13 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford was once one of the top whaling ports in the world, and is still a harbor and seafaring community today. At more than 95,000 people, New Bedford is the sixth-largest city in the state and is an anchor of Massachusetts' South Coast. New Bedford is considered part of the Providence, R.I. metro area, and is also home to many drug and alcohol rehab centers.

New Bedford, Massachusetts Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers

New Bedford has been associated with rising crime and economic challenges since 2000, including a number of families living below the poverty level. However, the city has a number of resources available for substance use disorder treatment.

Steppingstone Inc: Women’s Program

Steppingstone Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides services for homeless individuals and people impacted by substance use disorders. The organization operates a 3-12 month residential treatment program in New Bedford for 21 women, including women who are pregnant or postpartum. Services include substance use disorder treatment, counseling, group support, and transitional services.

High Point Treatment Center: New Bedford Complex

High Point Treatment Center operates several substance use disorder treatment programs along Massachusetts' South Coast. High Point Treatment Center's location in New Bedford is a licensed residential treatment facility for women. The Women's Addiction Treatment Center (WATC) is a secure facility for court-ordered women entering treatment. Onsite services also include a transitional housing program, a halfway house, and outpatient treatment programs.

Clean Slate Centers

Clean Slate Centers are part of a multi-state substance use disorder treatment organization which offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and counseling for opioid and alcohol use disorders. Medical assessment and counseling are also offered, and the New Bedford clinic accepts walk-ins, private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Health Care Resource Centers

Health Care Resource Centers is part of a regional association of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) providers that address opioid and alcohol addiction. HCRC operates 10 locations in Massachusetts, including its center in New Bedford located on Kilburn Street.

Rehab Centers Near New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is located on Massachusetts' South Coast and is approximately 10 miles southeast of Fall River and 25 miles southwest of Providence, R.I. Additional residential and outpatient treatment options are available in Fall River.

Fall River Comprehensive Treatment Center, Fall River, Massachusetts

Operated by Acadia Health, a large healthcare organization with locations in the U.S. and U.K., the Fall River Treatment Center is located on Front Street. Serving Southeast Massachusetts, the facility is focused on outpatient treatment for people with opioid use disorders. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex is offered along with therapy and medical assessment.

Substance Abuse In New Bedford & Bristol County

New Bedford has been working to improve substance use in the community since the late 20th century, when local officials noted that needles and empty heroin packets were found throughout the city. While addiction problems continue, the city has worked hard to improve health and available services:

  • The state of Massachusetts reported that more than 3,120 people from New Bedford sought treatment for substance use in 2014/2015.

  • 58.7% of New Bedford residents who were admitted for substance use disorder treatment in 2014/15 sought assistance for heroin use.

  • New Bedford and Fall River both have higher rates of admission for substance use and mental health concerns than the state overall. 


Traveling For The Best Program

New Bedford is located within ten miles of Fall River, and 25 miles of Providence. The South Coast has residential, detox, and outpatient services available for individuals in need. To enter a program best for the person’s situation, also consider traveling to other areas in Massachusetts. For help finding a program in the state, contact RehabCenter.net.

Find a Rehab Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Community Substance Abuse Centers

  • Addiction treatment for seniors/older adults
  • Addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women
  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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Harmony House

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • Aftercare addiction treatment (Halfway houses, sober living facilities)
  • Residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less)
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
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High Point Treatment Center Inc Outpatient

  • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • Addiction treatment for gays and lesbians
  • Court ordered alcohol treatment for DUI/DWI offenders
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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High Point Treatment Center Inc Section 35 WATC Program

  • Addiction treatment for women
  • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less)
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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High Point Treatment Center/OP

  • Addiction treatment for persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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High Point Treatment Center/TSS Women's Addiction Treatment Center

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • Addiction treatment for persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women
  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less)
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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Monarch House

  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Aftercare addiction treatment (Halfway houses, sober living facilities)
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
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Reflections Mens Residence

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Addiction treatment for men
  • Court ordered addiction treatment
  • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
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Reflections-CAP Womens Residence

  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Court ordered addiction treatment
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
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Seven Hills Behavioral Health Inc Methadone Services

  • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
  • Addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women
  • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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Seven Hills Behavioral Health/OP

  • Adolescents (teen) addiction treatment
  • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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Seven Hills Behavioral Health/satellit

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired
  • Addiction treatment for Christians
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Holistic rehabilitation treatment, alternative treatment
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Steppingstone Inc Womens Program

  • Dual diagnosis treatment (Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders)
  • Addiction treatment for persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Addiction treatment for gays and lesbians
  • Addiction treatment for pregnant/postpartum women
  • Addiction treatment for women
  • Court ordered addiction treatment
  • Aftercare addiction treatment (Halfway houses, sober living facilities)
  • Outpatient counseling treatment
  • Residential short-term inpatient treatment (30 days or less)
  • Residential long-term inpatient treatment (60, 90, 120 days)
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