This list is not intended to provide emergent or extensive resources. If this is an emergency, or you are worried about your safety or the safety of someone else. Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
FindTreatment.gov: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.
The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline: 1-800-327-5050
Mental Health/Crisis hotlines:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
https://www.crisistextline.org/ Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
Your Life Your Choice: Text VOICE to 20121
https://www.yourlifeyourvoice.org/ 24-hour teen crisis hotline 1-800-448-3000.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Hotline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor
Poison Control Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
NIDA resources for teens: Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring games, articles, and videos!
My Life, My Quit: Text “Start My Quit” to 855-891-9989. Trained youth coach specialists help young people by phone or text. Call 855-891-9989 for free and confidential help.
Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP): Resource guide for addiction and mental health recovery peer support.
Speaking of Hope: A network for young adults to connect with others through shared experiences, resources, and to promote self-discovery and is supported by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.
Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR): Mission- To organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions
NACoA: Focused on the children of parents struggling with alcohol or substance abuse.
Al-Anon / Alateen: Alateen, a part of the Al-Anon Family Groups, 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.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn’t cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. There are no age or education requirements to participate. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem.
Marijuana Anonymous: Marijuana Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share our experience, strength, and hope with each other that we may solve our common problem and help others to recover from marijuana addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using marijuana.