In affiliation with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry at the Cambridge
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.
Methadone maintenance treatment can assist clients in recovery from opiate addiction
and other substances of abuse and provide the stability to work on individualized
An improved quality of life is achieved through recovering from addictive behavior,
improving interpersonal relationships, developing physical, emotional and spiritual
health, creating a meaningful support network, and developing vocational and life
Relapse can be part of the recovery process, and we will actively assist clients
in all stages of recovery to minimizethe harm that substance abuse causes in life.
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
The Cambridge Hospital
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 NCIA@northcharles.org or call us at (617) 661-5700
If you are interested in employment opportunities at NCIA please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
call (617) 864-0941 or fax your resume to (617) 876-9760