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Substance Use Programs and Services

Detox, residential, out patient, referral programs

Quality counseling services at locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts

Arbour Counseling Services offers programs for patients of all ages through an outpatient continuum of care. With multiple locations throughout Massachusetts, Arbour Counseling Services prioritizes quality and convenience for the communities we serve.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline

The Helpline offers free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems. We provide personalized phone services in any language from 8:00am to 10:00pm Monday-Friday, and 9:00am to 5:00pm Saturday-Sunday. Information on over 1,000 programs through the helpline website or hotline. Coed

c/o Health Resources in Action
95 Beverly Street, Suite 208
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: 800-327-5050 (hotline)
TTY: 888-448-8321
Fax: 617-292-5085

AdCare Hospital

Offers a 114-full bed, full-service substance abuse treatment center in Worcester. Also has six outpatient clinics in MA and RI and a specialized program offered at ten correctional centers. Programs include inpatient/outpatient care, detoxification, rehabilitation, assessment/evaluation, individual/family counseling, and intervention services. Accepts dual diagnosis clients. Has outpatient sites in Worcester and Boston (617-227-2622), N. Dartmouth, Quincy, and Warwick, RI. Call 800# for admission, referrals, and 24 hour transportation assistance. Coed.

107 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Phone: 1-800-354-3552 or 508-799-9000
Fax: 508-753-3733




Operating on a nine-acre campus in Roxbury, The Dimock Center serves communities in Boston and across the state, providing comprehensive, culturally-competent Health and Community Care, Behavioral Health Services, and Child and Family Services to more than 19,000 people annually.
Our Behavioral Health Services programs provide inpatient, residential and outpatient substance use treatment and recovery services for those struggling with mental illness, development disabilities, substance abuse or violence issues. For many individuals and families, participation in our programs and services literally saves lives.

Addiction Treatment Center of New England

Outpatient methadone clinic, individual and group counseling. Methadone detoxification, suboxone, and methadone treatment. Coed.

77F Warren Street
Brighton, MA 02135

Phone: 617-254-1271
Fax: 617-782-7668


A community resource providing support to anyone affected by drinking. Coed.

Phone: 1-800-425-2666 or 508-366-0556

Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office

Statewide listings of days, times, locations and types of AA meetings. (M-F 9 to 9, Sat. Sun. 12 to 9). Coed.

Marine Industrial Park
12 Channel Street Suite 604
Boston, MA 02210

Phone: 617-426-9444

Anchor House, Inc.

Six month substance abuse treatment program for males 23-65 years old. Intake via telephone M-F 9am-11am. Men only.

60 Cherry Street
Plymouth, MA 02362

Phone: 508-746-6654
Fax: 508-756-2433


A transitional program affiliated with the Pine Street Inn for homeless men with substance abuse problems. Must be 18 and older. Average stay is about 1 year. Must be sober. Men only.

P.O. Box 240
North Quincy, MA 02171

Phone: 617 328-5380
Fax: 617-745-4309

Bay Cove Treatment Center

Intensive 7-day a week outpatient treatment for IV drug users. Clients receive medical assessments, daily dosing of methadone, weekly counseling, substance abuse education. Intake calls between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, Monday thru Friday and 8:00am-11:00am Saturday and Sunday. Clients must have 1 year of dependency. Coed.

66 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-371-3040
Fax: 617-371-3100

Bay State Community Services

Bay State Community Services, Inc. (BSCS) is one of the most comprehensive community-based human service agencies in the state. The purpose of BSCS is to improve the social functioning of adults, adolescents, and children within a framework that recognizes the primary importance of family and community. Most programs offer help based on need, regardless of ability to pay. Intervention programs seek to prevent the further dependency on alcohol and other drugs, impact teens and adults charged with alcohol and drug-related offenses and/or violent behavior. These services link up with the district courts and the Norfolk County prison system to serve teens, males, and females on probation and parole who have substance abuse problems. Anger management program. Coed.

1120 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: 617-471-8400
Fax: 617-376-0619

Boston ASAP - Boston Alcohol and Substance Abuse Programs

Offers individualized, culturally appropriate evaluations, counseling, and education for substance abuse and related life issues. Outpatient services: Group, Family and Couples Counseling; Individual Treatment; Dual Diagnosis Treatment Special Programs, court mandated programs: (State Licensed 1st and 2nd Offender Drinking Driver and Drug Offender Services); Out-of-state DUIs; DSS Evaluations. All services provided in both English and Spanish. Some services offered in Polish and Vietnamese. Other languages may be supported through interpreters. Please call to discuss your specific needs, options, and appropriate fees. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-4pm, and Saturday 9a-1pm. Coed.

29 Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-482-5292
Fax: 617-482-5232

Boston Drug Treatment Centers

Medically supervised detox process, comprehensive rehabilitation, relapse prevention and after care programs for dual diagnosis and substance abuse disorders. Coed.

