Goodwin House

As our language and thinking has changed, moving away from phrases like "substance abuse" and "drug rehab," we have evolved our approach to treating our young people in Western MA, and remarkable treatment centers like Goodwin House are the result.

Young men living in today’s society face their own unique challenges. When pressures mount, drugs and alcohol can seem like a way out.

Giving Boys Space to Heal

Goodwin House is a safe haven for boys in the grips of substance use challenges. If your child is struggling, a gender-specific program like this one may be the answer.

Unlike other addiction treatment centers in Western Massachusetts, Goodwin House is designed just for young men aged 13 to 17.

It’s a place where emotions can be processed and healthy coping strategies can be explored. For many, this work is transformational.

This 90-day program starts with a thorough clinical assessment so that co-occurring conditions such as depression or anxiety can also be treated. Our experienced addiction team will personalize a program for your whole family so you can learn and heal together.

The work we do at Goodwin House can foster better relationships for years to come. The bonds formed here build a support network that helps prevent relapse.

Goodwin House offers:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Educational workshops
  • Recovery meetings
  • School and vocational guidance
  • AA support groups available
  • Aftercare and relapse prevention

Goodwin House is staffed with a clinical director, master’s-level clinicians, educational and aftercare specialists, registered nurses, and recovery specialists.

CHD is a leading addiction treatment center in Western Massachusetts. As with all CHD programs, Goodwin House focuses on the individual and their unique path to recovery. We’re here to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Youth, revisited

At 17, Omar never thought he’d be chasing sobriety.

In high school, he began smoking weed and drinking beer. It felt manageable — almost like a rite of passage. He was starting catcher on the baseball team, after all. His mom was a teacher and his dad a roofer. His younger brother idolized him.

Then, wild mood swings became an unwelcome, uncontrollable compass in his life. Some days felt like riding rainbows, others he spent in bed.


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