Addiction Recovery

Paving the way to healthier lives and stronger communities.

Women in recovery at Linda Fay Griffen House in Worcester

Addiction is a serious problem that causes harm to individuals, families, and communities. Advocates offers a number of programs and treatment options for people struggling with addiction so they can embark on a path to recovery, and in turn make their lives —and our communities—safer and stronger.


Addiction Counseling

Advocates Community Counseling provides individual and group therapy to those struggling with addiction at our locations in Framingham, Marlborough, and Harvard. Our compassionate and skilled counselors support individuals on their journey to recovery. We accept MassHealth and most private insurance plans. Visit our Counseling & Psychiatry page to learn more.

Addiction Recovery Homes

Advocates offers two addiction recovery homes—Channing House and Linda Fay Griffin House—and treatment options for people struggling with addiction so they can embark on a path to recovery. We believe this approach helps make their lives—and our communities—safer and stronger. Learn more.   

Recovery Coaching

Recovery coaches are professionally trained to use their own lived experience with addiction to support others’ journey in recovery, assist people in recovery as they navigate systems, and explore resources in order to live fulfilling lives in the community. Learn more. 

First Offender Driver Alcohol Education

For individuals convicted of driving under the influence for the first time, our Driver Alcohol Education program is designed to reduce the risk of future incidents by helping participants change their behaviors and attitudes. For many, this will mean reducing or eliminating their use of alcohol. The program provides 40 hours of education over a 16-week period and includes an assessment, self-help meetings, and victim impact meetings located at Advocates Community Counseling - Harvard. Referrals are made by the adjudicating court.

Residential Programs

Advocates is a regional leader in residential services for adults dealing with both mental health and addiction issues. We help individuals on their path to recovery through our group homes in MetroWest and Central Massachusetts. Learn more about Advocates' Residential Services.

Second Offender Aftercare

This program provides one year of aftercare treatment for individuals convicted of their second driving-under-the-influence offense after they complete a 14-day residential program. The ultimate goal of the program is for participants to take responsibility for their previous behavior and make the changes necessary to cease further incidents. Second Offender Aftercare is available through Advocates Community Counseling - Harvard. Referrals are made by the adjudicating court.

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