For Loved Ones


We know that it is easy to feel helpless when facing the addiction of a loved one. You may be asking yourself what can I do to help? Where do I start? What resources are available here in Worcester, MA that can help me and my loved one on the journey to recovery?

Whether your loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, Substance Free Worcester wants to help you take that important and critical first step. Here you will find some information and support that will help to guide you as you try to help your loved one or yourself through the struggle of overcoming substance addiction as well as treatment services in Worcester, MA that can help you win the battle.


Basic Information
Tools for Prevention
Resources, Contacts, and Support


Basic Information:

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline: 800-327-5050

Massachusetts: Stop Addiction!

What are Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders?

Commonly Abused Drugs

What are opioids?

What is Dual Diagnosis?

What is Codependency?

What is Narcan?

I Think My Child Is Using…

Section 35 FAQs

What is enabling behavior?

Family Time: Road to recovery: What you need to know about addiction>

Drug Use and Pregnancy

What is alocholism?

Proper Disposal of Prescription Medication

Mass.Gov’s Stop Addiction 

Helping a Family Member or Friend

2015 National Drug and Alcohol IQ Quiz


Drug Rehab Connections: General Information about Addiction and Recovery


What is Substance Abuse Treatment?

7 Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

Worcester Recovery High School

Youth & Young Adult Substance Use Services Directory


Provided by: CAC Worcester

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3 thoughts on “For Loved Ones

  1. AdCare Hospital provides a complimentary Family and Friends education information session once a month at the following locations/dates/times:

    AdCare Boston Outpatient 14 Beacon Street
    2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30 PM

    AdCare Quincy Outpatient 1419 Hancock Street
    1st Thursday of the month, 6:00 PM

    AdCare North Dartmouth Outpatient 88 Faunce Corner Road
    4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00 PM

    AdCare West Springfield Outpatient 117 Park Avenue
    2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:00 PM

    AdCare Worcester Outpatient 95 Lincoln Street
    4th Wednesday of the month, 6:00 PM

    AdCare Warwick RI Outpatient 400 Bald Hill Road
    1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30 PM

    AdCare North Kingstown RI Outpatient 1950 Tower Hill Road
    1st Wednesday of the month, 6:00 PM


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