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Addiction Resources to Help Treat and Prevent Opioid Addiction

Government Programs

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, SAMHSA, is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

The Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services has an extensive list of resources provided by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services to respond to the opioid epidemic. 

The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline offers free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems (in any language). • Helpline: 800-327-5050 


Intervention & Counseling Services in Massachusetts

Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services: From outpatient counseling to treatment-focused halfway houses, we offer a full range of addiction treatment programs for adults and teens.  Please note that programs are available in a range of local areas.
199 Rosewood Drive
Suite 250
Danvers, MA 01923

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline: Offers free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems (in any language).

North Shore Medical Center Substance Use Services: Outpatient services designed for people who struggle with substance use, whether the problem is minor or more severe.
81 Highland Avenue
Salem, MA 01970

Right Turn (formerly in Arlington): Innovative outpatient treatment and extended care for addiction.
440 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Riverside Urgent Behavioral Healthcare: Provides timely behavioral health evaluations, short-term counseling, psychopharmacological services and referrals for longer-term care.
270 Bridge Street, Suite 301
Dedham, MA 02026

Support for Families

Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts: 24/7 free, confidential and anonymous support for parents. 

Insurance Eligibility

The new Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures that co-pays, deductibles, and visit limits are generally not more restrictive for mental health and substance abuse disorder benefits than they are for medical and surgical benefits. The Affordable Care Act builds on this law and requires coverage of mental health and substance use disorder services as one of ten essential health benefits categories.  Under the essential health benefits rule, individual and small group health plans are required to comply with these parity regulations. 

Contact the following places to find low or no cost treatment options:

  • Your health care insurer may provide a phone number on your membership card to call for information about accepted programs and services.


How do I decide which treatment center is best for my situation?

Start by reading the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s guide, Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment: Know what to Ask


Additional Help at Memorial Hall Library

Library staff members are available for help. Contact us by phone at 978-623-8430, or via email at  As always, your privacy will be protected.

To look for books use the library catalog.

Journal, newspaper and magazine articles are available by using our databases.

Here is a list of resources compiled by the Andover Public Schools.

The September 29, 2015 panel discussion about opioid addiction held at Memorial Hall Library can be viewed online. The slides are also available.

Here is a list of books about addiction.