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Chief Michael P. Murphy
150 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-3131
(978) 664-3170 fax




                                                    Helpful Sites

National Websites:

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Click on Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Site offers several resources for
adults and youth including readings like “Too Smart to Start.”

The Anti-Drug
Site offers advice for parents on how to have ongoing teen-parent communication, drug
information and ways for identifying if your teen is using.

The Partnership at Drug Free
Site offers drug guides and information on prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery.

National Families in Action

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Drug and Alcohol Rehab helpline and Website
Drug Treatment, Intervention and Prevention

Local Websites:

Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)
Site offers prevention information and substance abuse program directory, among other

Regional Center for Poison Control & Prevention
Serving Massachusetts & Rhode Island.
Information and hotline about inhalants & other poisons.
1-800-222-1222 (toll-free 24 hours)
1-888-244-5313 (TTY)

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Offers free health promotion materials for MA residents and providers.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
30 Winter Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Overdose Prevention & Education Network (OPEN)
Site offers information for Users, Family & Friends, Service Providers and Others.
Information on signs of overdose and responding to overdose.
If you would like to talk to someone about Overdose Prevention call: 617-349-6346

Massachusetts Hotlines

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline
1-800-327-5050 or 1-888-448-8321 (TTY)

Parental Stress Line & Parent Support Groups. Phone line open 24/7 and calls always remain confidential and anonymous. 1-800-632-8188

Local Support Groups

Al-Anon discussion meetings are held every Wednesday night from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. in the
church basement at St. Athanasius Church, 300 Haverhill Street, Reading, MA. Al-Anon is
for friends & family and anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our program. Meetings are
free, please contact Al-Anon Family Groups of MA – (508) 366-0556

Families Anonymous, Medford, 800-736-9805

Learn to Cope is a support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one
addicted to heroin, Oxycontin and other drugs. Meetings are held in Brockton, Gloucester, Quincy, Lowell, Salem and Worcester Monday- Thursday. or email at

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Treatment

The following 2 sites allow you to search by city, state and region for treatment programs.

Substance Abuse Treatment Locator or call SAMHSA's 24-
Hour Toll-Free Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357).

Mental Health Services Locator
Outpatient Counseling (local area) Riverside Outpatient Center, Wakefield 781-246-2010

Hallmark Health Community Counseling Services, Melrose 781-979-3315

Arbour Counseling, Malden 781-322-1503

CAB Health and Recovery Services, Inc., Salem, Danvers 978-740-1580

Psychological Care Associates, Stoneham 781-646-0500

Riverway Counseling Associates, Medford 781-395-1560

Somerville Hospital, Somerville 617-591-4500

In-Patient Services

Some units may not have adolescent beds, please ask when calling or work with your primary care provider or counselor to access detox or in-patient behavioral health resources.

Whidden Hospital, Everett 617-389-6270

McLean Hospital, Belmont 617-855-2000

Bournewood, Brookline 1-800-468-4358

Children’s Hospital: Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Boston
Information, diagnosis, referrals 617-355-2727, or 1-800-439-2370 (TTY)

Baldpate, Georgetown 978-352-2131
(requires evaluation by a crisis team prior to admission, ages 19+)

Adcare Health System, Worcester 1-800-ALCOHOL


Consult your Primary Care Physician, Probation Officer, or Psychologist.

North Shore Recovery High School

Prevention & Local Resources:

North Reading Police Department Detective Thomas Encarnacao: 978-357-5071
North Reading Police Department Detective Thomas Hatch: 978-357-5067

North Reading Youth Services Director Erica Hansen: 978-357-5281

HEAT Program (Heroin Education Awareness Taskforce) 781-935-4000
Chief Probation Officer Woburn District Court, Vincent Piro, 781-935-4000 x226
Probation Officer Woburn District Court, Michael Higgins, 781-935-4000 x267