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The McLean Center at Fernside is a residential alcohol and drug treatment program located in the quaint town of Princeton, Massachusetts, 50 miles west of Boston. For those who have addictive disorders complicated by one or more other psychiatric disorders, such as depression or anxiety, the program offers dual diagnosis treatment that addresses addiction and the co-occurring psychiatric problems simultaneously. Guided by the exceptional clinical care and innovative addiction research at McLean Hospital, the McLean Center at Fernside aims to help adults recover from addiction, maintain abstinence, and gain the insight and skills needed for a full recovery and a life free from drugs and alcohol.
The program offers expert individualized treatment and rehabilitation, including comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and on-going treatment by an addiction psychiatrist, as well as individual and evidenced-based group therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) provided by highly trained clinicians. The McLean Center’s comprehensive mind and body rehabilitation program includes yoga, mindfulness, individualized fitness programs, health education, and expressive art and music therapies. Collaboration with referring professionals, family education and support, and extensive aftercare planning are also included in the overall addiction treatment plan.The McLean Center at Fernside provides exceptional, confidential treatment. Our research confirms the dedication we have to service quality—95% of our clients report receiving excellent care.*
*McLean Perceptions of Care survey
Individuals Who Can Benefit
The McLean Center at Fernside serves men and women over the age of 18.
Many individuals can benefit from our program, including those who:
- Require treatment for addiction following detoxification.
- Experience persistent relapse.
- Require medication evaluation or currently take medication, including buprenorphine (Suboxone, Subutex).
- Have drug and alcohol addiction complicated by other psychiatric issues.
- Seek longer term individualized rehabilitation in a discreet, serene setting.
- Need to make lifestyle changes to maintain sustained recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
Those with acute psychiatric situations are best served in a hospital setting before attending the residential drug and alcohol program at the McLean Center at Fernside.
For more information, please call us at 1.800.906.9531 or request information through our automated online information request form.
Health care professionals who want to make a referral or those persons interested in admission to Fernside should contact firstname.lastname@example.org. All communications are confidential. McLean Fernside is a satellite program of McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program.
The McLean Center is a satellite program of McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program.
About McLean Hospital
U.S. News & World Report ranked McLean Hospital first among all freestanding psychiatric hospitals. McLean Hospital is the largest psychiatric facility of Harvard Medical School, an affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of Partners HealthCare.