Addiction is a primary, chronic disease affecting areas of the brain that regulate reward, motivation, and memory. Individuals struggling with addiction experience biological, psychological, social and spiritual struggles. Often people with addictions lose jobs, important relationships, and things that really matter to them because the addiction has such a powerful hold on their lives. In fact, the addicted person often thinks only of getting the next “fix” or “high”. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.
We treat those with a substance use issue as people — not a problem. The human-centered approach is at the core of all of the services and programs we offer; from our Two Rivers Recovery Center for Women to our Goodwin House residential treatment program, which treats adolescent males ages 13-17. CHD also offers a variety of outpatient supports and services for individuals on the road to life-long recovery.
Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) is a tested therapy focused on the strengths of a young person and proven to help teens and their families develop important skills to gain control over addiction. A-CRA promotes a decrease in substance use and an increase in participation in positive social activities and relationships. It is person-centered and customized to the individual needs of teens and their families.
This Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic located on the campus of Providence Behavioral Health Hospital specializes in the careful work of engaging in outpatient therapy after an inpatient hospital stay for emergency mental health or substance use treatment. Treatment teams can include psychotherapists, psychiatric prescribers, and Community Support Program outreach staff. We help people navigate balancing emotional health care, attending to physical health care needs while also supporting engagement with resources to meet other social service needs.
The Goodwin House offers a 90-day residential treatment program for young men ages 13-17. Staffed 24-hours a day by recovery specialists, the program provides young men in recovery treatment through individual and group therapy, as well as education and aftercare services. Family therapy is provided to prepare for transition back into the community.
Grace House offers residential treatment programs for mothers and their children who are in early recovery from substance use. It is one of only a few in the state of Massachusetts and the only on in Western MA. This program provides intensive intervention, clinical support, life-skills development, child care, and case management services. Grace House is a licensed recovery program funded by the Department of Public Health.
CHD offers integrated care that addresses both the emotional and physical health of individuals served through CHD’s Greenfield and Orange clinics. Health and Wellness Care Managers work closely with partnering primary care providers to offer coordinated services. A wide array of wellness activities, including dance, yoga, massage, tobacco cessation, and more are available. This integrated approach proves especially useful for those meeting the challenges of substance use and/or chronic disease management.
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Our Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinics offer professionally trained psychiatric prescribers, counselors, and psychotherapists to help children, adolescents, adults, and families deal with a variety of life issues, including recovery from substance use. CHD also provides clinicians specializing in treating those challenged with addictions.
Members of the CHD clinic services team are involved with the Franklin County Opioid Task Force, and sit on the Treatment and the Health Care subcommittees. CHD is committed to providing education and treatment to addicted individuals and their families across the Pioneer Valley.
CHD is at the forefront of addictions treatment, with both the Springfield and Orange clinics licensed by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) to provide therapy and addiction services for individuals struggling with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder. With the variety of services and specialized clinicians at CHD, we are well positioned to provide treatment for addictions as well as an accompanying dual diagnosis. Our Springfield clinic focuses on alcohol dependence, while the Orange clinic has programs addressing a wide variety of addictions, including opioid and alcohol treatment, and programs for first and second DUI offenders. Thanks to a grant from the North Quabbin Community Foundation, clinicians in our Orange site have received advanced training on addictions treatment, and many are receiving supervision to become Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.
A Recovery Coach is a personal guide with lived substance-use recovery experience for someone seeking recovery from addiction. Through meaningful connections and personal perspective, Recovery Coaches help address the obstacles and barriers which may be preventing an individual from entering into or sustaining their journey to recovery.
The Two Rivers Recovery Center for Women offers a turning point for women in the early stages of recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, especially those vulnerable to relapse. Treatment is offered within a structured and therapeutic environment, with the goal of transitioning from early recovery to productive community living. Our 25-bed facility is available to all women in recovery, including pregnant and postpartum women and their infants, and those who are civilly committed (Section 35).
We understand life is filled with challenges and we don’t always feel “good”. If your challenges are preventing you from making the most of your talents, enjoying healthy relationships, and living the life you want, CHD has a broad array of programs in your community helping people of all ages overcome a wide range of challenges. If you’re facing an obstacle in your life and you need help on a one-time or long-term basis, call 1-844-CHD-HELP to talk to someone who will listen to you and discuss the best options for you and your family. CHD.org/counseling