Admissions Policy & Procedure

Our primary requirement for any of our programs is that the applicant be sincerely motivated to take action to address his/her/their substance misuse or substance use disorder.

admissions policy

All GAAMHA programs embrace the “No Wrong Door To Recovery” philosophy and will accept self-referrals and applications from people who are not currently engaged in treatment, as well as referrals from primary treatment sources and community support programs.

If you would like more information for yourself, a family member, or a client please do not hesitate to call us at 978-632-4574 for more information.

We ask that treatment facilities not send or fax information about any client without first speaking to admissions staff. This is a violation of HIPAA regulations and all information received without advance notification will be destroyed upon receipt.

Pathway House: Any drug/alcohol free adult male (21+) diagnosed with a substance use disorder, in need of a structured program of recovery is eligible to apply for admission to Pathway House.

Carl E. Dahl House at Cass Farm: Adult men 18+ who have been diagnosed with a Substance Use Disorder, who may also have co-occurring mental/behavioral health needs, are eligible to apply to the Carl E. Dahl House at Cass Farm. The ideal resident has already completed some form of treatment and is looking to transition to longer term care. New residents must be stable in regard to both their physical and mental health as we are not an acute care facility. Any applicant must also be aware that life on a farm requires physical work and should be prepared for such.

GAAMHA Transitional/Permanent Supportive Housing: Any drug/alcohol free adult man or woman (21+) diagnosed with a substance use disorder, in need of a substance free living environment with attached case management services is eligible to apply to GAAMHA Supportive Housing.

Recovery Coaching: Any teen (15+), young adult, or adult seeking support for substance misuse or a substance use disorder is eligible to seek services from GAAMHA Recovery Coaching.

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The mission of GAAMHA, Inc. is to provide meaningful support, training, treatment, avenues to employment, and personalized opportunities to individuals with disabilities and substance use disorders; and to offer quality transportation services to the people who live in the communities we serve.

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