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McLean’s Signature Addiction Recovery Programs provide world-class residential treatment for adults who are living with addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, or opiates.

With intensive care provided by compassionate, expert staff, our luxury treatment programs—Fernside and Borden Cottage—offer evaluation and customized services for individuals whose substance use may be complicated by other mental health conditions..



What is the process for admission?
The McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Programs accept inquiries 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our intake staff work with individuals, their families, and referring clinicians to determine if our programs are an appropriate option. We do a preliminary screening over the phone and gather as much pertinent information as possible.

We specialize in five-star service and can help coordinate admission and transportation logistics from locations across the US and worldwide. Located near numerous local and international airports, the McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Programs can assist in arranging for luxury transportation from points of arrival and departure.

How much do the programs cost?

Our programs are self-pay and do not accept insurance or any third party reimbursement.

The fee for Borden Cottage is $2,315 per day. A 30-day minimum stay is recommended to help assure full benefit from the program.

The fee for Fernside is $1,985 per day. A 30-day minimum stay is required to help assure full benefit from the program.

What is included in the day rate?

The programs’ cost includes a number of clinical and non-clinical services and amenities. The following are included in the day rate.

Clinical services such as:

  • Professional evaluation, diagnostics, and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses
  • Intensive psychiatric assessment, internal medicine/initial physical
  • Intensive individual and group therapy
  • Symptom education services
  • Medication evaluation and management
  • Psychiatric medical director onsite, nursing day/evening staffing
  • 24/7 direct care staffing
  • Case management services (ongoing consultation with referring clinician and aftercare planning)
  • Family and couples meetings
  • Basic laboratory testing, neuropsychological testing
  • Nutritional consultations
  • Smoking cessation treatment and support
  • Onsite expressive therapies including yoga and art

Non-clinical services:

  • Private room/private bath (single occupancy)
  • All onsite meals, snacks, beverages
  • Arrival and departure transportation services available
  • Transportation services to scheduled clinical appointments
  • Housekeeping services
  • Onsite fitness studio
  • Art studio with professional easels and supplies

These additional amenities are offered at Borden Cottage only:

  • Fully equipped music rehearsal studio
  • Onsite yoga studio and outdoor heated pool
  • Patient business office with Wi-Fi and water view
  • TV and theater room with reclining leather chairs
  • 50s style diner, pinball arcade, bowling alley, billiards
  • Patient and family concierge services for coastal Maine area
What services are not included in the day rate?

The following services are not included in the day rate.

Ancillary services such as:

  • Psychological testing
  • Neurological consultations
  • Specialty imaging – MRI, CT
  • Specialty psychiatric consultations

Other medical services:

  • Ambulance services, emergency room visits
  • Specialized pain management
  • Dental services
  • Medications
  • Sleep study
  • Additional offsite laboratory testing
  • Special duty nursing
  • Specials 1:1
  • Additional specialized medical services and consultation
  • Physical therapy

Non-clinical services:

  • Transportation services (other than to scheduled appointments)
  • Offsite meals
  • Personal beauty/hair salon services
  • Personal laundry and cleaning
  • Therapeutic services (massage, acupuncture, etc.)

These optional ancillary clinical and medical services may or may not be covered by the patient’s insurance.

Where are the programs located

Fernside is located in Princeton, Massachusetts.

Borden Cottage is located in Camden, Maine.

For more information on directions, parking, and local accommodations, please visit our Maps & Directions page.

Who benefits most from the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs?

McLean’s Signature Addiction Recovery Programs are residential rehab programs with a focus on treating individuals with serious substance use conditions, many of whom will have co-occurring psychiatric conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, or personality disorders.

Is family involved in treatment?

Family involvement is strongly recommended. With permission of the patient, family members can be involved in assessment and in treatment/aftercare planning.

How does a luxury setting support recovery?

McLean’s Signature Addiction Recovery Programs provide exceptional clinical care in beautiful settings.

Treatment takes place in a serene environment with a wide range of amenities—from well-appointed living quarters to recreational activities, on- and off-site.

This can help people focus on recovery while restoring their sense of self-worth. Access to these resources allow staff to help patients examine their whole lives to learn how to manage the stressors that come with an active life.

Connecting with other patients and sharing the experience of recovery while enjoying the surroundings and the different resources is just one of the many unique aspect of the programs.

Is smoking permitted?

At Fernside, smoking is allowed in designated outdoor areas only. No smoking is allowed inside any of our buildings.

Borden Cottage is a tobacco-free campus. The program provides nicotine replacement therapy for individuals who are regular smokers and also offers smoking cessation support for those who wish to begin recovery from tobacco addiction while at the program.

When are visiting hours?

At Fernside, visiting hours are noon to 8pm on weekends, and other hours as arranged.

At Borden Cottage, visiting hours are in the late afternoon and evening on weekends, in consultation with the treatment team.

Are cell phones and other electronics allowed?

Individuals are allowed to hold and use their cell phones and computers, with some guidelines to prevent disruption of the program and other patients.

Is Alcoholics Anonymous a required component of treatment?

In addition to individual and group therapy at the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs, attendance of AA and other self-help groups is strongly encouraged.

Is the patient’s stay at the program kept private?

Privacy is of the utmost importance to the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs, and we ensure confidentiality through our highly trained, professional, and discreet staff. No third party, whether known to the patient or not, has access to medical records, health information, or any information about a patient’s stay without prior written authorization from the patient.

Are support and educational resources available?

From helpful online resources to self-help groups and more, McLean Hospital is committed to providing support and mental health education to aid patients and families on the path to recovery.

Is aftercare planning a part of the program?

The treatment team works closely with the individual as well as with family, significant friends, and outside providers to develop a personalized aftercare plan. Recommendations by staff are made based upon clinical needs, progress made during treatment, and long-term treatment goals.

Can former patients access their medical records?

All requests for medical records should be directed to McLean’s Health Information Management Department.

Are support groups offered during and after treatment?

To complement our programs’ services and encourage individuals’ initiatives in their own recovery, many self-help groups are hosted by McLean, including Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery.

Does McLean gather patient feedback?

McLean is dedicated to maintaining high-quality and effective patient care. To ensure that those standards remain at the highest level, we utilize a number of feedback instruments and quality indicators.

Among these tools are the Perceptions of Care survey which monitors patient satisfaction and BASIS-24™, a psychiatric outcomes measurement tool created at McLean and widely used in the US and around the world, which delivers feedback on the patient care experience.