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FOXBOROUGH

STATE

HOSPITAL

FOXBOROUGH, MA

Foxborough State Hospital, historically known as the Massachusetts Hospital for Dipsomaniacs and Inebriates, was an historic medical treatment facility. The creation of an alcohol abuse treatment facility was authorized by state legislation in 1889, and the Foxborough campus was developed.  Problems with the facility, including its location (whose access to roads and railroads gave easy access to escaping patients), prompted the state to move the substance abuse facility in 1914 to a new campus in Norfolk, MA. The Foxborough campus was then adapted for use as a standard psychiatric treatment facility.

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