The Recovery Research Institute

A leading nonprofit research institute of Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, dedicated to the advancement of addiction & recovery.

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery; The MOAR Mission:

To organize recovering individuals, families, and friends into a collective voice to educate the public about the value of recovery from alcohol and other addictions

The world's largest, online social network for the global recovery community. InTheRooms is for people already in recovery, seeking immediate help from any addiction, and their family, friends and allies. You will have unlimited access to over 117 live online recovery meetings weekly. ITR offers AA, NA, and other 12 step and non 12 step support groups, geo-locatable global meeting finder, daily e-meditations, afternoon affirmations, free iPhone and Android apps, speaker tape library and much more. Join over 496,208 who are willing to share their experience, strength and hope with you 24 / 7 / 365.

The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline:

The helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding licensed and approved substance use treatment and recovery services. Our goal is to give you the information and treatment referrals that are right for you. We refer to hundreds of treatment services funded or licensed by the MA Department of Public Health. We don’t sell anything and we don’t operate any treatment programs. (800) 327-5050

Faces & Voices of Recovery

Dedicated to organizing and mobilizing the over 23 million Americans in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, our families, friends and allies into recovery community organizations and networks, to promote the right and resources to recover through advocacy, education and demonstrating the power and proof of long-term recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS)

Oversees the statewide system of prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support services for individuals, families, and communities affected by gambling and substance addiction. They are responsible for:
  • Licensing substance use disorder treatment programs and counselors
  • Funding and monitoring prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services
  • Providing access to treatment for the uninsured
  • Developing and implementing substance use disorder-related policies and programs
  • Tracking substance use disorder trends in the state
  • Can I afford treatment?
  • For questions about benefits and coverage for substance use or mental health treatment, consult your insurance plan. Look on your insurance card for a 1-800 number to call for assistance.
  • No insurance?
  • You may be eligible for Medicaid coverage under MassHealth: (800) 841-2900 or If your insurer denies coverage, you can appeal the decision. Help is also available by consulting:
  • Health Care for All: Free service available to all MA residents. Call for help with a wide range of health insurance questions, including how to enroll in an insurance plan. (800) 272-4232;
  • Health Law Advocates: Provides pro bono (free) legal assistance for low income people. (617) 338-5241 or (888) 211-6168;