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Spring Hill Recovery Center - Massachusetts

250 Spring Hill Road, Ashby, Massachusetts, 01431
Spring Hill Recovery Center 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.

Facility Highlights

  • Individualized Treatment Plans
  • Residential Treatment
  • Evidence-Based Treatment
  • Whole-Patient Approach


  • 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, Spring Hill Recovery Center 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.

Facility Settings

  • Wilderness
  • Private/Secluded

Meet the Staff

  • Chelsi Butler
    Chelsi ButlerProgram Director
    Chelsi Butler earned her Masters Degree in Psychology, specializing in Crisis Management. She holds licenses and certifications in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including an LSW and LADC, in addition to being a Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC). As a military spouse, she has been afforded the opportunity to travel the world, working in diverse populations, gaining invaluable real world knowledge and expertise. Chelsi’s most recent experience was in Alaska where she became a Certified Interventionist as the Clinical Director for the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence. Chelsi has extensive experience in leadership positions that include working with co-occurring populations, trauma informed person centered care, and the criminal justice reform.
  • Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MD
    Ximena Sanchez-Samper, MDMedical 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.

Financial Details

  • Up to 100%

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Set on 70 acres of wooded land in Ashby, Massachusetts, Spring Hill Recovery Center provides residential treatment to adults struggling with substance use disorder. The rehab also offers specialized groups for clients with co-occurring disorders, an option offered by 58 percent of substance abuse treatment centers in Massachusetts.


Upon admission, each client receives a comprehensive assessment, which is used to create an individualized plan. Residential treatment at Spring Hill Recovery typically lasts 25 days.

The faciilty utilizes evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), psychoeducation, and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), the latter of which is practiced in 59 percent of treatment centers in Massachusetts.

In addition, Spring Hill Recovery provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT). In 2017, 11,628 individuals were receiving MAT in Massachusetts, making up about 11.2 percent of individuals receiving MAT at a national level.

Clients participate in regular one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and family counseling, as well as experiential activities such as equine therapy, yoga, mindfulness meditation, and art or music therapy. The principles of 12-Steps are introduced and taught as a foundation for recovery. A two-day family program is also offered.


The treatment team includes a board-certified addiction psychiatrist, along with licensed mental health counselors, licensed alcohol and drug counselors, licensed clinical social workers, and a registered nurse. To date, the six individuals who evaluated the staff for to date gave them exceptional ratings.

Staff Experience and Training: 4.5/5


The 32-bed facility offers both shared and private rooms, and features an on-site gym and a full-time chef. The six polled on the matter generally approved of the quality of the accommodations, as well as the opportunities for exercise and leisure activities.

Facility Cleanliness and Upkeep: 4/5
Exercise and Leisure Offerings: 3.8/5


The majority of former clients surveyed by at the time of this writing (10 out of 12) gave Spring Hill Recovery positive feedback. They described the treatment as effective, the staff as compassionate, and the environment as comfortable, soothing, and serene. "Very good mix of group interaction and activity based treatment. Good accommodations and very good food. Recommended," wrote Eliot in a representative review.

Spring Hill Recovery earned an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars based on 10 Google reviews[1]. Of the five alumni who left comments, two offered positive feedback and three offered negative feedback. Those complaints included superficial, cookie-cutter treatment plans, unqualified staff, and an inappropriate focus on money.


Nearly all of the loved ones polled by to date (six out of seven) gave Spring Hill Recovery positive feedback. They praised the staff, programming, and reported that their family members benefited from the program. "Flexibality within the program, guidance from staff, nice atsmophere. I would recommend them to anyone seeking treatment," an anonymous respondent wrote in a representative review.

Family Participation: 5/5
Counseling Options: 4.4/5
Connectivity/Visitor Policy: 4.2/5

The one loved one who offered negative feedback complained that the rehab did not provide adequate aftercare planning.


To date, the one staff member surveyed by gave the facility a mostly negative review. They awarded the facility just one or two out of five stars across almost all metrics evaluated, including counseling options, cleanliness, exercise and leisure activities, holistic offerings, and treatment of co-occurring disorders.


According to the facility's website, Spring Hill Recovery accepts most private insurance plans. Overall, the six individuals polled on the matter moderately approved of the facility's cost.

Affordability: 3.7/5

[1] GoogleReviews

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