• 911 Always in the event of a potential overdose
    • Narcan Training
  • Adult Detoxes (The individual does have to have substances in their system)

Adolescent Detoxes


  • Adult CSS (The individual does not have to have substances in their system)
Gosnold Post Detox Falmouth 800-444-1554
High Point Treatment Center Serenity Inn Brockton 800-734-3444
High Point Treatment Center Stabilization Plymouth 800-233-4478
Passages –Community Healthlink Worcester 508-860-1142
Post Detox Step Down -Lahey Danvers 800-323-2224
Spectrum Post Detox Weymouth 781-331-3709
SSTAR Step Down Services New Bedford 508-324-7763
The Hope Center -BHN Springfield 413-301-9500
Womens Renewal – Dimock Roxbury 617-442-8800


Definitions related to “Substance Abuse Treatment”

  • Detox: Typically lasts 3-5 days and is funded by insurance.  The individual is medically detoxed from various substances; alcohol, benzodiazepines, opiates, or a combination of substances. Depending on the detox, different medically monitored detox protocols are utilized; such as; Methadone, Librium, or Suboxone to name a few.
  • Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS): Can last up to 14 days and allows the individual to stabilize both mentally and physically.  Individuals are frequently prescribed medications to alleviate post withdrawal symptoms, for example, to treat anxiety, depression, and sleep disturbance.
  • Transitional Stabilization Services (TSS): Also referred to as a “holding”.  Individuals are allowed to stay up to 30 days (typically) while waiting for placement in a treatment facility. Minimal groups are offered however case management and aftercare services can be provided.
  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP): Community based services on a part-time yet intensive schedule.  It is designed to accommodate work and family life.
  • Residential Treatment: Typically lasts between 3-6 months.  There are low, medium, and intensive levels of treatment services. In-house services may include individual, family and group therapy.
  • Sober Home/Halfway House: A home that provides a sober living environment for individuals who are recovering from addiction.  Typically, the services provided are supervision, drug testing, structure, curfews, chores, and therapeutic meetings.  Members of the home self-pay and the state does not fund or monitor them.
  • Co-occurring disorder/Dual diagnosis: “diagnosis of both a substance abuse disorder and one or more mental health disorders in one individual”.  Detoxes, CSSs, TSSs, and most treatment programs are equipped to treat co-occurring disorders simultaneously.
  • Section 35: A family member or loved one can petition the court to have the addicted individual court ordered to detox.  An individual can “potential” be held up to 90 days in a locked unit while arranging voluntary aftercare placement.

Definitions related to “Mental Health Treatment”

  • Community Crisis Stabilization Program (CSS): CSS is a short-term supportive alternative to hospitalization. People tend to stay for 3-5 days for emotional and medication stabilization. These units are not designed for detoxing.
  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): Provides a structured outpatient psychiatric services as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization.  This service is intensive treatment during the day and does not require overnight admissions.  This allows the individual to remain at home and fulfill personal obligations.
  • Inpatient psychiatric hospitalization: The units offer a secured locked setting for a short-term period to closely monitor the patient in order to provide and accurate diagnosis and to adjust or stabilize medication.  These units are more intensive than a CSS unit and can also accommodate withdrawal symptoms.
  • Section 12: An individual is committed to a psychiatric unit against their will.