McLean Hospital's Borden Cottage provides individualized care designed to address the mental, physical, and spiritual components of addictive disorders by integrating proven (empirically supported) treatment models with 12-step and other self-help resources. Treatment is provided under the supervision of Harvard Medical School-affiliated clinicians who are experts in substance use disorders and related psychiatric conditions. The programs combine intensive individual therapies, small group treatment, and extensive health education with a comprehensive mind and body recovery program that includes yoga, individualized fitness plans, nutrition education, smoking cessation, and expressive art and music therapies.
Our program utilizes an effective recovery and rehabilitation approach to alcohol and drug abuse as well as to the conditions that often accompany addiction such as depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. We use evidence-based psychological treatments that help individuals build more constructive thoughts and behaviors including motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Intensive onsite diagnostic assessment includes medication evaluation and management.
As family is crucial to the ongoing success of recovery, hands-on support and education is offered for family members and significant others. We also work in close collaboration with referrers and community providers to provide tailored aftercare planning to facilitate and implement an effective post-discharge treatment strategy.
With spectacular panoramic ocean views overlooking island-studded Penobscot Bay, Borden Cottage is located at one of Maine’s premier hilltop estates and offers a number of premier features. Among the unique offerings in our private compound is a state of the art movie theater equipped with soft leather reclining seats and a movie-quality screen and surround sound. After a long day of individual and group therapies, clients can utilize our vintage bowling alley, billiards room, arcade, and a 1950s-inspired diner.
Our outfitted music studio is appointed with high-quality equipment, used for music therapy as well as for leisure time enjoyment by amateur and professional music lovers. Clients can also enjoy swimming in our gorgeous outdoor heated pool.
McLean Hospital is ranked as the #1 psychiatric hospital by U.S. News and World Report.
Alcohol addiction treatment
Drug addiction treatment
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Lesbian gay bisexual or transgender (LGBT) clients
Mental Health Treatment
Mental health treatment services
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders