Treatment & Recovery

Celebrating Graduates and Alumni

At Spectrum and NERC, nothing is more important to us than the success of our clients. The people that pass through our programs and go on to find health and happiness are living proof that recovery is possible. The example they set is crucial to the recovery community, supporting and inspiring others along their own ...

October 6th, 2023|

National Recovery Month: The Impact of Peer Recovery Centers

Peer recovery centers are crucial to the recovery community, serving as safe meeting places where people in all walks of recovery can both give and receive support. At these free centers, individuals participate in recovery meetings, find parenting and employment resources, learn helpful skills like anger management and financial planning, attend yoga and mindfulness classes, ...

September 29th, 2023|

The Power of Mindfulness in Addiction Treatment & Recovery

Employing a host of techniques, the practice of mindfulness has become a popular and effective tool in the treatment of addiction and for maintaining recovery. Conceptually, mindfulness is the process of focusing one’s attention on the present to become more aware of thoughts and feelings, processing and accepting them without judgement. Mindfulness-based addiction treatment provides ...

May 24th, 2022|

Meet the Hosts and Learn the Impact of our Magnolia FAST© Virtual Family Meeting Series

Supportive resources, like family, friends, and mentors, are essential to a person’s recovery journey. However, loved ones who care for someone struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD) also need support and education. It is important that people who care for someone with an addiction understand that their well-being is just as important and that ...

February 8th, 2022|

Shining a Light on Resilience and Recovery

The New England Recovery Center (NERC), a subsidiary of Spectrum Health Systems, provides comprehensive inpatient treatment for individuals struggling with substance use disorders (SUDs) at Spectrum’s treatment campus in Westborough, Mass. Our dedicated team guides clients through detoxification and residential treatment while providing unwavering support and continuing care planning to help promote long-term recovery. An ...

January 27th, 2022|

Lucemyra for Opioid Withdrawal: A Doctor’s Perspective

When thinking about the difficult symptoms of opioid withdrawal and hearing the news of the FDA approving Lucemyra, a non-opioid prescription medicine to help reduce them, many people who struggle with addiction may be intrigued. It has even been made available in Walgreens across the nation (with a valid prescription), making it uniquely accessible. But ...

December 28th, 2021|

Our Latest Treatment Center Opens in Framingham

Substance use disorders pose a challenge to many around the United States, and treatment isn’t always as accessible as it should be. For those struggling with addiction, same-day care can be essential to beginning on the road to recovery. Providing immediate care ensures that individuals feel encouraged and supported when they are ready to take ...

December 21st, 2021|

4 Tips to Help Combat Alcohol Triggers This Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, we’ll all be heading to more and more in-person gatherings, parties and get-togethers with friends and family – perhaps for the first time in 18 months. These events are a time of celebration and with celebrations, typically comes alcohol. Events where alcohol is present can be very challenging for those ...

November 23rd, 2021|

Combating the Nursing Shortage in Addiction

The United States is in the midst of a critical nursing shortage – it is estimated that 1.2 million new registered nurses will be needed by 2030. Spectrum Health Systems, like many other addiction treatment providers, has experienced an increase in patients and a decrease in providers available. This shortage has been around for a ...

November 10th, 2021|

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