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Substance Use Treatment Providers on the South Shore

Contact any of the following services for assistance navigating resources

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services helpline can help anyone access detox and other licensed treatment in Massachusetts.

Individual Counseling Referrals
William James Interface Referral Service
888-244-6843 x1411
Residents of Scituate have access to a free mental health match service.  Contact Interface to find an outpatient provider for adults, children and families.


Family Intervention Programs
Adcare Hospital: 508-873-2385
Gosnold on Cape Cod: 774-313-0662
Lynch Wellness Professional Group, Inc., Norwell, Dan Lynch: 781-421-3611,

Court-Mandated Treatment – “Section 35”
Family members may civilly commit an unwilling loved one to treatment when certain criteria are met.  For more information on the Section 35 process, contact the Court Clinician at the District Court serving the residence of your loved one (Hingham, Plymouth, Brockton or Quincy).

Adult Treatment- Detox/Acute Treatment Services (ATS)
Find below a partial list of state-licensed treatment providers in our area. Treatment options may include Medication-Assistance. Different levels of care available. Call to confirm services. A full, searchable state list is available on, and same-day updates are available by calling the Helpline at 800-327-5050.
Andrew House – Detox & Dual Diagnosis, Stoughton: 781 -32-5506 or 781-232-5501

Gavin Foundation – Quincy: 617-934-1136, Detox and CSS
Gosnold – Services vary by location including Falmouth, Stoughton: 508-540- 6550  
High Point Treatment Center – Brockton: 508-436-2011
High Point Treatment Center – Plymouth (Dual Diagnosis): 508-224-7701
Spectrum Men’s Detox and CSS, Weymouth: 781 331-3709; and Westborough Women’s: 508-898-1570

Outpatient & IOP
Arbour Counseling, Norwell: 781-871-6550
Bay State Community Services, Quincy: 617-471-8400
East Coast Recovery Center, Cohasset: 781-400-8018
Gosnold, Stoughton and other locations: 508-540-6550
South Bay Mental Health, Brockton and other locations: 508-580-4691

Medication-Assisted Treatment
Available through a variety of providers including Clean Slate in Plymouth and Spectrum in Weymouth.  You may search for providers by zip code at: Vivitrol available through some primary care physicians, as well as Gosnold, Nova Psychiatric in Quincy (781-479-4545), South Shore Wellness and Renewal in Weymouth (891- 812-2701) and others.

Adult Step-Down (post-detox) – Clinical Stabilization Service (CSS) & Transitional Support (TSS)
High Point Treatment Center (CSS) Brockton: 800-734-3444;
Gavin Foundation (Detox & CSS) – Quincy: 617-934-1136
Spectrum Weymouth (Men’s CSS): 781-31-3709; Westborough (Women’s CSS): 508-898-1570;
New Hope Transitional Support Service (TSS), Weymouth: 617-878-2550

Adult Recovery Homes
Search listing of Certified Sober Homes

The ideal starting point for determining the appropriate course of treatment is a Comprehensive Assessment by a specialist. The following youth programs offer assessment, treatment and case management for families.  The assessing clinician from any of the programs listed will provide the treatment directly, or make referrals to the appropriate level of care.  

ARMS Program at MGH – Addiction Recovery Management Service, Boston (for ages 14-26): 617 643-4699

ASAP at Children’s – Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston:
617 355-2727

Catalyst Clinic at Boston Medical Center, Boston
New clinic provides access to a wide range of services including primary care, behavioral health, and support resources for patients up to age 25 and families. Primary care doctor must be at BMC: 617 414-6655

McLean Hospital, Belmont, Intake: 617-855-3505

Families may also make direct referrals to state-licensed providers of Adolescent Detox and Stabilization; Adolescent Residential/Inpatient Treatment Programs; Outpatient/Community-Based levels of care, and Adolescent/Young Adult Recovery Homes:

Youth Central Intake & Care Coordination
Confidential information and direct referrals to state programs: 617 661-3991 or 866-705-2807

There are many out-of-state providers that accept private insurance or private-payment for adolescents and young adults.  Please check with an addiction counselor for additional options.

