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 addiction treatment facility in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In August 1997, High Point Treatment Center was successful in purchasing the Plymouth facility and began operating a substance detox and rehabilitation program, as well as a small Outpatient clinic in New Bedford. This has grown and expanded to three main inpatient and outpatient in Brockton, New Bedford, and Plymouth.

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. Today, this affiliate is known as Southeastern Massachusetts Council on Advocacy and does dynamic work to help individuals and families find independence and live with minimal social stressors.

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. This is accomplished by being innovative and responsive. The organization’s tagline is: Helping People To Change and with this the agency has to be adaptive as well.

High Point accomplishes its mission by comprehensively looking at issues head on and providing continued services for patients and staff. This includes offering a full continuum of care, including prevention, supporting inclusion and diversity, improving quality of services through evidence informed practice, and encouraging personal professional growth of employees.

High Point’s mission is driven by five core values: respect, compassion, integrity, efficiency, and excellence. To High Point, respect means to recognize the goodness, worth, dignity, diversity, and importance of each other and the people we serve; compassion is to care about others and respect their feelings; Integrity is defined as meeting the highest ethical standards; to be efficient is to be prudent with our resources; excellence is working together to be the very best in everything we do.

 

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

RESPECT:

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

COMPASSION:

To care about others and respect their feelings

INTEGRITY:

To meet the highest ethical standards

EFFICIENCY:

To be prudent with our resources

EXCELLENCE:

To work together to be the very best in everything we do

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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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