Addiction Recovery Program
The Addiction Recovery Program at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital is part of the Brigham and Women’s Department of Psychiatry, and is the program for all of Brigham and Women’s Healthcare.
The program offers a comprehensive array of clinical services for individuals seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.
Each patient seeking recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is different. At the Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital Addiction Recovery Program, we recognize every patient as an individual who deserves to be treated with dignity, care and respect.
We believe addiction is a treatable disorder, and that care provided by compassionate professionals in an environment of support and mutual respect heightens patients' self-esteem and promotes medical, emotional, spiritual and social recovery. Our goal is not only to promote abstinence and recovery from chemical dependency and its effects, but also to assist patients in achieving the highest level of human potential. Further, we offer the patient's family and friends information on how to support the patient and how to care for themselves at the same time.
The program's experienced team of doctors, nurse practitioners and nurses are specially trained in addiction recovery treatment. To aid patients' withdrawal and recovery, the treatment team stays abreast of and applies the latest breakthroughs in addiction medicine. Clinical staff members also provide patients with information about HIV, smoking cessation, nutrition and general health issues.
Our advanced-practice addiction counselors provide patients with a wide range of specific techniques for successful recovery. These techniques can include hypnotherapy, meditation, exercise, cognitive and spiritual approaches to recovery and 12-step and other self-help methods. Counseling staff also educates patients through discussion groups, lectures.