LINKS AND RESOURCES

Local aid

To find a drug treatment program near you, call the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline at 1-800-327-5050, or visit www.helpline-online.com.
For families looking for support, check Learn to Cope. The group meets Monday nights at the Stoughton police station.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Web site

NIDA's mission is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

Office of National Drug Control Policy

Web site

Site information: "The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the nation's drug control program."

Addiction Studies Program

Web site

Provides both journalists and policy-makers with an understanding of the science that underlies drug abuse and addiction.

National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment

Web site

Provides information on opioid addiction and use of buprenorphine, or Suboxone, to treat it. Offers a discusion board

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Web site

Offers information on buprenorphine treatment.

Information about Suboxone

Web site

Offers information on suboxone.

New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center

Web site

Provides a wide range of information about addiction treatment, including information about studies in the field and links to other resources.

Physician Clinical Support System

Web site

PCSS assists physicians in incorporating into their practices the treatment of prescription opioid and heroin-dependent patients using buprenorphine.

Medical Assisted Treatment

Web site

Raises awareness and understanding of substance abuse.

Send the MSG

Web site

Site information: "This site connects you to information about the link between drug abuse and HIV infection. It contains information specifically created for young people and for parents and teachers, with links to our latest research findings and news updates."

Bureau of Substance Abuse Services

Web site

Oversees the substance abuse prevention and treatment services in the state.

Mass. Health Promotion Clearinghouse

Web site

Provides free health promotion materials for state residents and state health and social service providers. Funded by the state Department of Public Health.

Mass. Organization for Addiction Recovery

Web site

Mission statement: To organize recovering individuals, families and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions.

MassSupport: Children and Substance Abuse

Web site

When and how to seek professional help for your child.

The Medical Foundation

Web site

Founded in 1957 by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the United Way to support medical research and health education, sit provides information on programs and links to a wide range of information.

Regional Centers for Healthy Communities

Web site

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on initiatives offered in the state.

United Way of Mass. Bay

Web site

Group overview: "We're building a connection between schools, out-of-school programs and parents through public/private partnerships that aim to address the root causes of youth issues and enable youth to graduate from high school with options for the future."

Join Together

Web site

Group overview: "Join Together is a program of the Boston University School of Public Health. Since 1991 it has been the nation's leading provider of information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. We believe problems associated with alcohol and drugs can be best addressed at the community level."

Lindesmith Center

Web site

Group overview: "The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization of people who believe the war on drugs is doing more harm than good. "

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information

Web site

Federal website offers information on drugs, statistics and community programs.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Web site

Provides information on programs across the country, surveys, statistics and links to information.

Web of Addictions

Web site

Provides information about alcohol and other drug addictions.