Correctional Treatment Services

Yearly Archives: 2020


Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Wins New Contract with Massachusetts Department of Correction

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based addiction treatment, was recently awarded a first-of-its-kind contract by the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) to provide in-prison medication-assisted treatment to offenders with opioid use disorders on a statewide basis. Spectrum has worked closely with the Massachusetts correctional system since 1993, delivering a range of substance use disorder (SUD) and recidivism reduction programming under contract to MADOC.

November 23rd, 2020|

2020 Recap: Expanding Addiction Treatment in New England

As another year draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect on just how different 2020 has been. It has created many challenges for addiction treatment providers, and we’re proud of the way our centers and employees were able to meet them. Before we enter 2021, we want to acknowledge Spectrum’s accomplishments over the ...

November 4th, 2020|

Three Things Dax Shepard is Teaching the World About Relapse

Recently, actor Dax Shepard shared a big secret with the world: he had relapsed after sixteen years of sobriety. On his podcast, Armchair Expert, he explained that he had been keeping an “enormous secret,” that he had been prescribed painkillers after a motorcycle accident and ultimately started misusing them. What started out as a prescription ...

October 29th, 2020|

Spectrum Health Systems’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Baxter, Recognized by Association for Behavioral Healthcare

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the organization’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Jeffrey Baxter, M.D., was honored with the Association for Behavioral Healthcare’s (ABH) Excellence in Best Practices Award for the planning, implementation and ongoing integration of best practices in addiction treatment.

October 22nd, 2020|

Spectrum’s COVID-19 Unit Reopens to Meet Second Wave

At the outset of this pandemic, we established a dedicated COVID-19 unit to treat people who had tested positive for the virus, but also needed medical detoxification and clinical stabilization from addiction. Over the summer, the unit enjoyed a brief respite as the number of clients with COVID-19 dwindled down. Now, cases are on the ...

October 19th, 2020|

Finding Community & Support Through Virtual Recovery

National Recovery Month is a time to raise awareness about addiction and celebrate lives in recovery while gathering strength from the community. September 2020 was the culmination of more than half a year living in a global pandemic, a period that was for many the most difficult stage of their recovery thus far. As evidenced ...

October 7th, 2020|

A Look Back: Supporting Communities and Professionals with Training and Education

At Spectrum Heath Systems, we are committed to sharing our knowledge of substance use disorders and addiction treatment with our surrounding communities through our robust training and education program. Lisa Blanchard, Vice President of Clinical Services, has been leading the charge in providing these training sessions even during the pandemic, and is often joined by ...

September 25th, 2020|

National Recovery Month: Celebrating Strength and Community

Every September, we observe National Recovery Month, created by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to raise awareness and educate people about substance use disorders and the many treatment options available to them. It is also a time to celebrate the advances made in addiction treatment, and the lives of people who ...

September 2nd, 2020|


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