McLean Hospital- Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag

McLean Hospital- Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag Petersham Massachusetts

At McLean Naukeag, clients are offered residential and partial hospital care for substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders in a safe, compassionate clinical setting. Individuals are offered a comprehensive range of treatment services, featuring an in-depth medical assessment, group therapy, medication stabilization, addiction education, aftercare assistance, and more. Care is offered on a residential, inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient basis.

ABOUT MCLEAN HOSPITAL — AMBULATORY TREATMENT PROGRAM AT NAUKEAG

Operated by McLean Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, the McLean Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag offers short-term residential and partial hospitalization programs for adults struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Medical detoxification is not available on-site — clients requiring detox or psychiatric stabilization can be referred to McLean Hospital. Treatment at Naukeag is intended for those who already have detoxed and need additional treatment in a structured environment. This facility is located in Ashburnham, Mass.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment plans are individualized and combine an in-depth assessment with medication management, group therapy, and life skills training. Other features of treatment include illness management, abstinence education, aftercare assistance, and relapse prevention. To complement the facility’s programs and services, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean both during and after treatment.

Stress management is an important aspect of the program. Additionally, according to the facility’s website, the treatment program works with clients to achieve “personal, career and recovery goals”.

Family involvement throughout treatment is strongly recommended. Family members, pending the resident’s permission, are active from the initial assessment to aftercare planning.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

According to the facility’s website, staff include board-certified psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, registered nurses, and expressive therapists.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The facility, located 60 miles northwest of Boston in Ashburnham, Mass., sits beside a lake on well-kept grounds. Residents have comfortable bedrooms and access to common areas and the grounds. Visitors are allowed during designated hours every afternoon, and cell phones are permitted (except during therapy sessions). Similarly, smoking is allowed but only in designated outdoor areas.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

To date, four alumni have provided feedback for McLean Hospital – Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag. All feedback was positive.

The facility earned five out of five stars for treatment effectiveness from all respondents polled, as well as four- and five-star ratings for accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. Of the accommodations, alum K.C. wrote: “The sleeping accommodations are 2 in a room, very comfortable and the food was outstanding.”

Additionally, alumni praised the staff. Alum J.P. wrote: “The staff at both McLeans/Nuakeag were all exceptional. I highly recommend it… McLeans helped save my life & they are experts at addiction & mental illness, which is the same thing.” Alum K.C. agreed: “The staff is second to none, they teach you how to handle life WITHOUT alcohol/drugs.”

On its unofficial Facebook page, the facility earned three five-star reviews. [1] In the only written review, alum Debbi wrote: “Can’t say enough about this place.Went to McLeans for detox,then I was fortunate enough to go here,will be a year clean & sober.”

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

At the time of this writing, three loved ones submitted feedback to Best-rehabs.com. The reviews were positive.

Loved ones gave the facility four- and perfect five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness. Loved one Cathy, whose son attended this facility twice, commented: “Great support for the addict.” She gave five out of five stars for the level of staff support and four stars for the quality of counseling, the leadership, and pricing.

Loved ones gave the facility three out of five stars for accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. One mother, Amy, told Best-rehabs.com: “A life saver for our child. The program is comprehensive yet caring and compassionate. We highly recommend this if you are fortunate enough to get in.”

FINANCING

According to its website, McLean Hospital** accepts Medicare, Massachusetts Medicaid, and many private insurance and managed care plans,** including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim, Tufts, and United.

[1] https://www.facebook.com/pages/McLean-Ambulatory-Treatment-Center-At-Naukeag/122350771156956?fref=ts

Reviews about McLean Hospital- Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag

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  • I entered treatment at Naukeag completely broken. The individual work I did with my counselor and the groups helped me to get in touch with the trauma that was fueling.My addiction. Thr setting of Naukeag Lake is so serene that while you are at such a vulnerable time, I found refuge in thr ability to reconnect with God- something I'd lost in active addiction.
    My dearest friend -- my soul sister -- bravely fought a horrible addiction for so many years. Naukeag was the only treatment that helped her conquer it.
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  • Naukeag was live saving and empowering! The staff is second to none, they teach you how to handle life WITHOUT alcohol/drugs. The sleeping accommodations are 2 in a room,very comfortable and the food was outstanding! I loved that fresh fruit was available 24/7. The lessons I learned at Naukeag I will take with me forever,Naukeag is now a part of my soul. As a group you are referred to as a "community" and you truly do become a part of the community, I made life long friends and we continue to support each other. I just can't say enough good things. 5 stars to the entire staff!!!! They give total support!!!!
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  • After detox at McLean hospital, I was homeless & very afraid to go to a shelter. My thoughts were still racing & I wanted to leave the hospital to continue drinking & drugging. Going to Naukeag was one active step for my recovery because it gave me more time to stabilize my meds & my anxiety. The staff at both McLeans/Nuakeag were all exceptional. I highly recommend it. I did have to wait for a detox bed which was hard but I stayed persistent calling them at least 2/3 times per day. McLeans helped save my life & they are experts at addiction & mental illness, which is the same thing.
    A life saver for our child. The program is comprehensive yet caring and compassionate. We highly recommend this if you are fortunate enough to get in.
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  • It was an overall very good facility, with great connectivity.
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  • My son chose Naukeag for the second time because he knew of the great care he received the first time around. He left too soon the first time and for the wrong reasons. This time he did everything on his own willingly because he is tired of the life he is living. Going to the next level in his recovery is the furthest he has ever gone in his recovery. I think that says a lot for the care he received at Naukeag. Great support for the addict. Attended parent meetings