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Watertown, MA Free Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers Guide

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, you may be wondering where to turn for help. Rehab can be expensive, but there are free rehab centers available in Watertown, Massachusetts.

We help people take the first steps toward getting help for their drug and alcohol usage and having drug-free lifestyles. To contact an alcohol/drug abuse counselor, please .

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do free rehab centers exist?
Yes, there are a number of free rehab centers in Watertown, Massachusetts. These centers are typically funded by government grants, private donations, or a combination of both.

Who is eligible for free rehab?
Eligibility for free rehab varies depending on the center. However, most free rehab centers accept people who meet the following criteria:
- Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
- Have a low income or no insurance
- Are willing to commit to treatment

What services do free rehab centers offer?
Free rehab centers offer a variety of services, including:
- Medical detox
- Counseling and therapy
- Group support groups
- Vocational training
- Job placement assistance


How long does free rehab last?
The length of free rehab varies depending on the center and the individual's needs. However, most free rehab programs last between 28 and 90 days.

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List of Free Rehab Centers in Watertown, MA


  • Right Turn

    Email Website Learn more 440 Arsenal Street
    Watertown, MA - 02472
    (781) 646-3800

    Right Turns 4 6 month Extended Care Housing Program offers 16 residents the opportunity to establish healthy, sober relationships, within a safe, structured, and supportive environment. Clients are provided with comprehensive services while enrolled in the Extended Care Housing Program, with full evaluation and on-going care for psychiatric health, internal medicine, addiction counseling, group therapy, one-on-one therapy, and self-help groups. T .. see more

  • Square Medical Group

    Website Learn more 124 Watertown Street
    Watertown, MA - 02472
    (617) 916-5069

    Square Medical Group provides substance abuse treatment services for adult men and women in an outpatient setting. These services include but are not limited to behavioral therapy, trauma related counseling, motivational interviewing, anger management, relapse prevention and individual and group counseling. Payment forms accepted include cash or self payment, medicaid, medicare, state financed health insurance plan other than medicaid and priv .. see more

  • Institute for Health and Recovery Watertown

    Website Learn more 75 North Beacon Street, 2nd Floor
    Watertown, MA - 02472
    (617) 661-3991

    Substance Abuse Treatment. Co-occurring substance use and mental health treatment. Outpatient treatment. Payment assistance available. Sliding fee scale treatment programs. .. see more

Free Rehab Centers Near Watertown, MA

Due to the low number of listings in Watertown, we have added area listings below. All listings are within 30 miles of Watertown.
  • After Care Services Inc

    Learn more 2 Lexington Street
    Boston, MA - 02128
    (617) 569-4561

    After Care Services Inc provides a mixture of mental health and substance abuse treatment services for adult men and women in an outpatient setting. These services include but are not limited to behavioral therapy, trauma related counseling, individual and group therapy, family and marital counseling, case management, relapse prevention and anger .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 7 miles from Watertown

  • Addiction Recovery Management Services MGH

    Learn more 151 Merrimac Street
    Boston, MA - 02114
    (617) 643-4699

    Addiction Recovery Management Services MGH provides substance abuse treatment services for adult men and women in an outpatient setting. These services include but are not limited to behavioral therapy, trauma related counseling, individual and group therapy, family and marital counseling, case management, relapse prevention and anger management. .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Watertown

  • Riverside Outpatient Center Lynnfield

    Email Website Learn more 6 Kimbal Lane
    Lynnfield, MA - 01940
    (781) 246-2010

    Riverside Outpatient Center Lynnfield are here to make a difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities by delivering compassionate, locally-based, integrated behavioral healthcare and human services. .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 12 miles from Watertown

  • South End Community Health Center

    Email Website Learn more 1601 Washington Street
    Boston, MA - 02118
    (617) 425-2000

    The South End Community Health Center is a board governed non-profit, comprehensive health care organization for all residents of the South End and the surrounding communities. They are committed to providing the highest quality, culturally and linguistically sensitive, coordinated health care and social services to every patient, regardless of the .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Watertown

  • The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center Saugus

    Email Website Learn more 209 Broadway #233
    Saugus, MA - 01906
    (781) 231-0803

    The Salvation Army's Adult Rehabilitation Centers are a beacon for men and women who have lost everything to alcohol, drugs, homelessness and other life issues. Watch the personal story of how they found hope and healing from disparity, anguish and hopelessness. Each center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy, all .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 12 miles from Watertown

