Substance Abuse Treatment Programs

Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) funds services that provide various models of specialized residential substance abuse rehabilitation supports to adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) recovering from addiction to alcohol and other drugs.   

The overall goal of these residential services is to provide individuals with a structured and comprehensive rehabilitative environment that supports their recovery from alcohol and/or other drug abuse and encourages movement toward an independent lifestyle.  Scheduled goal-oriented rehabilitative activities are provided in conjunction with ongoing assistance for developing and maintaining the skills necessary to lead an alcohol- and drug-free lifestyle.  Linkages are established to provide primary health care and skills for recovery.

Aftercare planning is done through referral networks with supervised opportunities for drug- and alcohol-free living in group residences and independent situations, upon program completion.   Additionally, aftercare planning will include linking consumers with ongoing services such as primary health care, mental health care and case management.  Identifying the consumer’s ongoing needs, as well as relevant resources is vital to support continuing recovery.

SHIP staff are also available to provide technical assistance or consultation to other substance abuse programs or related professionals working with individuals with brain injury.

How Do I Obtain Further Information?

If you are interested in finding out more about these programs, please call the SHIP and speak with the  Regional Services Supervisor. 

Obtain information by calling (617) 204-3852 or toll-free (in Massachusetts only) 1-800-223-2559. TTY: (617) 204-3817. Or send an e-mail to


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.