New Freedom Academy

4.3 (23 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
367 Shaker Road
Canterbury, NH 03224
8666572251 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

On 17 acres in serene New Hampshire, New Freedom Academy is dedicated providing high quality treatment for adult men and women. We guide clients through the early stages of recovery by helping them break through barriers of fear, anxiety, and apathy. We help our clients see that the events of life are not to be avoided but embraced; and our reactions must change if we are to be successful, joyous, and free. Our co-occurring disorders treatment team is led by a psychiatrist, direct care managed by a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and the process is supported by master’s-level therapists, all well-versed in addiction treatment. This approach cuts through to determine precisely what is going on and treats with a combination of therapy, non-addictive medicines, holistic and sensible applications to help our clients become stable and able to internalize recovery. As an abstinence-based treatment center, we take a thoughtful and grounded approach to co-occurring disorders. While medications can be somewhat effective at stabilizing clients with acute diagnoses and for some they are needed long term, our treatment focuses on improvement through an effective change of lifestyle. We find this often facilitates the diminishment of disorders with environmental origins. We realize that a 180-degree change of life can be very difficult, and our team monitors and supports this endeavor through evidence-based practices, such as meditation and grounding exercises, experiential therapeutic approaches, sleep studies and plans, health plans, nutrition balance, proper hydration, physical exercise, and more.

New Freedom Academy 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

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I attended NFA Canterbury in Aug2020 as a 1st time treatment client. NFA saved my life. After 48 years of exhaustion and mental health and substance abuse I found staff and tools that saved my life. I...


This place hands-down saved my life. From the structure, to the knowledge, to the faith that has been restored in me. I’m alive because this place and everybody associated with it refused to let me ...


The place is the worst! They don’t encourage you to go to group meetings, they badger you! Housing was shabby. Meals, they only serve lunch and dinner. Breakfast is cereal, bagels and frozen eggs. P...


Communication is poor and they offer no service for the familly. They will tell you that they do but they do not. This is a good 12 step program, but if you're dealing with a dual diagnosis and seekin...


I would like to say as far as communication that they do a great job.. But sadly that is not the case.. a staff member called me a liar. I told him what i was told from there staff regarding updates.....


Great program


The team loved me until I could love myself. They blocked me from leaving at a time where walking off property seemed like a great idea in the middle of a snow storm. They worked with me and encourage...


I highly recommend New Freedom Academy. The staff goes above and beyond to help clients get better.


New Freedom Academy is an outstanding program. Staff work tirelessly to help families and clients recover. The smaller setting allows for an intimate and focused treatment experience. With a strong fo...


The biggest thing I love about New Freedom Academy is the client experience. Each client is loved and cared for. The staff is there all hour of the day and night to address concerns and struggles the ...


I think that the overall experience is the best. The staff are all very involved in making sure that we get the clients the help that they need.


I got well here, they loved me until I loved myself. They gave me the tools to learn to love myself on my own. I�ll never be able express the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. Going on t...


New Freedom Academy boasts a wonderful staff and a beautiful campus. The treatment is top notch, and is tailored to the individual.


Amazing facility and compassionate, qualified staff. This program brings hope to clients and families and provides a pathway to recovery that works.


An amazing place where miracles happen! I found myself through the programming they have and fostered an amazing community of clients and alumni to support me.


New Freedom Academy saved not only saved one but two of my family members lives. With the dedicated and compassionate staff at New Freedom Academy my loved ones not only received treatment for their d...


New Freedom Academy is a beautiful campus with caring staff that work closely with clients and families to work towards the common goal of recovery.


New Freedom Academy is where I began the journey that changed every aspect of my life. They provided a comfortable living experience, while rigorously attacking the disease. The staff was friendly, ca...


New Freedom Academy provides and excellent atmosphere for clients to build a foundation for a purposeful life in recovery.


I have been to over 20 treatment centers and detoxes total and New Freedom Academy was the only place that gave me a new life.


Place is amazing


New Freedom Academy save the lives of two of my family members. I watched the compassionate staff at NFA transform both my cousins into active, happy and positive people. What’s better is the treatm...

Areas of Focus
Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Gavin Cherry, MS, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS
    Gavin Cherry, MS, LCMHC, MLADC, LCS - Clinical Director

  • Photo of Dr. Ian Wagget, MD
    Dr. Ian Wagget, MD - Medical Director