Support Group setting

If you or a loved one are grappling with addiction, Emerson has an addiction recovery program staffed by behavioral health experts who are known for their experience and compassion. They specialize in working with adults to help prevent relapse and provide long-term coping strategies. Emerson Hospital offers an addiction recovery program and support groups.


Our half-day program offers comprehensive individual and group treatment for adults who are striving to overcome substance use disorders, including alcohol, prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.


Half-day IOP treatment is a bridge between the more intensive partial hospitalization program and traditional outpatient treatment and therapy. The program was developed using evidenced-based treatment methods by behavioral health experts at Emerson who have years of experience working with patients to help them recover from addictions. Practicing the highest standards of care, the half-day IOP consists of two groups per day and provides opportunities to use recovery skills within the safety of a structured clinical environment. Treatments include:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Wellness-focused activities
  • Introduction to SMART Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Aftercare planning and case management

The program aims to prepare patients for a successful life in recovery. The program meets on the campus of Emerson Hospital 9-11:30 a.m. Patients are required to attend a minimum of three times per week.

For more information, call 978-287-3520.

Addiction Recovery Support Services & Groups


Here are additional local self-help addiction recovery programs and classes designed to support adults seeking to overcome addiction to drugs and alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Emerson's meetings are currently being held online. Visit for more information.

  • Saturdays: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 9-10 a.m.


For friends and family members of individuals with substance use disorders. Emerson does not currently host meetings, but you can find others in Concord and the surrounding towns by visiting

Narcotics Anonymous

Emerson does not currently host meetings, but you can find others in Massachusetts by visiting or

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery is a program to help people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including alcoholism, drug abuse, and addiction to gambling and other activities. Meetings are currently being held virtually online. Meeting info can be found at or learn more by calling 1-866-951-5357.

  • Mondays & Fridays: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 6:30-8 p.m. provide free mental health and substance abuse resources for people at any stage of their recovery journey. You can also search for accredited treatment centers by state and city.

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