Emerson House

558 West Falmouth Highway
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Emerson House provides addiction treatment services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each of those affected by the disease. The program includes services ranging from medical detox to residential inpatient rehab. Emerson House is located at West Falmouth, Massachusetts.


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They taught me how to live as a woman in honor and dignity, but most importantly sober. The best treatment center I've ever been to! flag
At Emerson House they show the big amount of experience they have in the treatment of their patients, not only every patient gets an individualized treatment but also they are able to socialize with people with the same issues, this helps them to see what is it that they are doing wrong and makes them want to change it. Great place not only to get sober but also to learn lessons that will help for the rest of their lives. flag
At the time I went to Emerson House I had really low expectations since I had been looking for a treatment that really helped me for 1.5 years. I have no words to explain what happened to me in the house, all I know and can tell is that thanks to that house I have been sober for 9 months. I know it seems a small time but for me is a really big accomplishment and it is all because of Emerson House. flag



Joint Commission:

The Joint Commission, formerly known as JCAHO, is a nonprofit organization that accredits rehab organizations and programs. Founded in 1951, the Joint Commision's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and demonstrating the quality of patient care.

Joint Commission Accreditation: Yes



Adult Programs

Adolescence Programs

Young Adult Programs

Programs for Women

Postpartum Programs

Treatment Duration : 42-70 days



Monthly Fee : $6,600.00

Private Insurance

Self-pay Options

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Payment Assistance

Detox Services:



Vivitrol is an injectable prescription medicine used to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. Administered only with medical approval, VIVITROL blocks opioid receptors in the brain, which helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse. VIVITROL is non-addictive and extended-release, so it only needs to be taken once a month. Before starting VIVITROL, you must be opioid-free for at least 7-10 days in order to avoid sudden opioid withdrawal symptoms.


The Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program uses a non-addictive medication called Naltrexone to help block cravings for substances. The medication also blocks the euphoric effects of opiate drugs. The injectable form of Naltrexone, Vivitrol, is an extended release formulation that lasts for approximately one month. Used properly, the medication can help patients during the challenging early stages of recovery. Patients in the MAT program are monitored by Nurse Practitioners who administer the monthly injection and a clinical team to support patients with counseling and care management.

Psychotropic Medication:

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient's mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person's mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

Level of Care:



Located in historic West Falmouth, Emerson house offers Inpatient Residential Care for women. The length of stay is individually determined, with an average stay of 6 to 10 weeks for adult women, and six months to one year for pregnant or post-partum women. Recovery is greatly enhanced when families understand the illness and learn how they can care for themselves and be supportive of the patient’s recovery. Families participate in weekly education sessions, family counseling, and family continuing care options. This program aims to expand self-awareness, identify family dynamics and improve communication skills.

Medically Assisted Detox:

Gosnold Treatment Center is a 50-bed medical stabilization and detoxification unit where patients receive medically monitored withdrawal treatment. Gosnold uses a variety of medications to treat withdrawal to minimize discomfort and avert complications. Care is managed by our clinical team of physicians, nurses, counselors, and recovery aides—all trained and practiced in addiction treatment. During detoxification, patients undergo a psycho-social assessment to identify treatment needs. Individual and group counseling, addiction education, and an introduction to twelve-step programs help patients better understand the nature and severity of their addiction.

Intervention Services:

An Intervention is a structured and well-planned meeting between the addicted person and meaningful people in his or her life. While the primary goal of an intervention is to motivate the addicted person to treatment, it also leads to positive results for family and friends. With the help of a Gosnold certified interventionist, family and friends present their concerns in a caring and non-judgmental manner to the loved one who is suffering. The addicted person needs objective feedback about their addiction, and an intervention is a safe and compassionate option.


12-step programs are addiction recovery models based on Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). A number of substance abuse programs (including some drug and alcohol rehab centers) use the 12 steps as a basis for treatment. Beginning steps involve admitting powerlessness over the addiction and creating a spiritual basis for recovery. Middle steps including making direct amends to those who've been hurt by the addiction, and the final step is to assist others in addiction recovery in the same way. 12-Step offshoots including Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Cocaine Anonymous (CA), Dual Recovery Anonymous (DRA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) and Gamblers Anonymous (GA).

Individualized Treatment:

The Gosnold Recovery Management Program provides patients and families with a Recovery Manager to help navigate the transition period following inpatient treatment. Recovery Managers work collaboratively to identify, implement and monitor short/long term goals while helping patients sustain recovery. This includes traditional recovery and community based care elements and incorporates a dynamic hands-on approach.

Aftercare Support:

Gosnold is committed to your health and well-being. Their support services team is proud to be your connection to their growing recovery community. Leading the way in treatment innovations and support services, Gosnold offers a variety of outstanding resources to support sustained recovery like the Gosnold Smartphone App and the Recovery Support Program where members of Gosnold’s recovery community are encouraged to join their monthly community meetings and weekly support groups.

