- OPIOID/Addiction Information
If you’re viewing this page, please know you are not alone. Opioid addiction is an epidemic that has spread across this state and throughout the nation. A recent report found that nearly 4 in 10 (39%) of residents in the Commonwealth know someone who has misused prescription painkillers in the past five years.* When prescription opioids become unavailable, some turn to heroin. Addiction has torn apart far too many of our families and has killed far too many of our loved ones.
The goal of this website is to give you information on how to prevent and identify opioid misuse and where to go for help. You are not alone. Together, we can stop addiction in its tracks.
FOR HELP: 1-800-327-5050 (tty: 1-800-439-2370)
Monday-Friday 8am-10pm | Weekends 9am-5pm
The 911 Good Samaritan Law provides protection from drug possession charges when an overdose victim or an overdose witness seeks medical attention.This law helps reduce overdose deaths by removing barriers to calling 911 for medical assistance, a crucial step in saving the life of someone experiencing an overdose. For more information see Massachusetts General Law https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXV/Chapter94C/Section34A
- Stop Addiction in its tracks - State Web Site
- Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) Massachusetts General Hospital
- Massachusetts Substance Abuse information & Education Hotline
- Learn to Cope. A Peer-led support for families dealing with addiction & recovery
- Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital Addiction Recovery Program