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Behavioral Health Treatment Worcester, Massachusetts – NuLife Behavioral Health

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NuLife Behavioral Health Worcester is a behavioral healthcare facility in Worcester, MA. We offer alcohol rehab and drug treatment programs to help people who are struggling with addiction. We also treat people with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, and other mental health issues.

NuLife’s Worcester facility is located at 359 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Situated at the midpoint between Boston and Springfield, it’s around 50 miles away from each city.

Levels of Care at NuLife Worcester

Addiction and mental health problems are complex, and everyone’s experience with them is unique. The same is true when it comes to treating these issues. There’s no one-size-fits-all treatment program that works equally well for everyone.

Because of this, NuLife takes an individualized approach to behavioral health treatment. We develop programs that meet each client wherever they are on their journey to recovery. For people with high support needs, a partial hospitalization program can be a good fit. For people with lower support needs, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) may provide the right amount of support and structure.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) - Worcester MA

  • For people who need a full program of structured support but don’t need live-in residential treatment
  • Weekly outpatient program of 30+ hours of therapy and evidence-based treatments
  • Mental health, drug rehab, and alcohol addiction treatment program

The NuLife Worcester Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is for people who need the structure of a full-time support program, but who don’t need or want to live at a residential facility. It’s suitable for people who need intensive follow-up treatment after completing drug or alcohol detox, or who are experiencing mental health crises.

PHP clients spend up to eight hours a day at the NuLife Worcester behavioral health center, up to seven days a week. The program includes both group and individual therapy, as well as evidence-based treatments such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and biosound and biofeedback therapy.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) - Worcester, MA

  • For people with medium/high support needs who don’t need a full-time program
  • Weekly outpatient program of 12 hours of therapy and evidence-based treatment
  • For people with mental health issues and/or drug rehab and alcohol rehab needs

The NuLife Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Worcester, MA is for people with medium to high support needs. Clients can start the IOP after completing a PHP, if they still need a structured support program. This program is also suitable for people who need support while they continue to work or attend school.

IOP clients attend sessions at NuLife Worcester for 12 hours a week. Sessions include group and individual therapy, and treatments such as biofeedback or biosound. For people who are working on sobriety, we encourage 12-step meetings as an additional way to find support.

Outpatient Treatment

  • The next step after completing a PHP and/or IOP
  • Weekly program of therapy and recovery-focused activity sessions
  • For people moving forward with addiction recovery and mental health

Outpatient treatment is the least intensive level of care and is a good fit for people who have finished a PHP or IOP. Clients continue with therapy and sobriety- or recovery-focused activities, as they work towards the life they want.

NuLife Worcester Addiction Treatment Programs

While many people have problems with substance abuse or poor mental health, everyone’s experience is different. No two journeys are the same, so it’s important that treatment takes the same individualized approach. At NuLife Worcester, each client has a custom addiction treatment plan that addresses the unique challenges they face.

Addiction Treatment: This program helps clients in addiction recovery understand what led them to abuse alcohol or drugs. As they start the healing process, they build a framework of intensive therapy, peer support, and life skills to support them in recovery.

Mental Health Treatment: Many of our clients struggle with depression disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. But our flexible mental health program is for people who struggle with all kinds of mental health issues. The program includes therapy and evidence-based treatments to help clients manage their mental health.

Dual Diagnosis: For people with both addiction and mental health struggles, it’s important to address them at the same time. The NuLife dual diagnosis program is designed to do just that. It helps clients maintain sobriety while learning to manage their mental health.

What to Expect from Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment at NuLife Worcester

The treatment process at NuLife Worcester starts with an assessment. This initial session is free and confidential. To get started, all you need to do is call NuLife at 508-271-1972. Alternatively, you can connect with us online. We’ll confirm your insurance eligibility and contact you to schedule an assessment.

Assessment: This session is a client meeting where we discuss your reasons for seeking help. We’ll determine your treatment needs and how NuLife can address them.

Clients with a substance use disorder may need to complete a detox program before getting started with NuLife. Some people must undergo a supervised medical detox as part of their drug rehab or alcohol rehab process. Whether this is necessary depends on how severe and long-standing your addiction is and the specific substances involved.

Treatment: You’ll work with the same treatment team throughout your program, meeting with them to understand and address the problems you’re facing.

All NuLife treatment programs are outpatient programs, whether they are addressing mental health issues or substance abuse. They’re designed for people who can work towards their goals without the need for residential treatment. Depending on whether you’re in a PHP or IOP, you’ll spend two to eight hours a day at NuLife Worcester, five to seven days a week.

Each program has a core of individual and group therapy. We use evidence-based techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), relapse prevention, and trauma therapy. We also offer experiential therapies such as art and music therapy, yoga, and wilderness therapy. These sessions help clients manage stress, increase confidence, and build mental resilience.