71 Commercial Street #237
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-517-6448

Addiction Treatment

From outpatient counseling to treatment-focused halfway houses, we offer a full range of addiction treatment programs for adults and teens. Detoxification Treatment
Acute treatment settings that provide detoxification from drugs and alcohol in a medical setting. Click on links to download brochures.

Boston Treatment Center – P: 617.247.1001. F: 617.266.3144
Danvers Treatment Center – P: 978.777.2121. F: 978.774.4814
Tewksbury Treatment Center – P: 978.259.7000. F: 978.259.7028.

Residential Treatment
Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) – A residential post-detoxification treatment program for men and women in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. P: 978.739.7621. F: 978.774.4814

The Salvation Army - Adult Rehabilitation

Post-detox program for adults ages 21+. Six months is average length of stay. Must be able to work. Evening AA, anger management, and life skills meetings. Coed.

209 Broadway
Route 1
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone: 781-231-0803
Fax: 781-231-2917

Bridge House

Provides a 33-bed faith-based recovery home for men with substance abuse problems. Our program provides individual treatment plan counseling to support the spiritual, physical, social and intellectual health of each individual in recovery. Serving men 18+ years old with a 6-month residential program for substance abuse recovery. For men with justice involvement: any probation, parole, or pending court issues will become part of the treatment plan. Interviews are by phone, on-site by appointment or walk-in. Just off Framingham Center, near SMOC and Metro West Health Center, with easy access to MBTA. Men only.

18-20 Summit Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Phone: 508-872-6194 or 800-276-5578
Fax: 508-872-4287

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Serves runaway, homeless, and other seriously at-risk youth. Services include: counseling, education/career development program, health services/mobile medical van, residential program, streetwork, transitional day program, 24-hour runaway service, food, showers, and laundry. Operates in 3 locations in Boston and Cambridge. Coed.

47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111

Phone: 617-423-9575
Fax: 617-482-5459

Caribbean U Turn

Provides services to all youth and families but targets Caribbean youth. Services include: Peer leadership, drop-in center, mentoring, tutoring, and advocacy. Coed.

19 Tesla Street
Mattapan, MA 02126

Phone: 617-296-6789

Casa Esperanza, Inc. | Casa Esperanza, Inc. Casa Esperanza, Inc.

Conexiones Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) is the first bilingual/bicultural CSS to offer services in Spanish and English in Massachusetts. Conexiones offers evidence-based integrated treatment and stabilization services for individuals struggling with alcohol or substance misuse. Our goal at Conexiones is to help patients successfully transition to services that will support their continued recovery. 




Variety of residential and outpatient services for treating substance abuse. Services for adults and youth, includes drop-in and aftercare services. Additionally, provides shelter for homeless substance abusing clients. Coed.

5 Middlesex Avenue Suite 307
Somerville, MA 02145

Phone: 617-628-3850
Fax: 617-628-6810

Catholic Charities South

Catholic Charities South serves people in need throughout the city of Brockton and the metro-South region, aiming to help families in times of crisis and to assist people in leading more productive and fulfilling lives. Programs include driver Alcohol Education, Substance Abuse Clinic, and Substance Abuse Prevention for Families with Young Teens. Coed.

169 Court Street
Brockton, MA 02301

Phone: 508-587-0815
Fax: 508-580-0837

Charlestown Recovery House - Gavin Foundation

The Charlestown Recovery House is a residential treatment program for adult men seeking to recover from effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Accommodating up to 25 men at a time, for four to six months, Charlestown Recovery House aims for restoration of dignity and self-respect in an understanding, supportive, and home-like environment. Clients must secure employment while at program. Men only.

15 Bunker Hill Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

Phone: 617-242-0088 (Hotline: 617-242-2500)

Chelsea Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

Bay Cove affiliated programs including adolescent group counseling for substance abuse, and outpatient counseling. Supervised urine screening is conducted for group participants. 40-week batterers intervention (English and Spanish) and anger management program. DUI program. MassHealth or fee. Coed.

100 Everett Avenue, Unit 4
Chelsea, MA 02150

Phone: 617-884-6829
Fax: 617-884-6018

Children's Hospital Adolescent Substance Abuse Program

Specializes in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use problems and disorders in children and adolescents. Offers outpatient counseling for teens and their families. Psychopharmacology and random drug screens are available. Coed.

300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Phone: 617-355-2727 or 857-218-4878

Children's Services of Roxbury, Inc.

Offers a variety of services under contracts with the state including: family stabilization, foster care, post-adoptive services, congregate shelter, transitional housing/assistance and family visitation program. Adult homeless programs: Second Home, Cornerstone Community (Cambridge), and Safe Passage. Offices throughout MA. Coed.

11 Roxbury Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Phone: 617-989-1093
Fax: 617-427-7106

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