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Clinical Stabilization Services for Substance Abuse

The 30-bed Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) Unit at Berkshire Medical Center is designed to stabilize patients and increase their chances for success after completing an initial detoxification program at the McGee Recovery Center at BMC.

The CSS beds allow patients to be treated for between 14 and 30 days in the hospital, and provide individual counseling, group therapy and behavioral health educational groups. The CSS beds are a critical juncture between detox and residential recovery services.

The optimal treatment plan includes admission to the McGee Recovery Center, a 21-bed inpatient detoxification program, followed by admission to the CSS unit for up to 30 days, and then transitioning to the Keenan House, operated by The Brien Center, or another residential recovery home.

“The Clinical Stabilization Services unit at BMC, combined with many other services at BMC and in the community, helps in improving the long-term outlook for many in our community who are suffering from addiction,” said David Phelps, President and CEO of Berkshire Health Systems. “Addiction is a serious illness and Berkshire Health Systems is committed, in collaboration with our community partners, to providing programs that can help those who are impacted to achieve life-long success in recovering from this horrible disease.”

Contact Information:

Shannon R. McCarthy, LADC
Department Director
Behavioral Sciences/ Substance Abuse
Phone: 413-445-9463



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