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Recovering from addiction requires a coordinated, community-wide range of support programs, resources and tools. To ensure that this support system is in place:

  • The Department has provided additional funding to increase the number of Recovery Support Centers to 10, and to expand the hours during which these centers are open. Recovery Support Centers play a key role in providing community-based support to those in recovery from opioid addiction.
  • DPH has increased funding to Learn to Cope, a support organization which offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members of people addicted to opioids and other drugs. The additional funding will allow Learn to Cope to establish new support groups across the state.
  • DPH has awarded funding for a new Recovery High School, bringing the total of Recovery High Schools across the state to five. These high schools provide supportive environments to assist young people maintain their recovery while earning their high school diplomas.
  • The Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery was awarded additional funding by DPH to increase their capacity to provide peer services to those in recovery from addiction.

This information is provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health.