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Substance Use Services

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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 help patients who are recently sober. Those services run Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Medicated assisted treatment options are available. Services take place at 55 Highland Hall on the Salem campus.
  • Non-Intensive Outpatient services include individual therapy and substance use related groups. Morning and evening options are offered throughout the week. 978.825.6620. 
  • We also a Bridge Clinic. Read more about our clinic below.

The Salem Hospital Bridge Clinic

The Salem Hospital Bridge Clinic is here to support patients on their journey toward recovery. We know that taking those first steps is very difficult. The Bridge Clinic’s mission is to cover the treatment gap between emergency and long-term support by providing timely, compassionate care to patients at all stages of addiction. This transitional clinic works to engage and stabilize patients before connecting them to long-term, community-based care. The Bridge Clinic offers walk-in and appointment-based services including addiction medication, peer support and groups, treatment/resource coordination, mental health care, and safe use/harm reduction education.

The Salem Hospital Bridge Clinic is located at the Salem Hospital Main Campus at 55 Highland Avenue, Salem MA. Our office is located on the second floor, Suite 201.

Take the first steps toward recovery and call 978-354-2050.

Learn more about Mass General Brigham Bridge Clinics


Salem Hospital Intensive Outpatient Program

The intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a voluntary, structured substance use treatment program intended to support those in recovery from addiction. This program functions to help participants develop coping skills, learn wellness tools, and gain peer support. IOP covers concrete topics applicable to any stage of recovery and provides participants with weekly individual case management. Services take place at 55 Highland Hall on the Salem Hospital campus.

Notable Features:

  • Groups are held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Enrollment is up to five weeks (i.e., 20 treatment days). Length of attendance is determined by participant treatment goals and needs, as well as insurance eligibility.
  • Weekly case management with an individual clinician.
  • Aftercare planning, including referrals to appropriate providers, support groups, and additional programs as needed.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and Internal Family Systems therapy

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   site 24/7, year-round.

Anonymous screening tool for opioid misuse

Recovery Coach Program with Bridgewell

Salem Hospital 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 an 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 Salem Hospital. Visit the Learn to Cope North Shore website for full information.