There are many resources available if you or a friend or loved on is struggling with addiction to alcohol or drugs. Fenway Health's acupuncture detox program offers free, walk-in sessions from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Fenway's Behavioral Health Department also offers counseling and support groups designed to help with addiction issues, especially for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Call 617.927.6202 for more information.
In addition to the programs offered at Fenway Health, there are several other local agencies and programs addressing the spectrum of issues surrounding drug and alcohol use:
24-hour Substance Abuse Helpline 800.327.5050
Boston Public Health Commission
727 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Central Intake Services
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Intake is the first stop for accessing substance abuse treatment and services.
Monday & Friday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Outpatient substance abuse counseling is available for individuals seeking treatment for alcohol and drug problems.
Acupuncture Treatment Services
Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1:45 to 6:45 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Acupuncture is an effective detoxification or relapse prevention treatment for people with substance abuse problems currently in treatment who are looking to utilize additional supportive services.
Boston Needle Exchange Program
800.383.2437 or 617.534.3963
Needle exchange has been proven an effective strategy for reducing Hepatitis C and HIV infection among injection drug users.
Narcotics Anonymous 617.426.9444
Alcoholics Anonymous 617.426.9444
Al-anon Family Groups 781.843.5300
Boston Medical Center Psychiatry Emergency Services 617.414.7612
965 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Victory Programs promotes the successful reintegration of individuals into their communities through the achievement of long-term sobriety, the rebuilding of family systems, and the accessing of such stabilizing factors as housing, holistic health care, employment and community affiliations. Victory Programs provides innovative services to individuals and their families who are affected by alcoholism and addiction, and who have psychiatric and medical problems, especially HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.