“My recovery must come first so that everything I love in life doesn’t come last.” – MVCS client

New Paths is a structured outpatient addiction program for adults who seek substance use support and who may also experience co-occurring mental health disorders. The program begins with the philosophy that everyone can reach their recovery goals.

Education and Skills Development

New Paths focuses on education and skills development; including:

  • Early recovery
  • Relapse prevention
  • Peer support
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotion regulation
  • Stress management
  • Self-care

Services include:

  • Daily structured groups
  • Individual sessions
  • Family education
  • Psychiatric services

Frequently Asked Questions:

Adults 18 years+ who need more treatment than a once a week individual session but who do not currently require detoxification or residential treatment. People who are willing to make a commitment to attend the program three to five times per week for a minimum of twelve weeks.

  1. New Paths begins with a comprehensive evaluation and orientation to determine whether the program is the appropriate treatment option.
  2. Once admitted, we recommend starting the program as soon as possible. Clients can even begin the same day, schedule permitting.
  3. New Paths groups are three and a half hours long and are focused on addiction and recovery skills development and education. We strongly encourage clients to attend more than the minimum of three days per week.

To learn more about the program contact Janet or Kathy: 
Janet Constantino, New Paths Program Director
508-693-7900 x251

Kathy Burnspower, Clinical Supervisor
508-693-7900 x361

To enroll in the program, please call:
508-693-7900 x241

We appreciate that entering New Paths can be a big decision for many people and we commit to setting up an appointment as soon as possible. Most health insurers cover treatment in the New Paths program. Financial assistance is also often available.

Current Group Schedule

Monday6:00 pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday6:00 pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday6:00 pm-7:30pm
Thursday6:00 pm – 7:30pm
Friday10:00 am– 11:30am

The group meets in the large tent on the MVCS campus (weather permitting) or in the Counseling Center’s conference room (Building C).

Intake required. Please contact Tammy McVay to learn more at 508-693-7900 x241