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Crisis Assistance


  • Call 911
  • Eliot Emergency Services 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



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


Alcoholics Anonymous           

AA Phone Meetings

AA Western MA Intergroup Virtual Meetings

AA en Espanol

AA Boston

AA Search by State:

AA Intergroup

AA Online Group

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:


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   


Narcotics Anonymous

New England Region of Narcotic Anonymous Virtual Meeting list:

Phone meetings:

Global Online meetings:

Free NA Speaker Streaming 24-7

Never Alone Club Online Meetings

NA in Multiple Languages:


Cocaine Anonymous offers online support and services


Gamblers Anonymous

Massachusetts Hotline Number: 855-2CALLGA (855-222-5542), GA virtual Meeting on In the Rooms and 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


Nicotine Anonymous - 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


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


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


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


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


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


Recovery Dharma has meetings using Buddhist practice


Reddit Recovery offers a virtual hang out and support during recovery


Refuge Recovery provides online and virtual support


SMART Recovery has a wide variety of online resources has a listing of meetings but also a link for online meetings


SoberCity offers an online support and recovery community


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


Soberistas provides a women-only international online recovery community


Sober Mommies: online support group for moms in recovery


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


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

Join directly from computer or smart phone -


Women for Sobriety (website)  (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.
  • MA Al-Anon/Alateen- For friends & family (anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program). For info, call 508.366.0556 or

  • 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

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

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 provides PARENTS in Mass 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
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