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Braintree's Community Partnership on Substance Abuse
"We are focused on this important issue and want to develop a community based response. Although Braintree's Community Partnership on Substance Abuse has only just begun to do its work, it is clear from our initial discussions that the Town of Braintree has a real need to provide this service to our residents".
— Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan
The mission of Braintree's Community Partnership on Substance Abuse (BCPSA) is to increase awareness of substance abuse within the community and enhance communication between youth, parents, educators and residents utilizing evidenced based data in order to promote education, encourage prevention and provide access to resources.
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From Rx to Heroin infographic.
About the Partnership
Braintree's Community Partnership on Substance Abuse was established in 2011 to address the substance abuse problem in our town. The South Shore has been hit hard with the opioid epidemic over the past decade. Our goal is to focus on increasing awareness of the issue among residents, educating the public, establishing prevention efforts and providing resources for those in need of treatment and support. The Partnership is comprised of educators, public safety officials, first responders, health providers, parents and professionals. Please contact the Mayor's office with any questions or concerns.
Substance Abuse Resources and support services
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health - Parent Power
- Hand Delivered Hope, provides street outreach to individuals affected by substance use and in need. Also provides advocacy and education on the gaps experienced in treatment system.
- Gavin Foundation Inc., a mulit-service agency providing education, prevention and treatment. www.gavinfoundation.org
- Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A - CRA/ACC), Center for Recovery Services, 123R Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02169 \ 617-847-1513
- Massachusetts Recovery High Schools | www.massrecoveryhs.org
- Quincy Family Resource Center, 1120 Hancock Street, 1st floor, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-481-7227. Also find on Facebook, Twitter @FRC2015, and Instagram at quincyfrc
- A New Way Recovery Center, 85 Quincy Avenue, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-302-3287 | anewwayrecoveryctr.org
- The Medicine Abuse Project by The Partnership at Drugfree.org | www.medicineabuseproject.org and www.drugfree.org
- Parents Rx Toolkit | http://pact360.org/programs/parents360rx
- Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline (24 hour service) | www.helpline-online.com | 800-327-5050 or TTY: 888-448-8321
- Mass.gov DPH Youth and Young Adult Services |
- Al-anon and Alateen of Massachusetts | www.ma-al-anon-alateen.org/onlinemtg.php
- Alcoholics Anonymous, AA Central Service of Eastern MA | www.aaboston.org
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) | www.samhsa.gov
- National Institute on Drug Abuse | www.nida.nih.gov
- Office of National Drug Control Policy | www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov
- Advocacy Organization for persons in recovery, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) www.moar-recovery.org or 877-423-6627
- As a result of the State's Public Health Emergency on the opioid crisis in Massachusetts, retail pharmacies are authorized to dispense Naloxone Rescue Kits. Call or visit your local pharmacy and ask if they can fill a prescription for naloxone. Persons at risk of opiate related overdose and family members or others in a position to assist a person at risk of overdose can obtain naloxone from a pharmacy.
- Mass DPH Opioid Overdose Prevention & Reversal Information and where to get Naloxone in Massachusetts (at no charge). - pdf
- Naloxone from Manet Community Health Center, Quincy (no charge) - pdf
- Braintree Fire and Police are trained to administer nasal naloxone.
Support for Family and Friends
- Quincy Family Resource Center, 1120 Hancock Street, 1st floor, Quincy, MA 02169 | 617-481-7227 | Also find on Facebook, and Twitter @QuincyFRC2015
- Learn to Cope www.learn2cope.org or call 508-801-3247. Family and friends support group.
- Families Anonymous www.familiesanonymous.org or call 617-834-1164. For family and friends concerned about a loved one's use of drugs and related behavioral problems.
- Mass Bar Association "Section 35 Helpline". This is a new service for free legal advice for those concerned about a loved ones addiction.
- The Sun Will Rise, grief support after a substance or addiction death. This new grief support group meets monthly in Braintree.
Anonymously dispose of old, excess, or unwanted prescriptions in the MedReturn kiosk located in the lobby of the Braintree Police Department, 282 Union Street. Residents may use this drop off site 24 hours day.
The MedReturn kiosk was donated to the Town of Braintree in collaboration with Impact Quincy, a program of Bay State Community Services Inc., through funding from the MA Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
For more information www.townofbraintreegov.org/police/medication-disposal-program.html
SHARPS (Needle/Syringe) Disposal Program
SHARPS needle disposal is offered by the Braintree Health Division, located at Town Hall. For more information www.townofbraintreegov.org/health/sharps-disposal-program.html