Canaan, CT – With so many individuals in need of mental health support since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mountainside Treatment Center is proud to announce a significant expansion of its telehealth services
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Addiction Services has granted Mountainside, the award-winning, Connecticut-based rehabilitation center, the ability to begin providing virtual substance abuse treatment starting June 1.
Residents of Massachusetts can now access best-in-class clinical treatment for alcoholism, drug addiction, and co-occurring disorders, regardless of their proximity to a physical provider. Mountainside’s virtual Massachusetts services include an intensive outpatient program (IOP) and an outpatient program (OP), which utilize treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing to help clients recover and heal from substance use disorders.
Mountainside’s virtual services also include individual therapy for those who prefer one-on-one counseling sessions with a licensed clinician and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for individuals who opt for this modality to complement their opioid addiction treatment plan.
Mountainside is bringing telehealth services to Massachusetts communities at a particularly critical time. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug overdose deaths in the state rose by 10% between 2020 and 2021.
With the state’s recent approval, Mountainside can bring the expertise and compassion of its clinicians into the homes of clients struggling with addiction to opioids, alcohol, and other dangerous substances.
“Our digital treatment options are making compassionate, expert care accessible to more people than ever before, and we are proud to extend those services to Massachusetts residents,” says Andre Basso, Chief Executive Officer at Mountainside. “Given the disruptions of the past two years, our comprehensive telehealth approach plays an especially critical role in helping patients overcome barriers to treatment and rehabilitation.”
To learn more about Mountainside’s telehealth services, visit https://mountainside.com/telehealth.
Mountainside also offers free virtual support groups, open to anyone. A list of support groups and their weekly schedules can be found here.