Therapy and treatment options at NuLife include:

  • Addiction/substance abuse treatment: An addiction treatment program based on a core of individual and group therapy. Family support sessions are also available. Clients can take part in experiential therapies such as yoga and meditation.
  • Mental health treatment: To support people with mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and bipolar disorder. The program provides group and individual therapy, along with evidence-based and holistic treatments.
  • Individual therapy: One-on-one therapy is an integral part of all NuLife programs. In these sessions, clients work to uncover the causes of their problems and how to manage them. Sessions may include techniques such as:
    • Cognitive behavioral therapy
    • Dialectical behavior therapy
    • Motivational interviewing
    • Trauma therapy
    • Relapse prevention therapy
  • Group therapy: An important part of every NuLife program, where clients connect with peers. In group sessions, clients benefit from new perspectives, peer support, and a sense of community.
  • Family therapy: Family issues often have an effect on addiction or mental health struggles. In these sessions, families learn communication and conflict resolution techniques to help them address these issues.
  • Holistic treatments: Many holistic treatments have been proven to benefit mental health. NuLife Worcester programs provide evidence-based treatments like:
    • Acupuncture
    • Yoga therapy
    • Music therapy
    • Art therapy
    • Wilderness therapy
    • Meditative therapy

Aftercare: Completing a PHP or IOP doesn’t mean you stop needing support. At NuLife, once you’ve finished your treatment program, you become one of our valued alumni. In our alumni program you’ll find a community that’s focused on long-term recovery.

What Comes After NuLife? Long-Term Aftercare and Addiction Recovery Support

Whether you’re working through mental health issues or completing a drug rehab or alcohol rehab program, there’s no question that staying focused on recovery is hard. It can also be very isolating because to stay healthy, it’s often necessary to cut ties with people from your former lifestyle. And when life gets tough—as it often does when you’re in recovery—it can be hard to stay positive and maintain your motivation.

With NuLife, you don’t have to do it all alone, thanks to our alumni program. This group of like-minded people are focused on recovery and can be a key source of support, accountability, and encouragement.

If you’ve struggled with addiction, participating in the alumni program can reduce your risk of relapsing. For people with mental health problems, it can be a source of support that helps you manage your symptoms and stay healthy.

Payment Options at NuLife Worcester

We believe that nobody should be excluded from getting the specialty care they need due to financial hardship. At NuLife Worcester we strive to offer financial flexibility. That means we accept insurance, and we offer private pay options.

To find out if health insurance is an option for your NuLife stay, all you need to do is contact us. To make the process of getting help as simple as possible, we’ll do the legwork of checking your health insurance eligibility.

How to Get to the NuLife Worcester Facility

To get to NuLife Worcester from Boston: Get on I-90 W and follow it for about 40 miles. Take Exit 94 towards MA-146. Merge onto MA-146 N, then take Exit 21 to I-290 E, followed by Exit 20 towards MLK Jr Boulevard/Downtown/Worcester. Merge onto Mulberry Street, then turn left onto E Central Street. Continue onto Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, then turn left onto Main Street.

To get to NuLife Worcester from Springfield: Get on I-91 N, then take Exit 6 for I-291 E/US-29 E. Continue onto I-291 E/US-29 E, then turn right onto Burnett Road. Take the ramp and merge onto I-90 E, following it for 39 miles. Take Exit 90 to merge onto I-290 E towards Worcester, then take Exit 20 toward MLK Jr Boulevard/Downtown/Worcester. Merge onto Mulberry Street, then turn left onto E Central Street. Continue onto Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, then turn left onto Main Street.

Addiction Support and Recovery Resources in Worcester, MA

It’s always good to have multiple sources of support when you’re working towards addiction recovery and better mental health. Peer support is important, so a local Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting can be a good supplement to formal treatment.

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline: Online at; phone 800-327-5050

Detox Support: UMass Memorial Health Community Healthlink

AA Support: To find local AA meetings in your area, click here:

NA Support: To find local Narcotics Anonymous meetings, click here:

Healing Can Start Today, at NuLife Worcester

When you’re stuck in a cycle of substance abuse or mental health problems, it can be hard to see a way out. It can be hard to realize you deserve a chance to work on those problems and turn your life into the one you want.

At NuLife Worcester we offer that chance to everyone who makes the commitment to starting a program. We believe everyone deserves that opportunity, no matter how rocky the path has been so far.

Not everyone needs to or can attend a residential program, so our comprehensive outpatient treatment plans let you get help while still meeting other commitments. NuLife Worcester offers a personalized treatment plan and a compassionate and respectful care team that wants you to succeed. We’ve got your back every step of the way—and today is a good day to take that first step.

PHP Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10 Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group
10-11:30 Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy
12:30-12:30 Stress Prevention Stress Prevention Stress Prevention Stress Prevention Stress Prevention
12:30-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1:00-2:30 Activity Activity Activity Activity Activity
2:30-3:30 Emotional Management Group Emotional Management Group Emotional Management Group Emotional Management Group Emotional Management Group
3:30-4:00 Break Break Break Break Break
4:00-500 Individual Individual Family Individual Family

IOP Schedule

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9-10 Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group Life skill Group
10-11:30 Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy Group Therapy
12:30-12:30 Relapse Prevention/ Indiv Session Relapse Prevention/ Indiv Session Relapse Prevention/ Indiv Session Relapse Prevention/ Indiv Session Relapse Prevention/ Indiv Session
12:30-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
Medically Reviewed by Riaz Rahman