VA Boston Healthcare System – Brockton

VA Boston Healthcare System – Brockton


Located in Brockton, Mass., VA Boston Healthcare System provides a full range of medical services to veterans. The center’s services for substance use disorders include residential and outpatient programs, along with detox services, a feature offered at only 28 (7.9 percent) of hospital-based facilities in the state. The treatment center also offers gender-specific programming.


According to the center’s website, VA Boston’s treatment team works with clients and their loved ones to create a personalized treatment plan, which should help the client address their specific concerns. The plans are formed through initial psychiatric assessments and substance abuse assessments.

If necessary, the treatment center offers detox in a safe inpatient setting. Most clients stay in detox for three days, but can stay longer depending on their medical needs. Clients who require detoxification may be referred to the facility’s residential treatment for intensive programming and supervision. During residential care, clients may participate in individual, couples, and family counseling, as well as educational classes relevant to military personnel and veterans.

The facility also offers a Women’s Integrated Treatment and Recovery Program, which is a 10-week residential program for women struggling with PTSD and substance use disorder. Programming includes assessments, group and individual counseling, pharmacological intervention, as well as psycho-educational programs.

In addition to residential care, the Brockton location also offers outpatient-based methadone maintenance programs and Suboxone treatment for individuals struggling with opioid dependency. During medication-assisted treatment, clients may continue to participate in various outpatient counseling and education groups.

The transition housing program includes job counseling and outpatient treatment. In addition, outpatient mental health treatment is available, and it includes therapy and medication management. In addition, the VA center also offers women’s-only outpatient programs and transitional housing.


VA Boston Healthcare System’s behavioral health treatment team includes psychiatrists, nurses, social worker, and a nutritionist. Additionally, 97.2 percent of Massachusetts treatment facilities have continuing education requirements for staff. To date, the one alum polled by on the matter gave four out of five stars for the staff’s level of training and experience.


There is currently no information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, the sole alum polled on the matter provided a four-star rating for the center’s cleanliness.


The two alumni polled by at the time of this writing provided mixed feedback. One alum gave the center four out of five stars in every category evaluated, including holistic offerings, counseling options, level of family involvement, and admissions & discharge procedures. “Very good,” this former client wrote, adding that they would recommend the treatment program to others. The other alum only gave two stars for treatment effectiveness, writing: “Not that great, although the staff support was good.”

The 36 individuals who left Google reviews for VA Boston Healthcare System in Brockton provided a 3.4 out of five star average; though, the reviews are for the entire center, not the substance abuse treatment program specifically.[1]


VA Boston Healthcare System accepts private insurance, TRICARE, and other military insurances. The sole alum surveyed by on the center’s affordability offered four out of five stars for this aspect of the facility.

[1] GoogleReviews

VA Boston Healthcare System – Brockton Reviews

  • Treatment Effectiveness
Not that great, although the staff support was good.
  • Treatment Effectiveness
  • Accommodations & Amenities
Consistant Rules and regulations Little security I attended for Anxiety and depression and the exercises learned there helped me get back into the work force