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Drug Abuse Everett MA

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Tri City Mental Health Center Inc
(781) 388-6200x6260
173 Chelsea Street
Everett, MA
Hotline
(800) 988-1111
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, DUI/DWI offenders

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HRI Clinics/DBA Arbour Counseling Serv
(781) 322-1503x24
6 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
DUI/DWI offenders
Language Services
German, Spanish

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Eastern Middlesex Alcoholism Services
(781) 321-2600
12 Cedar Street
Malden, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men

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North Suffolk Mental Hlth Association
(617) 569-6050
408 Meridian Street
East Boston, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Gays and Lesbians, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Dept of Veterans Affairs Medical Ctr
(617) 248-1010
251 Causeway Street
Boston, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance
Types of Care
Outpatient

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Community Substance Abuse Centers
(617) 889-8779
175 Crescent Avenue
Chelsea, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
Creole, French, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Bay Cove Human Services
(617) 884-6829
100 Everett Avenue
Chelsea, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

Data Provided by:
Arbor Counseling
(781) 322-1503x86
6 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders

Data Provided by:
Rehabilitation and Health Inc
(617) 569-2089
52 White Street
East Boston, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Men, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Somerville Mental Health
(617) 623-3278
5 Hall Avenue
Somerville, MA
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
Spanish

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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