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Ms.Heather
04-29-2004, 11:39 AM
Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center
2 Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Phone: (508) 279-3500
Security Level: 3/4
Superintendent: James T. Walsh

The Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center has two unique populations participating in two separate, intensive, in-house programs. Presently, the facility houses the Longwood Treatment Program and a detoxification unit for civil commitments. The program includes a comprehensive, multi-phase progression of classes in Relapse Prevention Training in conjunction with case management services, twelve-step programming, assistance in aftercare planning, and individual discharge planning for community-based treatment.

The Longwood Treatment Program is an intensive, substance abuse program for state and county inmates with significant substance abuse histories, which have contributed to past criminality. The Longwood Treatment Program is a six-month program.

The detoxification program is a 30 day program. Participants are ordered to the facility by the. The majority of the civil commitments have unresolved legal issues involving substance abuse. The program is comprised of medically supervised detoxification, counseling, mandatory programming with a compilation discharge summary and an aftercare needs assessment.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS:

Longwood Program
The Longwood Treatment Program is based on the principles that, (A) chemical dependency is a complex biopsychosocial disease; (B) with the active participation of the chemically dependent person, recovery is possible, and; (C) recovery not only means sobriety but also means assuming the dignity and honor of being a fully functioning human being. To that end, the following treatment program has been developed. Please note that the program has five (5) phases: Orientation (O phase – 1 week); Initial (I phase – 4 weeks); Application (A phase – 5 weeks); Transition (T phase – 2 weeks); and Restitution (R phase – 2 weeks). The main goals of the phases of treatment are: addiction; recovery; readiness for change; wellness, life skill and substance abuse education; relapse prevention; aftercare program development and community service. Inmates are also involved in the following mandatory ARS program components: individualized treatment plans; family involvement; individual treatment plan resolution and developing community support.

Detoxification Program
Upon admission to the facility, all civil commitments are placed in the detoxification unit to be monitored and evaluated by medical and mental health staff. Numerous exams and tests are completed while on this unit. The commitment will be moved to general population after he has been medically cleared. Once the commitment is moved to general population, he is required to begin attending programs provided by Spectrum Services. Failure to attend and participate in the program will result in the commitment being deemed a program failure. A report on each commitment’s participation, progress, and if necessary, failure to complete the program is provided to the sentencing court upon expiration of the 30 day commitment order.
The three (3) phases of the Spectrum program require three (3) weeks to complete. Most commitments are held for 30 days. This allows the commitments sufficient time to clear the detoxification process and complete the program. The program and its expectations include understanding the disease; identification and education regarding tools for change; establishment of a recovery plan; and the development and implementation of a formal discharge plan.

Visiting Information

Please Note* Only inmates participating in the Longwood Program are eligible for visits. Civil commitments are not allowed any visits.

Hours:
Monday: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
*During Weekend visiting hours, visitors will not be allowed to enter or exit the facility between 2:45 and 3:15 PM. No enterance to the facility is allowed after 4:30PM.

Dress Code
The following articles of clothing ARE NOT permitted into the visiting room.

Females: No tights, leotards, halter (or tank) tops, or anything that exposes the stomach. No tops that expose the back or shoulders, no sheer clothing, bathing suits, shorts, sweatpants or sweatsuits, low cut or excessively revealing clothing, dresses or skirts exceeding 2 inches above knee, no tight clothing, no holes in clothing, no double layers, sandals, t-shirts, sweatshirts, no pants OF ANY KIND with elastic waist band. (Unless visibly pregnant), no hair accessories, low cut v-neck shirts, or tan or maroon scrubs.

Males: No Blue, black, or gray denim, khaki pants, tan scrubs, blue pants, sweatpants, sweatshirts, shorts, camouflage, overalls, gym shorts, muscle shirts, t-shirts, hooded shirts or jackets, neck ties, nylon jogging suits, sandals, holes in clothing, double layers, elastic waist band, hair pieces.

No jewelry other than a wedding band, and medical alert are allowed in visiting room. All Visitors, both male and female are required to have their shirts tucked in while in visiting room.

Ms.Heather
01-27-2005, 08:38 AM
Bridgewater Correctional Complex
Administration Road
Bridgewater, MA 02324

From Boston: Take Route 93 South/Southeast Expressway to the Braintree split at Route 3. Take Routes 128/93. Take Route 24 South to Route 495 South. Take exit 6 (Route 44). Bear right off the exit ramp. At the Middleboro rotary, take Routes 18/28 North. This is Bedford Street. Take a right onto the access road at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex sign.

From the North: Take Route 495 South to exit 6 (Route 44). Bear right off the exit ramp. At the Middleboro rotary, take Routes 18/28 North. This is Bedford Street. Take a right onto the access road at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex sign.

From the South: Take Route 495 North to exit 5 (Route 18 North/Route 44 East). Bear right off the exit ramp. At the Middleboro rotary, take Routes 18/28 North). This is Bedford Street. Take a right onto the access road at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex sign.

From the East: Take Route 44 West to the Middleboro rotary. Take Routes 18/28 North. This is Bedford Street. Take a right onto the access road at the Bridgewater Correcitonal Complex sign.

From the West: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 495 South. Take exit 6 (Route 44). Bear right off the exit ramp. At the Middleboro rotary, take the Routes 18/28 North. This is Bedford Street. Take a right onto the access road at the Bridgewater Correctional Complex.