Mount Auburn Hospital – Prevention and Recovery Center

Mount Auburn Hospital – Prevention and Recovery Center


The Harvard University-affiliated Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. offers outpatient-based treatment for adults and teens seeking treatment for addiction, compulsive gambling, mental health conditions, and co-occurring disorders at its Prevention and Recovery Center. The hospital is also fully-accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Detox is not available onsite.


The Prevention and Recovery Center’s many outpatient services include intervention, evaluation and monitoring, individual and group therapy, medication management, and mental health treatment. Unique to the facility, medication management services also help clients to continue the use of their medications while controlling their access to it, making it difficult to abuse medications.

With an emphasis on relapse prevention, the group therapy component of treatment addresses the various mental health disorders that often accompany addiction, like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. By treating these co-occurring disorders, clients can address the underlying factors of their addiction for a longer-lasting recovery.

Mount Auburn also runs specialized groups for teens, women, men, DUI/DWI offenders, and individuals in the criminal justice system. DUI/DWI treatment programs are limited within the state, as only 14.6% of facilities in Massachusetts offer such programs. These programs make it possible for clients to address their legal requirements for license reinstatement while seeking treatment for addiction.

The treatment programs ensure that community supports are in place to facilitate a client’s smooth transition and continuous recovery upon discharge. While there is not a defined aftercare program, the facility integrates discharge planning into its treatment approach.


The 213-bed Mount Auburn Hospital features a full medical staff of addiction psychiatrists. The staff also includes education-focused staff members and interns that help medical students gain knowledge and experience.


The sole alum of the Prevention and Recovery Center polled by to date shared negative feedback. While the anonymous reviewer indicated that they were court-ordered to attend treatment, they gave one out of five stars for the facility’s holistic offerings, staff support, and effectiveness of group counseling, among other categories.


Mount Auburn Hospital accepts most private health insurance plan. Sliding-scale fees are available to those in need, making MAH one of the 184 facilities that offer a sliding scale fees.

Mount Auburn Hospital – Prevention and Recovery Center Reviews

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  • court ordered. chose facility because of location.