Arbor Recovery in Boston, MA

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165 Cambridge St. #505
Boston MA 02114

Arbor Recovery Philosophy

At our drug rehab center, we have the tools necessary to get our clients the care they need, thanks to dual diagnosis mental health treatment. With dual diagnosis, we’re able to treat both the addiction and the co-occurring mental health disorder concurrently. This allows us to afford our clients with the best chance of achieving their recovery goal.

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.

  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Facility Highlights

Positive Atmosphere

Clinically Managed Detox

Personalized Recovery 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Arbor Recovery is a short-term residential facility that treats adults struggling with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in Boston, Mass., the facility provides supervised detoxification services followed by short-term residential care in a two-phase process.


Upon admission into the facility, clients meet with a recovery specialist for an initial interview and assessment to help clinicians develop a personalized treatment plan. The assessment may also assist clinicians identify any co-occurring mental health concerns. To treat its clientele, Arbor Recovery offers its programming in two phases: detoxification and therapeutic care.

Clients are supervised during the detoxification process to help ensure the client's safety and comfort. The length of detoxification may be determined by the substance and the severity of client dependency. To minimize the adverse effects of withdrawal, the facility may utilize evidence-based medications to alleviate discomfort and cravings. While the detoxification process addresses the physical component of early recovery, Arbor Recovery also addresses the social, emotional, and psychological aspects of chemical dependency through its therapeutic care phase of treatment.

According to the facility's website, Arbor Recovery utilizes a both traditional treatment strategies and holistic approaches to treats its clients. During the therapeutic care phase of treatment, clients participate in both individual counseling and group therapy sessions to address any contributors that may help cause addictive behavior, such as co-occurring mental health disorders. Clients may also attend educational workshops on techniques to sustain recovery, such as learning new coping skills and developing community-based support networks.

Along with its traditional treatment approaches, Arbor Recovery integrates a number of holistic treatments into programming, including equine therapy (horseback riding) and art therapy sessions. According to the facility's website, the length of the residential program is determined by the individual's unique needs.


Arbor Recovery employs a team of "recovery specialists," which may include medical professionals, licensed professional counselors, and case managers.


While information is limited concerning the accommodations and amenities of the residential facility, the facility's website describes the facility as having a "wholesome and welcoming atmosphere, free from distraction and filled with support." Images sourced from the facility's website indicated a homelike facility with spacious double-occupancy bedrooms, a full kitchen, an outdoor porch, and well-furnished communal areas.

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Published on December 2017

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