Ribbon Cutting

Charles River Recovery Opens in Weston

(l-r): Ken Chase, co-founder; Fred Starikov, City Realty; Laura Ames; Jack Maroney, co-founder; Matt Zuker, co-founder; Armando Petruzziello, co-founder; George Carroll; Dr. Ximena Samper-Sanchez; Dierdre Calvert, director, Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and Steve Whalen, co-founder

Weston, MA – Surrounded by staff, partners, and advocates, the team behind Charles River Recovery recently cut the ribbon and welcomed patients to its new 110-bed substance use treatment facility in Weston.

Charles River Recovery’s mission is to provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment informed by the evolving physical, mental and spiritual needs of patients, and delivered in an environment that fosters compassionate care.

Charles River Recovery is located at 75 Norumbega Rd. in Weston. Accessible at the intersection of I-90 and I-95, the facility has been renovated from the previous Wingate Senior Living Residences. The facility features 44 detox beds, 66 clinical stabilization beds, single and double rooms, creative art spaces, a music center, fitness center and theater room.

Photo courtesy of Jon Foster and Charles River Recovery

“There is a mission here that I absolutely agree with, which is helping provide the highest quality care and knowing that treatment really works,” said Charles River Recovery CEO, Laura Ames, who brings over 30 years of experience leading substance use treatment and long-term care facilities. “Recovery is possible and we’re going to be able to help a lot of people in the Boston local area.”

Leading the medical team is Chief Medical Officer Ximena Sanchez-Samper, a certified addiction psychiatrist who has over a decade of experience in treating adults of all ages with mental health and substance use disorders. Committed to supporting thousands of individuals in their recovery using his experience with addiction, George “Slaine” Carroll, a Boston rapper and actor, will serve as chief community relations officer.

Photo courtesy of Jon Foster and Charles River Recovery

Charles River Recovery is designed to provide a nurturing space for treatment using evidence-based data. Ames and her team of local experts will focus on advancing the medical understanding of addiction to help their patients overcome their dependencies and lead healthier lives.