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State Approves New Post-Detox Unit At Berkshire Med. Center

This is a picture of Berkshire Medical Center's sign
Jim Levulis

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently approved a 30-bed long-term recovery unit for people suffering from opioid and substance abuse addiction in Pittsfield. It will be the only unit of its kind in Berkshire County.Berkshire Medical Center’s new unit is designed to stabilize patients after an initial detox program at BMC’s McGee Recovery Center. The Clinical Stabilization Services Unit will offer behavioral health education along with individual and group counseling. Dr. Alex Sabo chairs BMC’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

“People will be getting the support of other people in early recovery and all those beautiful programs which will really them a fighting chance to solidify their recovery,” said Sabo.

People would be able to stay at the new unit for up to 30 days with the hope they transition to The Brien Center’s Keenan House or another residential recovery home.

BMC has not set an opening date for the new unit.

Jim is WAMC’s Associate News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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