Signature Recovery


Addiction to alcohol, opiates, or other substances is a serious psychiatric illness, most often complicated by other mental health diagnoses such as depression and anxiety. At McLean Hospital, we are committed to providing exceptional clinical care to help individuals work toward recovery.


Treatment Philosophy

Our programs provide individualized care designed to address the mental, physical, and spiritual components of addictive disorders by integrating evidence-based treatment models with 12-step and other self-help resources.

Treatment is provided under the supervision of Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians who are experts in substance use disorders and related psychiatric conditions.

Treatment Components

By tailoring treatment plans to fit specific needs, the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs help individuals focus not just on their addiction, but on co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses as well. Our compassionate treatment teams recognize individual needs and work one on one and in small group settings to help residents take the necessary steps toward conquering alcohol and drug addiction.
Evidence-Based Care

Treatment focuses on methodologies proven by research such as cognitive behavior therapy and integrated group therapy.

Group Therapy

Patients participate in our robust group therapy program. This structured environment helps patients work toward recovery.


Upon admission, each patient is thoroughly evaluated so that clinicians can create customized care plans.

Medication Consultation

When indicated, medication can be an important tool for addiction rehab. Patients meet with a psychiatrist as needed.

Expert Clinicians

Each member of our treatment team has chosen to dedicate their careers to the care of individuals recovering from addiction.

Support and Education

Our daily educational curriculum promotes prolonged recovery. Resources are available for patients and their loved ones.

Who We Treat

Our 30-day Signature Addiction Recovery Programs are ideal for those who:

  • Seek to recover from addiction and coexisting mental health conditions
  • Have completed detoxification and need longer-term discreet care in a serene setting
  • Require medication evaluation and management
  • Have tried other treatment programs, but were not ready for and/or satisfied with the previous care
  • Need comprehensive rehab for addiction to substances such as alcohol, cocaine, and prescription drugs
The McLean staff are amazingly trained in what they do. I have to thank my doctors, my nurses, and my mental health specialists for helping me get through a tough time like this.

– Former McLean patient

I was so afraid when I went in. I didn’t know what to expect. But it was such a comfortable, warm environment. I felt safe. It did not feel like I was in a hospital. I was actually glad to be there getting help.

– Former patient at Fernside

I am so grateful for all the skills McLean provided me to live a happier and healthier life without alcohol.

– Former Signature Addiction Recovery Programs patient


Far away from the stresses, distractions, and demands of everyday life that may have contributed to addiction to drugs and alcohol, the Signature Addiction Recovery Programs offer the ultimate tranquil and private rehab settings.

Our serene accommodations are designed to support maximum engagement in substance addiction recovery. The settings provide private, beautifully appointed bedrooms, outfitted with the finest linens and en suite bathrooms. All meals are prepared by culinary professionals in our luxury dining rooms.

Lush grounds are available for residents to utilize, allowing for leisure time spent reading, meditating, and enjoying nature’s beauty during treatment. Patients also have access to local recreational resources including skiing, swimming, and tennis.


Fortunately, there are many ways to get help for addiction to drugs or alcohol. One proven model is residential treatment. Residential care provides 24-hour clinical support and gives individuals the opportunity to collaborate with their clinical team. This approach lets people maintain a sense of freedom and engage in a group setting with other patients.