Updated on August 17, 2023
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Substance Abuse Resources in Massachusetts

Although Massachusetts is among the smaller states in the United States, it has a growing number of substance use disorder cases. 

But with all the treatment centers and clinicians available across Massachusetts, this trend doesn’t have to continue.

Choosing the most suitable drug or alcohol rehab facility in Massachusetts starts with assessing your needs. 

If your addiction is severe or has been an ongoing problem, a detox center or inpatient program may be the best option. This is because it provides round-the-clock supervision. 

If you’ve had a substance abuse disorder (SUD) for a short time or have already started recovery, an outpatient program or sober living house can help.

If you or someone you love can’t stop using drugs or alcohol, support is available in Massachusetts. Here are some resources in the state to help.

State-Funded Substance Abuse Resources

Many state-funded substance abuse programs in Massachusetts provide high-quality treatment services for people struggling with addiction.

People entering a state-funded rehab program can receive inpatient and outpatient care for substance abuse with state funding.

State-funded rehab programs in Massachusetts may accept state funding in several ways, including:

  • Via Medicaid
  • State funds are provided directly to rehab centers to finance addiction treatment

The treatment centers below include those that accept Medicaid and/or have funding sources from the state of Massachusetts or the federal government.

AdCare, Worcester, Massachusetts
107 Lincoln St. 
Worcester, MA 01605 
866-249-8908
https://adcare.com/

Codman Square Health Center, Dorchester, Massachusetts
637 Washington St. 
Dorchester, MA 02124 
617-825-9660
www.codman.org

Column Health, Multiple Locations
339 Massachusetts Ave. 
Arlington, MA 02474 
844-329-6785
https://columnhealth.com/

DotHouse Health, Dorchester, Massachusetts
1353 Dorchester Ave. 
Dorchester, MA 02122
617-288-3230
http://www.dorchesterhouse.org/

Support Groups in Massachusetts 

People living in Massachusetts have access to many substance abuse support groups. These support groups provide help to addicts and their loved ones.

These groups often offer weekly group meetings where people are encouraged to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs.

A.A. General Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts 
P.O. Box 51411 
Boston, MA 02205-1411
https://aaemass.org/

AA Worcester Area Intergroup
100 Grove St 314 
Worcester, MA 01605
508-752 9000
https://www.aaworcester.org/

Al-Anon
57 E Main St 109
Westborough, MA 01581
https://alanonma.org/

New England Region of Narcotics Anonymous 
P.O. Box 3471
Worcester, MA 01613
866-624-3578
https://nerna.org/

You can also find support groups near you using these websites:

VA Benefits & Rehab Coverage in Massachusetts

You can count on VA healthcare to cover some of the costs of addiction treatment. However, you may have some co-pays or out-of-pocket deductibles to cover.

It’s also possible to stack insurance benefits if you have other coverage through:1

  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Private health insurance
  • TRICARE

Causeway OPC 
251 Causeway St. 
Boston, MA 02114
800-865-3384
http://www.boston.va.gov/locations/Causeway_Street_Boston_CBOC.asp 

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital
200 Springs Rd. 
Bedford, MA 01730
781-687-2000
http://www.bedford.va.gov/ 

VA Boston Healthcare System Brockton Campus
940 Belmont Street 
Brockton, MA 02301
508-583-4500 or 508-583-4500
https://www.va.gov/boston-health-care/

VA Boston Healthcare System, Jamaica Plain Campus
150 South Huntington Avenue 
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 
617-232-9500
https://www.va.gov/boston-health-care/

National Resources

If you or a loved one suffers from a substance use disorder, reach out for help.

Here are some organizations that can support you.

Suicide Crisis Line
988
https://988lifeline.org/ 

Veteran Crisis Line
Dial: 988 and press 1
Text: 838255
https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/ 

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ 

Find A Health Center
https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/ 

NIAAA Alcohol Treatment Navigator
https://alcoholtreatment.niaaa.nih.gov/

Updated on August 17, 2023

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