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Discover Hope and Renewal at Meta

You deserve a recovery experience that meets you where you are in your journey. That's why our treatment plans and approach to recovery are personalized for you. Because with the right knowledge and support, you can make a change.
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Karen Hartley
February 1, 2024
Meta has provided me with the tools I need to live a sober and happy life. The entire staff at Meta is superb and they go above and beyond client needs consistently!
Dave McDonough
February 1, 2024
Meta has been a wonderful center and a great resource for me. The facility itself is well maintained, the staff is incredibly passionate about what they do, and all in all it’s just a well run program. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for outpatient and continued programming.
chris curran
February 1, 2024
Meta addiction treatment classes has helped me get my life back. Also have made friends and have realized there are many reasons to stay alive.
Lauren Eccleston
February 1, 2024
This place is way better then other programs I have been to. Way better. They have cold brew. The employees actually care about you. Did I mention there is cold brew? Yep. They have cold brew. As someone who struggles with addiction I feel so comfortable at meta because most of the people who work here were once struggling addicts. I am duo diagnosis so I have addiction and mental health issues and this facility has groups that help with both. Seeing people being genuinely happy with their lives in sobriety encourages me.
Wade Croce
January 17, 2024
I really didn’t know what to expect when entering Meta after coming out of a 28 day treatment facility. I was still in the early stages of my recovery and the thought of opening up to a group of strangers was terrifying. From the moment I walked through the doors, I was greeted by a smiling staff, who took the time to explain the program to me, as well as introduced me to the current clients. I’m still amazed at the level of support in compassion I received throughout my time there. They really take the time to get to know you as an individual and care about your success in beating your addiction. Not only do you learn the tools to help you control your addiction, they also provide a weekly family support group to educate families on the disease, and answer any questions they may have to help them better understand what they can expect when dealing with a loved one with this disease. The staff is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of addiction treatment. And are able to explain difficult concepts, in a way that is clear and concise. I would highly recommend META for anyone, struggling with alcohol or opioid substance use disorder.
Nelson Cabral
December 21, 2023
I’m not much for reviews but, I’ve been struggling with drugs and alcohol for over 20 years now and have been in and out of programs. META is the first place that truly cared about me and my recovery. I have had a great deal of success at META compared to other programs I’ve attended, As a patient at META they will teach you a lot about CBT, DBT, 12 Steps and they also have a great family integrated program (that helps your loved ones understand what you’re going through). I am SO grateful to all the staff members and friends I’ve made along my journey.
Angela Vaught
December 21, 2023
Amazing staff! They really prioritize your recovery!
December 21, 2023
Meta Center in North Reading, MA is a one of a kind treatment facility and I would not hesitate to recommend to anybody looking to change their life and begin their journey in recovery from addiction. I have been to other addiction programs and there is no comparison when it comes to Meta exceeding exceptional treatment and care on all levels. Meta treats clients as individuals, as recovery is not a one size fits all. I have learned so much about my alcoholism through engaging groups led by experienced and relatable clinicians and facilitators who care very much about each client’s success in recovery. The staff at Meta have gone above and beyond to help me, there is always someone available and willing to talk and offer caring support in any way they can. I will always be grateful to Meta for helping me out of such a chaotic and dark cycle of addiction. Meta has taught me so many things about how to create and live a happy, healthy and most importantly sober life. If you are considering breaking your cycle of addiction and want a better life that recovery will bring, Meta will absolutely help you achieve these things and more.
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Our Mission

We know that the experiences that led you here are unique to you. That's why we provide treatment for your whole self, not just your struggle with addiction or mental health challenges.

Our Commitment to Recovery

We employ Master's-level clinicians in our treatment programs, so you'll receive a higher level of support tailored to your needs.
Every Meta client receives individualized treatment that is designed to meet their recovery needs, goals, and challenges.
Our program goes beyond standard treatment to focus on key aspects of life, including nutritional counseling.
We offer a flexible program schedule to allow more people to take advantage of treatment on their schedule
Our family support program ensures that your loved ones are involved in your recovery.
Peer-to-peer counseling allows you to receive unconditional support from people who have been where you are now.

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Our Leadership Team

Meet the Team

Aristotle Nikolaou

VP of Community Relations
Sober since 2003

Matthew Simpson

Executive Director
Sober since 2014

April Rickard, LMHC, CCTP

Clinical Director
Licensed since 2011
Katie Hakesly

Katie Hakesly

Clinical Supervisor
Licensed since 2016

Programs We Offer

Find out more about the programs we offer in the greater Boston area.
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Full-Day Treatment

Our Full-Day Treatment Program is our highest level of care for individuals who need hands-on care for addiction and mental health challenges.
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Half-Day Treatment

Our Half-Day Treatment Program helps clients become more independent while continuing to receive support and guidance from our treatment team.
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Outpatient Program (OP)

An Outpatient Program for Addiction allows clients who have completed previous addiction treatment programs to continue their recovery in a supervised and safe environment.
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Clinical Services

Our clinical services program provides customized treatment ranging from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) to MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment).
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Detox Placement Services

We connect individuals who are just beginning their recovery journey with qualified, trusted detox programs to safely withdraw from addictive substances.
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We facilitate self-assessment programs to help our clients understand their behavior and seek solutions.
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What to Expect

Explore each step of the admissions process below.

Insurance Verification

We ensure that your insurance policy covers our services, so you're clear about exactly how much our treatment program will cost.

Prescreening Assessment

We conduct a prescreening assessment to determine if you're a good fit for our treatment program.

Become Admitted

We invite you to an in-person or virtual admissions session, where we have an in-depth conversation about your history, needs, and goals.


We don't waste any time getting you started on your recovery journey through whichever program is right for you.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Read what our clients think about the transformative treatment at Meta.

Anna R


An absolutely wonderful and caring staff. I cannot say enough amazing things about the resources available and the welcoming environment. Facilitated me in rebuilding my life and gave me a sober foundation to live on.


Caitlyn R


The owners helped my loved one find not only his path in sobriety but also in life. Their methods are effective and safe and encourage those struggling to establish a sober lifestyle. They have become family to us.


Christian R


The facilities are really nice but what sets these guys apart is the staff. The owners played a huge part in helping my cousin get sober and continue to help him keep on the right path.


George M


The staff was a pleasure to be around and work with. They helped me through all of my trials and tribulations. Would recommend to anyone in need of help!

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