Alcohol + Substance Use Disorder

If you think you know someone with a drug abuse problem, you do.

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Addiction is beatable. Right here. Right now.

If you’re worried about a growing dependence on drugs, your own or someone else’s, you’re not alone. More than a third of adults are addicted to drugs of some kind.

We’re here for you. With help and support.

Tufts Health Freedom Plan substance abuse specialists can help you or someone you love find the right recovery program, close by. That can mean the difference between beating addiction and continuing on a path to more pain and suffering—or worse.

We cover office visits, medications and treatment programs. Because it’s that important.

Read our Alcohol and Substance Use brochure.

Don’t put this off. Take action now. And beat this.

Additional resources

Information for Pregnant Women and Older Adults
Resources + Support Groups

A New Way Recovery
Peer to peer recovery centers for those 18+ and their families

Adult Children of Alcoholics
A self-help group for those who grew up in families with alcoholism

Al-Anon/Alateen Family Groups
A 12 step program designed for those affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug problem, based on AA model.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information on the widely available and well-known 12-step program for recovery from alcohol addiction. Contains service center locations and phone numbers by state.

Grief Support After Substance Passing (GRASP)
Group provides sources of help, compassion and understanding for those who’ve lost a loved one to addiction.  Meetings and locations are listed by city/town on the website.

Learn to Cope Support Group
Support group of parents of children with addictions. Treatment resources, meeting chapters, locations and times are available on web site.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
617-423-6627 or 877-423-6627 (toll free)
Organizes individuals/families/friends to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotline
It is free + confidential and links callers/visitors to comprehensive and current information about treatment and prevention services in MA. Services are Monday thru Friday, 8 am to 10 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 am to 5 p.m. Translation Services are available.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
A self-help group based on AA model, NA focuses on other drug problems

Nar-Anon Family Groups
A 12-step program designed to help relatives and friends of addicts recover from the effects of living with an addicted relative or friend.

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
A federal government service operated by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for additional information and free literature in English and Spanish.

Rational Recovery
530-621-2667 or 530-621-4374
A self-empowerment alternative to AA’s spiritual 12-step support groups

Smart Recovery
Smart recovery sponsors group meetings, daily online meetings, online message boards and 24/7 chat room for people seeking addiction recovery support. Website includes a meeting search by state and town.

Smart Recovery® Family and Friends
617-283-2904 or 617-851-8438
Smart Recovery Family and Friends Online - sponsors a scientific/secular alternative to AA; provides online meetings for those affected by the addiction of a loved one.  A weekly meeting is held at McLean.

Stairway to Recovery
Peer to peer recovery centers for those 18+ and their families