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Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Bureau of Substance Abuse Services includes more information about their programs and services, a directory of state-funded programs throughout Massachusetts, as well as other resources for providers including information about new grant opportunities available through the State

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) is a statewide membership organization made up of people in recovery, family members, and advocates who work together to educate the public about the value of policies to support recovery from alcoholism and other addictions

Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MasssTAPP) serves communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in substance abuse prevention. Their staff offers technical assistance, capacity building, and resources to BSAS-funded Underage Drinking programs, MassCALL II grantees, and other communities across the state. In addition, MassTAPP is available to communities and coalitions with or without other sources of funding who seek TA to support the important work of substance abuse prevention

Health Resources in Action uses the most up-to-date prevention research, data, curricula, and tools, to provide community health planning, evaluation, and resources to support coalitions and community groups in the Boston area

The National Institute on Drug Abuse focuses on the science of addiction and contains comprehensive information about many aspects of abuse, from addiction to treatment.

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts' residents and health and social service providers in the Commonwealth. Materials are available free of charge and include "7 Ways to Protect Your Teen from Alcohol and Other Drugs," an easy-to-use booklet to help parents prevent teen drinking and other drug use. Other booklets and pamphlets address youth of various ages.



The Mayor's Health Line  is a free, confidential, multilingual information and referral service open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. Extended hours: Thursday 9am to 7pm. Call toll free  1-800-847-0701 or visit 

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline offers several free, confidential Helplines to help you find the services your child needs, coordinate insurance, and make referrals to publicly funded programs. Call 1-800-327-5050 or TTY 617-536-5872. 

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. Call toll free 1-800-327-5050 or TTY: 1-888-448-8321. 

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

Treatment Curricula:

Economic Success in Recovery

Pathways to Family Reunification and Recovery

Spirituality and Recovery

Moment-By-Moment in Women's Recovery: A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Relapse Prevention)

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National Campaigns

The Medicine Abuse Project

Lock Your Meds. Be Aware. Don't Share

Generation Rx Project

Take a Dose of Truth.

Be the Solution


Additional Resources

Al-anon meetings for families & those suffering from SUD

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Updates on Drug Addiction and Research

NA, AA Meeting Finder

Learn to Cope – support groups for families

Spanish Speaking facilities:

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