The Women's Addiction Treatment Center (WATC) is a Section 35 treatment facility, which is a staff-secured, but not locked, treatment program for women who have been civilly committed. Services include Detoxification Unit, Clinical Stabilization Services "Tranquility Inn," and Transitional Support Services

Administrative Services staff provides support to High Point's continuum of care.


Women's Addiction Treatment Center (WATC) Section 35 Facility

108 North Front Street. New Bedford, MA 02740. Phone: 774-628-1000

Detoxification Unit

This Inpatient medical unit provides safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs for women. The treatment team is physician-directed with 24-hour nursing care, licensed counselors, and case managers. Treatment includes individual and group counseling, family support and education, and aftercare planning. Clients on methadone maintenance may detox from other addiction drugs while continuing methadone therapy. This Inpatient medical unit provides safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs for women.

Clinical Stabilization Services (Tranquility Inn)

Clinical Stabilization Services is a 24-hour rehabilitation program that incorporates individual and group counseling, 12-Step education, and other psycho-education groups, lectures, and opioid overdose prevention workshops focusing on relapse prevention and coping skills. An enhanced treatment plan is developed with active participation from the treatment team and client. Family participation is encouraged. Length of stay is based on clients' clinical needs. Clients reside in Tranquility Inn. They also attend daily in-house commitment (AA/NA) groups.

Transitional Support Services

This transitional program provides substance abuse treatment to women admitted to WATC. The program bridges the gap between detoxification and/or step-down services (Clinical Stabilization Services) and residential rehabilitation (halfway house or sober house placement). It is designed to provide short-term residency, further stabilization after detox, next-step case management, and safe, sober placement.

Case management services include service planning, goal development, and family unification. Referrals will be facilitated for residents requiring physical and mental health care, assistance with legal issues, sober housing, residential treatment, and vocational and educational needs. Residents attend psycho-educational groups and lectures that focus on topics like relapse prevention, relationships, HIV awareness, domestic violence, nutrition, self-help, men's and women's recovery issues, and other topics related to developing a lifestyle that is conducive to continued recovery. Residents also attend daily in-house commitment (AA/NA) groups.

Administrative Services

Departments include Human Resources, Information Technology, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Administrative Support, Payroll/Benefits, Community Relations, and Executive Management.

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