Associates, Inc. is one of the premier independent outpatient
addiction treatment centers in the Northeast. Staffed
by a multidisciplinary group of independently licensed
professionals; clinical social workers, psychologists,
psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists. Each staff
member has a minimum of 18 years post graduate clinical
experience treating the addictions. The staff have all
been trained in the mental health/psychiatric professions
which makes them equally qualified to assess and treat
dual diagnosis conditions.
Sameem Associates, Inc. founded and directed by Joan Green and Matt Green is
dedicated to quality treatment of addictive disorders. Located in Newton Highlands,
MA, and Sharon, MA, the facilities offer several programs:
Ambulatory Detoxification (Detox) and Maintenance
Program: Ambulatory Detoxification and Maintenance Program: for patients who are dependent on opioid substances (such as heroin, vicoden, oxycontin, methadone, morphine, perocets, etc), alcohol and benzodiazepines. Initially, a psychiatrist will meet with the patient to assess what is medically necessary to treat withdrawal symptoms. In many cases, for opiate dependent individuals, a prescription medicine called Suboxone will be used. (Suboxone is a tablet that contains 2 medicines. First, buprenorphine – a painkiller that will not get you “high” and stopping the use of this medicine is an easy process. Second, naloxone – a medicine that helps block the effects of opiates). The program then continues with group and individual therapy as well as attendance at 12 step meetings.
Anger Management - Adolescent Program/Adult
Male Program: Sameem Associates, Inc offers an anger management
program for adolescent and adult males. The program is individually tailored
to the patient's needs and woven into other clinical treatments that are
Out-patient Detoxification: allows
individuals to continue working or going to school while
engaging in treatment. Detoxification from heroin, oxycontin,
cocaine, alcohol, benzodiazepines, and marijuana among others
Adolescent (Teenage) Program: allows teens and their parents to participate
in evaluating the extent of their substance abuse problem and get appropriate
intervention and treatment for that problem.
Court Referred (Offenders) Program: allows
individuals on probation (through the criminal court) opportunities to get
treatment for substance abuse problems. Evaluations for those individuals
currently incarcerated is also available.
Testing Clinic: various
forms of drug and alcohol testing are administered through
the clinic as well as HIV, Hepatitis, Pregnancy and other
urinalysis and blood testing.
Family Programs: various forms of family treatment are offered. After
initial assessment, one modality is chosen; for example, fmaily therapy, multi-family
groups or Adult Children of Alcoholics.
Psychiatric/Dual-Diagnosis Program: allows patients to be evaluated
for other concurrent psychiatric disorders with the possibility of medication
as part of the treatment.
Intensive Outpatient Program: an initial assessment is required as
well as a 3-month commitment. Patients will attend therapy sessions 4 times
per week-- group, individual and/or medication management (as needed). Also,
any drug testing and/or family therapy will be added based on patient needs.
In addition to the team treatment approach at Sameem Associates, Inc. consultation
in the addictions is another available service.
Sameem Associates has had ongoing consultation contracts, for a number
of years with hospitals, clinics, schools, corporations, as well as town
and city governments. Some examples of this work include:
A 3 year project establishing a treatment center on the Caribbean
Island of St. Martin for the Dutch Antilles Islands - working closely with
the Dutch and French governments.
A 2 year project training and consulting to the Boston Police Department on
their police department drug policy
Establishing and administering a 24 hour telephone hotline to companies and
corporations nationwide -- 500,000+ employees and managers discuss company
policy, family problems and or treatment referral. All hotline counselors are
either masters or doctoral level clinicians with 18+ years of clinical experience.
Creation of intervention programs and intervention teams in public and private
school systems -- 40+ systems in Massachusetts.
Staff members participate in many local as well as national clinical and policy
conferences as presenters each year.
The following is a partial list of consultation clients:
Professional Athletes Treatment Program
- Alberto Culver
- American Airlines
- Arrow Electronics
- Boston College
- Boston Police Department
- Brookline Public Schools
- Chicago United School District
- Dutch Government
- French Government (Caribbean)
- Home Box Office (HBO)
- Jewish Community Centers
- McLean Hospital
- National Football League
- Needham Public Schools
- Newton Public Schools
- PBS "HealthWeek"
- Sharon Public Schools
- Wayland Public Schools
- Westwood Public Schools
Sameem Associates, Inc., Professional Athletes Treatment Program works with professional
athletes who may be suffering from mental health, substance abuse or adjustment
and "focus" issues that are affecting their ability to perform. Sameem offers
evaluation, individual, group and family treatment as well as dual-diagnosis
and medication management when necessary. Individually tailored treatment plans
are formulated for each athlete. In addition, nutritional counseling, physical
fitness and exercise programs as well as post career vocational counseling are
part of the program.
Sameem currently works closely with organizations (e.g., National Football League
- Program for Substances of Abuse) to help players fulfill their obligations
to their clubs and league officials.
Protection of athletes privacy and confidentiality is always maintained and never
compromised at the level of teammates, other professional clubs, or the media.
Questions from media or other sources are always referred back to the league.
For more information on this program contact: Matt