607 North Avenue Suite 11E, Wakefield, Massachusetts, 01880
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About Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center
Aftermath Addiction Treatment is conveniently located just over 10 miles north of Boston, just off Route – 95, in Lakeside Office Park, overlooking the scenic Wakefield Lake. Our program has three different levels of treatment to provide support through our continuum of care: Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient Program. Our Mission here at Aftermath is to provide safe and supportive assistance for those seeking continuing recovery. Our goal is to offer trailblazing techniques to our clients in order for them to implement those tools in their everyday life with the purpose of sustaining their recovery.
We would love for you to give us the opportunity to treat and care for yourself or your loved one. Our staff members have personal, educational, and professional experience treating individuals with substance use disorders and mental health challenges. We understand that placing trust in people you do not know to care for yourself or your loved ones can be challenging. This is especially important in this field because our loved one’s lives are on the line. It is important to know that our staff at Aftermath hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, our team is willing to go to any-and-all lengths to see our clients succeed in recovery. In our experience, there is no one single treatment pathway that leads to recovery because of this, we offer many unique approaches for our clients to utilize. We understand that each client will be in a different stages of their recovery at the time they receive treatment, therefore it is important that we meet the client where they are at, we also believe that it is imperative to include the client’s thoughts, opinions, and experiences in their treatment planning. It is not THEIR treatment plan or MY treatment plan; it is OUR treatment plan
How are we different?
Here at Aftermath Treatment Center, we take immense pride in the fact that we have walked in the same shoes as our clients. We are a dual diagnosis treatment center for addicts, by addicts. All of our staff members take great honor that we approach treatment planning differently from other treatment centers. Our foundation for our treatment planning, begins and ends with the most crucial ingredients: love, empathy, and direction. However, we do provide and utilize other proven clinical and medical approaches and techniques. We are able to provide these crucial ingredients because we wholeheartedly understand what it is like to be in our clients’ positions. And although there are many ways that Aftermath Treatment Center stands apart, I think it is more important that we all stand together during your challenging time with either yourself or a loved one.
Our Vision sets us apart.
“Aftermath: af·ter·math: noun: aftereffects of a significant unpleasant event.”
Here at Aftermath Addiction Treatment, we understand that coming from active addiction is an extremely unpleasant experience. We are here to be your light for when you make the decision to try to come out of the dark. The Aftermath of active addiction has a chance to be beautiful and it is our vision to steer you to your new life in recovery by not just removing the drug itself but by addressing the underlying issues through our proven practices!
Our Mission makes us Different.
Aftermath Addiction Treatment LLC’s mission is to provide quality and ethical care for individuals with substance use disorders and mental illnesses. Aftermath encompasses love, education, experience, and direction to focus on the underlying causes of substance use disorders and mental illnesses. Our program incorporates cutting edge techniques in our group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, case management, and psychopharmacology therapy with the goal that we will enable our clients to live a happy, healthy, and whole life!
Our Values speak volumes
We value life
We value honesty
We value our clients
We value our employees
We value strength
We value accountability
We value our community
We value the pursuit of improvement
We value diversity
Lakeside Office Park
Our staff is a caring and compassionate group with real recovery experience as well years of experience working in the substance abuse field. We work hard at creating a community where people feel comfortable in sharing what they are going through as well as supported through the obstacles that they face in early recovery.
Virtual PHP Program
At Aftermath, we understand that people have obligations that often make it hard for them to commit to inpatient treatment or even taking time out of their day to attend outpatient treatment services for their substance use disorder. That is why Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center, located in Wakefield, MA, is now offering a Virtual Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for those seeking help from addiction. Our Virtual Partial Hospitalization Program provides a structed and highly supportive level of care for those with mental health or substance abuse issues. While attending the PHP Program at Aftermath, you will meet daily for group therapy and individual therapy sessions with your therapist. While attending virtually, you will still be able to interact with the outpatient clients in a group setting. Our groups address both mental health as well as substance abuse.
