Medicine (CAM). Located in Boston, CAM provides outpatient-based treatment for individuals struggling with substance use and. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including Suboxone and Vivitrol, are also available on-site for adult clients.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Treatment is split into two age groups: a young adults program, The Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS), for those aged 15 to 26, and the West End Clinic (WEC), for adults. The facility is among theto offer specialized treatment for young adults.
WEC offers daytime and evening intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for adults, while ARMS provides an IOP for its young clients. General outpatient treatment is also available for both groups, and all programs include random drug and alcohol screenings.
The facility draws from a wide range of evidence-based modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), psychodynamic group therapy, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and mindfulness-based therapies.
In addition to these and other individual therapies, CAM provides family therapy, group therapy, and psychiatry consultation. The West End Clinic also offers specialized treatment tracks, including a 10-week smoking cessation class and groups focusing on relapse prevention, mindfulness, Seeking Safety, and anxiety management. There is also a family alcoholism education series for loved ones.
The facility employs psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, PhD-level clinicians, and licensed clinical social workers. According to the facility’s website, employees who work in the ARMS program are all specially trained to work with young clients. The four individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com at the time of this writing felt the staff was well-trained and experienced.
Staff’s Level of Training and Experience: 4.5/5
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
The two former clients polled by Best-rehabs.com to date gave CAM positive reviews. Both reported that they would recommend the facility to others and awarded it four and five stars across 15 different evaluated metrics, including its counseling options, holistic offerings, family participation, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. When asked about the facility’s strengths, one alum stated that the facility “has (the) right people”, while the other alum added that it was “adequately staffed.” Both listed the location as a weakness of the facility.
On CAM’s Facebook page, which the organization may have the ability to edit, the center received an average rating of 4.9 out of five stars based on 17 reviews. However, no reviewers elaborated on their experience.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The two loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com to date also gave CAM mostly positive reviews. One of the respondents gave the facility ratings of mostly four and five out of five stars across the 15 different evaluated metrics, including the level of family participation, its counseling options, and treatment of co-occurring disorders. “Wife never relapsed and has been clean for 5years They Care for each and every person,” they wrote.
The other loved one gave high ratings of four stars for the facility’s counseling options and its staff support, as well as perfect five-star ratings for its quality of mental health treatment and family programs.
According to the facility’s website, Mass Gen accepts most major types of health insurance, though it is not stated which are accepted for CAM services. The three individuals polled on the matter gave two five-star ratings and a four-star rating for its affordability.