SECAP provides acute substance abuse programs for individuals who are
addicted to alcohol or drugs, including heroin and other opiates, and
offers emergency department screening, inpatient monitoring and
immediate access to medical specialists.
Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Inpatient services include:
Medically supervised detoxification
Admissions 24 hours a day
Individual and group counseling with a focus on relapse
Daily Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups
Intensive case management
Discharge and aftercare planning
Spiritual counseling with clergy
Our inpatient unit is part of the Division of Addiction Services of the
Department of Medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Inpatient detoxification is an individually monitored process usually
taking between one and four days. SECAP's nurses are on the unit 24
hours a day and our doctors use evidence-based symptom-triggered
protocols for medication (usually benzodiazipines and
buprenorphine/naltrexone). Our counselors engage patients in group
therapies, meditation, and individual counseling and discharge planning.
Mutual help groups provide on-site support to aid in the transition to
Outpatient Psycho-Social Support
SECAP's Outpatient Unit, licensed by
the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, offers
outpatient services geared specifically for young adults, older adults
and women, and tailor programs at various levels of intensity to meet
Our outpatient services include:
Day Treatment. SECAP’s day treatment program is held
Monday through Friday and offers short-term (one or two weeks)
intensive treatment for individuals in early recovery or after a
relapse. Family involvement is encouraged.
Evening Treatment. Our evening treatment program provides
intense psycho-education about the nature of addiction, about
client’s roles and responsibilities in their recovery, and
offers support to help them achieve the goal of continued
Services for Families. SECAP staff are committed to
assisting family members in a variety of ways, including guiding
them to SECAP services or to group meetings in the community
such as Al-Anon and Alateen.
Additional SECAP services include:
Group counseling and support
Individual counseling and support
Family support group
Referral to other services including halfway houses and
Outpatient medication assisted therapy
Pregnancy related care
Visit our events calendar for
information about our support groups.