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Sunspire Health Spring Hill
Sunspire Health Spring Hill is a private, residential treatment facility for adult men and women struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our treatment is abstinence, evidence and holistic-based with a clinical emphasis on individual, group and family therapy. We believe in providing individuals and families with the skills and tools to help sustain long-term recovery from addiction. We treat every patient with respect, meeting them where they are at and designing an individualized treatment plan based on their unique needs and lifestyles.
Sunspire Health Spring Hill Reviews and Ratings Details
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Spring Hill is experienced in the use of MAT for patients struggling with opioid and alcohol addiction. Research shows that a combination of medication and therapy can successfully treat these disorders, and for some people struggling with addiction, MAT can help sustain recovery. The prescribed medication operates to normalize brain chemistry, block the euphoric effects of alcohol and opioids, relieve physiological cravings, and normalize body functions without the negative effects of the abused drug.
- Ideal Setting for Recovery
Given the secluded, tranquil setting in the forest of Massachusetts, Sunspire Health Spring Hill is the ideal environment to reconnect with oneself and with nature while escaping the chaos that addiction can cause in life. The environment will offer patients the opportunity to clear their minds and begin again with a clean slate.
- Equine Assisted Therapy
Twice a week patients will be able to participate in three hours of equine therapy, which involves interactions between patients and horses. Equine Therapy involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional. The goal of equine therapy is to help the patient develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control. Equine therapy also provides an innovative milieu in which the therapist and the patient can identify and address a range of emotional and behavioral challenges.
Eric Ekberg, MBA, CADC - Executive Director
As Executive Director at Sunspire Health Spring Hill, Eric Ekberg has over 12 years of experience in the addiction treatment field. He most recently served as director for an outpatient treatment facility specializing in opioid dependence and has also worked as director for a long-term inpatient addiction treatment facility. Prior to his experience in addiction treatment, Eric spent over 16 years in the investment management business. As a certified and licensed substance abuse counselor, Eric is passionate about helping those affected by substance use disorders.
Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD - Medical Director & Psychiatrist
Dr. Ximena Sanchez-Samper is a Board Certified Addictions Psychiatrist who trained at the Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN) and completed her Addictions Fellowship through Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in 2004. Dr. Sanchez-Samper is an advocate of incorporating Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) into the comprehensive care of patients struggling with Alcohol and Opioid Use Disorders. Dr Sanchez-Samper is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and enjoys lecturing nationwide on Substance Use Disorders identification, diagnosis and treatment.
Cindy Kelly - Director of Admissions
As the Director of Admissions, Cindy Kelly is the first to meet many of Spring Hill's patients and their family members. In this role, Cindy supports everyone who seeks treatment at Spring Hill. Prior to joining Spring Hill, Cindy was Director of Marketing and Admissions at Gould Farm, a residential therapeutic community for adults with mental illness.
Robin McRae - Director of Operations
As Director of Operations for Sunspire Health Spring Hill, Robin McRae oversees day-to-day operations including housekeeping, maintenance, transportation and nutritional services. After graduating from the Massachusetts Municipal Police Academy in 1995, she spent several years working as a police officer for the local municipalities. Following her service on the police force, Robin worked several years in a hospital setting on the transitional care unit, managing patient admissions and discharges. She also spent more than 15 years in the ambulatory primary care setting for non-profit community health centers, serving as the applications and data manager.