Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR Unit)

Community Healthlink

26 Queen Street

Worcester, MA 01610

(508) 860-1244


MYR is a 24-bed acute detoxification and stabilization program for adolescents 13-17 (18 year olds can be admitted on a case by case basis). While at MYR clients are medically monitored 24 hours a day and receive a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis, treatment and aftercare planning from a multidisciplinary treatment team comprised of psychiatrists, master’s level clinicians, registered nurses, case managers, and counselors. MYR’s services include: A milieu environmentAssessmentsMedical monitoringTreatment planningIndividual/Group/Family therapy, and Aftercare coordination.

The MYR program is a family-centered, strengths-based model that will introduce and engage the adolescent and family members towards recovery. MYR, through its existing connections to community services for adolescents statewide, will develop comprehensive ongoing treatment planning that will provide continued support and treatment for the adolescent and family upon returning to their community. The program is licensed by The Massachusetts’ Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

Below are local detoxification centers geared towards adolescents and young adults. Contact information, program descritpions and services, location, and payment options are included. 

Lahey Behavorial Health Services

Partial Hospitalization Program,

Beverly Hospital, Beverly, MA

365 East Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876 

(978) 816-2812


Intensive, short term, day program providing group therapy treatment for adults experiencing problems related to mental health or addiction. The program operates Monday–Friday 9:00am to 2:30pm. Five treatment groups are offered daily, which focus on wellness and recovery, including communication skills, coping with change, and developing health relationships. Individual counseling is an integral part of the treatment, and medication consultation is available. Assistance with transportation for residents of surrounding communities is available.