Stabilization is a 50 bed post-detox program providing intensive treatment and support for homeless men with histories of chronic substance abuse.
Stabilization assists adult males (18 years or older) with successful recovery and reconnection to the community. The goal is to provide short-term clinical and support services, maximizing the potential for successful recovery, and providing the client with an understanding and acceptance of the need for continued treatment to prevent relapse.
The program has the capacity to serve individuals who are dually diagnosed with a mental illness, as well as those living with HIV/AIDS or other chronic medical conditions.
- 28-day, post-detox residential program
- Individual and group education and counseling for addiction and co-occurring mental health issues
- Case management
- On-site medical services, including psychiatric assessment and monitoring
- After-care planning and placement
Current third-party payers include MBHP, BMC HealthNet and Beacon Health Strategies/NHP. A limited number of beds for the uninsured are available.
The Wellness Initiative integrates a holistic approach to recovery into our post-detox programs.
Recovery is about more than staying sober. It is a lifelong process of making positive changes in personal lifestyle to prevent future relapse and promote health and wellness.
The Wellness Initiative addresses this gap, introducing the six components of wellness: physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a client's life. Current Wellness programs include the Bulldog Running Club, Reiki, mediation, self-esteem and wellness classes, craft and makeover groups, on-site classical music performances and art therapy.
Bulldog Running Club
The Bulldog Running Club was founded in the 2008 by Michael Ferullo, a licensed social worker. Mike worked with staff to introduce fitness and a lifelong recovery activity to men in the post-detox addiction treatment program.
Current program participants and graduates are welcome for Saturday morning runs at Franklin Park. Clients not yet physically ready to run the course are invited to walk.
Stephen S., a graduate of Stabilization, joined Pine Street's 2013 Boston Marathon Team to raise funds for the Bulldog Running Club and Stabilization. Read more about his journey.
Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
170 Morton St., Jamaica Plain