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


Based out of Dorchester, Massachusetts, Addiction Services is a multi-faceted substance abuse organization with various flexible drug and alcohol addiction treatment options, including Outpatient, Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol, Regular outpatient treatment. In addition to these treatment options, there are drug and alcohol addiction treatment areas of specialization to further help struggling addicts recover effectively. Such areas of specialization include: 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).

Because it's understandable that seeking addiction rehab in Dorchester, Massachusetts, especially if it's one's first time doing so, can feel like a pretty scary thing. This is why the addiction therapists and counselors at Addiction Services do everything in their power to make their patients feel as comfortable as possible, as to ease this initial scary feeling.

Addiction Services also takes accepted medical insurances, i.e. Medicaid, Medicare, and certain payment options upon qualification, such as: 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. Addiction Services may be contacted via their website at

Contact Details

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

Google Reviews

  5.0   4 years 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   4 years 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   5 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   9 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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