Resources for Families & Individuals
- Organizing to Address Substances in Stoughton (OASIS) is committed to continuing to provide resources for individuals and families during this time and beyond. If you are seeking a resource that you cannot find here, please contact us and we will do our best to help you!
- Massachusetts Helpline: Free and confidential search engine for treatment and recovery resources online or by phone at 800-327-5050. The Helpline is maintained by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
- Online and Remote Resources for Addiction Support: A List of National resources for families, adults and youth compiled by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
- If you or a loved one are drinking more as a result of social isolation or other issues related to COVID-19, sign up for a free alcohol text messaging program from The Partnership from Drug-Free Kids to help you reduce or abstain. Text REDUCE to 55753 to get started.
- Narcan is available at your local pharmacy. For more information on how to get Narcan at the pharmacy or from a Department of Public Health (DPH) distribution site, please visit the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services site.
- Grayken Center for Addiction: Support and information for Massachusetts families help address a child's substance use. Parent specialists are available by phone, email, text and live online chat.
- Magnolia New Beginnings: Magnolia New Beginnings provides access to online support groups for anyone struggling with a loved one's addiction. They are dedicated to providing families impacted by substance use disorder with education and support. There is a main group that you can join for overall group information and a Massachusetts group.
- Learn to Cope: This website has resources for families who are coping with a loved one with an addiction. Learn to Cope maintains an online forum that can be accessed through their website for questions, discussion and support. In person meetings have been suspended during the COVID-19 Emergency, but you can reach a staff person by calling 508-738-5148 or through the website.
- The Sunday Will Rise Foundation provides grief support for families who have experienced the loss of a loved one due to overdose or substance use.
- Special Considerations when seeking Substance Abuse Treatment during COVID-19: A short article from The Partnership for Drug Free Kids including questions to ask and things to seek about when seeking treatment for a loved one during this time.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Central Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts: This organization coordinates the work of AA groups around Greater Boston. This page includes a listing with links to local AA meetings that can be accessed via Zoom as well as an updated list of in-person meetings.
- New England Region Narcotics Anonymous: Narcotics Anonymous has posted a list of virtual meetings in New England.
- Now Is the Right Time to Quit Vaping or Smoking Info Card (JPG)
Other Important Resources:
- Mental Health Resources for COVID-19 (PDF): Local and Virtual Resource Page
- Stoughton families can also call the Stoughton Youth Commission and connect with a licensed therapist. Please call 781-341-2252 and leave a voicemail for Teresa Tapper (781-341-2252, ext. 9453) or Melissa Dawson (781-341-2252, ext. 9454).
- Notice Talk Act (PDF): Infographic from the American Psychiatric Association for parents and guardians on recognizing changes in youth mental health.
- Food Resources for the Stoughton Community (JPG)
- Safe Medication Disposal in Stoughton (PDF)
- Disability Related Resources from the Stoughton Disability Commission (PDF)
- Crisis Textline: Text HOME to 741741 to talk to a Crisis Counselor
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255 to get connected with a local crises worker.
- DOVE Domestic Violence Helpline: 800-799-SAFE or text START to 88788 (24/7) for tools and support for survivors of domestic violence.
- Parent Stress Line: 800-632-8188 or Parents Helping Parents website for confidential help and support. Find support groups by visiting their website.
- Massachusetts Substance Use Hotline: 800-327-5050 Massachusetts resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Services are free and confidential.