Substance Use & Prevention Information

For questions or more information, please contact Katie Sugarman, Prevention & Outreach Program Manager at csugarman@natickma.org or call 508-647-6623  

For up to date information on events and initiatives please visit: http://natickacts.org/

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MY LOVED ONE'S SUBSTANCE ABUSE USE HAS BECOME PROBLEMATIC

WHAT CAN I DO?

Your loved one's substance use disorder is not your fault and you cannot control their substance use or its impacts. One of the best things you can do to help your loved one become more open to making changes is to learn how to set boundaries and care for yourself.    Here are some resources that can help:

Al-Anon       http://ma-al-anon-alateen.org/         12-step groups for family members of a person experiencing a substance use disorder. Check website for daily meeting schedule in and around Natick.  

Learn to Cope   http://www.learn2cope.org/        Kennedy Community Health Center 354 Waverly St. Framingham Support group for parents and family members of a person addicted to opioids or other drugs. Narcan distribution and education available at meetings. Website includes resources and meeting schedules throughout MA.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)    http://www.moar-recovery.org/resources Centralized resource list for treatment and recovery services throughout MA.

Partnership for Drug Free Kids    https://drugfree.org/  An online resource where parents can find answers about how to help a child who is misusing substances. 

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ARE YOU EXPERIENCING DIFFICULTIES DUE TO YOUR SUBSTANCE USE?

HERE ARE SOME PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE HERE TO HELP:

Psychiatric Emergency Services   800-640-5432 – Available 24/7   Available to help during a crisis. Provided by Advocates, Inc.

Crisis Text Line      https://www.crisistextline.org/   Available 24/7   Text HELLO to 741741 to begin a free, confidential conversation with a trained crisis counselor via text.

MA Bureau of Substance Use Services Helpline 800-327-5050 Mon-Fri 8 AM - 10 PM Sat-Sun 9 AM - 5 PM       https://helplinema.org/    Free, confidential information and referrals for alcohol and drug problems. Phone services available in any language. Provided by the MA Dept. of Public Health.

SMOC Recovery Coaches   508-232-8371 Mon - Fri, 9 AM - 5 PM Free, confidential support from experienced Recovery Coaches for individuals in or wanting to be in recovery from an opioid use disorder. Provided by South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC).  

Program RISE Opioid Overdose Prevention Program 508-935-2960  M-F 9 AM - 5PM   1 Grant Street, Suite 100, Framingham    Free, confidential information on how to prevent opioid overdose and access treatment services. Narcan distribution, harm reduction kits, counseling and testing for sexually transmitted infections available. Provided by Justice Resource Institute (JRI). 

In an emergency, please call 911. Natick observes the Good Samaritan Law, which provides immunity from prosecution for possession of a controlled substance if a person seeks medical assistance for someone experiencing a drug-related overdose. See M. G. L. ch.94c section 34a

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NARCAN AVAILABILITY:

LEARN TO COPE   Narcan is available at weekly meetings               No Charge                                                                                                                     Training is included                                                                                                                  http://www.learn2cope.org/

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center    354 Waverly Street  Framingham, MA 01701

LOCAL PHARMACIES:

CVS:  no prescription needed    137 W. Central St. Natick, MA  telephone 508-655-2109

WALGREENS:  no prescription needed      148 W. Central St. Natick, MA  telephone 50-653-3303

STOP & SHOP:  need prescription      829 Worcester St. Natick, MA  

NATICK FAMILY PHARMACY:  need prescription    67 Union St. Suite 101, Natick MA   telephone 508-720-4971                                                     

JUSTICE RESOURCE INSTITUTE       Program RISE                                                        no prescription needed           https://jri.org/services/health-and-housing/health/rise

   1 Grant St., Suite 100, Framingham MA 01702    telephone 508-935-2960

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