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. 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.
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.  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.”
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.