Substance Use Disorder and Addiction Services, Treatment, and Programs

*Due to our current unprecedented national health crisis, many programs are slowing down or suspending their referrals. As a result, expect wait times for admissions to be longer and bed availability limited.*

COVID-19: Trial Court substance use disorder and mental health resources: A collection of substance use disorder and mental health resources, including links to online support groups and recovery meetings, self-care resources, and hotlines and helplines. Click here to download resource page.

Covid 19: Boston Medical Center Recovery Resources: The COVID-19 situation can be extremely anxiety provoking for all of us but especially for those in early recovery. This might be exacerbated by people unable to attend their normal support group meetings or other recovery supports. We are sharing a short list of resources that may be helpful for you patients or other people in recovery.


Support Services, Treatment, and Programs

BSAS (Bureau of Substance Addiction Services): BSAS oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by gambling and substance addiction. They operate the BSAS Helpline.

The Massachusetts Substance Use HELPLINE: This Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential.

MABHA (Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access):  The MABHA website helps both providers and members locate openings in mental health and substance use disorder services. Please note that some 24-hour levels of care require Login.

MABHA Substance Use Disorder Services Types of Substance Use Disorder Services

Mass Association of Sober Homes (MASH): The Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing (MASH) is here to support MASH-certified sober homes and their residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit our resources page to learn about national and state resources for you and your residents.

Network of Care Massachusetts: Includes a directory of over 5,000 programs and organizations across the Commonwealth, searchable by keyword and zip code. Let Network of Care Massachusetts help you take the first step in locating mental health, substance use, and related social services in your community to support good health and recovery.

Access to Recovery (ATR): is a 6-month program designed for individuals who have, or who are at risk of having, an opioid use disorder (OUD), and who are seeking support with their recovery. ATR enables participants to create a recovery plan unique to their own needs and choose from a wide range of recovery support services. Both professionals and peers provide services through a variety of community organizations.

MHA GRIT: Offers residential program for adults who have both a substance use disorder and a moderate-to-severe mental health diagnosis in the Springfield and Holyoke area; has an LBGTQ+ residence.

Stepping Stones Incorporated: Steppingstone provides an array of treatment services to help people and their families recover from mental health disorders. We operate Clinics in both Fall River and New Bedford and offer services including comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis, medication prescribing, medication management, medication assisted treatment, individual treatment planning and individual and group therapy.

Youth and Young Adults

Youth and Young Adults BSAS HELPLINE

Motivating Youth Recovery (MYR), 26 Queen St. 5th floor, Worcester, MA 01610, phone: (508) 860-1244

Alateen: A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism. Alateen is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

Family Support Services

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 opiates or other drugs.

Allies in Recovery: Community, personalized guidance, and a scientifically-proven program to support your loved one.

Al-Anon: Al‑Anon is a mutual support program for people whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.

Alateen: A place just for teens affected by someone else’s alcoholism. Alateen is a fellowship of young people (mostly teenagers) whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking whether they are in your life drinking or not. By attending Alateen, teenagers meet other teenagers with similar situations. Alateen is not a religious program and there are no fees or dues to belong to it.

Virtual/Telehealth/Online Support Services

Alcoholics Anonymous Online Meetings
Updates on COVID-19

AA Home ‘Home’ Group Online Meetings: all online AA meetings are open to the public 24/7, 365.

AA Phone Meetings

Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous (OIAA) is a service entity that operates on behalf of Online AA groups worldwide. The OIAA Meeting Directory features hundreds of meetings in an various formats, in many languages, happening 24/7.

Recovery Dharma Online: organizes daily meetings accessible via computer, smartphone, or dial-in. Together we meditate, study Buddhist teachings, and support each other on our paths to sobriety and peace.

SMART Recovery Online Community: SMART Recovery Online (SROL) is a warm and caring online community where our participants interact and help one another recover from addictive behaviors. Features include: daily online meetings, message board, and 24/7 live chat.

A Virtual Awakening: Closed online AA meeting for women, trans, and non-binary people
Recovery literature, speakers, open discussion; Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30pm EST, Thurs 1:00pm EST;

Gambler’s Anonymous: 617-338-6020

In The Rooms: free online recovery tool that offers 130 weekly online meetings for those recovering from addiction and related issues. We embrace multiple pathways to recovery, including all 12 Step, Non-12 Step, Wellness and Mental Health modalities.

Marijuana Anonymous Meetings: Search for meetings by location (may have transitioned to zoom meetings).

Marijuana Anonymous Phone Meetings: This website supports several separate Marijuana Anonymous phone groups each guided by its own Group Conscience. Women In Recovery Weekdays at 3pm; Sunday at 7pm (Step Study); Tuesday at 10pm; Wednesday at 7pm.

Massachusetts Area of Cocaine Anonymous, Inc. (MACA): Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Hotline: 617-539-6090.

Never Alone Club: A group of Narcotics Anonymous with daily online meetings where those seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship.

NA By Phone Meetings: Home to Teleconference Meetings and Cyber Phone Recovery.

Narcotics Anonymous Meetings: World-wide, foreign language options.

Peer2Peer Recovery Support Center: Peer 2 Peer is offering live recovery group meetings weekdays via the Zoom app.

Virtual NA: NA Meetings Online & by Phone brings Narcotics Anonymous Meetings to Remote or Isolated Addicts from around the world who may, for whatever reason, be unable to attend local face to face meetings.


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