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Addiction is a serious problem that causes harm to individuals, families, and communities. Advocates offers a number of programs and treatment options for people dealing with addiction so they can embark on a path to recovery.
Advocates provides individual and group therapy to those struggling with addiction at our clinics in Framingham, Marlborough, and Harvard. Our compassionate and skilled counselors support individuals on their journey to recovery. We accept MassHealth and most private insurance plans. Learn more
Addiction Recovery Homes
Advocates offers two addiction recovery homes—Channing House and Linda Fay Griffin House—and treatment options for people struggling with addiction so they can embark on a path to recovery. We believe this approach helps make their lives—and our communities—safer and stronger. Learn more
Recovery coaches are professionally trained to use their own lived experience with addiction to support others’ journey in recovery, assist people in recovery as they navigate systems, and explore resources in order to live fulfilling lives in the community. Recovery coaching is not a clinical service. Learn more
Advocates is a regional leader in residential services for adults dealing with both mental health and addiction challenges. We help men and women on their path to recovery through our group homes in MetroWest and Central Massachusetts. Learn more
First Offender Driver Alcohol Education
For individuals convicted of driving under the influence for the first time, our Driver Alcohol Education program is designed to reduce the risk of future incidents by helping participants change their behaviors and attitudes. For many, this will mean reducing or eliminating their use of alcohol. The program provides 40 hours of education over a 16-week period and includes an assessment, self-help meetings, and victim impact meetings located at Advocates Community Counseling in Harvard. Referrals are made by the adjudicating court.
Second Offender Aftercare
This program provides one year of aftercare treatment for individuals convicted of their second driving-under-the-influence offense after they complete a 14-day residential program. The ultimate goal of the program is for participants to take responsibility for their previous behavior and make the changes necessary to cease further incidents. Second Offender Aftercare is available through Advocates Community Counseling in Harvard. Referrals are made by the adjudicating court.
FRAMINGHAM — Seeking to provide regular and emergency assistance to residents going through mental health struggles, Advocates will open the doors of its new community behavioral health center to the public on Monday.
The professionals who provide care at community mental health clinics around the state are leaving their positions faster than they can be replaced, worsening access just as the stresses of the pandemic have intensified the need among their mainly lower-income patients, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Advocates is now offering several virtual support groups via Zoom. These include mental health support groups as well as social and recreational groups. Facilitated by members of Advocates Peer Specialist team, these support groups are open to anyone in the community, not just individuals served by Advocates, and participation is confidential.