Merrimack River Medical Services

Rating: 5.0   (2)

Treatment approach

  • Cognitive/behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Rational emotive behavioral therapy
  • Substance abuse counseling approach
  • Trauma-related counseling

Treatment Options

  • Outpatient
  • Outpatient detoxification
  • Outpatient methadone/buprenorphine or vivitrol
  • Regular outpatient treatment


  • Smoking not permitted


  • Adult men
  • Adult women


  • Female
  • Male


  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Addiction
  • Intervention center
  • Medical Detox
  • Substance Abuse

Areas of Specialization

  • 12-step faciltitation approach
  • All Clients in Opioid Treatment Program
  • Anger management
  • Brief intervention approach
  • Contingency management/motivational incentive
  • Family Addiction Counseling
  • Group counseling offered
  • Individual counseling offered
  • Marital/couples counseling offered
  • Methadone
  • Methadone clients only
  • Methadone Detoxification
  • Methadone Maintenance
  • Methadone Maintenance for Predetermined Time
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Opioids Detoxification
  • Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
  • Relapse Prevention
  • SAMHSA-certified Opioid Treatment Program

Payment Options

  • American Express
  • Cash or self-payment
  • Check
  • Federal or any government funding for substance abuse programs
  • Mastercard
  • Medicaid
  • Military insurance
  • Visa

Accepted Insurances

  • Medicaid


Merrimack River Medical Services located at 177 Shatuck Way in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a rehabilitation center that helps those who are seeking assistance for alcohol and drug addiction. Merrimack River Medical Services provides addicts of the ages Adult men, Adult women with professional addiction treatment as well as counseling and guidance in order to ensure their success in recovery. With the assistance of addiction advisors and therapists, addicts will have the opportunity to live a life that is free of substance abuse.

The overarching goal of the various treatment programs at Merrimack River Medical Services is to supply patients with the necessary treatment that will allow for a full recovery. With some of the most effective treatment methods available, patients will have the best chance of obtaining a sustained substance-free life. Through crafting a personalized treatment program that is based on the individual's unique addiction, recovery can be obtained. In as little as 90-days, patients who attend Merrimack River Medical Services can be free of the addiction that has controlled their lives. It's time to get the necessary help needed in order to overcome drug and alcohol abuse and substance dependency.

Since each individual's addiction is unique, a personalized approach to addiction care is needed and that is exactly what Merrimack River Medical Services offers. Through adopting vital coping skills and trigger management mechanisms, addicts will gain the knowledge necessary in order to reenter society with a positive mindset. This is the foundation for a future that is free of substance abuse.

Many addicts choose the route of tackling addiction on their own. While this may seem like a good idea, addiction is so much more than just a bad habit or lack of willpower. Addiction is a progressive, mental disease that requires professional medical attention, detox, and intense treatment in order to overcome.

Those who are dependent on drugs, alcohol, or other addictive substances, as well as those who find themselves indulging in addictive tendencies, should contact Merrimack River Medical Services in Portsmouth, New Hampshire now. This will allow addicts to learn how quality treatment can help them regain control of their lives and the freedom lost to addiction. By receiving effective treatment such as behavioral counseling, therapy, and relapse prevention, patients can feel content and fulfilled once again. Visit Merrimack River Medical Services online today at

Contact Details

+1(603) 436-0448
177 Shatuck WayPortsmouthNew Hampshire  03801

Google Reviews

  5.0   1 year ago


  5.0   2 years ago

This place was/is my saving grace and just about every single employee are very nice!

  5.0   3 years ago

I have been here with my kids a few time and they have done a good job.

  3.0   3 years ago

  5.0   8 years ago

I haven't had to see him very much as I just switched over to Dr. Giorgetti as my primary care. When I first came in, the doctor was dealing with someone who was behaving very irrational and having an emotional outburst. Him and his staff remained calm and professional the whole time. They didn't immediately blow him off and call security or police. They let him flip out and continued to deal with him calmly until he accepted the answer and left on his own. It looked like opiate addiction pill seeking from what I could gather, and the doctor refused to give him another bottle of oxycontin and would only give him a different type of pain management. It's a touchy subject, and I was impressed and how the staff treated him with dignity and respect anyways. I know that having someone display desperate and irrational behavior had to make the staff at least a little nervous, but it didn't show when they were dealing with me. His initial intake was a fairly quick but thorough examination on my body and did a pap smear. My husband and I were in two separate rooms, each with one of our kids. He had the kids leave the room and had one of his nurses entertain them when he did more personal parts of the exam. That was nice, most doctors will not play babysitter. He focused on physical functioning of my body and getting a baseline record for when I come in in the future with something wrong. He filled my birth control and atavan perscription without a problem. The whole thing took maybe 45 minutes.They have the refills already called into the pharmacy before I have to call and request it from them. I've never had an office make things that simple for me! They called me a few weeks later to let me know my bloodwork and pap came back good, most offices I know only call with bad news. This office called promptly with all news, giving me the impression that they will be keeping me involved with all processes in my care of my body. My husband has neglected to dio the fasting bloodwork, so they sent another copy of similar, but less effective tests he can get done non-fasting, which shows they understand schedules get hectic and will work with what works for you to get you the care you need. They have the most range of hours, open 7 days a week, walk-ins are accommodated, lab and pharmacy are on site. How much easier could they make medical care? I'm very pleased with this office right now.

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