Additional Resources


  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorders:  This Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) reviews the use of the three Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved medications used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) - methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine - and the other strategies and services needed to support recovery for people with OUD.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: What is FASD?  FASD is an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual prenatally exposed to alcohol. These effects may include physical, mental, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with lifelong implications. These individuals have a strong tendency to get into legal trouble - 35% of individuals with FASD have been in jail or prison at some point. (SAMHSA 2007)
  • Facts about How to Apply for Medicaid (Mass Health)  MassHealth Essential is a health insurance program for adults who have not had a job in over a year. This sheet has information about the insurance program and how to sign up. There is also a list of phone numbers and a website to contact for help and more information.

Helpful Websites

  • To view Massachusetts training opportunities click here:
  • Recovery Research Institute: RRI's aim is to present the evidence about addiction recovery and how you can achieve it on your own, by engaging with communities that support recovery, or by seeking treatment. We hope you will get involved, register on our site and contribute to our understanding of recovery through research.

  • Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national organization with tens of thousands of individuals and organizations uniting for more effective action across the country. Local and state recovery community organizations work in public ways with people in long-term recovery, families, friends and allies to affect positive changes. Chances are that no matter where you live, a dedicated group of recovery advocates are working to change perceptions, policies and laws to improve the lives of those in the recovery community.

  • Safe Link Wireless the free cellphone and minutes program.

  • Life Ring: A network of positive support groups for living free of alcohol and other drugs.

  • Drinker's Check-Up  This program is designed to help you develop a better understanding of your drinking including any risks (e.g., your health) it could pose, consider whether you might want to change your drinking, and understand the ways you could change if you decide to.

  • Moderate Drinking  This web app is for people who want to change their drinking by moderating or cutting back. 

  • Holiday Resources  The holidays can bring added stress for families and seniors experiencing tough financial times. 
  • The Career Gateway is a way to access online tools, resources, and leads that will help you be more successful in finding and securing employment. You'll learn about career opportunities, find training programs, link to placement services, and much, much more.
  • SAMHSA Knowledge Network: SAMHSA's premiere library of behavioral health training, technical assistance, collaboration, and workforce development resources for the health care community.
  • College Students Guide to Avoiding Drug and Alcohol AbuseUse this guide to prepare for experiences involving drugs or alcohol in college, recognize substance abuse and seek help and learn about the myths and realities of campus drinking and drug culture to navigate through college in a fun and healthy way.

Apps for your Phone 

  • NEW   Mobile MORE® Field Guide to Life App
    Introducing the Mobile MORE Field Guide to Life, the groundbreaking iPhone and Android application designed to engage you in a full year of recovery support. The Mobile MORE Field Guide to Life utilizes the broad content from the award-winning MORE (My Ongoing Recovery Experience) program, a web-based continuing care program that Hazelden offers to our clients as they leave treatment. Features include daily guidance and inspiration, weekly sober challenges, a sober counter, tools for tracking personal progress and trends, a community support system and meeting finder, and more. The Mobile MORE Field Guide to Life may be used on its own or as a supplemental resource for those already using MORE.