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SMG provides a continuum of services for the treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

The next level of care is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Square Medical Group offers a day IOP program virtually on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:00 AM-12:30 PM and in Woburn Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 12:30PM (individuals can choose which 3 days they'd like to attend for the in-person IOP). The IOP is also a group program that provides similar opportunities to those listed below in the PHP. IOP participation can also be combined with individual therapy and medication assisted therapy.
The IOP option is a logical choice for someone who wants to strengthen their recovery, avoid a relapse or is discharging from an inpatient program and cannot make the time commitment of a PHP. 

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)

Our most intensive level of service is the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).  Woburn PHP offers a series of groups, Monday through Friday, five hours each day. When combined with individual therapy from a member of our clinical staff and medication assisted therapy from one of our psychiatrists or nurse practitioners, it provides the most comprehensive treatment program available outside a hospital setting. Groups include: relapse prevention, anxiety and depression symptom management, trauma recovery, healthy relationships and yoga and meditation. This option is often the next step for someone discharging from an inpatient stay or for someone who is struggling with their recovery and wants to intervene before they experience a full relapse.


Residential Treatment

Square Medical Group offers residential services at our location in Waltham, MA. The “River House” program is an intensive 90-day program for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. The program is located in a restored Victorian home situated on the Charles River within walking distance of downtown Waltham.

This is a 16-bed, 90-day residential co-occurring enhanced (COE) program designed to offer support for male adults looking to pursue independent and recovery-oriented living. River House provides a thoughtful treatment environment, offering a robust spectrum of psychiatric and clinical services. These services create a therapeutic milieu resulting in residents gaining greater amounts of self-responsibility and self-efficacy. By addressing our resident’s social determinants of health along with their medical, psychiatric, and addiction recovery needs, they will learn important skills to move beyond their illness, so they can pursue a personally meaningful life.

Requirements for Admission

  • Individual needs to be 18+

  • Co-occurring disorder present, substance use disorder primary

  • Needs to identify as male

  • Symptoms need to be managed well enough to participate in milieu-based residential treatment

  • Must be willing to voluntarily engage in treatment

  • Clients participating in MAT are welcome and eligible as residents

  • Most MassHealth plans accepted

For more information on River House, to discuss admission, or make a referral call us at 617-916-5069 option #2 or email .

*New residential treatment facility opening in Framingham Spring 2024

Residential Treatment Photos

Sober Housing

SMG & Garnet Recovery: A Partnership for Comprehensive Recovery

Square Medical Group has partnered with Garnet Recovery to give our patients access to a recovery home that provides a structured setting free of alcohol and other drugs for people in recovery. Residents become part of a community and use community resources, including self-help groups and employment.

For more information visit

Low Threshold Housing

Copeland House is a Low Threshold, Temporary Residential Program, based on the Harm Reduction principals of Housing First. The program consists of two buildings: The Main Building holds 22 single rooms for men, office space for staff, communal bathrooms and kitchen, a communal social room, laundry facilities and a drop-in center (on the lower level). The second building holds 7 single rooms for women and three suites (including bathrooms and separate entrances) for couples.


Copeland House will provide temporary transitional housing while residents work with our Case Managers to obtain permanent housing. While recovery from substance use, mental health, and/or co-occurring disorders may improve an individual's success in obtaining this goal and other goals, it is not a requirement to be enrolled at The Copeland House.

Residents are fully subsidized by the Department of Public Health for their stay at Copeland House. One meal per day is provided as part of this subsidy.

Copeland House Case Managers will assist residents with applying for and securing permanent housing. In addition, they can also assist with other basic needs, including:

  • Identification documentation

  • Linkage with primary medical care services

  • Linkage with dental services

  • Linkage with specialty medical services

  • Assistance with applying for and obtaining incomes sources such as Food Stamps, Social Security Disability, etc.

  • Applying to and obtaining department of mental health services

  • Applying to and obtaining part time or full-time employment and supportive employment

Images of the second building and laundry: 

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