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The following is a list of links to other substance abuse resources you may find useful: 

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)
CSAT, which is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (see below for more information about SAMHSA), promotes the quality and availability of community-based substance abuse treatment services for individuals and families who need them. Their website provides information about the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant Program, which helps states and community-based groups to improve and expand existing substance abuse treatment services, as well as SAMHSA’s free treatment referral service that links people with the community-based substance abuse services they need.
Greater Boston Center for Healthy Communities
Using the most up-to-date prevention research, data, curricula, and tools, the Greater Boston Center for Healthy Communities provides community health planning, evaluation, and resources to support coalitions and community groups in the Greater Boston area.
Institute for Health and Recovery (IHR)
The Institute for Health and Recovery, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a statewide service, research, policy, and program development agency. IHR’s mission is to develop a comprehensive continuum of care for individuals, youth, and families affected by alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, mental health problems, and violence/trauma.
Institute for Urban Health Research (IUHR)
Part of Northeastern University’s Bouve College of Health Sciences, the Institute on Urban Health Research is devoted to knowledge discovery and its practical application to improve personal and public health within urban communities. The IUHR is particularly focused on understanding the social and environmental conditions of urban living in order to inform public health intervention strategies, policies and professional training. Their research focuses on health issues that disproportionately impact urban communities, including addiction.
Join Together
Join Together provides information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. Their website includes information about how to get involved in their work, as well as information about key issues and news related to substance abuse.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
This is the website for the Statewide Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. This website 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)
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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the federal agency responsible for focusing attention, programs, and funding on improving the lives of people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders. Their website includes additional information about research, grants, and programming.
Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention (MasssTAPP) 
The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership (MassTAPP) 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.
Using the most up-to-date prevention research, data, curricula, and tools, Health Resources in Action provides community health planning, evaluation, and resources to support coalitions and community groups in the Boston area.
Boston Alliance for Community Health
The Boston Alliance for Community Health (BACH) is a partnership of Boston neighborhood coalitions, hospitals, nonprofits and community-based organizations, health centers, government agencies, and residents. BACH was created over twenty years ago as part of a Massachusetts Department of Public Health initiative. Currently, BACH brings together over 50 groups working to address health disparities, improve a broad spectrum of health outcomes, and achieve health equity. BACH offers technical assistance, training, and support to local community coalitions to help strengthen and build neighborhood-based groups. These groups work with youth and adults on a range of broad health and quality-of-life issues.
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