Building Blocks of Recovery
Our treatment team has been nicknamed “The Recovery Renegades” because although Independence Hall follows Best Practices in all of its programming, we deliver care that is supportive and thorough, yet unique and unconventional. Utilizing our 22 acres of fields, walkways, trails and meeting areas, we blend therapy and education with fun outdoor activities.
Independence Hall provides a different type of support than other treatment programs do, for individuals seeking recovery.
Our staff approach, while based on science and Best practices, is often called rebellious and untraditional. Our staff have been nicknamed “The Recovery Renegades” because they provide support with concern and care, and they do so in an atmosphere of compassion for an individual’s overall health and happiness. Utilizing Independence Hall’s 22-acres of gorgeous space, outdoor activities are a regular part of the treatment day, where we blend therapy with fun, and education with activity.
The Renegades include more than 25 people waiting to help you at Independence Hall. They are good, kind, and understanding people. They are intelligent, compassionate, helpful, and fun. But most importantly, The Renegades are talented, experienced, well-informed professionals who can help you make the most of your time at Independence Hall. Some of The Renegades have Ph.Ds, some have masters degrees, and some have specialized certifications in food, or health, or recreation. But all of them, without exception, have one thing in common…a deep sense of caring for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is recovery?
SAMSHA defines recovery as a process of change whereby individuals work to improve their own health and wellness and to live a meaningful life in a community of their choice while striving to achieve their full potential.
How is Independence Hall different from other treatment centers?
Independence Hall recognizes the need to implement multiple services for optimal treatment. Our facility is based on 22 acres of property, set back in the suburbs of Shrewsbury, MA. Our program focuses on wellness and recovery.
How long will my stay be?
Program length of stay averages 14 days. Extensions may be available based on medical necessity and health insurance plan coverage. Please contact your health insurance provider for more information regarding your benefits.
What are my accommodations?
Independence Hall strives to be a facility with the upmost accommodations for all individual needs. Each guest is given a private room which has a view of either the courtyard or wooded area. We have ADA approved rooms as well. Fresh sheets and towels will be provided upon your arrival, as well as, any necessary hygiene products.
Meals are provided with your stay. You will enjoy a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our chefs cook with health and wellness in mind.
Do I need insurance to enroll?
We accept uninsured, self-pay, and a variety of health insurances. Please contact the program for questions.
Do I need to be a veteran to be admitted?
No. We recognize the importance and need for services for all individuals.
What is the admission criterion for your program?
For the CSS Level of Care, you must be medically cleared, at risk for relapse, and over the age of 18. Although many of our clients will be referred from other community providers, we do accept self-referrals.
How will my treatment at Independence Hall begin?
Our comprehensive intake assessment includes a medical screening, psychosocial assessment, and a substance abuse history screening. In addition, you will have an individualized treatment and aftercare plan. Our staff is dedicated to identifying specific needs of each client, and will approach each client’s treatment plan on an individual basis, in order to implement effective treatment.
What are the four levels of care?
The four levels of care in substance abuse treatment are:
- Level I- Outpatient treatment
- Level II -Intensive outpatient treatment
- Level III -Medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment
- Level IV -Medically managed intensive inpatient treatment
Independence Hall’s CSS program is a level III substance abuse treatment program.
Will I be able to leave the program at any time?
Your stay is 100% voluntary, unless otherwise mandated by the court system or other legal entity. Although we encourage our clients to stay for the duration of the program, clients reserve the right to withdraw from the CSS at any time.
What happens after I leave Independence Hall?
You will have an individualized aftercare plan which will be determined by your individual needs.
Will family members be asked to or be allowed to participate in my treatment?
During your stay, your support system may be invited to join in a telephonic counseling session.
What kind of treatment therapies are offered at Independence Hall?
We offer a wide variety of curriculum which encompasses 8 hours a day of hands on learning and therapy. Each clinician uses different types of therapy based on the needs of the client, not each person benefits from the same type of therapy. Some of our treatment therapies are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, etc.
Some of the group therapies offered are: life skills, substance abuse education, HIV/AIDS/STD education, sober recovery, relapse prevention, AA/NA, tai-chi, and expressive arts.
Will I be able to receive mail, packages, or faxes while at Independence Hall?
Yes. All must be approved by the program.
What will I need to pack?
- Personal medications with Prescription Labels attached.
- 1 pair of pajamas.
- 7 outfits including pants, tops, undergarments, and socks.
- 1 jacket.
- 1 outfit for the gym.
- 1 pair of shower shoes (flip-flops).
- Hat, gloves, bathrobe, or belt (if you choose).
- 1 pair of shoes or boots.
- 1 pair of sneakers.
- Personal hygiene items.
- Toiletries (cannot have alcohol in the ingredients).
- 6 unopened packs of cigarettes (if applicable).
- 1 book of stamps, envelopes, notebooks, writing material reading book, etc.