Top 4 Drug Rehab Centers in South Boston, Massachusetts

South Boston is one of Boston’s best-known neighborhoods. For many years, “Southie” was known as a working-class Irish Catholic neighborhood, but is quickly becoming more urbanized and upscale. South Boston is the location of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and has multiple services available for residents seeking addiction treatment.

Substance Abuse In South Boston & Suffolk County

Massachusetts’ Department of Health keeps up to date statistics on opioid use and overdose, and the Boston Department of Public Health also maintains statistics on treatment needs and substance use disorders:

  • Compared to other parts of the city, South Boston had the highest rate of binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption, according to Blue Cross/Blue Shield’s Citywide 2015 Needs Assessment.
  • Alcohol accounted for 58% of treatment admissions and heroin for 52% of admissions between 2011 and 2014 in Boston, the Blue Cross/Blue Shield survey reported.

Traveling For The Best Program

Residents of South Boston have access to residential and outpatient treatment programs in their own neighborhood. They may need to travel to central Boston, or other areas in Massachusetts, for additional treatment resources. For help selecting the best program in Massachusetts, contact

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -

Blue Cross and Blue Shield: Boston Substance Abuse Treatment -

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