Addiction Services

Rating: 3   (1)

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment Options

  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Regular outpatient treatment


  • Smoking not permitted


  • Female
  • Male


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Buprenorphine used in treatment
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Naltrexone (oral)
  • Prescribes/administer buprenorphine and/or naltrexone
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Relapse prevention from naltrxone
  • Vivitrol® (injectable Naltrexone)

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Mastercard
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Private health insurance
  • State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare


Addiction Services, located on 415 Columbia Road, Dorchester, Massachusetts, is an addiction treatment facility that can help those who need addiction help, get the guidance, treatment, and counseling needed. Addiction Services has caring addiction recovery professionals who are devoted to assisting addicts in overcoming addiction and addictive behaviors.

The main aim of the addiction specialists at Addiction Services is to give the appropriate guidance and comfort to patients aged 18+ throughout their journey toward long-lasting sobriety. By providing effective programs for addiction treatment to patients, patients will have all of the resources required in order to overcome addiction. It's important to remember that not all treatment programs are ideal for every patient. Just as each and every individual and their addiction is different, so should treatment. At Addiction Services, patients will get a treatment plan that is designed uniquely for them. The proper treatment program will be determined after a patient assessment has taken place.

Addiction Services is committed to accommodating the wants and requirements of patients in an effort to best ensure their contentment while in recovery. Addiction counselors at Addiction Services make it an objective to help addicts reclaim their lives so that they can begin on a new more promising path. Once a patient has reached the level of sustained sobriety, they will feel a sense of relief knowing that addiction is no longer going to control their everyday lives. Getting the help needed to overcome addictive behavior is the best course of action an addict can take. Don't live another day in the whirlwind that is drug and alcohol addiction, get in touch with Addiction Services today and learn how treatment can help.

Attempting detox without professional help is very hard and the majority of those who attempt detox on their own end up failing. This is because addiction is a mental disorder that requires the help of professional medical personnel and addiction counselors in order to overcome.

Seeking treatment is the best option when desiring a life that is free of substance dependency. The time to get help is now. Contact Addiction Services by visiting today and learn about what sort of treatment options are available.

Contact Details

+1(617) 287-8000
415 Columbia RoadDorchesterMassachusetts  02125

Google Reviews

  5.0   9 months ago

I'm currently here and its a safr place aiding and assisting fenale addicts on their journey of recovery. Anyone who is kicked out is not doing the right things. Yes there are rules as there are in every aspect of life. This place teaches u how to love yourself and how to treat others. It allows you to feel safe while doing inside work on yourself then slowly reintegrating back into society in whatever capacity that is for the individual. Some go back to school while others volunteer or work. The Shepard house is an amazing facility and I would recommend it to Any addict seeking help.

  5.0   1 year ago

I have been receiving clinical services from this clinic since I can remember. My son and I attend this clinic yearly and to ensure I am receiving the attention I need, I book appointments on days/times that are less busier. I believe high quality of customer service is very important in any type of setting and if I do not feel comfortable with the way that I am being treated, I address it in the most respectful manner possible. Luckily I have not had to do this with the staff at this facility. I am satisfied with every visit.

  3.0   2 years ago

This is not to say that my physician is a 3 star! He's the best, and I've followed him from another clinic. Been seeing him for nearly 20 years. The clinic itself leaves much to be desired in many areas, including: support staff competence, that's professionalism in manners, dress, attention to detail, telephone skills, knowledge of areas where they work. Especially in Behavioral Health. They need to be culturally competent too! In terms of not assuming your ethnicity, or what languages you speak based on the color of your skin and/or your name origin. The environment at the clinic is awful. Uncomfortable, TV's blaring in all waiting rooms, uncomfortable seating, children running around without control. It would be a lot nicer if the waiting area on the Adult Medicine floor was divided by low planters, cordoned off areas, quieter areas where adults can relax while waiting (sometimes hours) to see their providers. The main lobby on the ground level is even worse. No waiting areas, suggest that there be as above. Two double doors at the entrance open and close constantly just because someone gets within 3 ft. of them. In the winter it is freezing, and traffic exhaust fills the area. What's needed is an additional door that has those buttons to press to open it, keeping the outside climate outside where it belongs, or replace them with such. I'll quit the harangue now. If you can afford better, go for it!

  4.0   5 years ago

Great care if u are Hispanic or black or asian. If u are a Caucasian keep looking your treated below 2nd class. This in no way should impact on the care and qhality that the Dr's, nurses and direct caregivers. They do go above and beyond there duties on a daily basis. Much thanks to everyone. Eternally gratefull. E.Dalbo, a new patient of doctor Modest (recently w/Dr. Alsan who moved to Ca.)

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