Originally from Westchester NY, Joseph attained a bachelor’s degree in Addiction Studies from Springfield College. He has worked in the addiction field for over 7 years in many capacities. Joseph formats the best business practices and development/implementation of policies and protocol in substance use disorder treatment. Joseph oversees all aspects of our program with the utmost sincerity and professionalism. He has extensive experience in the operations of each level of the addiction care continuum. His passion and drive is only surpassed by his integrity and determination while operating the program of Northeast Addictions Treatment Center.
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Paying for Treatment
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
Our Mission is to provide the best continuum of care for men and women, as well as their families, who suffer from the horrors of addiction. NEATC will always strive to offer the highest quality of care not only in the Northeast region but for anyone across the United States. We will do this while priding ourselves on a foundation of integrity, transparency, and compassion.
Northeast Addictions Treatment Center 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
- Family Program
Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
- Process Abuse Treatment
Not all addictions involve mood-altering chemicals. The term “process addiction” describes the unhealthy use of behaviors (including eating, gambling, sexual activity, shopping, internet use, etc.) that has spiraled out of control and into the realm of addiction.
- Individual Therapy
This term describes one-on-one therapy, in which a patient and trained counselor, social worker, psychologist or psychiatrist meets privately with a patient to discuss challenges related to lifestyle, work, family and romantic relationships that may have contributed to the development of an addiction.
- Aftercare Support
Addiction recovery does not end with discharge after completing a rehab program. Facilities that offer aftercare planning and/or support work with patients to ensure sustainable recovery by helping to plan and make arrangements for transitional or sober living, help with housing, vocational counseling, etc.
- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
- Holistic Therapy
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
The term “12 Step Program” describes a way to recover from addiction that is based on the model developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. Many drug and alcohol treatment centers base their treatment on 12 steps – the first three of which are situational, the next four addressing the practical issues created by the addiction, followed by two steps focused on making amends for hurting others. Steps 10 and 11 involve a deeper examination of the previous steps and the final step is focused on helping others avoid and recover from addiction.
- Intensive Outpatient
Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.
Outpatient treatment describes all addiction treatment that is not residential. Patients live at home while undergoing rehab.
- Trauma & Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT)
Associative Awareness Therapy (AAT) uses the brain’s innate ability to adapt to change in a healing way, essentially “retraining” the brain to respond differently to familiar memories of trauma or pain.
This facility literally saved my son's life. The moment I called Brendon I felt i was home. Thank you again NEATC.Jennifer B
As a parent I have nothing but praise for this program! The staff is amazing and this is the first place that my son has shown real promise in his recovery! They have worked well with us financially also so I'm not sure what the comment about them taking advantage is about. I can not praise them enough in my eyes. thank you so much for giving this mother HOPE!Susan B.
My experience with NEATC has been unbelievable and i am very grateful that i made the decision to come back here. I feel as if i have a purpose in life now.Liam G.
Coming to Northeast has been the most gratifying decision i have ever made. I will be forever grateful for the gift of sobriety that they have shared with me.Josh H.
Great program for anyone than needs help with addiction! Life changing experience and a very unique approach to recovery. This includes therapy, groups, and sober living to the AA aspect of it, which has really helped many create a foundation for a successful life in sobriety. I've experienced all phases of the program and it really helps you get back into the real world gradually, so you can live life again along with the help of a strong community and network.Ronald D.
I can honestly say that without the tools NEATC laid out for me i would not be where i am today. My family is back in my life and i am back on my career path.Dylan B.
This program saved my sons life. After numerous attempts and treatment centers, he finally committed and went into Northeast ATC. The program and people there really do know how to help. I will be forever thankful to their dedication and compassion in helping my son on his journey of recovery.Justin K.
Northeast Addictions Treatment Center was a very powerful influence of my sister's life. When she arrived, she was a mess..coherent only half the time and difficult to talk to. Drug and alcohol addiction had destroyed her life, and any semblance of normalcy was pretty much out the window. We didn't know where else to turn. A friend of mine, who had similar struggles with addiction had recommended Northeast to us. Having had little experience in this area, I wanted to send my sister to a place that had been a positive experience for someone I actually knew. After spending nearly three months in treatment, she left the treatment center with a renewed sense of purpose, with the support of her family and an amazing post-care support system. She shared with me some of her experiences while in treatment and how she was given proper guidance from staff on how to stay close to the people and places that were positive influences that would help keep her sober. She has since been attending weekly meetings with others and events that she claims have kept her sober during times where she worried about relapsing. This isn't just a treatment center, it's a place where people can have a chance to get their life back....where they can gain control and get on top of the triggers that have been ruining their lives. Thank you Northeast! You are a Godsend! I would recommend this facility to anyone struggling with addiction.Megan W.
I went through this place as well, and my entire life changed in more and better ways than I ever thought possible. I have no idea where I would be if I hadn't came to northeast. This place saved my very life.Derrick L.
Joseph Vericker - Co-Founder
Amy Fitzpatrick - Medical Director
Amy received her Doctor of Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency program at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Baystate Medical Center. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine.
Kate Smith - Executive Director
Kate Smith is a licensed professional and has worked in the mental health and substance abuse disorder fields for 10 years. Kate earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University, graduating magna cum laude from her class. She attained her Masters in Social Work (MSW) at Barry University in an accelerated program. She has served as a therapist and supervisor in clinical programs for inpatient and outpatient services, as well as acute and sub-acute programs for substance abuse, mental health, and dual diagnosis. Kate has experience as a supervisor, consultant, speaker, and administrator. Kate believes that by offering a consistent quality of care to both the patients and families she serves, it makes the outcome much greater for success. Kate believes in the importance of the family in the recovery process and NATC’s commitment to supporting the family throughout the treatment process.
Chris Dorval - Clinical Director
Chris Dorval holds the position of Clinical Director at Northeast Addiction Treatment Center and is currently the Project Coordinator for Rhode Island College School of Social Work SBIRT Training and Resource Center. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LADC), and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS), Chris graduated from Rhode Island College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW). Chris has been a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and clinical consultant in the areas of in addiction, trauma, and men’s health, as well as, having worked as a clinician and clinical supervisor in various levels of care in addiction treatment. Chris has been a guest lecturer on addiction, trauma and men’s health at Rhode Island College in the School of Social Work, Political Science department and Psychology department, as well as, Brown University in both Warren Alpert Medical School and School of Public Health. Chris has extensive training in trauma informed care, treating co-occurring trauma and addiction, and is committed to helping others in their own personal journeys in recovery. Chris has specialty training in multiple trauma focused therapies Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). In 2018, Chris was the recipient of the Social Worker of the Year Award in Addictions from the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. As a person in long term recovery himself, Chris is passionate about working with those affected by addiction and trauma and has dedicated his practice to this focus. As a father, husband, son, and friend Chris believes in developing healthy family and interpersonal relationships and addressing the underlying issues driving a person’s symptoms are essential to sustained recovery.
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