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Drugs and Addiction


Substance abuse and addiction have serious consequences not only for the individual, but for the family and community as well.  

Drug addiction can impact all areas of life, including financial, employment, relationships, legal and physical and mental health. If you have an addiction problem, recognizing it can help you begin to make decisions toward recovery and a happier and healthier life.

It can be difficult to recognize that one has an addictive pattern. If you are unsure and want to learn more, you can obtain an evaluation through the EAP. The EAP counseling staff is trained to assist with addiction issues, whether it is a question about you or a person you care about. You can call the EAP (800-322-5327) and obtain the help and support you need.

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Hotline, 800-327-5050

MA Substance Abuse Helpline

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) mini-guide - prevention and treatment resources, parent support group lists, Addiction Recovery Education Access Service 

Addiction Treatment and Support Resources in Central MA

Adcare Outpatient Services - Worcester, MA

Narcan Resources:

Overcoming Addiction Resources in Massachusetts

How to Dispose of Unused Medicines

Today's Heroin Epidemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

State Without Stigma Resources

Possible Signs of Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Commonly Abused Drugs Charts from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is a valuable resource for information about drugs and drug abuse.  Click on the following links to learn more about specific drugs:

Online Resources

How to Talk to Your Teen About Opioid Drugs
National Institute on Drub Abuse (NIDA)

NIDA for Teens 
Above the Influence
Commonly Abused Drugs Chart
Anabolic Steroid Abuse
The Partnership at
SAMHSA Treatment Locator
Emerging Trends in Drug Abuse
Learn To Cope
Accommodation Ideas for Drug Addiction - Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Massachusetts Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (G.R.A.S.P.) Chapters