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Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Reading Public Schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.  Be safe and practice proper hygiene and social distancing.  Go to https://www.reading.k12.ma.us/covid-19-information/ for Up to Date Information.

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Get matched with a mental health services provider, call the INTERFACE REFERRAL HELPLINE 888-244-6843 (toll free). Available from Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm for Reading residents.
The Grayken Center for Addiction at BMC in conjunction with the Partnership for Drug Free Kids, provides PARENTS in Massachusetts with the support they need to help an adolescent or young adult child who is struggling with substance use. Phone Helpline: 844.319.5999 or Text Helpline Text: HOPEMA to 55753

Crisis Assistance

 

  • Call 911
  • Eliot Emergency Sevices operates a 24/7 mobile service for psychiatric evaluation, crisis intervention, stabilization & follow-up for children, adults, and elders in psychiatric distress. Call 1-800-988-1111.

  • MA Substance Abuse Helpline or call 1-800-327-5050
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) (press 1 for veterans, 2 for Spanish)
  • Crisis Texting Line (CTL), TEXT “START” TO 741-741, CTL serves young people in any type of crisis, providing them access to free, 24/7, emotional support and information via text. The specialist helps the teen stay safe and healthy with effective, secure counseling and referrals through text message.

 

In-Patient Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Some units may not have adolescent beds, please ask when calling or work with your primary care provider or counselor to access detox or in-patient behavioral health resources.

 

Interface Referral Service- Reading residents

Outpatient Counseling (local area)

 

 

Sober Living

 

MA Association of Sober Houses, search for MASH Certified Homes

MASH's mission is to create, evaluate and improve standards and measures of quality for all levels of Sober Homes. MASH provides a forum for exchanging ideas to include developing uniformity of nomenclature for our field, problem solving and advocacy. We assist existing regional associations in their growth, and foster the development of Sober Homes where none exist. MASH is the regional resource for Sober Homes providers seeking standards, protocols for ethical practice, training, and State of the art information pertaining to residential recovery operations

Kelly Sober House

A Solution for Sobriety" for Adult Men in Recovery, located in Wakefield.​

Online/Phone Resources for Recovery Support, Parenting, and COVID-19

 

RECOVERY SUPPORTS

The Mass. Substance Use Helpline continues to offer referrals and general information about SUD, as well as links to resources available during the COVID-19 crisis https://helplinema.org/covid-19-resources-for-ma/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous           

AA Phone Meetings http://aaphonemeetings.org/

AA Western MA Intergroup Virtual Meetings https://westernmassaa.org/aa-meeting-schedules

AA en Espanol https://aa-intergroup.org/languages/index_es.html

AA Boston https://aaboston.org/

AA Search by State: https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/find-aa-resources

AA Intergroup http://aa-intergroup.org/

AA Online Grouphttps://www.onlinegroupaa.org/

The Token Shop maintains a list of online meetings that is updated regularly.  You can search by day and time and they include the topics of specific meetings: https://www.thetokenshop.com/Online_AA_Meetings

 

Pause a while Free conference calls for AA meetings at 2pm every day

  • Dial in number: 425-436-6360
  • Access Code: 422932

 

A Virtual Awakening Closed online AA meetings for women, trans, and non-binary people

Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri at 8:30pm EST, Thurs 1:00pm EST

https://zoom.us/j/4822208285   

                                   

Narcotics Anonymous

New England Region of Narcotic Anonymous Virtual Meeting list: https://nerna.org/nerna-virtual-meetings/

Phone meetings: www.nabyphone.com

Global Online meetings: https://virtual-na.org/

Free NA Speaker Streaming 24-7 www.naspeaker.com

Never Alone Club Online Meetings  https://www.neveraloneclub.org/

NA in Multiple Languages: https://virtual-na.org/meetings/

 

Cocaine Anonymous offers online support and services

https://www.ca-online.org

 

Gamblers Anonymous

Massachusetts Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542), GA virtual Meeting on In the Rooms and  http://newenglandga.com/ hosting phone meeting every night of the week from 9:00-11:00 PM Eastern time. Phone Number 712-770-4160 – Access Code 611704#.

