We couldn’t do the work that we do without the support and collaboration with our community. The partnerships we foster with hospitals, police force, local law makers, schools and other community agencies, are the most important resources we have as […]

 Please join us at our annual UNICO dinner to honor Berkshire Health Systems for sustained advocacy and support of the Brien Center and the community we serve. Thursday, May 11th, 5:30 pm ITAM Lodge 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield Tickets: Mary.Murphy@briencenter.org […]

The Berkshire district attorney’s office is now training educators on a specific curriculum to prevent drug use. The office’s grant-funded Community Outreach and Education Program is now teaching “Life Skills,” a three-pronged approach to help students make better decisions when […]

Chili Cook-Off Bowling Day Featuring Meat and Veggie Chili From: ● ‘6 House Pub ● Spring Street Market ● Michael Rubel ● And More! Live music by Chris Zaro! Make an impact? Make a Chili! Contact Ben at bwg1@williams.edu 12-1:45 […]

A Walmart Foundation Grant will support Substance Abuse Education, Prevention and Treatment (PITTSFIELD) November 30, 2016 – The Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced today that it has been awarded twenty five thousand dollars from the […]

Tuesday, November 1 Discussion – 6:00 pm (Pizza provided at 5:45 pm) MCLA Church Street Center, North Adams We all dream that our children will grow up to be happy, healthy, intelligent members of society. Decisions about substance use can […]

NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s Saturday, October 29th Pittsfield Crowne Plaza Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am–5:00 pm Refreshments will be provided This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with […]

October 24th, 2016 5:30 – 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Dalton 514 Main St, Dalton, MA We all dream that our children will grow up to be happy, healthy, contributing members of society. Substance use can derail those dreams. Come out to this […]

On Thursday, May 12th the Brien Center held its annual UNICO Dinner at the ITAM Lodge in Pittsfield. This is our annual fundraiser where Brien Center staff, community members and representatives from our partnering agencies in Berkshire County gather to […]

Brien Center CEO Christine Macbeth presented state Sen. Benjamin Downing with its Leadership Award on Thursday. Maria Congelosi was feeling so low that she tried to kill herself. Congelosi is a Romanian native who came to the Berkshires because she was […]

Like much of the country, western Massachusetts is dealing with a substantial increase in opioid and substance abuse that is taxing existing services. Now two area care providers are seeking to expand their capabilities to deal with the epidemic. The […]

Drug- and alcohol-dependent Berkshire residents seeking emergency treatment typically get less than five days at an in-patient facility. Less than five days in treatment, then back out on the streets, inhabiting the homes and rooms where the problems were forged, […]

Please Join Us for Our Annual UNICO Dinner Honoring Senator Benjamin B. Downing Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30pm ITAM Lodge 93 Waubeek Road, Pittsfield Sponsored by UNICO Tickets: Mary.Murphy@briencenter.org or 413-629-1272

Forum looks at mental health progress, challenges facing Berkshires The life story of a 39-year-old Berkshire County woman named Tammy starts with childhood abuse, leading to lifelong bouts of depression, and multiple suicide attempts. But the latest chapter of her […]