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Goodbye 2019: A Look Back at All of Our Progress

Another year has come to a close and a new door is about to open. Whether you’re currently in treatment, recovery or active addiction, the new year is a fresh start for all of us. Please join us in looking back at 2019 and celebrating several important milestones that occurred at Spectrum. Expanding access to ...

December 31st, 2019|

Recap: Our Panel with Regis College on Careers in Addiction Treatment

The last five decades have been a roller coaster for addiction treatment – from the war on drugs to the introduction of medication-assisted treatment. On November 21, we co-hosted a panel discussion with Regis College about addiction treatment, behavioral health and career options in the field for 45 soon-to-be graduates as well as additional viewers ...

November 26th, 2019|

Spectrum Health Systems Partners with Milford Regional Medical Center to Provide Immediate Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today a partnership with Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to provide rapid access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients of the emergency department (ED) and other MRMC-affiliated patient care sites. Through this collaborative effort, Spectrum and MRMC are bridging the gap between emergency care and primary care offices for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and longer-term addiction treatment.

November 18th, 2019|

Refining Addiction: Notable Changes and Future Implications

Language nuances change over time as society gains greater awareness and sensitivity regarding the struggles experienced by various groups of people. In the addiction treatment community, we’re well aware of the stigma often associated with the disease and its related vocabulary. The concepts of alcohol and drug dependency weren’t considered an illness until 1956. In ...

November 14th, 2019|

Understanding Naloxone: Here’s How You Can Make A Difference for People Struggling with Addiction

Did you know that October 26 is National Make A Difference Day? Coming together to make a difference strengthens communities, overcomes adversity and builds resilience. To honor the event, we’re encouraging all to carry naloxone (otherwise known by brand names NARCAN® and EVZIO®) to save the lives of people dying from an opioid overdose. What ...

October 23rd, 2019|

Spectrum Health Systems to Host Free Family Education Program on November 23rd – Sign Up Today!

At Spectrum Health Systems, we know from experience that when someone is struggling with substance use disorder, he or she does not suffer alone – the family suffers as well. As part of our client-centered, holistic approach to addiction treatment, we believe in the importance of family-focused programming. As a parent and a professional working ...

October 21st, 2019|

Spectrum Health Systems Launches Innovative Program for Treating Opioid Addiction in Worcester

New program allows for same-day admissions and immediate access to medication-assisted treatment Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts announces the recent launch of its new “Collaborative and Transitional Treatment” program. This innovative model serves as an intake hub to provide rapid access to treatment for people with opioid use disorders while helping to alleviate pressures on emergency departments.

October 7th, 2019|

National Recovery Month: Casey Carrozza’s Recovery Journey

Every September, we observe National Recovery Month. Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month aims to increase awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders, while promoting professional services that help people in need. To wrap up National Recovery Month, we’re sharing another recovery story from Spectrum ...

October 2nd, 2019|

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