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MA Substance Use Helpline

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. The Helpline’s caring, trained specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options. Visit the Helpline website for additional information and ideas, or call 800-327-5050. Available 24/7, every day of the year.

Learn to Cope (LTC)

LTC is a peer-led support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery. This non-profit network offers education, resources, peer support, and hope. LTC has grown to include over 10,000 members and has become a nationally recognized model for peer support and prevention programming. LTC is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MA-DPH). For information on free, confidential, weekly online Zoom meetings, click here.  

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

MOAR’s mission is to educate the public about policy issues important to people in recovery.

Recovery Research Institute

The Recovery Research Institute is a leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction treatment and recovery.

At the Recovery Research Institute, they know that stable and long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug use disorders is possible. Rates of recovery can continue to be improved through focused scientific investigation and a commitment to public education.

Peer Recovery Support Centers

The Massachusetts Peer Recovery Support Centers (PRSC) provide individuals in recovery from substance use disorder, as well as families and loved ones affected by addiction, an opportunity to both offer and receive support. These recovery-oriented sanctuaries, anchored in the heart of their communities, support multiple pathways, provide hope, and promote wellness.

Online Resource for Massachusetts Residents in Need of Basic Services

Find programs that furnish basic needs resources including food, housing, material goods, transportation and temporary financial assistance for low- and fixed-income, indigent or elderly people with disabilities who are otherwise unable to adequately provide for themselves and their families.

Racial Justice and Equity Resources for the Addictions Workforce

The new Careers of Substance Racial Justice and Equity Resources for the Addictions Workforce page provides important information addressing both the racial justice and equity issues faced by the addictions workforce and the individuals they serve. The page offers resources on the overlap of addiction treatment and racial justice and equity as well as Anti-Racism Resources for public health professionals and employers. Check back often for new additions!

Faces & Voices of Recovery

A national organization with tens of thousands of individuals and organizations uniting for more effective action across the country. 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.

Rize Massachusetts

RIZE Massachusetts is an independent nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts and reduce its devastating impact on people, communities, and our economy.

This website links to curated resources for people with OUD, families and caregivers, employers, and providers.

Find Shelter

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Find Shelter tool provides information about housing, shelter, health care, and clothing resources in communities across the country.   

Careers of Substance

A central website, sponsored by Massachusetts Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (DPH/BSAS) designed to support the workforce involved in preventing, intervening in, treating, and supporting recovery from addictions in Massachusetts. 

This website helps with recruiting, retaining and sustaining a vibrant and skilled workforce. 

MA Adult Literacy Hotline

The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners.

In the Rooms

An addiction recovery social network. Whether you’re sober, clean, or seeking help with your drug addiction or alcoholism, In the Rooms welcomes you and will connect you with other people who share your addiction, in your local area, and all across the world!

Massachusetts 2-1-1

This resource helps to increase the capacity of health and human service delivery systems by getting the right people to the right services and by providing information about programs and services that can support better outcomes. Available 24/7.

Network of Care Massachusetts

Network of Care Massachusetts includes a directory of over 5,000 programs and organizations across the Commonwealth, searchable by keyword and zip code.

Helps to locate mental health, substance use, and related social services in the community to support good health and recovery.


Western Massachusetts Substance Use Treatment and Prevention Services Directory

A full list of support services and agencies funded and/or licensed by the Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS) to help you in your recovery.

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