  • Megans House

    Email Website Learn more 32 Berry Road
    Lowell, MA - 01854
    (978) 455-6973

    Megans House is a comprehensive residential substance abuse treatment home for young women between the ages of 18 and 26 who struggle with addiction and other co-occurring disorders.  Their multifaceted approach to the treatment of substance abuse includes evidenced-based services aimed at improving the quality of life of their residents. .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 21 miles from Watertown

  • New England Aftercare Ministries Inc The Bridge House

    Email Website Learn more 18 Summit Street
    Framingham, MA - 01702
    (508) 872-6194

    The Bridge House is a halfway house program where newly sober men practice sobriety and work toward a successful return to society. To enter the program, each applicant is required to have a minimum of 30 days sobriety. Typically men come from a 30-day counseling support service (a CSS) or a transitional support service (TSS). Prior to the .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 14 miles from Watertown

  • Massachusetts General Hospital Addiction Services

    Email Website Learn more 16 Blossom Street
    Boston, MA - 02114
    (617) 726-2712

    The Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) specializes in supporting teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 and 26 and their parents as they deal with their substance use and related problems. The Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) is an outpatient, dual diagnosis clinic made up of a multidisciplinary team of clinical psy .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Watertown

  • Psychological Center Pegasus

    Email Website Learn more 482 Lowell Street
    Lawrence, MA - 01841
    (978) 687-4257

    Pegasus is a residential treatment facility that was established in 1985. They strive to educate, motivate and assist those wanting to make a change in their life. This program offers an environment that reinforces a drug and alcohol free lifestyle, including attitudinal and behavioral changes. Clients are encouraged to cooperate with one ano .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Watertown

  • Prevention and Recovery Center Mount Auburn Hospital

    Email Website Learn more 330 Mount Auburn Street
    Cambridge, MA - 02138
    (617) 499-5051

    Prevention and Recovery Center Mount Auburn Hospital offer a number of personal care plans and you can be confident that you will be treated as if you were their only patient through their continuum of care between patient and provider as well as liaison with other community agencies in order to provide continuous monitoring beyond their walls.You .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 2 miles from Watertown

  • Lawrence Comprehensive Treatment Center

    Email Website Learn more 10 Embankment Street
    Lawrence, MA - 01841
    (877) 240-7106

    Lawrence Comprehensive Treatment Center, a leader in the provision of medication assisted treatment for individuals who are addicted to opioids, supplies programming options for adults aged 18 and older. Lawrence Comprehensive Treatment Center offers complete, 360-degree care that involves a blend of therapeutic services and the implementation of e .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 23 miles from Watertown

  • Institute for Health and Recovery Inc

    Email Website Learn more 349 Broadway
    Cambridge, MA - 02139
    (617) 661-3991

    IHR offers outpatient treatment services for adults, youth, and families struggling with substance use and/or mental health issues. Clinicians work to support clients in addressing their substance use disorders by integrating parenting, mental health, and trauma counseling into treatment. IHR believes that substance use and co-occurring disorde .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 4 miles from Watertown

  • Hope House Inc Outpatient

    Email Website Learn more 8 Farnham Street
    Roxbury, MA - 02119
    (617) 971-9360

    Hope House Inc., Mission  To provide individualized treatment to those living with a substance use disorder (SUD). Individuals will receive education and support allowing them to pursue their life interests with families, employers, and be self-sufficient members of their communities. In addition they strive to provide current informat .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 6 miles from Watertown

  • Fortitude Counseling and Recovery Center

    Email Website Learn more 69 Holmes Street
    Quincy, MA - 02171
    (617) 481-8991

    Fortitude Counseling & Recovery Center endeavors to provide comprehensive high-quality substance abuse and/or mental health treatment to any individual, family or couple in the greater Quincy community in need of preventative or recovery based services. They specialize in the treatment of dually diagnosed individuals, offering a broad spectrum of t .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 10 miles from Watertown

  • Arbour Health System

    Email Website Learn more 45 Clapboardtree Street
    Westwood, MA - 02090
    (781) 762-7764

    The substance abuse treatment programs at Arbour Health System provide a safe, therapeutic environment to facilitate positive growth and change in the lives of clients suffering from substance abuse and addictions. Program services include psycho-social evaluation, monitoring and treatment; behavioral assessment, treatment and recovery planning; gr .. see more
    Rehab Center Location: 12 miles from Watertown


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Free Rehab in all of Middlesex County, MA

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Sliding Scale Treatment

Based on the most recent data available, it is estimated that approximately 20-25% of all addiction treatment centers offer sliding scale fees. This means that nearly one-quarter of rehab facilities adjust their treatment costs based on an individual's income and ability to pay. This is a significant step towards making addiction treatment more accessible to individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds.

