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Recovery Centers of America at Danvers

75 Lindall Street, Danvers, Massachusetts, 01923
Setting the gold standard for addiction treatment in the Boston area. Located in Danvers, Massachusetts, just 15 miles outside of Boston, Recovery Centers of America at Danvers is ranked by Newsweek as the second top addiction treatment center in Massachusetts. Our center is also accredited by the Joint Commission, the highest national standard for safety and quality of care, along with CARF ASAM Level of Care certification—the international standard in addiction treatment. The RCA team is committed to providing a top-quality experience to our patients and their families. Our world-class facility offers a safe and comfortable environment, and is led by an expert, caring team of addiction professionals to ensure that your time here is both healing and comfortable. Our ongoing commitment to your care also extends to family support services. At RCA at Danvers, our caring team will be by your side through a lifetime of recovery, with services inclusive of: Drug and alcohol detox services, Residential inpatient treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, Outpatient addiction treatment & mental health services (offered both in-person and online), Medication-assisted treatment for opiate, opioid and alcohol addiction, and An active alumni association with recovery meetings and activities.

Facility Highlights

  • 24/7 Psychiatric & Medical supervision
  • Masters-level therapists
  • Industry-leading staff:client ratio
  • Full continuum of care from medical detoxification to outpatient treatment
  • Evidence-based practices & 12-step integration for top-quality physical & spiritual support
  • Nutritionist on site


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Art Therapy

    A form of psychotherapy involving the encouragement of free self-expression through painting, drawing, or modeling, used as a remedial activity or an aid to diagnosis.
  • Outpatient Services

    At Danvers, we offer Extended Day Treatment, Day Treatment (day and evening hours available) and an Outpatient Program. If you are suffering from addiction to drugs or alcohol, the caring staff of therapists at Danvers will facilitate treatment with unparalleled dedication to seeing each patient become well and thrive.
  • PRISE: Relapse Prevention

    PRISE: a Program Designed for Patients Who Have Relapsed The path to recovery is unique to each person struggling with addiction. For some people it takes multiple attempts at recovery, and with each passing attempt they may feel less optimistic about their future. At Recovery Centers of America, we see each attempt at recovery as a sign of commitment and hope. This specialized program uses a therapeutic, evidence-based approach designed to help those for whom recovery has been elusive. PRISE (Promoting Recovery through Intensive Support and Education) focuses patients on their recovery, rather than addiction, and focuses on a bright future
  • Thrive: For LGBTQIA+ patients

    Thrive, our LGBTQIA+ focused program, is a one-of-a-kind and life-changing addiction treatment program for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Our program will help you achieve a successful recovery by addressing important issues alongside substance use disorder, such as identity, self-worth, social stigmas and trauma. And, while in treatment you will be in an inclusive environment to help you feel safe, respected and a part of a supportive community.
  • WorkFlex: Work while in inpatient rehab

    RCA WorkFlex, a service unique to RCA, enables you to continue fulfilling employment or education responsibilities during your time at our inpatient rehab facility. Through this treatment enhancement service, you are empowered to keep your primary focus on your personal recovery during inpatient treatment, while having the ability to spend three hours a day maintaining virtual work and school obligations. All participants must be pre-approved prior to arrival at our facility.
  • Evolutions: treatment for older adults age 50+

    The Evolutions program at Recovery Centers of America is designed with adults 50+ in mind. Whether you are at a transition point in life involving retirement, your children leaving the home, or your health deteriorating, you are not alone. In Evolutions, you will be with peers 50 years of age and older who are understanding, supportive and focused on making a positive change.
  • Balance: Co-Occurring Disorders program

    Recovery Centers of America offers Balance, a specialized addiction treatment program tailored to individualizes with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Discover: A program for young adults

    As a young adult struggling with addiction, life can feel unbearable, the future unimaginable. We get it. At RCA’s Thrive Program is designed specifically for the developmental challenges of young men and women between the ages of 18-34. Some common co-occurring disorders treated in tandem with addiction in this program include anxiety, depression, ADD and eating disorders.

