1958 — 11 visionary people from various towns on Boston’s North Shore founded the North Shore Committee on Alcoholism to educate the public about the disease of alcoholism and to increase treatment options on Boston’s North Shore.

Over the next 52 years, the organization built a fledgling system of care and helped to create a growing understanding of alcoholism and drug use as a treatable and chronic disease. Later, this non-profit was re-named CAB Health and Recovery Services (CAB).

As community needs changed and grew, services were expanded and diversified to include outpatient treatment, women and children’s programs, adolescent programs and HIV outreach and prevention for intravenous drug users. We also became part of Northeast Healthy System.

1971 — Health & Education Services, Inc. (HES) was established in Salem, Massachusetts as a small counseling center. Since that time, HES grew and diversified its services to families, individuals and children. By 2010, HES was one of the leading providers of human services in Massachusetts, to include primary prevention, outpatient treatment, emergency services, residential care, and substance abuse services.

2010CAB and HES merged to become one, single agency named Northeast Behavioral Health. As a private, non-profit organization, Northeast Behavioral Health provided a broad range of high-quality services to individuals and families.

2013 — We joined Lahey Health, an integrated, multi-service healthcare system that serves the North Shore and Merrimack Valley. As part of Lahey Health, we changed our name to Lahey Health Behavioral Services.

Vision Statement

We provide personal, com­pas­sionate, state-of-the-art, inte­grated behavioral health­care that makes a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve.