Help.Org Names Two Eastie Rehab Facilities among The Best In The City

In recent years years has emerged as a trusted online resource for individuals who struggle with addiction.

Last week the organization announced its pick for the Best Rehab Facilities in Boston.

Among the 17 facilities chosen by, based on cost, treatment options, location, and accompanying services, two East Boston rehab facilities were among some of the best in the city.

Both the Fran Rowan Meridian House on Meridian Street, and CleanSlate Outpatient Addiction Medicine on Paris Street stood out according to

Since the 1970s the Fran Rowan Meridian House has been a 30-bed, coed therapeutic community serving an adult population 18 and over who are struggling with addiction. Meridian House is considered to be a High Intensity Residential Service. The program provides behavior modification treatment for individuals diagnosed with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. The clinical structure at Meridian House includes therapeutic clinical groups during weekday programming and recreation activity to promote peer support and healthy lifestyle development.

The Meridian House utilizes a five-tier level system which promotes growth by encouraging accountability, responsibility and recovery. Each resident is responsible for performing a daily job function which promotes daily living skills.

Over at CleanSlate addicts can expect to get started on an addiction medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program immediately, which may include buprenorphine (such as Suboxone) or naltrexone (Vivitrol) as part of an individualized treatment plan led by the agency’s trained medical staff. The CleanSlate drug treatment center treats patients with dignity, compassion and respect and offers quality rehabilitation for drug addictions like opioids and alcohol.

According to recent studies, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among people under age 50. In Boston, deaths related to opioid abuse increased significantly from 2011 to 2015. Substance abuse among adolescents is also escalating in Boston with 55 percent of high school students reported using alcohol, 38 percent reported using marijuana, 8 percent reported using prescription drugs without a valid prescription, and 2 percent reported using heroin.

With the growing need for accessible and high-quality rehab programs, has developed a unique ranking process to help connect individuals with treatment providers that meet their needs.

The research team analyzed thousands of facilities across the country and then identified the most cost-effective and highest rated programs in larger cities like Boston. Each facility was evaluated based on rehabilitation services, treatment approaches, cost, special programs for unique demographics and ancillary services. The website also provides information about drug use and side effects as well as educational articles.

For a detailed listing of the Best Rehab Facilities in Boston, Massachusetts please visit

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