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Lifeline Methadone Treatment Program

Lifeline is SSTAR’s Outpatient Methadone program. The main purpose of the program is to assist persons whose lives are disrupted or at serious risk of disruption through the use of opiates

Lifeline is an outpatient opioid treatment program of SSTAR. The goal of the program is to provide evaluation, treatment, and continuum of services to all who seek services regardless of their socioeconomic or health status. Lifeline provides treatment with medical staff specializing in opioid addiction and to offer clinical specialized treatment for all substance disorders, mental health, domestic violence and other types of trauma.

Lifeline provides daily dosing of Methadone and individualized outpatient services. All patients receive their daily Methadone dosing, medical services, individual, group, couples, and family counseling. Numerous case management services along with referrals are incorporated into treatment. Services are provided by licensed nursing staff along with trained clinical staff. Patients are assessed at admission by the medical director and follow up appointments are scheduled throughout treatment. The clinical staff focus on the individual patient needs along with including family and other outside agencies to better enhance their treatment.

Lifeline is fully integrated with SSTAR’s health center, outpatient psychiatric services, and inpatient units.

Lifeline’s hours of operations are:

Office Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 4pm

Clinical Service Hours:

Monday through Friday 5:30am to 4pm

Dosing Hours:

Monday through Friday 5:45am to 12pm

Weekends/Holidays 5:45am to 10:45am

Contact info:


Phone number: 508-235-5010

Lisa Garcia, Program Director

Phone number: 774-627-2087

Email: [email protected]


Patients are to present to SSTAR’s Opioid Triage Center for a walk in assessment.
We do Monday through Friday from 5:45am to 12pm, Weekends/holidays 5:45am to 10:45am.
Patients are to see their clinician for an assessment, complete a medical assessment, once the assessment is complete, the medical director will review for appropriate Methadone dose change.
Yes all patients are required to attend individual counseling once enrolled in Methadone.
The doctor is onsite Monday through Thursday will flex hours.
Patients are referred to the Lifeline Expediter to start the referral process. Appointments are made for patients with the coordination of Lifeline and SSTAR’s Ambulatory Program.
See your primary clinician to review the criteria for take home doses. The clinician submits an application for the Take Home Committee to review.
The committee consists of the Medical Director, Program Director, and the Nurse Manager.