The SOAR Program for Substance Use Disorders and Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions

The SOAR Program at Home Base is an intensive outpatient recovery program for substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. Veterans and Service Members will receive professional support and evidence-based care to help meet their individual recovery goals and needs. Both mental health and substance use concerns will be treated at the same time, in the same place, by the same treatment team at Home Base.

This program is designed to help participants reduce problematic substance use and improve overall coping through group therapy, case management, peer support, and optional individual therapy and/or medication-treatment.

Family support and education is also available for loved ones at Home Base.

  • The SOAR Program will be held at Home Base (One Constitution Wharf, Charlestown, MA 02129)
  • 3:00 PM – 5:45 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

Who is eligible for this program?

Adult Veterans or Service Members with problematic substance use and co-occurring mental health concerns are eligible for the SOAR Program, regardless of military discharge status. Individuals are also not required to be in individual therapy to participate. This program is not suitable for individuals requiring detox or who are primarily seeking alternative treatments for chronic pain.

What are the benefits of attending this program?

Participants can expect to gain insight and information about substance use and recovery with a specific focus on personal triggers and impact of use.

Home Base aims to have every participant leave this program with a range of skills to cope with high-risk situations, personal triggers of use, and cravings to use. We will also focus on information and strategies for self-care and repairing and/or initiating safe, supportive relationships in recovery, with the goal of empowering Veterans to enhance their quality of life.

Does Home Base provide medication-assisted treatment?

Several types of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including suboxone, are available via Home Base’s Outpatient Clinic. Veterans can discuss their interest in MATs at their intake evaluation or with program providers at any later time, and we will help arrange for a consultation at Home Base or in the community to best meet the individual’s needs.

Do I need to be sober for a certain amount of time before enrolling in this program?

No. The program follows a “harm-reduction” model, so that each participant is supported in meeting their specific goals, including reducing use and/or abstinence.

How can I sign up, or refer someone, to this program?

To connect to care at Home Base or recommend an individual for this program, please call the Home Base clinic at 617-724-5202 or click here.