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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.​

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.

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