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Local Support Groups

Organization Description  Meetings  Location 
Learn to Cope A support group for parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addition to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.  Wednesdays
7-8:30 p.m. 
Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street, Dedham 

Nar-anon

 A 12-step program for friends and family members of those who are affected by someone else's addiction. Saturdays
4-5:30 p.m.
Church of the Good Shepherd, 62 Cedar Street, Dedham

Alcoholics Anonymous

A 12-step program for men and women to share their experiences, strength, and hope to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

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Organization Description  CONTACT

Helpline

Provides free and confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other drug problems. Services are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Language interpreters are always available.

1-800-327-5050

www.helpline-online.com

Addiction Answers

Massachusetts General Hospital's service provides rapid access to information, support, outreach, and care management for youth ages 15 - 25 and their families. ARMS supplements the traditional inpatient and outpatient continuum and bridges the gaps in 
treatment with expertise and care management.

(617) 643-4699

www.addictionanswers.com

Children's Hospital This program at Boston Children's Hospital provides national leadership in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of substance use and disorders in children and adolescents

(617) 355-2727

www.childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/adolescent-substance-abuse-program/overview

Mclean Hospital
 The hospital offers a full continuum of care including inpatient, acute and longer-term residential, partial hospital, and outpatient services. In addition, we operate three specialized therapeutic schools.

1-800-333-0338

www.mcleanhospital.org/clinical-services

Family Support Groups

Organization Description  CONTACT
Learn to Cope A support group for parents, family members, spouses, and caregivers with a loved one who is struggling with addition to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.  www.learn2cope.org

Al-Anon
(adult support)

 

Alateen 

(teen support)

These groups focus on coping with the effects of a family member or friends’ substance use disorder. Meeting days and locations are listed by city or town on the website.

www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness A resource for individuals and families facing the challenges of mental illness, providing free mental health family-based education, family and peer support, and grassroots advocacy.
www.namimass.org

12-Step Programs for Individuals with Substance Abuse Disorders

Organization Description  CONTACT

Alcoholics Anonymous

A 12-step program for men and women to share their experiences, strength, and hope to solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

(617) 426-9444

www.aaboston.org

Narcotics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization offering recovery from the effects of addiction through a 12-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.

(617) 355-2727

www.na.org