The Maris Center is located in Salisbury, adjacent to the Newburyport and Amesbury borders, and is accessible to public transportation.
Although the length of treatment varies, there is a minimum commitment of 3 months, and resident clients may stay up to 36 months. With the assistance of program support and community partnerships, resident clients receive vocational training and re-enter the workforce while experiencing the 24-hour support of the program, staff, and peers.
The Maris Center is partially funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, in addition to treatment fees (rent) that is paid by the resident clients.
The Maris Center is a residential rehabilitation program for adult women who have struggled with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and have achieved some degree of sobriety before entering the program. We provide 24-hour supervision in a setting which provides a safe place to begin the healing of mind, body and spirit. This goal is achieved by encouraging residents to attend individual and group therapy, embrace relapse prevention, focus on life skills/psychoeducation, attend AA/NA meetings, and access community resources. The Maris Center adheres to a philosophy consistent with, but not limited to, 12-step recovery programs.
Residents entering the Maris Center contract to abstain from all drug and alcohol use and addictive behaviors, attend appropriate 12-step meetings and participate fully in all additional aspects of therapy. The Maris Center encourages resident clients to maintain employment while in the program, and clients do pay a nominal weekly fee for rent, they provide their own meals, and contribute to towards keeping the program neat and clean. There is capacity for 34 women, and rooms are shared between 2 individuals.