Support resources for families and friends of individuals at risk of opioid overdose

Community resources in Massachusetts

Learn to Cope: 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 opioids or other drugs. Meeting locations and times are available on the website. Family members may receive overdose prevention, recognition, and response education at group meetings.

Allies in Recovery: Your online home when a loved one is struggling with drugs and/or alcohol, Allies in Recovery offers free membership for MA residents. Enter your ZIP code as the promotional code when registering online. Allies in Recovery uses CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), a proven family coaching methodology.

Family Intervention programs use evidence-based practices to engage adolescents, young adults, and family members. Services provide clinical intervention and support focused on engaging the individual with an active substance use problem into treatment and/or recovery services. These programs also provide ongoing support, skill building, and resource development for care takers and family members. There are currently two models being supported by BSAS, the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach and Assertive Continuing Care (ACRA/ ACC) and the ARISE model.

To learn more about local offerings of these services, visit the MA Substance Use Helpline website or call the Helpline at (800) 327-5050.