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(Left to Right) Rebecca Sena · Regional Manager Business Development New England – Recovery Centers of America | Reinhard Straub · Co Founder – RSCT

Affordable, Accessible and Local Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment from Recovery Centers of America. We know that patients who are treated well, get well sooner and stay well longer. As a result, we take a holistic approach to getting patients into a life of long-term, meaningful recovery. Our approach centers around a combination of the latest evidence-based clinical therapies applied within a 30-day inpatient treatment setting, 12 Step methodology immersion, and outpatient services. Each patient’s individualized needs and care is delivered by the industry’s leading medical and recovery experts in facilities designed to make patients – and their loved ones – feel comfortable, and confident about their future in recovery.

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(Left to Right) Jason Amaral · Client Relations – Recovery Centers of America | Reinhard Straub · Co Founder – RSCT | Michael Brunk · Treatment Advocate – Recovery Centers of America | Rebecca Sena · Regional Manager Business Development New England – Recovery Centers of America

 

 

Star athlete overcame his secret addiction

Peter Barbuto was a star baseball player for Boston College High School and Merrimack College, but like an increasing number of young Hub men, he had a deep, dark — and dangerous — secret: He was addicted to opiates.

“The prescription medication is just so readily available,” Barbuto told the Herald. “It’s easier for a 14-year-old kid to get his hands on prescription pills than it is alcohol.”

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Peter Barbuto · VP of Business Development Peter Barbuto – Recovery Centers of America, Danvers MA

Barbuto grew up in Dorchester’s Savin Hill and said he “dabbled” in the painkiller Percocet and other pills throughout his days in the hallways and on the ball fields at B.C. High. He took his talents to Merrimack, where he played for the baseball team and graduated with a degree in political science, despite his escalating addiction. He went on to manage a Cape Cod golf course, even as his opiate habit worsened and he became hooked on OxyContin.

“It’s a typical story,” he said. “(Opiate abuse) is getting worse in a lot of areas.”

In 2006, he was charged by Falmouth police with embezzling $43,000 from the golf course. That was his “rock bottom” and it brought him to the Gavin House in South Boston, a treatment center that has worked with dozens of young men and women just like Barbuto. Many have promising futures and make it out of the terrifying vortex of addiction, but too many do not.

“It just takes so long coming back from opiate addiction for your body to realign,” he recalled. “It was like nine months before I had a decent night’s sleep.”

Barbuto avoided jail and considers himself lucky to have a good support network that helped him complete the full Gavin House program, including structured living for more than a year. These days he works for Treatment Solutions, a firm that provides addiction services, and volunteers at the Gavin House.

“It’s hard, and it’s sad. I speak with a lot of parents, and I see the pain they deal with,” Barbuto said. “It’s hard, but the opportunity for recovery is there.”