Dual Diagnosis

The DDS unit manages acute withdrawal and helps to stabilize a client’s mental disorder, preparing them to continue in their recovery process

Clients with co-occurring disorders are usually admitted to our Dual Diagnosis (EATS- Enhanced ATS) unit. In addition to providing the services available on the regular detox unit, the Enhanced detox offers specific psychiatric and mental health support. The program treats adult individuals with unstable or untreated mental disorders who meet the DSM criteria for substance dependence and who are at risk for severe withdrawal symptoms.

On the Dual Diagnosis unit, psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring is a key aspect of the integrated treatment. The Unit is a highly structured, staff secure milieu. The Program Director of this Unit, a Board Certified psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, and the Medical Director, a Board Certified and ASAM certified psychiatrist, oversee the development of an individualized psychiatric medical regime for each patient. Each patient is also evaluated by a member of the medical staff for treatment or referral of acute and/or chronic health conditions. Following patient stabilization, aftercare planning will usually include integration into intensive case management, medication management, and psychotherapy. In addition to substance abuse education groups, the staff on this unit provides group education on topics such as Anxiety, Depression and Bipolar Disorders.

Contact info:

Monserrate Martinez

Phone: 508-324-5522

Email: [email protected]


Ready to Care

  • Gillian Sampson
  • Jaime Desrosiers
  • Tiffany Morales
  • Jennifer Terrao
  • Roberta Portugal
  • Marilyn Carvalho
  • Stephanie Gayed
  • Kyle Cabral
  • Victoria Estes
    CADAC, Senior Clinician
  • Vincenzo Distefano
  • Brittany Sylvia
    Recovery Specialist
  • Timothy Falke
    Recovery Specialist
  • Kathia Hernandez
    Recovery Specialist
  • Joelimar Soto
    Recovery Specialist
  • Tammy Young
    BSN, Director of Nursing, Acute Treatment Services, RN
  • Stacey Almeida
    Medical Provider, NP
  • Maggie Carr
    PMHCNS, Program Director
  • Scott Haltzman
  • Doreen Huffman
    PMHNP, Psychiatric Provider
  • Monserrate Martinez
    Intake Coordinator


  • I would like to thank every staff member. They were all extremely helpful and supportive. I’ve never been to a program where every member of the staff had an impact on my life until now. Thank you so much!

  • Thank you to Theresa, Shea, Julie, dr.k, and marry, you guys have made a huge impact on my life and I deeply appreciate that, thank you so much for being here for us to help improve our lives and emotions!

  • Well everyone. I’ve been at this for a while and so have many. Ya get used to getting let down. N that was my story, just get used to getting let down. But they restored my hope in professional psychiatric help. Theresa, Doreen, Julie, Becky, Mary, and everyone else are 1000% all in and are very sophisticated in their approach.

  • Thank you to the entire fourth floor employees here at star in the partial hospitalization program they are all amazing! My second time here and they really have helped me Thank you so much

  • Thank you for everything that you have helped me deal with in my life I feel this program has given me a better perspective on my emotional state and the actions that are/nor followed by them I would recommend this program highly for people struggling w/maintenance of mental stability and their barriers that come between their success.

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