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Recovery Resources

Please note: If you are at risk for suicide or other harm or injury, please call 911 or seek interventional medical help (such as a hospital emergency room or doctor’s care) immediately.

The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline: 800 – 327 – 5050 “Hope is here.”
For personalized information, support, and a link to services – the only state wide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Our caring, trained specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

MOAR (Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery)  (617) 423-6627 or Toll Free: 877-423-6627
Resources for recovery, 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. View the MOAR mini-guide online for prevention and treatment resources, parent support group lists, and AREAS, Addiction Recovery Education Access Service, our recovery services program.

Gavin Foundation, Boston area 617-268-5000
The Gavin Foundation is a nonprofit agency providing comprehensive adult, youth and community substance abuse education, prevention and treatment programs. Established in South Boston in 1963, we now serve over 5,000 individuals each year from Massachusetts and beyond.

Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center, Downtown Boston
Located in St Anthony Shrine in Boston, the Father Mychal Judge Recovery Center offers group and individual outpatient substance abuse counselling services, family counseling, counseling and support services for adult children and children of persons with substance abuse/dependence problems, pastoral counseling and Fifth Step work, recovery retreats and relapse prevention services.

Massachusetts Access to Recovery (MA ATR) 855-491-4567
The MA ATR funds recovery support services for individuals who have or who are at risk of having opioid use problems, and who are in need of services to assist them with reentry into the community. The program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to treatment, reducing unmet treatment needs, and reducing opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

Quitheroin.com A dedicated organization for those needing resources or direction for themselves or a loved one in the path to recovery from heroin.

Family Healing and Recovery Ministry
All are welcome to join us for prayer, reflection and awareness. For more information, please download our flyer:
Family Healing and Recovery

Healthy Streets Outreach Program, Lynn, 339-440-5633

C.O.P.E. Center, Brockton, 508-580-8700

Learn 2 Cope, 508-738-5148
Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Lowell House, Greater Lowell Community, 978-459-8656

Resources for Families and Loved Ones

Recovering Connections, Boston area, 617-464-8569
Offers support to family and grandparents affected by a loved one’s substance abuse

GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing)
GRASP was founded to help provide resources of help, compassion and most of all, understanding, for families or individuals who have had a loved one die as a result of a substance abuse or addiction.

Advocacy and Information

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services)
Boston Public Health Commission video on how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer Narcan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jis6NlZMV2c

Good Samaritan Video – City of Brockton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcREs1lTruY&feature=youtu.be

For Parents 

Operation Prevention Parent Toolkit

For Teachers 

Operation Prevention
An initiative by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Botvin Life Skills
Evidence-based prevention programs for schools, families and communities.

New Beginnings
Addiction Prevention Lesson Plans for K-12 Educators