MA SUBSTANCE ABUSE INFORMATION & EDUCATION HOTLINE
Confidential, free resources M-F 8am-10pm, Weekend 8am-6pm
HEALTH LAW ADVOCATES
Legal assistance for Substance Use Disorder Services
MA ORGANIZATION FOR ADDICTION & RECOVERY
Recovery advocacy group with a guide to local resources
LEARN TO COPE
Education, resources, and peer support for family members
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS WITH RECOVERY PROGRAMS
Independence Academy - Brockton, MA
Liberty Preperatory Academy - Springfield, MA
Northshore Recovery High School - Beverly, MA
Ostiguy Recovery High School - Boston, MA
Rockdale Recovery High School - Worcester, MA
ADDICTION RECOVERY MANAGEMENT SERVICES (ARMS)
Massachusetts General Hospital - Boston, MA
RI PREVENTION RESOURCE CENTER
PREVENT OVERDOSE - RI
975 Waterman Ave, East Providence, RI 02914
JIM GILLEN TEEN CENTER
A non-clinical, peer based program, where youth can find a safe and substance free space to build community and develop a network of support
1280 North Main St, Providence, RI 02904
Communities for Addiction Recovery Efforts
Rhode Island Student Assistance Services provides evidence-based programs in schools and communities to prevent substance use and promote mental health.
Some Rhode Island schools and organizations may have a specific counselor or program tied to RISAS.
RECOVERY HIGH SCHOOL
ANCHOR LEARNING ACADEMY
520 Hope St, Providence, RI 02906
Resource center to finding recovery homes
133 Mathewson St, Providence, RI 02903
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS - RHODE ISLAND
NAMI support groups for both individuals and families.
OHIO CRISIS TEXT LINE
Connection to a trained Crisis Counselor
The number will not appear on phone bills.
Text "4HOPE" to 741741
OHIO RECOVERY HOUSING
Resource center for finding recovery homes
B. RILEY HOUSE
LGBTQ+ sober living facility in Cleveland
ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
Coordinates mental health and addiction treatment and recovery services
COMMUNITY MEDICAL SERVICES
CARF-accredited substance use disorder treatment program
Substance abuse and addiction services
Downtown Wooster & North End Wooster: 330-264-8498
How To Start A Conversation with Someone You Love
1. Pick your time and place.
Pick a setting where you and your friend both feel safe and supported.
2. Have the conversation.
Express concern, appreciation and caring. Don't make them feel judged.
Mention specific behaviors you've noticed and why they worry you.
Share personal connection to the issue, if relevant.
3. Extend support.
Offer to connect your friend with resources in the community.
If you have an article, book, etc. with information about addiction, offer it.
4. Ask for help.
You don't have to do this alone. Tell someone you trust about this conversation, and help your friend together.
Questions To Ask If You’re Concerned About Your Substance Use
Have you ever decided to stop drinking or using other drugs, but found you couldn't?
Has your alcohol, or other drug, use caused problems at home?
Do you drink or use other substances to lose shyness, gain self-confidence or cope with your mental health and emotions?
Do you ever have blackouts and/or hangovers?
Do you prefer to use alcohol or other drugs when you're alone?
Do you ever drink, or use other drugs excessively at a party because you're afraid you won't have enough?
Are your studies or work ever negatively affected by your use of alcohol or other drugs? Do you find yourself wanting to use alcohol or other drugs during your work or school day?
Do you ever get annoyed about classes or lectures about drug awareness?
Have you ever lost someone you love because of alcohol or other drug use?
NACoA: “Does Your Mom or Dad Drink Too Much?”
AlaTeen has virtual meetings and a mobile chat feature specifically for teens aged 13 to 18 who have been affected by someone else’s drinking or substance use. Here’s the meeting link:
Frequently Asked Questions by Teens: https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/teen-faq/
AlaTeen Literature: https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/alateen-literature/
Teen Corner page with resources and blogs entries written by teens coping with alcoholism and substance use in their family: https://al-anon.org/newcomers/teen-corner-alateen/
"Growing Up with the Family Disease of Alcoholism” Playlist: https://al-anon.org/blog/the-impacts-of-growing-up-with-the-family-disease-of-alcoholism/
For very young children, Sesame Street came out with a wonderful series for kids who have a parent in active addiction — to help them understand that it is not their fault. https://youtu.be/0sjZ8ngKDHI
Beyond Addiction by Jeffrey Foote
Get Your Loved One Sober by Bob Meyers
Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming by Dee Dee Stout
Allies in Recovery/CRAFT
Support for family members of those struggling with substance use to reduce substance use, get the loved one into treatment, and improve everyone's well-being
*To register for free, use the 2nd Act zip code (02205) and State of Massachusetts as sponsoring organization
For Community Members
Advocacy & Prevention
Free resource for substance use, treatment and recovery
Poetry, articles, and online resources for coping with addiction and recovery
Faces & Voices of Recovery
Resources, training and data toward eliminating the stigma around addiction and recovery
Advocacy and rallies; a coalition to end the opioid epidemic
Photo by Stefy Hilmer
Confidential, free, 24/7 service available in both English and Spanish: information and referrals to treatment facilities, support groups etc.
National Harm Reduction Coalition
National Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces for dialogue and action that helps heal the harms caused by racialized drug policies. Naloxone sites and more can be found through their website.
National database of recovery housing, plus advocacy and other information
List and map of recovery schools across the country with links to school websites
International fellowship for anyone who wants to do something about their drinking problem
Global, community-based fellowship for people to meet regularly and help each other stay clean
Fellowship for sharing experience, strength, and hope to help with overcoming marijuana addiction
12-step fellowship of people helping each other lead nicotine-free lives
Women for Sobriety
Abstinence-based self-help program for women facing issues of alcohol or drug addiction
Self-Management and Recovery Training is a recovery community for those seeking a self-empowering path to recovery