In October, a new addiction treatment facility will open on a 600 acre campus in Western Massachusetts.
The center, to be called Swift River, is being billed as a residential detox facility, and will treat opiate and heroin addicts, as well as those with alcohol problems.
It’s taking over the former site of the Swift River Academy in Cummington and Plainfield.
Andrew McKenna is with the for-profit addiction treatment business, based in Nashville, that will operate the center. He said it will benefit the Pittsfield area and the hilltowns.
“Economically, it’s going to be helpful because we’re bringing in local people to run the facility; practitioners, clinicians, you know, medical doctors, nurses, the whole gamut,” McKenna said.
McKenna added that the inpatient unit will open in October, with an intensive outpatient treatment program to be phased in later.