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New Bedford Complex - Women's Addiction Treatment Center (WATC)

3.3 Good (12 Reviews) |
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108 North Front Street
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

Financial & Insurance Details

  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

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Facility Highlights

Car Donation Program

Gift Shop

Volunteer Opportunities

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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2.0
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WATC was absolutely disgusting. Bathrooms/ showers were foul, the facility smelled awful, my roommate was diagnosed with SCABIES while in there also. There is absolutely not enough outdoor time and if you need any more attention then your 2 minutes at med pass nobody has the time. The \"groups\" are awful and there is absolutely no recovery. The only thing you do for 24 hrs is color and eat popsicles. Apparently we are children. The place was awful.
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1.0
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Treatment wasn't great.
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3.0
Good
Decent treatment
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4.3
Great
Every counsellor there is a former addict so they know what you are going through Need more outside time I was happy about how kind and compassionate the staff was really caring people.
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4.0
Great
Organized, daily regiments once out of detox part. SOAP program follows. None I was sectioned here through the court, but I learned a lot here in the 21 days that I stayed. We had commitments come in quite often. We also had to participate in daily a activities, both oral and written.
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3.7
Very Good
Counselors are great! Good is good! Programs and meetings are interesting! Day staff is unprofessional and unknowledgeable. The programs are strictly 12 step with no room for interpretation!!
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3.7
Very Good
Counsellors No exercise Involuntary commitment
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1.0
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my father and his gf sent me there,i am 55 yrs old and drank.i have severe panic disorder and agoraphobia.they had me sectioned.st lukes was awful.i wouldn\'t send an animal there,i will never speak to my father again.you don\'t put an alcoholic agoraphobic in with street girls
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5.0
Excellent
Employees care. Lack of outside activities. Three counceling is god...the food is god..& its clean.
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3.7
Very Good
It was clean. However, it was far from Boston and needed more beds.
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There were not as many medical professionals as there should be....medically or clinically: 1-3 RN's or LPN's per shift. One Nurse Manager. Provide Section 35- court ordered treatment. The facility is not set up to tread dual clients. If a client is caught in the grips of the disease to the point they need a court order and shackles to get treatment....chances are they have an underlying mental health problem. If the did not on admission....the will have PTSD by discharge. (no joke-serious). I have stated above I was fired for not abandoning a client in crisis. I figured I could get another job but I could not get another nursing license. I also went thru the certification for substance abuse counseling and did my internship as a clinician there, and was offered a position as a clinician. That was a significantly more rewarding and just as significantly underpaid position. The staff has such pressure on them that to do the job they want to do is nearly impossible. That leads to frustration and burn out and the ones who pay the price are the clients. The frustration should be directed where it belongs----the higher ups who are pushing these girls in and out of detox like they are cattle. I do not understand the thinking....addiction is a disease of the brain...which in order to recover requires first the drugs to be removed and the brain chemistry to re balance. That process takes more than 20 days!!!! The drugs come out of the body in maybe that time....long time benzo use takes 80+ days!!! The brain can not function to learn new skills....just like a diabetic can not just stop eating donuts and be in all set. They both require a change in habits and lifestyle. At least the diabetic is starting out with "normal" brain chemistry....which allows him/her to learn. We are robbing these girls of a chance of a life!!! We are setting them up for overdose by treating them just long enough to make the receptors hyper ready. (like if you had a bad sunburn...peeled and then went to Aruba with no sun screen....what r ur chances for a good tan)... I think this is doing just as much damage as the drug use and dealers do....maybe more. The health care providers are under the pretense that this will help and they will be better. Here...we will make you miserable for two-three weeks...get the drugs out of your system...mess with your other meds...and your whole world will be crashing down around you and family and network will be pointing the finger at you and then we will send you on your merry way.....btw....don't do drugs. O WAIT....You don't WANT to do drugs?!?!?! But you don't know WHAT ELSE TO DO?????!!!! Well, we don't have the time to tell you because the insurance will pay us more for you to come back in a week. AGHHHHH
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4.0
Great
I am aware of this facility because I work in the same company.
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