New Chapters

Name of the Agency: SEMCOA/High Point

Name of the House/Facility: New Chapters 

Address: 33 South Sixth Street, New Bedford, MA  02740

Phone (O): 774-202-4820

Phone (F): 774-202-0825

Website: hppts://

Mission Statement:  SEMCOA (Southeast Massachusetts Council on Addiction) is dedicated to the provision of residential and continuing care for those who have problems with substance use disorder (SUD) through programs that encourage clean and sober living and healthy choices.  SEMCOA, Inc. also advocates for and provides substance abuse education and prevention programs in the community.

Program Type:  New Chapters is a 27-bed residential an adult (18 years of age or older), male, recovery home for those who are recovering from a substance use disorder (SUD).  Clients whose primary diagnosis is SUD with any related or co-occurring issues are welcome to apply.  Clients on or seeking referral for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) welcome.

About:  Services include Substance Use Disorder counseling, and counselor facilitated psycho-educational groups; development of an individualized treatment plan and coordination with other agencies and services (DCF, DOC, DMH, PCP, MAT, etc.).  In addition, other services include referrals to community resources and recovery focused programs, medication monitoring, daily groups, a structured living-environment, access to desired treatment modality and one-on-one clinical consultation.

Admission Criteria:  Clients must meet Level 3.1 ASAM criteria.

Referral Process:   New Chapters conducts telephone pre-screening intake/interviews upon receiving faxed referrals from appropriate agencies, including verification of recent detoxification or release from an institution where the SUD history is documented.

Admission Contact: Intake Coordinator: Phone 774-202-4820 or Fax 774-202-0825

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