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.
- SAMHSA’s website has a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator, to help people find treatment facilities in the United States. Search “01810” and a list of many treatment facilities in the area is displayed with links to more information.
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
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
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
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.
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:
- the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s treatment helpline is 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)
- the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline is 1-800-327-5050
- Health Care For All's number is 617-350-7279
- 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
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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.
Here is a list of books about addiction.