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Need Help Now?

Call 800-327-5050 for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

Find help for yourself
or someone else

Asking for help is the first important step.
Alcohol and other drug problems are treatable disorders. If you want to talk with a knowledgeable Information and Referral Specialist now,
Call 800-327-5050 or 617-292-5065

If someone you care about has asked for help, he or she has taken an important first step. If that person is resistant to help, see if you can at least convince him or her to get an evaluation from a doctor.

You can always take steps to locate an appropriate physician or health professional, and leave the information with your friend. You can call health professionals in advance to see if they are comfortable speaking with their patients about addiction. If not, ask for a referral to another doctor with more expertise in the area of addiction.

Virtual Recovery Support

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

General Information


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is providing guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states including:

  • Virtual recovery meetings
  • Considerations for the Care and Treatment of Mental and Substance Use Disorders in the COVID-19 Epidemic
  • Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs including new MAT guidance
  • Telemedicine information
  • Congregate living recommendations
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


State of Massachusetts

RIZE Massachusetts Foundation

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment

Local Virtual Recovery Resources

Pause A While
Offering daily virtual and dial-in meetings. A full list of meetings and times can be found on the Pause A While website

PIER Recovery Center

Visit for a complete list of virtual meetings


A fitness and wellness community for people in recovery from substance use disorder. Visit the website for a list of virtual and outdoor classes and meetings

Gosnold Family Education and Support Meeting

Peer-led peer support group facilitated by a Gosnold clinician
Zoom Meeting - Sundays 11:00am – 12:30pm
Zoom meeting ID: 499 635 631
Dial in: 929-205-6099

Drop-in Meditation

Mindful meditation practices facilitated by Joy Kingsbury
Zoom Meeting - Mondays 7:00–8:00pm
Zoom meeting ID: 102 243 928
Dial in: 929-205-6099

Together We Can

An All Recovery Group welcoming all fellowships and pathways
Zoom Meeting - Wednesdays 7:00–8:00pm
Zoom meeting ID: 194 335 786
Dial in: 929-205-6099

Herren Project Online Support Groups
Virtual support groups for spouses, families, grief, and parental support

Learn to Cope
Online support forum open to families, friends and loved ones who have someone in their lives who is struggling with substance use disorder

Recovery Build
Recovery Build Alternative Peer Group provides recovery support for teens with substance use disorder. Telehealth communication is available.

South Shore Peer Recovery

1:1 telephone recovery support

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Turn in Unwanted RX Medication
Saturday, October 26, 2020 • 10AM - 2PM

Barnstable Police Station  •  1200 Phinney’s Lane
Bourne Police Station  •  175 Main Street
Brewster Police Station  •  631 Harwich Road
Chatham Police Station  •  249 George Ryder Road
Dennis Police Station  •  90 Bob Crowell Road
Eastham Police Station  •  2550 State Highway
Falmouth Police Station  •  750 Main Street
Harwich Police Station  •  183 Sisson Road
Mashpee Police Station  •  19 Frank Hicks Drive
Orleans Police Station  •  90 South Orleans Road
Provincetown Police Station  •  26 Shankpainter Road
Sandwich Police Station  •  117 Route 6A
Truro Police Station  •  344 Route 6
Wellfleet Police Station  •  36 Gross Hill Road
Yarmouth Police Station  •  1 Brad Erickson Way

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