—— ADDICTION HELP RESOURCES ——
Alcoholics Anonymous - 617-426-9444 - The primary purpose of Alcoholics Anonymous is to help individuals stay sober and achieve sobriety. Meetings in your area can be found on the website.
Learn to Cope Support Groups - 508-801-3247 - For families who have a loved one with an Opiate Addiction: Learn to Cope’s mission is to support with kindness, care, compassion and empathy. Parents find they are not alone. Treatment resources and meetings in your area can be found on the website.
Make Smoking History - A resource for Massachusetts residents on how to quit tobacco, dangers of secondhand smoke, protecting youth from tobacco use, local data, and more. Those looking to quit are also encouraged to call the free Massachusetts Smokers’ Helpline at: 1-800-QUIT-NOW. For Spanish: 1-800-8-DEJALO.
—— PARENTING RESOURCES ——
Communicating with your children is the first step in sending a clear message of no drug use. Learn how to talk to your children and set rules to keep them safe and drug-free. The following websites can help:
—— YOUTH RESOURCES ——
The 8ighty 4our A youth-led movement fighting for a tobacco-free generation in Massachusetts.
Al – Anon & Ala-teen Family Groups - 508-366-0556 - The message of Al-Anon and Ala-teen is one of hope. Learn what to do to help yourself as it can indirectly help your relatives, loved ones, and friends, whether sober or not. Meetings in your area can be found on the website.
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) - 877-423-6627 - MOAR’s mission is to organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions. MOAR envisions a society where addiction is treated as a significant public health issue and recovery is recognized as valuable to all our communities.
Massachusetts Substance Information & Education - Helpline 800-327-5050 - The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) funds the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and, tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
—— OPIATE OVERDOSE PREVENTION ——
Opiate overdose has become the leading cause of injury deaths in Massachusetts. To save lives, the Department of Public Health launched a project to distribute nasal narcan, a medication that can reverse an opiate overdose.
Narcan Training includes:
To obtain nasal narcan and learn how to save the life of a family member or friend contact:
Joan Lynch, Community Outreach at Bay State Community Services
—— SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT DEFINITIONS ——
The following services are covered by most health insurance policies or accept private pay:
Individual Counseling - Outpatient
Group Counseling – Outpatient
Group Counseling – Intensive Outpatient
Day Treatment with Substance Abuse Track
SOAP Programs – Substance Abuse Focused Day Treatment
Partial Hospitalization – Similar to Day Treatment - Additional supports include:
Detox – Medically Supervised