Do you have a loved one that is using alcohol or drugs?
Family members can learn skills that are proven to reduce their loved one’s substance use, improve their own well-being, and over time, help their loved one begin treatment.  It’s called CRAFT (Community Reinforcement & Family Training). An online training platform is available through Allies in Recovery.  Use your Massachusetts zip code to create a free private account at:

Ongoing Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-Step peer support programs for addiction to alcohol.

Narcotics Anonymous, 12-Step peer support programs for addiction to drugs.


In the Rooms, a free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. Multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.



A mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Sundays, 7:00-8:00 pm
Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham
A part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, AlaTeen is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Current participants’ age range is 13-17, all welcome.

Gosnold Family Education and Support Meeting
Sundays from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm 
Held at the Scituate Senior Center, 27 Brook Street, Scituate
Park in rear/First Parish Road. 
Substance use affects the whole family unit. Free education and support for family members and concerned significant others to understand addiction, treatment options and stages of recovery. Small group meetings are facilitated by a clinician from Gosnold.  All towns are welcome.

Learn to Cope
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
South Shore Vocational Technical High School, 476 Webster Street, Hanover

Meeting is in the Brass Lantern Restaurant.
Peer support for families affected by opiates, alcohol and other substances. Weekly meetings are led by parents and/or young people in recovery from addiction. Free confidential Narcan training available at all meetings. Join 24-hour message board at

Addict in the Family
Thursdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Miramar Retreat Center, 121 Parks Street, Duxbury
Educational support group for families living with a loved one’s addiction, which is facilitated by individuals in recovery, often alumni of The Plymouth House 12-Step Retreat. Participants may ask questions, and gain fellowship with other families.   

AdCare Family Services Information and Support Group
1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 pm
Quincy Outpatient Office, 1419 Hancock Street, Suite 201, Quincy
Open to anyone concerned about a family member or friend’s use of alcohol or drugs.

Recovery High School – Independence Academy
460-R Belmont Street, Brockton
508 510-4091
Students may be eligible to attend this free, public recovery high school. Contact Ryan Morgan, Principal: rmorgan@nrcollab.orgi.

Opioid Overdose Prevention
Nasal Narcan is saving lives by reversing opioid overdoses. To obtain free nasal Narcan and learn how you can save the life of a family member or friend, 1) attend a Learn to Cope meeting, or 2) contact Manet Community Health Centers: 857-939-4108. Narcan is also available to potential bystanders without a prescription at all RiteAid, Walgreens & CVS pharmacies in Massachusetts, as well as Health Mart pharmacies in Hingham, Hull and North Scituate. It is recommended to call ahead for the standing-order prescription option.

Grief / Loss Support
Compassionate Friends Meeting
1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm
St Paul’s Parish House, 20 Fearing Road, Hingham

Hope Floats
4 Elm Street, Kingston: 781-936-8068
Every other Monday, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Registration: Denise Brack: 781-936-8068×2 or Kathleen McAleer: 508-746-0215
Hope Floats is a bereavement and educational center for individuals and families who are grieving or facing other life challenges. Their mission is to help people cope with loss, support their healing and nurture their physical and emotional well-being.  Groups at Hope Floats include:
Child Loss Bereavement Group for parents — Peer-led groups facilitated by parents who have lost a child.
Overdose Loss Bereavement Group for parents — Peer-led groups facilitated by parents who have lost a child.
Bereavement Support Group for kids ages 10-15 – Co-led by Alice Kearney, LMHC, ATR & Sandy White.
Ongoing Suicide Loss Bereavement Group — This group is for anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.
Mother’s Group is a small group meeting for mothers who have lost children to support each other.

Scituate Surviving Parents Group
This group is for anyone that ever lost a child. Co-led by parents Lynda Steverman and Gail Tierney-Mariano, this group meets occasionally at the Knights of Columbus on Route 3A in Scituate. Please email to confirm date and time.

Uplifting Connections
1355 Pleasant Street, Bridgewater