Substance Use Services

The Department of Psychiatry at North Shore Medical Center offers outpatient services specifically designed for people who struggle with substance use, whether the problem is minor or more severe. Our clinicians meet patients at whatever stage of change they are in and our approach is patient-centered at all times. Our goal is to develop a plan that helps patients to address their substance use in a way that fits their understanding of their problem.

Learn to Cope featured on the Today Show

Kate Snow of The Today Show on NBC News produced a segment at NSMC Salem Hospital about Learn to Cope. Her piece ran in April 2014 and was part of a series on the national Oxycontin and heroin epidemic.
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Recovery Coach Program with Bridgewell


North Shore Medical Center partners with Bridgewell, a Peabody-based nonprofit with extensive experience in providing treatment and housing for people recovering from substance use disorders, to provide recovery coaches for every person treated for an overdose in Union Hospital’s emergency room.
 
The Recovery Coach program offers 24/7 emergency response services. All recovery coaches have personally overcome their own addictions and can relate firsthand to those struggling after an overdose. Learn about our partnership 


Learn to Cope support group


Learn to Cope North Shore is a peer-run parent support group, which is specifically for families with a loved one battling a heroin or oxycontin addiction. Meetings are held at:

NSMC Salem Hospital
81 Highland Avenue
Davenport 102A
Salem, MA 01970