- 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.
- Children’s Hospital Adolescent Substance Abuse Program-617.355.2727
- Whidden Hospital-Everett, 617.591.4227
- McLean Hospital-Belmont, 617.855.2000
- Bournewood-Brookline, 800.468.4358
- Baldpate- Georgetown, 978.352.2131 (requires crisis team evaluation prior to admission)
- Adcare Health System- 1.800.ALCOHOL
Outpatient Counseling (local area)
- Riverside Outpatient Center (mental health counseling services)- Wakefield, 781.246.2010
- Hallmark Health (Community Counseling Services) Melrose/Medford/Malden, 781.979.3315
- Arbour Counseling- Woburn/Malden, 781.322.1503
- Lahey Health Behavioral Services- 978.968.1700
- South Bay Mental Health- Malden/N. Reading locations, 978.542.1951
- Psychological Care Associates- Stoneham 781.646.0500
- Riverway Counseling Associates- Medford, 781.395.1560
- Counseling Services of Greater Boston, Wakefield, 781.916.9591 ext. 102
- CASPAR- Somerville, 617.628.3850
- Team Coordinating Agency, Inc.- Wilmington, 978.694.9997
- Right-Turn-Watertown, MA, 781.646.3800 (including adolescent assessments)
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 operationsA 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 https://helplinema.org/covid-19-resources-for-ma/
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
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
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#.
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
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
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
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 - unityrecovery.zoom.us/my/allrecovery
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/
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)