 

Marijuana Anonymous

http://marijuana-anonymous.org/find-a-meeting/

 

Nicotine Anonymous

www.nicotine-anonymous.org - has many online and telephone meetings, with a list available on the website

 

Recovery Speakers: Listen to recovery speakers from many different 12 step groups

www.recoveryspeakers.com

 

Embark Recovery: Daily 12pm & 6 pm in English and 12:30 and 5:30 in Spanish)

https://www.embarkreco.com/events

 

Herren Project: Variety of meetings, including Women’s Meeting Tuesdays at 7:30PM

https://herrenproject.org/recovery-meeting/

 

In the Rooms: online meeting at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm. These are “all recovery” meetings and any pathway or programs are welcome.

https://www.intherooms.com/home/category/community-and-meetings/

https://www.intherooms.com/livemeetings/

 

LifeRing Secular Recovery is an organization of people who share practical experiences and sobriety support, and embraces what works for individual.

https://www.lifering.org/online-meetings

 

Lion Rock Recovery: Variety of support groups every day of the week

https://www.lionrockrecovery.com/online-aa-meetings-and-support-groups

 

Recovery Dharma has meetings using Buddhist practice

https://recoverydharma.online/

 

Reddit Recovery offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery

https://www.reddit.com/r/REDDITORSINRECOVERY/

 

Refuge Recovery provides online and virtual support

http://bit.ly/refugerecovery1

 

SMART Recovery  

https://www.smartrecovery.org/community/ has a wide variety of online resources

http://www.smartne.org/meetings.html: has a listing of meetings but also a link for online meetings

 

SoberCity offers an online support and recovery community

https://www.soberocity.com/

 

Sobergrid offers an online platform to help anyone get sober and stay sober

https://www.sobergrid.com/

 

Soberistas provides a women-only international online recovery community

https://soberistas.com/

 

Sober Mommies: online support group for moms in recovery

https://sobermommies.com/groups/online-support/

 

Sober Recovery provides an online forum for those in recovery and their friends and family

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forum

 

WEconnect and Unity Recovery - 4 times daily 7 days a week (9am,12pm,3pm,9pm EST)

Join directly from computer or smart phone - unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery

 

Women for Sobrietyhttps://womenforsobriety.org/ (website)  https://wfsonline.org/  (online meetings)

Helps women gain hope and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances. Offering tools to a healthier lifestyle.

 

The following resources may be adjusted to virtual supports due to COVID-19

Local Support Groups

  • Addict in the Family is an interactive and educational support group for families suffering from a loved one’s addiction. This is not a typical Al-Anon support group but a group Facilitated by addicts active in recovery. Attendees have the opportunity to ask questions, fellowship with other families, and openly discuss their current situation without judgment.
  • AiR (Allies in Recovery) is an online-learning platform for families whose loved one struggles with drugs or alcohol. We provide community, personalized guidance, and a scientifically-proven program to give you the skill-set you’ll need to help your loved one. http://alliesinrecovery.net/
  • MA Al-Anon/Alateen- For friends & family (anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program). For info, call 508.366.0556 or ldcofma@aol.com

  • Families Anonymous- Medford, 800.736.9805

  • Learn to Cope- For parents and family in Massachusetts who have a loved one suffering from a substance use disorder.

  • Parents Helping Parents, Parents Anonymous, and Parental Stress Line- 800.632.8188

  • Alicia's Angels is a group for all families who have lost their children due to substance abuse. Group meets in Reading (2nd Mon. and last Thurs. of every month) at St. Agnes Church. Registration is required, please contact Mary DeMarco at AliciasAngels@comcast.net

  • AA Young People Meetings- Meetings at St. Charles in Woburn  (Sat-12 noon) and First Baptist in Stoneham (Fri.-8pm) 

             
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Coalition Resources

https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/
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