Those left behind: A guide to opioid addiction resources

Published: 10/23/2019 4:42:24 PM

■Look4Help, an online data bank that includes information about addiction, recovery and mental health support: look4help.org.

■Hampshire Franklin North Quabbin Resource Guide to Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Related Services: bit.ly/2ovQjiL.

■Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline, free and confidential help finding services for people of all ages: 1-800-327-5050; TTY (communication service for people who are deaf or hard of hearing): 1-800-439-2370; helplinema.org.

Help for families

■Learn2Cope, a support organization for families with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs: learn2cope.org. Peer support: 508-801-3247.

■Allies in Recovery, an online learning community offering guidance to families of loved ones who struggle with alcohol or other drugs: 413-210-3724; alliesinrecovery.net.

■AlAnon Family Groups of the Pioneer Valley: valleyalanon.org.

■Drug Addiction Recovery Team (DART): 413-588-2335, hampshirehope.org/dart.

■Dr. Ruth Potee’s website provides links to articles, books, videos and other resources related to prevention, addiction treatment and recovery: ruthpotee.com.

How to get Narcan

■All pharmacies have standing orders for Narcan, which means no prescription is needed — people can just go into a pharmacy and request it. Narcan is available for free with MassHealth and other insurance carriers, though some charge a copay. Narcan is also available through Learn2Cope, Tapestry Health (tapestryhealth.org/overdose-prevention-services) and Hampshire HOPE at the City of Northampton’s Health Department. Email HampshireHOPE@northampton ma.gov or call 413-587-1215 for more information.

Grieving and loss

■Grief Recovery After Substance Passing (GRASP): grasphelp.org.

■Support After Death by Overdose, online at bit.ly/sadodproject, provides a free booklet, “Surviving the Grief of an Overdose Death,” to individuals in Massachusetts; organizations and events can order a small quantity of them. To order a booklet, go to bit.ly/sadodfree.

■Compassionate Friends, Springfield Chapter, meets at Baystate Medical Center the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Learn more at compassionatefriends.org/chapter/springfield-ma-chapter.

Community opioid prevention organizations

■Hampshire HOPE, hampshirehope.org, (413) 587-1219.

■Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, opioidtaskforce.org, 413-775-7475.

Recovery support organizations

■Northampton Recovery Center, 2 Gleason Plaza, Northampton, northamptonrecoverycenter.org, 413-834-4127.

■Hope for Holyoke, 100 Suffolk St., Holyoke,gandaracenter.org/hope-for-holyoke, 413-561-1020.

■The Recover Project, 68 Federal St., Greenfield, recoverproject.org, 413-774-5489.




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