The Commonwealth of Massachusetts offers the following resources to answer your questions, and help you find treatment in your community. Assistance is available without insurance.

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

The Helpline provides free and confidential information and referral for alcohol and other drug abuse problems and related concerns. The Helpline is staffed 7 days a week. This service helps people of all ages, and assistance is available in multiple languages.

Phone toll free: 1-800-327-5050
TTY: 1-888-448-8321

The Helpline website contains an interactive program that helps you identify services in your area.

The Institute for Health and Recovery

This service helps families of youth with substance abuse issues access publicly funded residential and other services offered by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS). Through a process of screening, assessment, and referral, families can establish and access appropriate care for their adolescents and receive support throughout the process.
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (English and Spanish)

Phone: 1-866-705-2807
TTY: 1-617-661-9051

Suboxone (Buprenorphine) Hotline
Office Based Opioid Treatment Program (OBOT) at Boston Medical Center

The Hotline can make referrals and offer information on opiate and heroin treatment available in Doctors' offices statewide. Information regarding treatment options is available for both adolescents and adults

Phone: 1-866-414-6926 or 1-617-414-6926

Special thanks for the expert assistance from the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) at Children's Hospital Boston

Phone: 1-617-355-2727
TTY: 1-800-439-2370


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