Substance Addiction Resources
Help Lines / Resources
Substance Use Helpline
The Helpline is the only Massachusetts statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment, recovery, and problem gambling services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Caring and trained Specialists will help a person understand the treatment system and options.
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids offers free and confidential support for individuals and family members dealing with substance use and addiction. Specialists are available to talk on the phone or by email.
Center for Disease Control Questions & Answers for People Who Use Drugs or Have a Substance Use Disorder
Online Screening Tool for Substance Use Addiction
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
Al-Anon / Al-Ateen
Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.
Narcotics Anonymous offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Our name, Narcotics Anonymous, is not meant to imply a focus on any particular drug; NA's approach makes no distinction between drugs including alcohol. Membership is free.
SMART Recovery is an abstinence-oriented, not-for-profit organization for individuals with addictive problems. The groups are self-empowering, free mutual support meetings focus on ideas and techniques to help change person's life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying. SMART Recovery does not use labels like "addict" or "alcoholic." SMART Recovery teaches scientifically validated methods designed to empower you to change and to develop a more positive lifestyle
Substance Addiction Services
Children's Hospital Boston Adolescent Alcohol and Substance Use Addiction Program (ASAP)
The Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children's Hospital provides national leadership in the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use problems and disorders in children and adolescents. ASAP is part of the Division of Developmental Medicine, and is staffed by developmental-behavioral trained pediatricians, licensed independent social workers, and psychiatrists. ASAP clinicians are uniquely qualified to evaluate and support adolescents with a full range of substance use problems and disorders, from teens who have just begun using substances to those struggling with addiction, and their families.
(women and children only) - Residential treatment for women and their children, including individual, family and group therapy, relapse prevention, parenting education and access/referral to community resources.
Lahey Behavioral Health Tewksbury Treatment Center
Phone: 978-259-7001) Located in Tewksbury this Treatment Center is a 32-bed inpatient detoxification service that treats and cares for clients (men and women, 18 and older) in need of medical detoxification from alcohol, opiates and benzodiazepines.
Lahey Behavioral Health Transitional Support Services (TSS)
Post-detoxification home for men. Includes individual and group therapy, 12-step and self-help meetings, case management, aftercare planning and referral Tewksbury.
Locations of Middlesex Recovery include Woburn 781-305-3300) and Chelmsford 978-455-0807). Currently offering telehealth medicine due to COVID-19. Program is available to anyone struggling with opioid or alcohol addiction. Program offers ongoing medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone and Vivitrol.