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​​​The Boston Public Health Commission operates Transitions, a 40 bed, evidence-based, short-term treatment program for adults.   

The goal of Transitions to offer a safe and therapeutic environment that support clients in their recovery. Transitions focuses on relapse prevention, behavior modification, interpersonal skill development, and re-socialization skills. 

Facilitated client discussion groups meet daily to explore life issues related to substance use. Psychoeducational sessions provide clients information about physiological, psychological, and sociological consequences of substance use. One-to-one, goal-oriented sessions help clients to choose a suitable placement for continuation of treatment.

Services provided:
  • Case management and individual service plans
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Stress management
  • Substance use education and relapse prevention
  • HIV-AIDS education
  • Tobacco and gambling cessation counseling
  • Help with family unification
  • Aftercare planning and referrals
  • 18 years or older
  • Clients physically and mentally stable and not at risk of withdrawal
  • Willing to address substance use and identify long-term goals
  • Participation in the educational and/or support groups offered
 For more information, please call (617) 534-9150.​​
Boston Public Health Commission
1010 Massachusetts Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02118.
Phone:(617) 534-5395 Email: