Substance Use Services

We offer Intensive and Non-Intensive Outpatient services for people struggling with substance use disorders and related mental health issues. Services take place at 55 Highland Hall on the Salem campus. Our approach is patient-centered and we welcome all patients, regardless of the stage of their recovery. 

Intensive Outpatient

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

Non-Intensive Outpatient

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.


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 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. Visit the Learn to Cope website for full information.