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A Quick Guide to Finding Effective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment (PDF)

A Quick Guide to Finding Effective Alcohol and Drug Addiction Treatment (Word)

What is Substance Abuse Treatment: A Booklet for Families (PDF)

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education

SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center Through a partnership between the Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, you can access free help from trained parent support specialists and from parent coaches whose own families have experienced addiction.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR), the members of MOAR promote public awareness of alcoholism, drug dependency, and substance abuse by offering community education; educating insurers; partnering with treatment providers; and educating healthcare providers and the public to reduce the stigma of addiction.

MOAR Mini‐Guide with MOAR to Come: A Collective Voice for Addiction Recovery (42 pg PDF)

HelpPRO, the oldest, most comprehensive online therapist finder, helps you quickly find local therapists who specialize in addiction to alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, sex, gambling, etc.  You can also search by age, insurance (including Medicare, and Medicaid or MA equivalent), accessibility (home visits, evening office hours, telephone counseling, etc), credentials and certification, and many others.  Don’t have internet access?  Call 781-862-3331.

Recovery Community Organizations in Massachusetts

Narcotics Anonymous, meeting locator

Alcoholics Anonymous, meeting locator

Massachusetts Al-Anon/Alateen meetings

A free support group for Parents who’s adolescent or your adult is struggling with substance abuse


Smart Recovery, An alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous for recovery from addictions. Statewide meeting list. Phone: (781) 891-7574

Cocaine Anonymous, meetings in Mass.(click on the word calendar to view meetings in the current month)

Cocaine Anonymous Family Group Email Meeting

Crystal Meth Anonmyous Meetings in Mass

National Institute on Drug Abuse, publications in English and Spanish

SAMHSA’s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation’s one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment

AlcoholScreening.org is a free service of Join Together, a project of the Boston University School of Public Health. AlcoholScreening.org helps individuals assess their own alcohol consumption patterns to determine if their drinking is likely to be harming their health or increasing their risk for future harm. Through education and referral, the site urges those, whose drinking is harmful or hazardous to take positive action, and informs all adults who consume alcohol about guidelines and caveats for lower-risk drinking. Find a Treatment Program

NIDA for teens, The Science Behind Drug Abuse

National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse of the National Institute of Health

The American Council for Drug Education is a substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current scientific research on drug use and its impact on society

Massachusetts Sober Housing Corp., provides sober housing for individuals in recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Health and Human Services is proud to sponsor an Internet site dedicated to sharing information about community services and resources for people without homes. This Internet site lists resources according to region and service type.

Twelve Step Education Program of New England, Inc., Safe & Sober Housing for Men & Women in Billerica, Quincy, Saugus, Woburn MA and Berwick ME. Managing life with others in a sober living environment, learning to take responsibility again, making a commitment to sobriety, and attending 12 Step meetings regularly are the beginnings of a responsible, sobriety centered life. Residents come to us from many sources – some are self referred, others come from treatment facilities, detox, counseling centers, therapists, the correctional system, shelters, veterans’ programs, or the streets. One thing they all have in common – wanting to stay sober. Many of our residents literally have no where else to go in order to stay sober and still live affordably.

Where do I find information on substance abuse or dual diagnosis treatment?

It is estimated that roughly 50 percent of individuals with severe mental illness are affected by substance abuse. Dual diagnosis services are treatments for people who suffer from co-occurring disorders – mental illness and substance abuse.
For more information, view NAMI’s Web section on Dual Diagnosis and the Fact Sheets Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness and Dual Diagnosis: Adolescents with Co-occurring Brain Disorders & Substance Abuse Disorders 
We have several resources listed for Substance Abuse. Be sure to inquire if they provide treatment for dual diagnosis – co-occurring disorders – mental illness and substance abuse. It’s very important to treat both disorders at the same time.
Or, you may contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) online, or by calling SAMHSA’s Health Information Network (SHIN) at 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727).