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Community Healthlink, Inc

A Member of UMass Memorial Health Care

Homeless and Inpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Detoxification Program

The detoxification program is a 2-week, inpatient program for homeless adults and other individuals with a substance abuse problem. Aftercare counseling and support are also available. The detoxification unit provides 24-hour nursing care and observation for clients that are detoxing from drugs and alcohol. The length of stay varies per client, though the average is 4 to 6 days for the detoxification program. An aftercare plan is developed for everyone who completes the program and clients are offered help with aftercare placement and treatment.

The detoxification program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Community Healthlink’s detoxification program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

Inpatient detoxification services include: Medical monitoring for acute alcohol/drug intoxication, potentially severe withdrawal syndrome, and related medical problems; 24 hour nursing care and observation; bio-psychosocial assessment and treatment planning; intensive aftercare planning and referrals; daily individual and group counseling; and nicotine replacement therapy.

For more information about CHL's Detoxification program, please call 508-860-1200 or 508-438-5650 (TTY).