Lahey Health Behavioral Services in Danvers, MA

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(2.7 of 5)
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199 Rosewood Drive, Suite 250
Danvers MA 01923

Lahey Health Behavioral Services Philosophy

At Lahey Health Behavioral Services, teens and adults are invited to work with a team of compassionate licensed addiction treatment professionals to develop the necessary skills to foster lifelong recovery. For those in need of supervised withdrawal treatment, Lahey Health offers safe medical detoxification and clinical post-detoxification residential stabilization treatment. Outpatient services include counseling, group therapy, and medication-assisted treatment, as well as coursework to satisfy court-ordered substance abuse sentencing.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Medical Detoxification
    Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Facility Highlights

Group Therapy

Individual Counseling

Psycho-Educational Groups

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ABOUT LAHEY HEALTH BEHAVIORAL SERVICES

Lahey Health Behavioral Services recently merged two long-standing non-profit health and human services organizations on Boston’s North Shore. Currently, more than a dozen locations provide a comprehensive array of behavioral health services including inpatient and outpatient treatment for addictive and psychiatric disorders. In addition to the agency’s headquarters, a detox center, methadone clinic, short-term stabilization residence, and dual diagnosis rehab residence for adolescent boys are all located in Danvers, Mass.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Individuals struggling with chemical dependency on alcohol, opiates, or benzodiazepines may undergo medically monitored detoxification while participating in psychoeducational group sessions and 12-step meetings through a dedicated detox center. Upon completion, clients receive referrals for next steps in recovery.

The outpatient methadone clinic offers maintenance dosing, wellness education, individual and group counseling, family therapy, and an array of lab work and testing services, including screening for HIV and substance use.

Those who need a safe and supportive place to rehab for up to two weeks while waiting for longer term care receive clinical stabilization services, which may begin with non-medical detox and includes counseling and case management.

The Danvers-based youth day school and residential facility hosts a 90-day program for boys who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Following detox services if needed, residents participate in holistic therapies such as pet, recreational, and music, as well as in counseling, emotions management, and 12-step practices.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

The leadership at Lahey Health Behavioral Services includes medical doctors, master’s level health services administrators, licensed mental health and substance abuse counselors, and master’s level registered nurses. Some common positions hired, according to the facility’s website, are master’s level clinicians and direct care staff for whom the education requirement is a high school diploma.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

Many of the Danvers-based programs are located on a common campus, including a 50-bed adult detox unit and a 15-bed residential rehab for youth. Some outpatient services provide transportation to clients, and many services are available in English and additional commonly spoken languages in the area such as Khmer and Spanish.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Most of the nine alumni polled by Rehabs.com attended the crisis stabilization program, and many had participated prior to the merge of CAB with Lahey. Overall, they reported satisfaction with the effectiveness of treatment received, reflected in an average rating of 3.33 of five.

While close to half of respondents cited staff as a strength, two commented on a lack of empathy and understanding. Metrics measuring staff experience or training averaged a rating of just 2.71. Kristina wrote that there are “only a few” staff who are in recovery.

Two reviewers also mentioned limited opportunities for exercise or activities, but that clients could go outside.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Rehabs.com polled six loved ones who provided moderately positive reviews. Two-thirds would recommend the facility, although the effectiveness of treatment received an average rating of just 2.5 out of five from four respondents. Two mentioned the short length of stay in crisis stabilization as a weakness.

Concurring with a common alumni opinion, Diane wrote: “we need more educated people more recovering addicts who know the real game and struggles.” One relative cited a lack of supervision in client rooms. Conversely, other reviewers identified staff knowledge and skills as strengths. The most commonly referenced positive quality of the facility was the availability and convenience of service.

WHAT STAFF SAY

Forty-six Glassdoor reviews by former and current employees of Lahey Health Behavioral Services or its previously distinct agencies revealed two trends. Upper management’s focus on numbers and lack of clinical background were commonly criticized and a good work environment and co-workers were praised.

FINANCING

Lahey programs differ in cost and financial arrangements, but most accept major insurance plans, self-pay, and Medicaid. A sliding fee scale is available for many services, as well. The youth residential program is funded by the state.

Updated February 2017

Published on March 2017

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It was a decent facility.

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it was great.

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They over medicate. In 2004 it was helpful, but now clients are just a number. There are no blankets, no pillows, small food proportions, and no snacks or juices. The counselors tend to hide or mingle together in a back office and give little client or patient counseling.

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They have good groups and a nice staff. However, there is no exercise made available. It's one of the better places in the area; they have smoke breaks all day, it is clean and there is good food.

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A good friend of mine was a patient recently here. At one point he needed to go to the quiet room. Other times he wasn't a threat to himself or others and he was still sent there! My friend is severely mentally ill. He wouldn't know how to file a complaint. The treatment of him was awful. I would never recommend this facility to anyone! As a former patient, I personally witnessed people being sent to the quiet room who weren't of harm to themselves or others.

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I feel that 1- 7 day stay is useless to an addict. They need 30 days and then they need aftercare, they need counseling to understand that id their is confrontations between patients the need someone who is trained to talk and work things out with the addicts, not toss them out on the street so they can reuse and harm themselves, we need more educated people more recovering addicts who know the real game and struggles these men and women are going through, Im sure their addiction did not happen over night, so it is going to take some time to work on recovery, and first and foremost the addict must be ready.

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Horrible excuse for rehab. No supervision in rooms

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they were somewhat pleasant at times. non professional. they need to understand the patient, and their needs and wants.

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It was an overall good facility.

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The strengths are that they have people that work there that are in recovery themselves and the understand what you're going through ... But that's only a few ... The ones that don't have drug experience don't know what there talking about and act better then you. They don't let you do anything; I sit in one room all day and have one commitment, They let you go outside, yes, but there are no activities. It is awful that some people treat you like you are nothing that it is just a job for them... They could teach you more about your addiction in their groups, instead they play games. i want to learn how to cope and deal with my addiction and they don't do that at all.

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THE STAFF was a strength. THE MEETINGS AND THE PROGRAM ITSELF..

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An overall good facility.

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Strengths: Close to ht. Poor services.....did not help much attention all There are much better centers, would definitely not recommend

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they lack compassion and skills. they need to be more aware of addiction, not be mean.

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Availibility was a strength. Length of stay, follow up care/recovery low were weaknesses. Bed availability good/further guidance limited.

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Strengths: Employees knowledge and skill. Weaknesses: Size of the facility. Small but convenient

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