Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS)

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding licensed and approved substance use treatment and recovery services. The goal is to give you the information and treatment referrals that are right for you. Anyone can use the Helpline, whether you’re struggling with substance use or care about someone who is. When you call or use the website, the Helpline will:

Call the HELPLINE at 800.327.5050 8am-10pm Mon-Fri, and 8am-6pm weekends. The Helpline is open on all holidays.

You can also find treatment options 24 hours a day on the website.

The Helpline is funded by the Bureau of Substance Addiction Services of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.


  • Youth and Young Adult Services

The Office of Youth and Young Adult Services staff designs, implements, and oversees the programs, policies and initiatives that are created by the Bureau to address substance abuse issues among youth and young adults. The purpose of this office is to build and maintain system capacity across the continuum of care. The directive of the office is to provide effective, accessible, and affordable substance abuse treatment for youth and their families. The OYYAS staff believes services should be developed which utilize evidenced based practices, are youth-focused and inclusive of family and caregiver involvement, and involve multi-service coordination with other state agencies and youth service providers. In addition to community-based outpatient assessment and counseling, the Bureau offers comprehensive residential treatment services that focus on substance use disorders. Please visit the website above as they contain additional information about youth prevention and treatment.


Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)

Resources for Recovery A mini guide

This guide includes an array of “how to and where to go for help” fact sheets to support individuals and families in the recovery process.It needs your help to become MOAR resourceful to you.

Download the MOAR Rescources for Recovery Guide Here

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is 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.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357)
TTY: 1-800-487-4889

Website: www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

*this Helpline provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention, and recovery in English and Spanish.


Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access

The Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA) website is designed to enable behavioral health and health care providers to locate potential openings in mental health and substance use services for the purpose of referring individuals to those available services. They welcome youth, families, and other stakeholders, such as state agency staff, to utilize the website to locate those services that they can access directly from the community.

Support Groups

Due to Department of Public Health contract obligations, Learn to Cope is unable to post links to individual programs.  For a comprehensive listing of various programs and resources available in the Massachusetts area, please go to one of the following resources listed above.