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Banyan Treatment Center Philosophy
Banyan Treatment Center's mission is to help struggling drug addicts and alcoholics reach their goal of a healthy, happy and productive sober life through an array of treatment services provided by our licensed clinical and medical professionals.
Our drug and alcohol rehab programs provides an alternative to traditional inpatient / residential treatment or as a step down from a higher level of care. We emphasize and try to instill the importance of consistency, accountability, and responsibility along with the vital importance of a 12 step program in everybody’s daily lives to achieve the goal of permanent sobriety.
After going through his own difficulties battling the disease of addiction Bob Reynolds, Banyan's Director, spent many years working in the recovery community trying to give back by helping other suffering addicts and alcoholics. It was Bob’s vision to start an honest, clean and supportive community for people to recover in. This vision became a reality when he teamed up with a young investor who also had a passion for helping young adults gain the tools they need in order to succeed in life.
Areas of Specialization
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Meet the Staff
Matt Ganem is a poet and the author of “The Shadow of an Addict.” Matt also hosts Banyan Recovery Radio and speaks to different schools, recovery programs and community forums on addiction. He is a huge voice for recovery not only in his hometown of Massachusetts, but nationwide. Oxycontin which eventually led to Heroin addiction brought him to rock bottom at the age of 21. He was able to turn his life around and now tries to provide hope and strength to those still sick and struggling with substance abuse. Matt works relentlessly to help others escape the grasp of addiction by shining a positive light on recovery. He does this by speaking at schools and community events for prevention education. His work was recognized by Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery and Matt was selected to be Massachusetts Recovery Advocate of the Year in 2015. Matt Ganem a father of two beautiful children Christian and Payton and has been clean and sober for over 9 years.
Joseph Papa, LICSW, CADC-II
Joseph is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who received his Masters in Clinical Social Work for UNH, and is a Certified Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor-II. He specializes in treating clients suffering from substance use, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Joe uses a client-centered approach to help our clients identify and capitalize on their strengths to make realistic, meaningful, and lasting changes in recovery. Through his use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy, he empowers clients to develop well-focused and achievable recovery goals. He has been working as a therapist for over 17 years in community settings, psychiatric hospitals, and private practice. Joe has 20 years of 12-step recovery, and still practices his program on a daily basis. His extensive knowledge and experience of clinical treatment along with his personal recovery brings a multi layered and individualized approach to treatment for our clients.
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ABOUT BANYAN TREATMENT CENTER — WILMINGTON, MA
Banyan operates three outpatient treatment centers in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Florida, as well as a detox facility in Florida. This Massachusetts facility offers outpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance abuse, and is located in an industrial zone in the suburban town of Wilmington, 15 miles north of Boston.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
Banyan describes itself as a psychiatric and medical facility. The medical side of treatment is primarily covered through Vivitrol injections. Vivitrol is a medicine that blocks brain receptors that are activated by opioids; it can be used to reduce the likelihood of relapse on opioids or alcohol. The therapeutic side of the program consists of group, family, couples’, and individual therapy. The programs also emphasize long-term recovery and preventing relapse.
This center offers a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), and general outpatient care. The PHP involves at least 28 hours of programming per week, and the IOP a minimum of 12 hours per week. Clients attending outpatient care outside of these treatment tracks attend one 90-minute group per week, plus more programming as required.
The center is open five days a week, and sessions are scheduled to suit a variety of schedules, including those who have daytime commitments. There is dedicated programming at all intensities — PHP, IOP, and general outpatient — for professionals, such as teachers, healthcare professionals, business executives, and legal professionals.
Upon completing treatment, all clients are welcome to join the alumni program, which helps them to stay connected to one another the recovery community.
Staff includes social workers, addiction counselors, a PhD-level nurse practitioner, and an emergency medical technician (EMT). The nine individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the staff’s level of training and experience gave it a 4.78-star average rating.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
All five of the alumni polled by Rehabs.com to date would strongly recommend this facility. The five alumni gave the facility average ratings of five stars, 4.8 stars, 4.8 stars, and 4.4 stars respectively for its exercise/leisure offerings, holistic options, family participation, and counseling options. The alumni repeatedly praised the center’s group therapy, and generally described a very engaged treatment process. “The staff here run very interactive groups and maintain very close and personal relationships with the clients in and after treatment,” N.A. wrote. Several reviewers also echoed this praise for staff.
At the time of this writing, secondary review sites also yielded almost exclusively positive commentary, with a 4.9-star average rating out of five based on 37 reviews on Facebook, where the center can manage its own page. The reviewers tended to speak in general terms of the program’s efficacy, the staff’s caring and dedication, and Banyan’s positive effects on their lives. “I have been to multiple treatments and banyan was by far the best place I have ever been. I learned so much in the time I was there. All of the staff care and helped me so much. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to get help,” Anna wrote in a representative review.
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
The single loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date, M.M., gave mostly positive feedback. “Easy to get to, staff are friendly, knowledgeable,” M.M. wrote, but added: “Treatment should follow into the house at night / more structure / guidelines for chores , needs more consistency, staff and medication.” M.M. gave the facility four stars for its treatment effectiveness, its family participation, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders, and three stars for its exercise/leisure offerings and holistic and counseling options, indicating a somewhat barebones program.
WHAT STAFF SAY
All three of the staff members polled by Rehabs.com to date would recommend Banyan Treatment Center. The three employees gave the facility four-and five-star ratings in all but one of the 15 evaluated treatment metrics, including its treatment effectiveness, the strength of its 12-step program, and its treatment for co-occurring disorders. The only lower-scoring categories were the center’s holistic and counseling options, each of which scored a three-star rating alongside the four- and five-star ratings. The employees described a facility that works to respect its clients: “Meeting client's were there at!!!!... Also take time and make time to really listen to our clientss,” R.G. wrote in a representative review. In one of the only notes of criticism, one employee called for better communication between staff and more boundaries with clients.
According to Banyan’s website, the organization accepts insurance from more than 60 carriers, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, MultiPlan, and ValueOptions. The nine individuals polled by Rehabs.com to date on the center’s affordability gave it a 4.78-star average rating.
Published March 2017
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