In affiliation with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge Hospital

North Charles Institute for the Addictions

North Charles Institute for the Addictions (NCIA) is a Department of Public Health, licensed and CARF accredited opioid treatment program.   NCIA was one of the first methadone treatment programs in Massachusetts and remains a local and national leader in methadone treatment.   


The program offers a full range of addiction treatment services including daily dosing and toxicology screening at our Cambridge Hospital site, and individual, group and family counseling, case management, medical and on-site psychopharmacology services at our  54 Washburn Ave, Cambridge location.  Take home dosing is available for individuals who meet the requirements; in–home dosing may be provided for persons with medical conditions who are unable to dose at the clinic.  


Our mission is to provide the highest quality drug treatment services in a safe, respectful, supportive environment.   The guiding principles below are the hallmark of our services.




 Program Sites and Hours


Administrative and Counseling Offices:                                               

54 Washburn Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140

Telephone (617) 661-5700   Fax (617) 868-4840

Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday:   8:00AM - 7:00PM    

Friday: 8:00AM - 4:00PM


Dosing Site:

The Cambridge Hospital   

Cahill Building

1493 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02139

Telephone (617) 876-0823


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday:   6:15 - 8:30am


           Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays: 8:30-10:30 am


If you are interested in exploring a placement for a yourself, a patient or a family member please e-mail us at or call us at (617) 661-5700


If you are interested in employment opportunities at NCIA please e-mail us at, call (617) 864-0941 or fax your resume to (617) 876-9760