Facility Settings

  • Private/Secluded
  • Residential Neighborhood
  • Hospital

Meet the Staff

  • Eli Naparstek
    Eli NaparstekExecutive Director
    Eli Naparstek, LMHC, brings over six years of experience to Recovery Centers of America at Danvers. Eli graduated from University of Massachusetts Boston with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, alongside of a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Hartford. His past experience includes Behavioral Health Clinician, Group Therapy Supervisor/Utilization Review Coordinator, and Care Clinician.
  • Heidi Ginter, MD, FASAM
    Heidi Ginter, MD, FASAMChief Medical Officer
    Dr. Ginter has nearly two decades of experience working in the addiction treatment field and is a prominent voice in medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT, the use of FDA-approved medications in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, is widely considered to be an effective tool in battling addiction to opioids and other drugs. Dr. Ginter graduated from Yale University and earned her doctorate at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She has lectured extensively on MAT and opioid dependence. Dr. Ginter started her career as a family doctor for underserved populations and eventually found a passion for helping pregnant women struggling with addiction. Most recently, she was the Regional Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for an outpatient addiction treatment provider with 16 sites in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
  • Janine Gilchrist
    Janine GilchristDirector of Nursing
    Janine Gilchrist joined Recovery Centers of America at Danvers in 2018. With a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and as a licensed Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Janine brings years of experience and knowledge to RCA. Previous experience includes Senior Director of Nursing Services, Regional Clinical & Quality Outcomes Manager, Nursing Supervisor and Nurse Manager, and Regional Discharge Manager.

Financial Details

  • No interest payment plans available

Rehabs 360 Guide


Recovery Centers of America (RCA) is a regional provider of addiction treatment programs with locations in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Located in Danvers, Mass., about 30 minutes north of Boston, RCA at Danvers runs offers residential and outpatient treatment. It's also one of only eight non-hospital facilities in Massachusetts (just 2.3 percent of facilities in the state) to provide medical detox.


Clients receive biopsychosocial, medical, and psychiatric evaluations upon admission. Treatment follows evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and includes individual counseling, group therapy, and 12-step facilitation. There are also groups for clients with co-occurring disorders, which is an specialty offered by 58.1 percent of treatment facilities in Massachusetts.

Outpatient options include a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which is a treatment level offered by just 9.1 percent of facilities in the state. It includes 25 hours of treatment a week, while an intensive outpatient program (IOP) offers around nine hours of weekly treatment services.

RCA also provides a full range of aftercare and support services for program alumni. These include ongoing education and support, assistance with legal, family, and employment issues, and mentoring opportunities.


According to its website, RCA at Danvers employs a team of clinicians, wellness practitioners, and addiction medicine specialists. The residential program is also staffed by a 24-hour nursing unit.


Pictures published on the facility’s website depict large, private rooms with modern décor and natural sunlight. A professional chef delivers farm-to-table style meals, and clients can enjoy snacks and coffee around the clock. Other amenities include a spacious common area with a fireplace, a game room, and “cyber lounges.”


All four of the former clients surveyed by to date gave RCA highly positive feedback. They described the treatment as effective, the staff as knowledgeable and caring, and the environment as comfortable. "The premises was always clean, staff were professional, kind and knowledgeable and the food was amazing," Tyler wrote in a representative review.

RCA also fared well on secondary sites, earning an average rating of 4.3 out of five stars based on 41 Google reviews[1] and a 4.3 out of five stars rating based on the opinions of 87 people on Facebook, which the facility may manage[2].


The two loved ones polled by at the time of this writing also gave RCA positive feedback, awarding it four or five out of five stars across all categories evaluated, including staff availability, holistic offerings, exercise and leisure activities, and family participation. "Excellent. Education for families and patients," loved one Bruce wrote.


RCA accepts most major insurance plans, like Aetna, Cigna, and Magellan, and offers financing options for those in need.

[1] GoogleReviews

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