Facility Center DetailsAmenities available at this treatment center.
- Behavioral Disorder Treatment
- Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
- Outpatient Services
- Intensive Outpatient Services
- Sober Living Home
- Residential Treatment
Treatment Center SettingsEnvironmental features at this treatment center.
- Residential Neighborhood
About Northeast Addictions Treatment Center
Our Mission is to provide the best continuum of care for men and women, as well as their families, who suffer from the horrors of addiction. NEATC will always strive to offer the highest quality of care not only in the Northeast region but for anyone across the United States. We will do this while priding ourselves on a foundation of integrity, transparency, and compassion.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
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.
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.
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
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.
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.
Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
- 12 Steps & Spirituality
- Expressive Therapy
- Evidence Based, Solution-Focused
- Didactic Therapy
- Longterm Care
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individualized Therapy
Originally from Westchester NY, Joseph attained a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies from Springfield College. He has worked in the addiction field for over 7 years in many capacities. Joseph formats the best business practices and development/implementation of policies and protocol in substance use disorder treatment. Joseph oversees all aspects of our program with the utmost sincerity and professionalism. He has extensive experience in the operations of each level of the addiction care continuum. His passion and drive is only surpassed by his integrity and determination while operating the program of Northeast Addictions Treatment Center.Show Bio
Amy FitzpatrickMedical Director
Amy received her Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency program at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Baystate Medical Center. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.Show Bio
Kate SmithExecutive Director
Kate Smith is a licensed professional and has worked in the mental health and substance abuse disorder fields for 10 years. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, graduating magna cum laude from her class. She attained her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Barry University in an accelerated program. She has served as a therapist and supervisor in clinical programs for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as acute and sub-acute programs for substance abuse, mental health, and dual diagnosis. Kate has experience as a supervisor, consultant, speaker, and administrator. Kate believes that by offering a consistent quality of care to both the patients and families she serves, it makes the outcome much greater for success. Kate believes in the importance of the family in the recovery process and NATC’s commitment to supporting the family throughout the treatment process.Show Bio
Chris DorvalClinical Director
Chris Dorval holds the position of Clinical Director at Northeast Addiction Treatment Center and is currently the Project Coordinator for Rhode Island College School of Social Work SBIRT Training and Resource Center. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS), Chris graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). Chris has been a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and clinical consultant in the areas of in addiction, trauma, and men’s health, as well as, having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in addiction treatment. Chris has been a guest lecturer on addiction, trauma and men’s health at Rhode Island College in the School of Social Work, Political Science department and Psychology department, as well as, Brown University in both Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health. Chris has extensive training in trauma informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys in recovery. Chris has specialty training in multiple trauma focused therapies Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). In 2018, Chris was the recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award in Addictions from the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. As a person in long term recovery himself, Chris is passionate about working with those affected by addiction and trauma and has dedicated his practice to this focus. As a father, husband, son, and friend Chris believes in developing healthy family and interpersonal relationships and addressing the underlying issues driving a person’s symptoms are essential to sustained recovery.Show Bio
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ABOUT NORTHEAST ADDICTIONS TREATMENT CENTER
Located blocks from the Town River Bay in the eastern Quincy suburb of south Boston, Northeast Addictions Treatment Center (NEATC) offers interventions and outpatient care at a variety of intensities for adults struggling with addiction. The facility also can assess and treat co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
NEATC does not subscribe to a single treatment philosophy; rather, the organization tailors its array of methodologies to suit the individual client, including evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and internal family systems (IFS) therapy; 12-step immersion; and recovery coaching.
Clients engage in therapy in individual, group, and family or couple's settings. Holistic offerings include mindfulness and art therapy, and the facility is equipped to provide trauma-focused therapy.
The most intensive level of care is a day treatment program or partial hospitalization program (PHP), though the facility does not presently provide specific details. Within the state, NEATC is one of 32 PHP/day treatment programs at substance abuse treatment facilities.
The next step down is an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which involves attending three-hour sessions at least three times a week, and is among 19.7 percent of IOPs at substance abuse treatment facilities in Massachusetts. The standard outpatient program (OP) requires attendance at least once per week. Aftercare includes referrals for further services as well as housing, job, and educational resources.
