Substance Use Services

substance use support group

We offer Intensive and Non-Intensive Outpatient services for people struggling with substance use disorders and related mental health issues. Our approach is patient-centered and we welcome all patients, regardless of the stage of their recovery.

Intensive Outpatient services are helpful for patients recently sober, and run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 

Non-Intensive Outpatient services include individual therapy and substance use related groups. Morning and evening options are offered throughout the week. 978.825.6620.

In addition, we offer psychiatry with medicated assisted treatment options. Services take place at 55 Highland Hall on the Salem campus.

We were the first hospital to sign on in support of the Massachusetts Opioid Screening and Awareness Day. We joined more than 40 others in this supportive community initiative.  Free online screening tools, referral information and many other resources are available on the opiodscreening.org site 24/7, year-round. 

Anonymous screening tool for opioid misuse

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 to Cope

A peer-run parent support group for families with a loved one battling a heroin or an Oxycontin addiction. Meetings are held at NSMC Salem Hospital. Visit the Learn to Cope North Shore website for full information.