McLean Signature Recovery Programs: Borden Cottage Philosophy
Harvard Medical School-affiliated McLean Borden Cottage specializes in residential treatment plans that address the primary addiction as well as accompanying co-occurring psychiatric disorders. As part of our Signature Recovery Programs, McLean Borden Cottage is a self-pay residential program providing unparalleled treatment in an unsurpassed setting. Our clinicians are experts in substance abuse recovery, rehabilitation and relapse prevention. They help to motivate individuals in their care to take the necessary steps to overcome addiction.
Areas of Specialization
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility. Psychological flexibility means contacting the present moment fully as a conscious human being, and based on what the situation affords, changing or persisting in behavior in the service of chosen values.
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.
Meet the Staff
Frederick Goggans, MD
Medical Director, Borden Cottage, Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Goggans oversees a team of professionals providing residential treatment for patients with alcohol and other addictions, many of whom present with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. He is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Roger D. Weiss, MD
Chief, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Clinical Research Program, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Weiss’ career has focused on treatment and clinical research with substance-dependent patients. He has received numerous NIH grants, developing integrated group therapy, an evidence-based treatment for co-occurring bipolar and substance use disorders, and leading a multi-site treatment study of prescription opioid dependence. He has authored over 300 publications, including several books, and was vice chair of the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines for Patients with Substance Use Disorders.
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ABOUT MCLEAN SIGNATURE RECOVERY PROGRAMS – BORDEN COTTAGE
Affiliated with McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Borden Cottage offers luxury residential substance abuse treatment from a tranquil hilltop location in Camden, Maine. The facility admits adult men and women, including individuals with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders. Detox services are not provided on-site.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
According to the center’s website, all clients receive an on-site diagnostic assessment, including medication evaluation and management. Borden Cottage offers a 30-day residential program that’s highly individualized and focused on addressing the mental, physical, and spiritual components of addiction via 12-step programming and evidence-based therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Regular treatment activities include individual counseling, group therapy, and health and addiction education, as well as an array of holistic treatments and programs such as yoga, individualized fitness plans, nutrition education, smoking cessation, expressive art, and music therapies.
Family members and significant others receive hands-on support and education and are highly encouraged to become involved in the recovery progress.
Aftercare planning is carefully coordinated by staff, families, and clients who work together to facilitate an effective post-discharge treatment strategy.
The center’s website notes treatment is supervised by Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians who are experts in addiction and related psychiatric conditions. The facility offers a staff-to-client ratio of 2:1 and includes medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed clinicians, nurses, and community residence counselors.
ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES
Offering panoramic views of the ocean and Penobscot Bay, Borden Cottage offers residents an intimate, upscale environment for recovery. The eight-bed home provides residents with well-appointed private bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, king- or queen-size beds, and ocean views, according to the center’s website.
On-campus amenities include a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a state-of-the-art movie theater with cozy leather loungers, as well a fully functioning, vintage bowling alley with a billiards room, an arcade, and a 1950s-themed diner. For musicians and music therapy sessions, there’s also fully-equipped music studio.
Cell phones and personal computers are permitted on campus, however, guidelines for their use are set in place to prevent disruptions during therapy and other recovery activities. The campus is tobacco-free and smoking of any kind is prohibited.
WHAT STAFF SAY
The one staff member polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a positive opinion of Borden Cottage. Z.Z. gave the center four out of five stars when asked if they would recommend the center.
They gave the center top marks for a number of categories including accommodations, meals and nutrition, exercise and leisure, the visitor policy, and family participation.
“Trained and compassionate staff,” Z.Z. wrote. “Beautiful amenities, serene environment that is appropriate for healing and recovery.”
Fees start at $2,250 per day, or $67,500 per month. The facility does not accept insurance.
Updated April 2017
Published on July 2016
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