- Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution Program
In an Overdose, opioids can slow breathing to the point of death. Nasal naloxone (sometimes called Narcan) blocks the opioids and restores normal breathing when sprayed into the nose of someone who has overdosed. The medication has no potential for abuse and can be given by a non-medical person. Find out where you can obtain a naloxone kit and receive training on how to prevent and recognize an opioid overdose.
- First Responder Naloxone (Narcan) Technical Assistance
This site is designed to assist First Responder communities in understanding the requirements that must be met in order to carry naloxone.
- Resources for Veterans
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
- Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline 1-800-327-5050
The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline provides free and confidential information and referrals for addiction treatment as well as other recovery support services. Referral specialists are available by telephone Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
- SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator provides an on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs across the nation.
- Massachusetts Buprenorphine Helpline 1-866-414-6926 or 1-617-414-6926
Referral specialists are available by telephone Monday through Friday during normal business hours to assist persons in finding buprenorphine treatment, sometimes known as suboxone treatment, in an outpatient setting.
- Youth Central Intake1-617-661-3991
Provides information and facilitates access to a range of services for Massachusetts youth with substance use issues, including residential and outpatient treatment. Access Coordinators orient parents and professionals to care services, conduct phone assessments, make referrals to residential or outpatient treatment, work closely with referral sources, and provide support to youth and their families throughout the process.
- Pregnant Women Central Intake 1-617-661-3991
Pregnant Women with addictions are a BSAS priority population and have priority access to all BSAS funded treatment services. The Institute of Health and Recovery (IHR) is the central intake for family residential treatment and provides interim services for pregnant women who are waiting for a residential placement as well as referrals for all levels of care.
- Learn to Cope
Learn to Cope is a support organization that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs. Weekly meetings are held statewide to offer support, education, resources, and most importantly HOPE for recovery.
This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.