In the state of Massachusetts, NEATC is among 28.2 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. The treatment staff includes an MD who's board certified in both internal and addiction medicine, a master’s level clinical supervisor, primary therapists, and case managers.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, 12 alumni submitted reviews to Rehabs.com about NEATC, more than 83 percent of which were overwhelmingly positive. A majority of these reviewers attributed treatment here with saving their life, expressed in a representative review as: ”The staff and programming were amazing. The people at Northeast literally saved my life and went above and beyond for me and my family. I would not be where I am today as a father, husband and son without Northeast.”
Reviewers commended the “level of care,” the “caring, kind, staff,” considered the program “12-step based treatment done right,” and an environment that “went above and beyond to cater to my needs.” Two alumni offered dissenting views, both claiming they were lied to in order to get them into treatment; one referred to staff as “rude and dishonest” and the other shared: "They told me it was a strong 12 step program but it is not.”
On secondary sites, NEATC received largely favorable coverage to date: 4.9 out of five stars based on 45 reviews on Google; 3.5 stars based on five reviews on Yelp; and 4.9 stars based on 34 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.   
Most reviewers wrote about the facility in glowing terms, described their experiences as life changing, the staff as dedicated and friendly, and the process and treatment philosophy as “unique and incredible”, such as D.R. on Google, who had been to other facilities, but found that NEATC “launched me into the 12 steps with the proper tools that I have been lacking over the years. I would recommend this place to all those who are serious about their recovery. The staff and program is top notch.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones submitted positive impressions of NEATC to Rehabs.com to date. One of them received the information needed from the facility to help a family member. The other, whose grandson completed the program, wrote: “So grateful for your treatment center helping him to see his worth and giving him the tools to help him live a recovering life.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members submitted highly favorable feedback to Rehabs.com to date: all rated the major categories of the survey the top five stars. They praised most aspects of the facility – from the treatment model to compassionate staff and “wrap around services.” One staff member wrote: “NEATC has been pivotal in assisting patients with all the tools necessary to rebuild their life and achieve goals. I would recommend my loved ones and friends to this facility.”
On secondary site Glassdoor, the facility received positive coverage to date: 4.2 out of five stars based on nine reviews. Of the total, seven awarded the facility the top five stars, citing dedicated employees and employers and rewarding work as strengths. “They strive daily to help as many struggling alcoholics and drug addicts as possible. This job has truly changed my outlook on life and I am grateful to be part of this team,” one representative reviewer wrote.
According to NEATC's website, the organization accepts most insurance. Some PPO providers cover the entire cost of treatment.
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KRThe first day I arrived I became aware that NATC allows people to attend groups, even when they are nodding off, high on heroin. As a person who is a harpoon addict as well, I am not judging the person who was high, but NATC regularly exposes their clients to dangerous situations like that. After being transferred to IOP and reading about the facility, I became aware of the different types of therapies offered. And they sound great, too bad none were even mentioned during my 30 day stay. While I was there, a therapist was fired, the director quit and the house manager was fired. This is not a dual diagnosis program either. It took 3 weeks of complaining before I had even a consultation with a psychiatrist. In terms of the caseworkers and their ability to accomplish even the simplest of tasks, is nonexistent. I was not informed I was had been served with papers from a constable, for over a week. The clients/patients are treated with little to no respect.... most clients see their therapist once every two weeks, never a consistent meeting schedule, the doctor is not on site every day, only twice a week. It is also inaccurate to state this is a 12 step immersion program because other than occasionally mentioning the steps, there are no classes taught or lectures given with any of steps as a topic. I wish there was some redeeming quality but there isn’t. Do your research and don’t go to this program, your problems with me quadrupled.
AnnyoumousPlease research before going here. THIS IS NOT A 30 DAY PROGRAM! In the sober house, get used to drama. Also if you want to leave after 30 days, prepare to be attacked by co-founders.
A.M.If love and health are the most precious gifts in the world and you need it now you will find here at the Northeast Addiction Treatment Center. After years in sobriety, I had a relapse that brought me down to my knees in a very short amount of time. I am a mother of three, a highly functioning person, a health nut who was about to loose it all. In a matter of days after using alcohol I was a broken person, wounded animal that was full of self-doubt, frustration, and pain. I was the lucky person who made it to the other side, a person who made a decision to come to Northeast Treatment Addiction Center to get back everything that I have lost and gain so much more. What can be said about this place? It's a place where you will regain stability, learn a lot, gain hope, attain a solid foundation for your recovery to move forward. I can't express enough gratitude for the staff, the therapists, the doctor on staff and the community at Northeast. Here you will find love, non-judgement, patience, understanding and the genuine desire to help and to heal. Thank you to all at Northeast Addiction Treatment Center who helped me save my life and put me on the path to have a happy and healthy life that I want and deserve. What a gift....
