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The Ambulatory Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center

The Ambulatory Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital provides partial hospital services for chemically dependent individuals who have undergone detoxification. Our trained and experienced staff provides educational and process-oriented group therapy sessions to assist individuals through the early stages of recovery. We offer special expertise in treating individuals whose substance abuse is complicated by psychiatric illness. Services are offered both at McLean's Belmont campus and at McLean's Naukeag program in North Central Massachusetts, in the town of Ashburnham.

The program's goal is to help patients achieve and maintain abstinence, reclaim a sense of self worth and learn to manage the stresses of an active life without returning to substance dependence.

In-depth assessment of each individual's unique situation allows for a treatment approach that is personalized and comprehensive. Recognizing that individuals vary widely in terms of motivation for treatment and life circumstances, the staff is committed to developing flexible strategies for achieving treatment goals.

Partial hospital treatment is available for individuals who need intensive treatment but can commute to the program on a daily basis. Partial hospital patients are expected to attend groups addressing early sobriety issues and relapse-prevention skills from 8:30 am to 2 pm, seven days a week. Patients are assigned a case manager and a psychiatrist who work closely with them throughout the treatment process. By attending groups during the day and spending their evenings at home, partial hospitalization provides an opportunity for individuals to test, in community life, the lessons learned in the treatment program.

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The Ambulatory Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center is staffed by psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, public health specialists, nurses and addiction counselors. The staff is committed to working collaboratively with referring physicians and mental health addiction professionals.

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About McLean Hospital

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks McLean Hospital the nation's top psychiatric hospital. McLean is the largest psychiatric clinical care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a member of Partners HealthCare.

Call Us

For further information or to refer clients to the Ambulatory Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Center at McLean Hospital, please call 617.855.3505 Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm. Other substance abuse services are available at McLean's Naukeag program in North Central Massachusetts, in the town of Ashburnham. Please call 800.230.8764.

McLean Hospital accepts Medicare, Blue Cross and many other private health insurance plans.