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3 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in East Boston, Massachusetts

Considering Boston’s Colonial History, East Boston or “Eastie” is a relative newcomer to the city scene. Eastie consists of Boston Harbor’s five islands, which have been connected and filled since the 1830s to form the neighborhood. East Boston is home to more than 40,000 people, and the area experiences significant problems related to substance abuse.

Substance Abuse In East Boston & Suffolk County

East Boston has slightly lower rates of substance use disorders than other parts of Boston, at about 9.7% as reported by a 2015 Blue Cross/Blue Shield survey. Other things to consider include:

  • Boston women had 70 to 75% lower rates of admission for alcohol, heroin, and marijuana in 2016, according to the Health of Boston Report.
  • 72% of East Boston parents said they wanted more information about youth substance abuse when they participated in the Mayor’s 2018 Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Plan.
  • 52% of East Boston high school students reported using alcohol, and 35% reported using Marijuana, according to the Mayor’s 2018 report.

Traveling For The Best Program

East Boston has resources for outpatient substance use disorder treatment and transitional and sober living homes. If a program nearby isn’t the right fit, consider traveling to other areas of Massachusetts. Always keep the person’s needs and preferences in mind when selecting a program. For more information about addiction treatment in Massachusetts, contact

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