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Located in East Boston, the Fran Rowan Meridian House is a 30-bed, co-ed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and older. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. We provide medication assisted treatment for those individuals who meet the criteria, and residents are treated for mental health disorders within NSMHA. This is a 24-hour a day program with 24-hour per day staffing.
The clinical structure at Meridian House includes 3 therapeutic clinical groups during weekday programming, on Saturdays programming has 1 clinical group and on Sunday’s residents identify a recreation activity to promote peer support and healthy lifestyle development. Residents attend a minimum of 2 self-help groups weekly. Our therapeutic groups cover a broad range of issues and therapeutic methods to assist in recovery including expressive-therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, conflict resolution and emotional processing groups. Meridian House utilizes a 5-level system that promotes growth by encouraging accountability, responsibility and recovery. Each resident is responsible for performing a daily job function that promotes daily living skills. At Level 3 residents are able to apply for jobs to support reintegration into the community. Length of time in the program varies as needed but averages 9-12 months. Residents can apply for graduation once at Level 3 according to completion of individualized treatment plan goals.
408 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Named for long-time Director of Addiction Services Kim Hanton, this Chelsea-based residential program is a 12-bed, accessible co-ed community serving individuals 18 and older. Hanton House assists adults seeking recovery from co-occurring substance use and mental illness in leading happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives as members of their community through individualized, evidenced-based and compassionate treatment. It is a residential treatment facility that is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year. The program is staffed 24 hours a day.
The structure of the Hanton House programming will include therapeutic clinical groups throughout the week along with recreational activities that will help support building healthy relationships. Our therapeutic groups cover a broad range of issues and therapeutic methods to assist in recovery including expressive therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, conflict resolution and emotional processing groups. Residents will be responsible to perform daily job functions that will promote their daily living skills. As residents make progress throughout the program they can begin to apply for jobs and reintegrate back into the community. The length of this program will vary depending on the individual needs of each resident.
69 Clinton Street
Chelsea, MA 02150