DpThis facility changed my sons life. He is a responsible, hardworking and caring individual now. They have excellent staff that has stayed connected to him to help him through struggles or just be a friend! I couldn’t have asked for better!
MikeThe staff and programming were amazing. The people at Northeast literally saved my life and went above and beyond for me and my family. I would not be where I am today as a father, husband and son without Northeast.
PCI have worked in this field for over 10 years. From the structure of the program to the clinicians it hits on all cylinders. The wrap around services that Northeast has is top of the line.
ShawnNorthEast Addictions Treatment Center has continually provided quality treatment services with staff that is not only more than qualified, but that also display compassion and a deep desire to help those in need. NEATC has been pivotal in assisting patients with all the tools necessary to rebuild their life and achieve goals. I would recommend my loved ones and friends to this facility.
AnonymousGreat place to learn how to live a life free from drugs and alcohol.
PSwas able to give me all the information I needed to help a family member in need. He was very honest and sympathetic and explained the whole process. If you have a friend, family member or even yourself that needs help is definitely the person to speak too.
Nick SI have personally been to a number of facilities for treatment. Northeast focuses on what really works. From one on one treatment, groups, outside meetings, and helping patients find sponsorship. The path from in patient to it patient gives a smooth path to real life program. The integrity and level of care is by far the best of any like it.
SOWonderful facility that really strives to help each and every addict.
RichIf you want to get sober and live a productive life this is the place. Staff is top shelf.
CAStaff is rude and dishonest. They lie to get you in the door.
BTDOur grandson recently completed your program. Our hearts are overjoyed with gratitude for how healthy he is as compared to eight months ago. Those last few days before he went into detox were some of the worse days of our lives, desperate phone calls from his mother, anxiety that we were losing him forever. We asked God to intervene before irreparable harm came to him or others. Twenty four hours later, he was pulled over for running a red light! The beginning of getting our grandson back! So, so grateful for your treatment center helping him to see his worth and giving him the tools to help him live a recovering life.
ASGreat program, amazing people, women's program needs a little bit more work but it's great!
Pat12-step based treatment done right. What you put into it is what you get out of it. It shows you a path to walk on that can be fulfilling while being sober, eventually letting go of your hand and letting you run with it. Food/amenities all that not the best but what do you expect- it's not some fancy treatment center in warm weather for relaxing while being sober. Its purpose is to show you that life is going to happen and how to deal with it being sober, and it does it in incremental phases. I owe my life to this place and for what it's taught me.
EDDIE bI found the SOLUTION here!!!Great staff they actually care about the clients..if u are struggling I promise you the solution is here at NORTHEAST!!
MichaelHaven't encountered a place quite like this in my life. Entered here some time back, and it has been an amazing journey since. The staff are caring, kind, and professional to the utmost, the facilities are top of the line, and the experience I had here was incredible. Everyone that I encountered here was highly personable and effective and truly passionate about what they do. This place went above and beyond to cater to my needs, and helped me in ways are are beyond requirement. Would recommend this place to anyone that is personally struggling or who has a loved one who is struggling. Simply put, if you have an issue with addiction, this is the place to go in order to put yourself in a position which would maximize success. It saved my life, and for that I am forever thankful.
DJThis is the best program! I came here with addiction to drugs and massive anxiety. This program saved my life but also changed it for the better. What helped me the most was great therapy, groups, and pushing me on sober living with the AA aspect of it, which has really helped many create a foundation for a successful life in sobriety. I attended all phases of the program and it helped me gradually go back to my life with confidence to stay clean and sober. It was really fun too! I made some best friends. Thank you Northeast!
RWNortheast saved my life. Theyre incredibly vested in helping their patients get clean. I've met alot of my best friends in recovery there and continue to stay plugged in with them at the alumni group. The solution is to work the steps, take the suggestions and help others. I found that at Northeast. I would recommend going here if you need help.
EGStrengths:None Weakness:They promised a scholarship to me after I paid the first month. Then on the 3rd week they told me I had to start paying or I had to leave. I had no money and no where to go. They told me it was a strong 12 step program but it is not.
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