Holistic Treatment:

Rather than focusing solely on addiction, holistic treatment facilities treat patients in terms of their whole being. Holistic treatment is about more than just addiction and sobriety – it addresses the person’s life in its entirety, including career, physical, familial, and spiritual aspects.

Sober Living Homes:

Sober Living Houses (SLHs), aka sober homes or halfway houses, are safe, substance-free, supportive living facilities for those recovering from substance abuse. Ideal for those who've just been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, SLHs are supervised environments with rules that support sobriety, such as curfews, shared chores, and therapeutic meetings. Residents are also often trained on life skills and coping skills to make it easier to transition into society. SLHs also provide a strong sense of community that can lead to the kind of deep and lasting connections with other sober individuals that supports a new, healthy lifestyle.


Outpatient Programs (OP) are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Treatment Focus:



The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Opioid Addiction:

Opioid rehabs specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse:

A combined mental health and substance abuse rehab has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Dual Diagnosis:

Many of those suffering from addiction also suffer from mental or emotional illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, or anxiety disorders. Rehab and other substance abuse facilities treating those with a dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder administer psychiatric treatment to address the person's mental health issue in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Therapy Programs:


Trauma Therapy:

Trauma therapy addresses traumatic incidents from a client's past that are likely affecting their present-day experience. Trauma is often one of the primary triggers and potential causes of addiction, and can stem from child sexual abuse, domestic violence, having a parent with a mental illness, losing one or both parents at a young age, teenage or adult sexual assault, or any number of other factors. The purpose of trauma therapy is to allow a patient to process trauma and move through and past it, with the help of trained and compassionate mental health professionals.

Family Therapy:

Family Counseling at Gosnold is provided by Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW). Sessions are supportive and solution-focused to guide families in the development and enhancement of positive relationships and effective communication skills. Gosnold provides weekly family education and support groups for families seeking answers and resources. The family education sessions and support groups are facilitated by Gosnold’s certified clinicians and are no cost to attend.

Individual Therapy:

Individual Counseling for a variety of substance use and mental health conditions is conducted by licensed and experienced clinicians and treatment is tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Quality, Affordable Treatment For the Life of clients Recovery.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapy modality that focuses on the relationship between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It is used to establish and allow for healthy responses to thoughts and feelings (instead of unhealthy responses, like using drugs or alcohol). CBT has been proven effective for recovering addicts of all kinds, and is used to strengthen a patient's own self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. CBT allows individuals to monitor their own emotional state, become more adept at communicating with others, and manage stress without needing to engage in substance abuse.

Nutrition Therapy:

Nutrition therapy, aka medical nutrition therapy (MNT), is a way of treating physical, emotional, and medical conditions through diet. Specific dietary plans are designed by professional nutritionists or registered dietitians, and patients follow them in order to positively affect their physical and mental health.

Group Therapy:

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members. Each Gosnold outpatient clinic offers a variety of specialized group therapy sessions. Each group is facilitated by a Gosnold clinician who guides the group discussion.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a modified form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a treatment designed to help people understand and ultimately affect the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. DBT is often used for individuals who struggle with self-harm behaviors, such as self-mutilation (cutting) and suicidal thoughts, urges, or attempts. It has been proven clinically effective for those who struggle with out-of-control emotions and mental health illnesses like Borderline Personality Disorder.

Experiential Therapy:

Experiential therapy is a form of therapy in which clients are encouraged to surface and work through subconscious issues by engaging in real-time experiences. Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having clients engage in activities, movements, and physical and emotional expression. This can involve role-play or using props (which can include other people). Experiential therapy can help people process trauma, memories, and emotion quickly, deeply, and in a lasting fashion, leading to substantial and impactful healing.

Creative Arts Therapy:

Creativity is inherently healing, and can help those in recovery express thoughts or feelings they might not otherwise be able to. Creative arts therapy can include music, poetry/writing, painting, sculpting, dance, theater, sandplay, and more. Unlike traditional art, the final product matters far less than the experience of creation and expression itself.


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Emerson House
Last Updated: 06/12/2019

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  • Gosnold Treatment Center
    Dual Diagnosis | Mental Health and Substance Abuse | Opioid Addiction | Alcoholism |
    8 Reviews | Non-profit 200 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540
  • Recovering Champions
    Alcoholism | Opioid Addiction | Mental Health and Substance Abuse | Dual Diagnosis |
    2 Reviews | Private 279 Brick Kiln Road, Falmouth, MA 02536
  • Gosnold - Miller House
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    0 Reviews | Non-profit 165 Woods Hole Road, Falmouth, MA 02540
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Experiential or Recreational Therapy

Recovery is a path for the mind and the body.Experiential therapy departs from traditional talk therapy by involving the body, and having the person engage in activ...

Group Therapy

Group therapy typically involves a licensed therapist and 5-12 group members struggling with drug addiction.

Relapse Prevention

Relapse refers to an instance in which someone who was previously free of substance abuse returns to using their preferred substance (whether drugs or alcohol). Reh...

12-Step Programs

12-step programs are one of the most popular and widely adopted methods of recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
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