Substance Abuse / SOAP Program

Structured Outpatient Addiction Program

The Structured Outpatient Addiction Program (SOAP) provides treatment to adolescents, adults and homeless individuals with addiction or co-occurring mental health disorders while allowing them to maintain participation in the community, continue to work or attend school and be part of family life.

Length Of Treatment

The program operates 5 days per week, providing services from 9 AM to 4 PM. The number of days and length of treatment are determined according to individual needs. The average length of treatment is 6-8 weeks. Most individuals attend all 5 days during the week.

About The SOAP Program

Program components include:
  • Intake and assessment
  • Recovery planning
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Case management
  • Toxic screens as needed
  • Family treatment as needed.
Following the completion of the intensive day program, aftercare planning and groups are available.

Eligibility For The SOAP Program

Individuals appropriate for this program are able to participate in a group setting yet may have been unable to maintain recovery with traditional weekly office based treatment. Exclusion criteria includes medically or psychiatrically unstable persons. SOAP staff will assist in making appropriate treatment referrals for these consumers.

Shelter Program

For homeless individuals, SOAP coordinates placement at the Emmaus Mitch's Place Shelter in Haverhill MA and assists with housing services.

To Learn More About The SOAP Program:

Or to make a referral, please contact Kim Boisselle, LICSW, Program Director at 978-373-1181 ext 45.

Program Services

  • Intake and Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Support Therapy
  • Daily Individual Check-Ins
  • Case Management
  • 12 Step Meeting Attendance
  • Psychiatric Referrals
  • Toxic Drug Screens As Needed
  • Emergency After-Hours Coverage
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Aftercare Groups

Comments from Consumer Satisfaction Surveys


"If it wasn't for SOAP I would be in a lot of trouble and probably wouldn't care any more."

"Every person involved in SOAP deals daily with the utmost professionalism."

"I felt like I was treated a lot better here than other more punitive programs and therefore able to get more help because I felt like I could be honest without being punished."