Northeast Addictions Treatment Center
- 12 Steps & Spirituality
- Expressive Therapy
- Evidence Based, Solution-Focused
- Didactic Therapy
- Longterm Care
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Individualized Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders TreatmentThese two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Client & Family Support GroupsGroup therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Family ProgramResearch shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
Individualized TreatmentSome facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Process Abuse TreatmentNot all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
Individual TherapyThis term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
Aftercare SupportAddiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
Creative Arts TherapyWriting, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
Holistic TherapyFacilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
12-StepThe term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
Intensive OutpatientPatients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
OutpatientOutpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
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Meet the Staff
- Joseph VerickerCo-FounderOriginally from Westchester NY, Joseph attained a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies from Springfield College. He has worked in the addiction field for over 7 years in many capacities. Joseph formats the best business practices and development/implementation of policies and protocol in substance use disorder treatment. Joseph oversees all aspects of our program with the utmost sincerity and professionalism. He has extensive experience in the operations of each level of the addiction care continuum. His passion and drive is only surpassed by his integrity and determination while operating the program of Northeast Addictions Treatment Center.
- Amy FitzpatrickMedical DirectorAmy received her Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency program at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Baystate Medical Center. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
- Daniel TufoMarketing DirectorOriginally from Quincy, MA, Daniel studied Political Science at UMASS Boston and has worked in administration at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance as well as sales and marketing at Oracle. Being in long term recovery himself, he has been a strong advocate in the addiction community and has developed strong relationships in the field at the state and national levels. Daniel has helped facilitate addiction treatment for countless addicts and alcoholics over the years. He has extensive knowledge in the intricacies of both health insurance and addiction treatment industries. His compassion and determination for helping others makes him a strong asset to the Northeast team.
- Patrick CroninDirector of Business DevelopmentPatrick is a graduate from Suffolk University in 2001 with a BA in Business Management. He has worked in the field of substance abuse for the past 10 years. Patrick was presented with an opportunity in March of 2016 to help with Northeast Addictions Treatment Center in Quincy where he originally found sobriety. He feels like he owes his life to the Quincy community, so he joined forces with NEATC and became their Director of Professional Relations. Before NEATC, Patrick was the Program Coordinator for MOAR and was hand selected by Governor Charlie Baker to participate in the “State Without Stigma” billboard campaign. He was also nominated in 2014 for “Advocate of the Year” award by Young People in Recovery, a national organization.
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ABOUT NORTHEAST ADDICTIONS TREATMENT CENTER
Located blocks from the Town River Bay in the eastern Quincy suburb of south Boston, Northeast Addictions Treatment Center (NEATC) offers interventions and outpatient care at a variety of intensities for adults struggling with addiction. The facility also can assess and treat co-occurring disorders.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
NEATC does not subscribe to a single treatment philosophy; rather, the organization tailors its array of methodologies to suit the individual client, including evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), and internal family systems (IFS) therapy; 12-step immersion; and recovery coaching.
Clients engage in therapy in individual, group, and family or couple's settings. Holistic offerings include mindfulness and art therapy, and the facility is equipped to provide trauma-focused therapy.
The most intensive level of care is a day treatment program or partial hospitalization program (PHP), though the facility does not presently provide specific details. Within the state, NEATC is one of 32 PHP/day treatment programs at substance abuse treatment facilities.
The next step down is an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which involves attending three-hour sessions at least three times a week, and is among 19.7 percent of IOPs at substance abuse treatment facilities in Massachusetts. The standard outpatient program (OP) requires attendance at least once per week. Aftercare includes referrals for further services as well as housing, job, and educational resources.
In the state of Massachusetts, NEATC is among 28.2 percent of substance abuse treatment facilities accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. The treatment staff includes an MD who's board certified in both internal and addiction medicine, a master’s level clinical supervisor, primary therapists, and case managers.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
To date, 12 alumni submitted reviews to Rehabs.com about NEATC, more than 83 percent of which were overwhelmingly positive. A majority of these reviewers attributed treatment here with saving their life, expressed in a representative review as: ”The staff and programming were amazing. The people at Northeast literally saved my life and went above and beyond for me and my family. I would not be where I am today as a father, husband and son without Northeast.”
Reviewers commended the “level of care,” the “caring, kind, staff,” considered the program “12-step based treatment done right,” and an environment that “went above and beyond to cater to my needs.” Two alumni offered dissenting views, both claiming they were lied to in order to get them into treatment; one referred to staff as “rude and dishonest” and the other shared: "They told me it was a strong 12 step program but it is not.”
On secondary sites, NEATC received largely favorable coverage to date: 4.9 out of five stars based on 45 reviews on Google; 3.5 stars based on five reviews on Yelp; and 4.9 stars based on 34 reviews on Facebook, which the organization can manage.   
Most reviewers wrote about the facility in glowing terms, described their experiences as life changing, the staff as dedicated and friendly, and the process and treatment philosophy as “unique and incredible”, such as D.R. on Google, who had been to other facilities, but found that NEATC “launched me into the 12 steps with the proper tools that I have been lacking over the years. I would recommend this place to all those who are serious about their recovery. The staff and program is top notch.”
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Two loved ones submitted positive impressions of NEATC to Rehabs.com to date. One of them received the information needed from the facility to help a family member. The other, whose grandson completed the program, wrote: “So grateful for your treatment center helping him to see his worth and giving him the tools to help him live a recovering life.”
WHAT STAFF SAY
Three staff members submitted highly favorable feedback to Rehabs.com to date: all rated the major categories of the survey the top five stars. They praised most aspects of the facility – from the treatment model to compassionate staff and “wrap around services.” One staff member wrote: “NEATC has been pivotal in assisting patients with all the tools necessary to rebuild their life and achieve goals. I would recommend my loved ones and friends to this facility.”
On secondary site Glassdoor, the facility received positive coverage to date: 4.2 out of five stars based on nine reviews. Of the total, seven awarded the facility the top five stars, citing dedicated employees and employers and rewarding work as strengths. “They strive daily to help as many struggling alcoholics and drug addicts as possible. This job has truly changed my outlook on life and I am grateful to be part of this team,” one representative reviewer wrote.
According to NEATC's website, the organization accepts most insurance. Some PPO providers cover the entire cost of treatment.
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