Youth Services (13 and older)

See the Youth and Young Adult Substance Use Directory at the following link:

Two youth stabilization programs in Massachusetts were developed to meet the growing need for a full, effective, and responsive system of substance use treatment services for adolescents. These programs provide youth in crisis with a safe, short-term treatment environment. Youth receive the assessment, treatment, supervision, and medical monitoring necessary to help with detoxification and emotional stabilization.

Once stabilized, youth receive a full psychosocial assessment about their current needs. With this information, staff can develop appropriate treatment and aftercare plans. Thorough assessments allow staff at these programs to make referrals to appropriate services, supports, and resources for youth and their families.

The youth detoxification and stabilization services are for male, female, and transgender-identified individuals between the ages of 13 and 17. An average duration is 14 days, but an individual’s length of stay may depend on:
•clinical needs identified during the assessment
•progress toward treatment goals
•development of an appropriate aftercare plan
•number of days covered by insurance.
Detox Programs Serving Adolescents 

Community Health Link – Motivating Youth Recovery 
For 13-18 year olds
26 Queen Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Residential Programs Serving Adolescents

Gavin Foundation – Cushing House for Boys 
For 16-21 year olds
58 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, MA, 02127

Gavin Foundation – Cushing House for Girls 
For 16-21 year olds
58 Old Colony Avenue
Boston, MA, 02127

Serenity House SMOC – Young Adult Residential Case Management Program
For 18-24 year olds
228 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702

Outpatient Providers Serving Adolescents

Boston Region

Arbour Counseling Services – Boston 
157 Green Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Boston Public Health Commission – South Boston Outpatient Clinic 
1226 Columbia Road South
Boston, MA 02127

Bridge Over Troubled Waters
47 West Street
Boston, MA 02111

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center Outpatient
640 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Children’s Hospital Boston
Suboxone Treatment for Opioid Dependency Available
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02124

Fenway Community Health Center – South End 
142 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116

Fenway Community Health Center – Ansin Buliding
1340 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Institute for Health and Recovery
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 201A
Boston, MA 02116

Massachusetts General Hospital – Addiction Recovery Management Services (ARMS)
151 Merrimac Street #650
Boston, MA 02114

Massachusetts General Hospital – West End Clinic Addiction Treatment
16 Blossom Street
Boston, MA 02114

North Suffolk Mental Health Association – Teen Connexions
14 Porter Street East
Boston, MA 02128

Greater Boston Region 

*Bournewood Hospital Detox
300 South Street
Newton, MA 02467

Arbour Counseling Services – Lowell
10 Bridge Street
Lowell, MA 02130

The Dimock Center –  Child and Adolescents Services 
45 Dimock Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Team Fourteen 
800 Cummings Center
Beverly, MA 01915


For more information on how to talk to your children about substance use, see the youth program page.

Call the stabilization programs listed below to make a referral or for more information about their services:
Motivating Youth Recovery Community Healthlink, Inc.
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Note: Young adults age 18 and older also have access to the entire adult treatment and recovery support continuum. Please contact the Helpline at 1-800-327-5050 or visit them at for more information about services and supports for adults.