Substance Use Disorders

Do you or someone you know need help with an alcohol or drug problem?

Help is available.  For free and confidential help with finding the right service or program call: The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline at 800-327-5050 or visit Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline is a statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. 

Treatment Options
Paying for Treatment
Paying for Treatment If You Don't Have Insurance
Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (ASAP) at Boston Children’s Hospital

Support Groups

Adcare Outpatient Services
Outpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinics including Early Recovery Groups. 

Adult children of Alcoholics 
"Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA)/Dysfunctional Families is a Twelve Step, Twelve Tradition program of men and women who grew up in dysfunctional homes.

Al-Anon and Alateen
A program to assist family and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a loved one.

Alcoholics Anonymous
"An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem."  

Cocaine Anonymous
"A fellowship of men and women who share their experiences, strengths, and hopes with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from cocaine addiction."  For the Massachusetts chapter visit: Massachusetts Area of Cocaine Anonymous, Inc. (MACA)

Debtors Anonymous
"Is your life unmanageable because of debt? Are you sick of bouncing checks, paying late fees, and having creditors knocking at your door? Debtors Anonymous offers hope for people whose use of unsecured debt causes problems and suffering in their lives and the lives of others."

Gamblers Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.

Marijuana Anonymous
The program uses the basic 12 step program of recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.

MA Tobacco Control Quitline
The program offers free telephone and internet counseling and keeps a directory of local smoking cessation programs.

MOAR -Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery mini-guide - prevention and treatment resources, parent support group lists, Addiction Recovery Education Access Service 

Moderation Managment
Moderation Management (MM) is a behavioral change program and national support group network for people concerned about their drinking and who desire to make positive lifestyle changes. MM empowers individuals to accept personal responsibility for choosing and maintaining their own path, whether moderation or abstinence. MM promotes early self-recognition of risky drinking behavior, when moderate drinking is a more easily achievable goal.

Narcotics Anonymous
The website for the fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous.

Nicotine Anonymous
The program uses the basic 12 step program of recovery founded by Alcoholics Anonymous.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating.

SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. Participants learn tools for recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.

Women for Sobriety
A program dedicated to helping women overcome alcoholism and other addictions. The "New Life" program helps achieve sobriety and sustain ongoing recovery.