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Here you will find resources about opioid safety, naloxone use, treatment and support programs, as well as other useful websites. If a resource is not listed here that you have found helpful, please let us know so we can add it for others to access.

Naloxone Availability in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Opioids and Opioid Safety

Support Groups

Learn to Cope

Various locations, Massachusetts
Peer support network for families dealing with addiction and recovery


Boston, MA
Harm reduction and needle exchange site

AIDS In Action

Cambridge, MA
Needle exchange and overdose prevention program

Anchor Recovery Community Center

Pawtucket and Warwick, RI
Recovery coaching and support services program

Massachusetts Substance Abuse, Information and Education HelpLine

Provides resources for treatment centers and support groups

Treatment Centers

PAATHS- Addiction Treatment Services through Boston Public Health Commission
Boston, MA
Substance abuse treatment services and prevention programs.

Project ASSERT at the Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
Substance abuse treatment services and prevention programs.

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals Treatment Programs
Rhode Island
Substance abuse treatment services and prevention programs.

Other Harm Reduction Resources

Prescribe to Prevent
Helpful information to start prescribing and dispensing Naloxone

Harm Reduction Coalition
Advocacy and campaign building organization to promote health and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by drug use

Resources for Pharmacists and Providers

MassTAPP (Massachusetts Technical Assistance for Prevention Partnership
Helpful information for pharmacies to set up standing order and dispense naloxone

MassHealth Pharmacy Program
Information for Pharmacists about the MassHealth Pharmacy Program (including how to bill naloxone to MassHealth)

Narcan Toolkit- Information for Naloxone use in School Setting
Information for providing naloxone within a school setting

Massachusetts State Policies on Naloxone Distribution through Standing Order
Information for dispensing naloxone using a standing order

Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine Statement
Statement adopted 9/10/2014 by MA Board of Registration in Medicine describing prescribing practices surrounding naloxone

News and Research

Overdose Prevention Alliance
Blog containing the latest in scientific research on naloxone, overdose prevention, and opioid safety