It is important to note that these figures may vary depending on the specific region or state, and the type of treatment facility being considered. For instance, private treatment facilities are more likely to offer sliding scale options compared to government-funded or non-profit facilities. Additionally, certain types of treatment, such as outpatient or residential care, may have a higher prevalence of sliding scale programs.

Types of addiction treatment in Watertown, MA

There are many different types of addiction treatment available in Watertown, MA. Some of the most common types of treatment include:

Medical detox: Medical detox is the process of safely withdrawing from a substance of abuse. It is typically conducted in a hospital or inpatient setting.

Inpatient rehab: Inpatient rehab is a residential program that provides around-the-clock care and support. It is a good option for people who need intensive treatment or who are not able to maintain sobriety on their own.

Outpatient rehab: Outpatient rehab is a non-residential program that allows people to continue living at home while attending treatment sessions. It is a good option for people who have a strong support system at home and who are able to manage their sobriety on their own.

Intensive outpatient program (IOP): An IOP is a type of intensive outpatient treatment that provides several hours of care per week. It is a good option for people who need more support than traditional outpatient treatment but do not need PHP.

Sober living homes: Sober living homes are residential facilities that provide a supportive environment for people who are recovering from addiction. They are typically less structured than inpatient rehab programs, but they still offer a variety of services and support.

In addition to these traditional types of treatment, there are also a number of alternative and holistic treatment options available. Some of these options include:

12-step programs: 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, are self-help support groups that help people recover from addiction.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is a type of therapy that helps people identify and change negative thoughts and behaviors.

Motivational interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a type of therapy that helps people overcome resistance to change and make positive choices.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT): MAT is a type of treatment that uses medications to help people manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

Holistic treatments: Holistic treatments focus on healing the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. Some examples of holistic treatments include acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

The best type of addiction treatment for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It is important to talk to a doctor or addiction specialist to get help choosing the right treatment program for you.

Tips on choosing a free rehab center in Watertown, MA

  • Make sure the center is accredited. Accreditation means that the center has met certain standards of quality and patient care. You can find accredited rehab centers by visiting the websites of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or The Joint Commission (TJC).
  • Check the center's track record. How long has the center been in operation? What is its success rate? You can find this information by reading online reviews or by contacting the center directly.
  • Consider the center's treatment approach. Does the center offer a variety of treatment modalities, or does it focus on one approach? What is the center's philosophy on addiction treatment?
  • Find out what the center's aftercare program is like. Aftercare is essential to long-term recovery. Make sure the center you choose offers a comprehensive aftercare program.
  • Make sure the center is a good fit for you. Consider your individual needs and preferences when choosing a rehab center. For example, if you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, you'll need to find a center that offers dual diagnosis treatment.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Ask about the center's admission process. What documentation do you need to provide? Is there a waiting list?
  • Find out what the center's policies are on insurance and financial assistance. Will the center accept your insurance? Does the center offer financial assistance to patients who need it?
  • Visit the center in person, if possible. This will give you a chance to meet the staff, see the facilities, and get a feel for the center's atmosphere.
  • Talk to people who have been to the center. Ask them about their experiences and whether they would recommend the center to others.
Choosing a rehab center is an important decision. By following these tips, you can find a free rehab center in Watertown, MA that is right for you.

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Important Definitions

Sliding Scale Treatment Fees that are variable based on the clients ability to pay. Fees are reduced for lower income persons or have less money due to high expenses.

Non-Profit Treatment Many non profit treatment programs are free or are lower cost due to the non profit organizations status.

Faith-Based Treatment Many religious organizations offer drug and alcohol recovery treatment at no cost as part of their ministry services. Many also offer payment assistance for those that qualify.

Medicaid Payment Assistance Medicaid often covers payment for alcohol and drug treatment. Medicaid coverage do differ by State. We provide recovery centers and programs that do accept Medicaid as payment for treatment.

Payment Assistance Payment assistance is available at a large group of treatment centers. We list this detail in the description. Payment assistance programs are often structured due to the situation. You will need to call the location to find out specific details on payment assistance programs.

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