Resources for Recovery A mini guide
with MOAR to come:
This guide includes an array of “how to and where to go for help” fact sheets to support individuals and families in the recovery process.
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Al-Anon and Alateen - If you are bothered by someone's drinking, Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups may be able to help. We are a fellowship of men, women, and children who share our experience, strength and hope in order to solve our common problems. Al-Anon's program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions as adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Bettors Anonymous - Bettors Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from a gambling problem.
Bureau of Substance Addiction Services -The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
Faces & Voices of Recovery -Faces & Voices of Recovery is dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and NETWORKS, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery.
Families Anonymous - a group of concerned relatives and friends whose lives have been adversely affected by a loved one's addiction to alcohol or drugs. Every one of us has made the same statement at one time or another... "But I'm not the one who needs help!" It was obvious that someone else was the one with problems. Many of us were annoyed or shocked that the other person seemed to refuse help, maybe even resented our efforts to help.
Marijuana Anonymous - a fellowship of people who share their experiences and strength in hope to help others recover from marijuana addiction, using the same basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.
Narcotics Anonymous - a fellowship of people who share their experiences and strength in hope tohelp others recover from addiction to narcotics, using the same basic 12 Steps of Recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.
Founded in 1987 as an anti-drug advertising campaign and formerly known as thePartnership for a Drug-Free America, we are a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing teen SUBSTANCE ABUSE and helping families impacted by addiction.
We are accredited by the Joint Commission, the “Gold Standard” for behavioral health facilities.
We provide several treatment modalities so that individuals can get the personalized care that is best for them.
We continuously add educational material to our website so that we can increase awareness of addiction.
Somerville Cares - a local substance abuse coalition in Somerville, MA which is made up of youth, parents, residents in recovery, local businesses, local agencies, treatment providers, law enforcement, city & school officials and many volunteers. Our meetings are open to the public.
YPR-Young People In Recovery - Young People in Recovery is a national advocacy organization, which aims to influence public policy, making it easier for our youth to find and maintain their recovery from addiction. YPR establishes city and state chapters, which act as vessels, carrying out our organizations vision and mission.
Continuum of Care Services for Alcohol
and Other Drug Addictions
Detox or Acute treatment services (ATS) programs are medically monitored detoxification (detox)
services. Programs provide 24-hour nursing care, under the consultation of a medical director, to
monitor an individual's withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs and alleviate symptoms. ATS
programs are community-based inpatient programs that provide clients with 24 hour evaluation and
treatment. All clients collaborate with a case manager in the development of a service plan for
aftercare services including outpatient counseling, transitional support services, residential
rehabilitation, or opioid treatment as clinically appropriate.
Average length of stay is 3 to 5 days.
McGee Unit / Berkshire Medical Center * Pittsfield 800-222-1664
Proctor House I Belmont 800-333-0338
Providence Behavioral Health Hospital * Holyoke 800-274-7724
Spectrum * Westborough 800-366-7732
SSTAR Inpatient Fall River 800-937-3610
St. Elizabeth's Comprehensive Addiction Program Brighton 617-789-2574
Veteran's Center for Addiction Program Bedford 781-687-2275
Veteran's Center for Addiction Treatment Brockton 508-583-4500
Programs with asterisk * are funded by Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
Note: Since the posting of this list, changes may have occurred