Looking for treatment, support, or more information but not sure where to start? Here are some places to get more info about substance use, treatment, and recovery.


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline

  • Phone: 800-662-HELP(4357)

  • TTY: 800-487-4889

You can call this confidential, free, 24/7 helpline available in Spanish and English. They provide information and referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and other organizations.

National Institute on Drug Abuse (for teens)

If you’re interested in the latest science about drug abuse and addiction, and detailed facts about specific drugs and other related topics.

Drug Disposal Locator

Find out where to safely dispose of your unused prescription medications. Many states have year-round/permanent drug take-back programs, utilizing on-site drug disposal boxes or mail-back programs, or local take-back events that are held at temporary sites. These may be facilitated by police departments, municipal buildings, or pharmacies.


MA Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

  • Phone: 800-327-505

Confidential, free helpline for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. M-F 8am-10pm; Weekend 8am-6pm.

Learn to Cope

  • Phone: 508-738-5148 

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for family members coping with a loved one who is addicted to opiates or other drugs.

Public High Schools With Recovery Programs

For students ages 14-21 with substance use issues.

Northshore Recovery High School - Beverly, MA

Ostiguy High School - Boston, MA

Independence Academy - Brockton, MA

Rockdale Recovery High School - Worcester, MA

Legal Assistance

Health Law Advocates

  • 1 Federal St., 5th Fl, Boston, MA 02110

  • Phone: 888-211-6168

Legal assistance for those experiencing difficulty accessing or paying for substance use disorder services.