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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Substance Abuse Information and Education Hotline

1-800-327-5050
www.helpline-online.com (Massachusetts)

  • Free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and other drug abuse problems
  • Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 11:00 pm EST
  • Saturday, Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. EST

www.SAMHSA.gov (National)

OVERDOSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

According to the US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), since 2003 overdose is the second leading cause of accidental death in the US after car accidents. Keep yourself and the people you care about safe from accidental overdose.

Because programs open and close, change hours, and move please contact the program directly to confirm.

PSYCHIATRIC INTERVENTION

Boston Emergency Services Team (B.E.S.T)

1-800-981-HELP (4357)

  • Immediate psychiatric intervention, emergencies, referrals
  • Psychiatric evaluation and treatment (including pharmacology)
  • 12-bed short term Crisis Stabilization Unit (up to 3-5 day stay)
  • Referral for ongoing treatment
  • 24 hours/day, 7 days/week

SUICIDE PREVENTION

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

SAMARITANS OF BOSTON

MA Statewide Toll-Free: 877-870-4673
Samariteens: 800-252-8336
24-hour Helpline: 617-247-0220 or 508-875-4500

www.samaritansofboston.org