Substance Abuse

Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 123, sec 35 permits the courts to involuntarily commit someone who has an alcohol or substance use disorder and there is a likelihood of serious harm as a result of his/her alcohol or substance use. Such a commitment shall be for the purpose of inpatient care of a person with an alcohol or substance use disorder in a facility.

Inpatient/Detox Services 

Serenity at Summit 

  • 61 Brown Street Haverhill, MA 
  • (855) 855.9199 

The Farnum Center 

  • 700 Lake Ave Entrance A Manchester, NH 03103 
  • (888) 840.4243 

Recovery Centers of America 

  • 75 Lindall Street Danvers, MA 01923 
  • (978) 767.2847 

Residential Services (Rehabilitation) 

Most detoxes offer Residential and/or a referral to Residential voluntary Outpatient Services / Intensive Outpatient Program / Medicated Assisted Treatment 

MASH (MA Alliance for Sober Housing)

Email: office@mashsoberhousing.org 

  • (781) 472.2624 

SMART Recovery Groups 

  • Self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

Local Therapists 

Outpatient 

Lahey Behavioral Health “Reinforcers” 

  • For teens 14 – 18 with substance abuse concerns
  • 800 Cummings Center, Suite 364 U Beverly, MA
  • Tuesday’s or Thursday’s 3:30 – 4:45pm
  • Lea Forster, (978) 867.7137, lforster@nebhealth.org 

Team Fourteen/ A-CRA

  • Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach
  • Reducing substance use and improving family relationship
  • Family/ in-home services
  • Ages 12-25
  • Free Program Grant funded by Peter and Elizabeth C Tower Foundation
  • www.teamfourteen.org 
  • (978) 867.7137 

Addiction Recovery Management Service (MGH ARMS)

  • Ages 14-26
  • 151 Merrimac St. Boston MA 02116
  • www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/arms
  • (617) 643.4699
  • Young Adults; Parents Groups
  • Comprehensive Substance Abuse/ Mental health Evaluations 

Children’s Hospital Boston ASAP

  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
  • (617) 355.2727
  • 300 Longwood Ave. Boston MA 02115
  • Suboxone Treatment for opioid dependency available 

Bureau of Substance Abuse Services BSAS

  • www.mass.gov/dph/bsas
  • (617) 624.5111
  • 250 Washington St. 3rd fl Boston MA 02108
  • Contact for more adolescent services 

Inpatient 

Youth Central Intake & Care Coordination

  • Referral to Youth Residential Services
  • (866) 705.2807
  • (617) 661.3991

Motivation Youth Recovery Community Health Link (MYR Detox)

The CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowerment)

  • Highpoint treatment Center
  • Brockton MA
  • (508) 638.6000
  • www.hptc.org  

Youth Residential 

Highland Grace House

  • Worcester MA
  • (617) 661.3991 / (866) 705.2807 

Lahey Northeast Behavioral Health Adolescent Residential Program

  • Danvers MA
  • (617) 661.3991 

Gavin Foundation, Cushing House (Youth/ Young Adult)

  • Separate houses for Male and Female
  • South Boston, MA
  • (617) 269.2933 

Pegasus House

  • Female age 18-25
  • Psychological Center
  • Lawrence MA
  • (978) 687.4257 

Spectrum Young Adult Residential

  • Male 18-25
  • Westborough MA
  • (508) -892.1010 

Educational Setting 

Recovery High School

  • 502 Cabot St. Beverly MA
  • (978) 922.3305 

Family Intervention Programs 

Institute of Health and Recovery

  • 349 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139
  • (617) 661.3991
  • www.healthrecovery.org