Substance Use Services

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 will be joining the virtual town event supporting Massachusetts Opioid and Screening Awareness day, which takes place September 22, 2020. The event is open to all and participants will learn from experts about opioid misuse and treatment and have the opportunity to take a free, anonymous, online screening for themselves or a loved one. 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.