Meet the Staff
Matthew Ganem has been in recovery for 14 years and has worked in the field of substance abuse treatment since 2014. He has reached thousands of lives through his efforts to battle drug and alcohol addiction. At Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center, Matt takes an active role in the day to day activities with the clients, he is usually the first person a client will see as they enter in the door. Matt makes sure to let each client know that they are not alone as they begin their journey on the path to recovery and tries to inspire them to achieve a better way of life in recovery. Matt is an award winning poet and public speaker, the author of The Shadow Of An Addict and was recognized as the Recovery Advocate of the year in 2015 by the Massachusetts Organization of Addiction and Recovery. He is well known for speaking on addiction and prevention at schools and local community events. Matt is committed to building Aftermath into a leading treatment provider where people feel welcomed and supported on their journey to recovery.
Joseph PapaClinical Director LICSW, MSW, CADAC-II
Joe Papa is the Clinical Director at AATC, Joe earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from UNH, and is a Certified Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor, Advanced Standing. He has been working in the helping profession for over 22 years, he specializes in treating clients suffering from substance use, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Joe uses a client-centered approach to help our clients identify and capitalize on their strengths to make realistic, meaningful, and lasting changes in recovery. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy, Joe empowers clients to develop well-focused and achievable recovery goals. Joe has 24 years of 12-step recovery, and still practices his program on a daily basis. His extensive knowledge and experience of clinical treatment along with his personal recovery brings a multi layered and individualized approach to treatment for our clients. Working as a Therapist has never been a job, it is his life passion. The best part of his position as Clinical Director is supporting an environment where client’s can get the best care possible with a team of compassionate staff all with the same goal to provide clients, and their families an opportunity for life changing growth.
Jenna BoudreauChief Operating Officer
Jenna is proof that recovery from addiction is possible. Her passion for helping those afflicted with substance use disorders is evident by her dedication to her job. As the Chief Operating Officer, Jenna oversees the daily operations at Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center. Jenna has a variety of experience in the substance abuse treatment field as she has worked as a behavioral health technician, case manager and director of operations. A mother to a wonderful son, Jenna brings a unique perspective for those with families who seek help with substance abuse. She has been in the client’s shoes and brings an understanding of their struggles and needs. Jenna is a frontline warrior in the recovery field and brings her years of experience to the Aftermath team.
Cody DesmondProgram Director
My name is Cody Desmond, I am 27 years old, and I was born and raised in Gloucester, Massachusetts. I am also currently in long term recovery for the past 5 years. I struggled with addiction since I was 13 years old. During the beginning of my addiction, I was expelled from my public high school my freshman year. I eventually enrolled in Northshore Recovery High School in 2007 at the age of 14. I was in and out of treatment centers while I was struggling with my opiate addiction for the next 8 years up until the age of 22. I knew I wanted to work in the addictions field during my time at Recovery High School. I have witnessed and experienced on a first hand basis the destruction and devastation that substance use disorders and mental health inflicts on individuals and families. After years of abuse, trauma, and deaths of loved ones is when I realized that I wanted to be the bright light for someone, or even just a glimmer of hope for those that are still in the fog of addiction; to try to guide them out, as someone was for me in my darkest of days. I began working in the addictions field as an intern with the Gloucester Health Department as a senior in high school in 2010. I then worked at the Danvers CAB methadone clinic at the age of 18. After sustaining my recovery, I worked in various treatment settings ranging from inpatient and outpatient care, detoxes, adolescent programs, and also practiced peer to peer recovery coaching for the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.) out of Lynn Police Department’s Behavioral Health Unit. I then started working as a behavioral health technician for an Addiction Treatment Center in July of 2018. I worked as a BHT for 6 months until I was promoted to a case manager in January of 2019. In January 2020 I was promoted to Director of Administration. My goal is to give them the greatest chance of recovery upon completion from our program. We are all able to relate, empathize, and understand exactly what our clients are going through which helps builds connections, relationships, and trust. But what makes Aftermath stand out most is that this is not just our job or our career; it’s our life. The foundation of my approach is simple: using love, support, guidance, and experience as the underlying treatment for this disease. Aftermath is a family, and you feel the love each and every day; whether you are a current client, alumni, a staff member, or even a member of the communities that surround us.
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