About Us

High Point & Affiliates

Our Story

High Point Treatment Center was incorporated as a nonprofit corporation in July 1996 with the purpose of purchasing the assets of High Point, a privately owned substance abuse treated facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In August 1997, High Point Treatment Center was successful in purchasing the Plymouth facility and began operating a substance abuse detox and rehabilitation program, as well as a small Outpatient clinic in New Bedford.

In 2002, High Point Treatment Center created a parent organization called the Southeast Regional Network, which then affiliated with NeBCOA, the oldest substance abuse agency (incorporated in 1971) in New Bedford. It provides short and long-term residential services in New Bedford.

Our Mission & Vision

High Point’s mission is to prevent and treat substance use and mental health disorders. Our goal is to help an individual achieve personal change and accept responsibility toward an improved quality of life.

High Point is accomplishing its mission by:

  • Offering a full continuum of care
  • Supporting inclusion & diversity
  • Providing prevention services
  • Improving quality of services through evidence informed practices
  • Encouraging personal professional growth

Our Values


To recognize the goodness, worth, dignity, diversity, and importance of each other and the people we serve


To care about others and respect their feelings


To meet the highest ethical standards


To be prudent with our resources

To work together to be the very best in everything we do
Our treatment philosophy embraces the NIDA Principles of Effective Treatment
  1. Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior 
  2. No single treatment is appropriate for everyone 
  3. Treatment needs to be readily available 
  4. Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual 
  5. Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical 
  6. Behavioral therapies- including individual, family, or group counseling- are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment 
  7. Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies 

8. An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that it meets his or her changing needs 

9. Many drug-addicted individuals also have other mental disorders 

10. Medically assisted detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long-term drug abuse 

11. Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective 

12. Drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously, as lapses do occur 

13. Treatment programs should test patients for the presence of HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases as well as provide targeted risk-reduction counseling, linking patients to treatment if necessary

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