Farnum Center

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Farnum Center is located at Manchester, New Hampshire. Farnum Center delivers progressive clinical care to individuals suffering from addiction. Farnum Center is committed to provide services that are person centered and strength based that recognize individual differences in the path to recovery.

Farnum Center Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers 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.


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.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center 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/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment

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.

Rehab Services:

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) | SAMHSA

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is the use of medications along with counseling and therapy to treat substance abuse. MAT is mainly used to treat opioid addictions (i.e. heroin and/or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin). Medications like buprenorphine are used in MAT to help normalize brain chemistry, block the effects of alcohol and/or opioids, relieve cravings, and stabilize body functions, making sobriety easier to maintain. All medications used are approved by the FDA, and every MAT program is tailored to the patient’s specific needs.

Buprenorphine used for Detox and Treatment

The Farnum Center offers medically supervised outpatient services for opiate-addicted clients. Clinic participants are required to meet regularly with a medical doctor who specializes in addiction medicine and is specifically trained in the use of Suboxone. Participation in individual or group counseling is a required program component. They have groups in the morning and evenings, which the individual can participate in. They also have self-help meetings available and groups designated for suboxone clients to discuss the unique challenges of using opiate replacement therapy.


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.


Naltrexone is an FDA-approved medication used to treat opioid and alcohol addiction. Naltrexone helps reduce cravings and prevent relapse, making recovery easier. It comes either in pill form (ReVia, Depade), taken once a day; or in an injectable form (Vivitrol), administered monthly. Patients must not have any illegal opioids or opioid medication in their system for at least 7-10 days before starting naltrexone (this includes methadone, so if you’re switching from methadone to naltrexone, you must wait until your system is clear).

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.

What does Farnum Center offer?

Partial Hospitalization Program - PHP

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a short-term form of intensive rehab, usually for those with acute symptoms that are hard to manage but don't require 24-hour care. PHPs have structured programming (i.e. individual and/or group therapy), and usually meet 3-5 days a week for ~ 6 hours (i.e. 9am-3m). Some PHPs are residential (patients sleep on site) and some are not, so patients sleep at home. PHPs can last from 1-6 months, and some offer transportation and meals. The Farnum Center recognizes that there are individuals who can be successful in treatment by coming to Farnum on a daily basis, but still returning home each day. This is what our PHP offers. By engaging in outpatient PHP, clients can continue maintaining their outside responsibilities, while having the support of professionals and peers five days per week, four hours each day.

Medically Assisted Detox

The Farnum Center’s Medical Detoxification unit is open 24 hours a day. It is medically supervised by their Medical Director, nurses, counselors, licensed mental health clinicians, and master level alcohol and drug counselors. The Medical Detoxification unit will serve individuals 17 and older needing help to safely and medically stop using alcohol and other drugs. Once screened and accepted, a specific medical treatment plan will be developed according to the established protocols. Each protocol calls for a certain medication to help alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal. A very important piece of the detoxification is the frequency of monitoring withdrawal symptoms. The detoxification process consists of three essential components: evaluation, stabilization, and fostering patient readiness for entry into treatment.

24 Hour Clinical Care

At certain points in the recovery process, it's important to have support available 24/7. 24-hour clinical care offers a safe environment in which to recover from drug or alcohol addiction in peace, knowing medical detox and other treatment will happen with professionals on hand.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) enables adult clients who do not require an inpatient level of care, and gives them the opportunity to receive intensive treatment services while fulfilling their daily responsibilities such as parenting, working, or pursuing educational goals. In the first phase of treatment, clients participate in programming for three hours a day, three days a week, over the course of one month. Continuing care requires weekly group and individual counseling for eight weeks. The program consists of group health realization education, group therapy, individual counseling, friend/family education, aftercare planning, and case management.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient Services are available to clients who are transitioning from a higher level of care, or those who need brief services for a specific purpose such as license restoration, court-ordered LADC evaluations, or the solution of personal issues. Outpatient Services consist of individual counseling and group therapy. All of their services are different from what you would typically find in other programs because they are looking for the innate health in each person to help them regain their own inner strength.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

The Farnum Center’s Inpatient Program is a 30-day, gender-specific treatment procedure with the capacity to serve 40 adults who have primary substance abuse issues, or mental health and substance use problems. This program is for clients who require the structure and intensive support of an inpatient setting. They have a very unique approach to treatment by using Health Realization (HR) in all of their programs and start with the premise that each client is healthy and has it within themselves to guide their own life with the help and support of their trained staff.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

Certain drug and alcohol rehab centers have standard treatment regimes they expect all patients to follow. Others offer individualized treatment, meaning they tailor treatment to a person's specific background and needs. For example, a rehab facility may adjust a treatment program to take into account the type of drug or addiction from which the person suffers, their age, medical condition(s), religious beliefs, or lifestyle.


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).

Aftercare Support

Members of their alumni community stay strongly connected with Webster Place. Often, alumni return to share their experience, strength, and hope with their new residents. They stay connected through weekly alumni meetings and self-help meetings at Webster Place for those in treatment and in the community. Many reach out to each other for ongoing support and encouragement via phone, email, and social networking. The broader community also plays a major role in supporting our residents and alumni with self-help meetings, employment and friendship. They provide rides to meetings, volunteer, and make donations to help those in need.

Therapies Offered:

Recreational Therapy

Recreational therapy (aka therapeutic recreation) uses creative and fun activities to help with addiction recovery. Recreational therapists lead patients in entertaining and engaging activities like sports or games; art (drawing, painting, sculpture); drama, music, and dance; and/or community outings (field trips) to improve patients' physical, social, and emotional well-being.

Family Therapy

Families are the most important people to an individual in treatment. They want families to feel like The Farnum Center is just as much their program as it is the clients. So what they have done is create programs on the weekends and invite family members to participate. They offer adult visits on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm. The visiting day is determined by the unit your loved one is on. They also have children visits so the client can see their children with the support of staff. On visiting day we expect each family member to participate in family education prior to the visit.

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

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.

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.

Farnum Center Highlights:

The Center is located on three acres approximately 50 miles north of Boston and offers an in-ground pool, sand volleyball and basketball courts. The patient's days at Farnum Center are filled with education classes, meetings, group discussions, positive seminars, and special presentations. Recreation is an important part of recovery and your time at Farnum is geared toward exercise, music, and meditation. Museum field trips, outside meetings, sports, and recovery events are part of the Farnum experience.
The Farnum Center is a non-profit organization committed to providing effective, dignified care and assistance for adults seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs. . In Franklin they are located on the historic Daniel Webster Farm. They are located in Manchester and Franklin NH. In Manchester they offer a medical detox unit for 20 individuals and 40 beds for residential treatment that can last up to 30 days.
The Farnum Center utilizes Health Realization, also known as Psychology of the Mind or Three Principles Psychology, as its primary approach to treatment. These three principles are Mind, Thought, and Consciousness. Their philosophy allows for their clients to see themselves as great people who have used their thinking in ways that do not benefit their lifestyle. They don’t tell anyone how to live their lives but help them to understand their own inner wisdom. This allows for everyone to fully understand that the past or outside circumstances are not the problem.
Music Therapy during treatment
Pool(s) available
Recreation room


  • CARF


  • Daily Fee: $600.00
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Treatment financing available
  • Cash, Credit or Debit card accepted

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  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Facility for Adults and Young Adults
  • Beds Available: 60
  • Treatment Duration: 30 days
  • Smoking permitted in designated areas
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