Helpful Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous
A support group for men and women striving to achieve and maintain sobriety.

Support for family members dealing with addiction.

Brockton Area Multi-Services, Inc.
BAMSI’s mission is to serve individuals and families of Massachusetts to improve their quality of life and sense of self-worth. They are committed to providing the highest quality care, support, education, and referral services, and do so without regard to race, creed, disability, sexual orientation, or gender.

Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative
The Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative consists of the towns of Brockton, East Bridgewater, Rockland, Whitman and Hanson. It is a grant funded coalition that works collaboratively to address the many complicated layers of addiction.

Learn to Cope
Learn to Cope is a support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, OxyContin and other drugs.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

Narcotics Anonymous
Meetings for those seeking support in their recovery

Our Local Resources – Publications

How to Help a Friend

A local resource for teens that was born from an idea from Rockland CARES. Young people are often the first ones to notice when a friend is beginning to engage in risky behaviors such as substance use. How to Help a Friend includes information for young people when they are concerned about a friend and don’t necessarily know what to do or where to turn. This resource includes warning signs, what to say and what not to say, as well as local resources to contact.

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Alcohol Playbook

Alcohol Playbook – The Alcohol Playbook is a local resource created by the Collaborative for teens to have alternative statements to make when feeling pressured to engage in underage drinking or is in the presence of someone who may be intoxicated and how to respond. 

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Weekend To Do List

Often times, youth are told the cliché phrase “just say no” or “don’t do drugs”, but are not given alternatives to this behavior. The Weekend To Do List provides a list of things to do rather than engaging in drinking or doing drugs this weekend. 

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Social Host Law

The Social Host Law in Massachusetts makes it illegal to furnish alcohol to a person under 21. A social host is anyone (adult or minor) who is in control of the premises and who furnishes alcohol or allows it to be consumed on the premises. 

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Collaborative Quick Guide

This guidebook goes over a brief history of the Brockton Area Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative, the specific grants that fund us, as well as initiatives that we offer that can be used as a resource within the communities that we fund. 

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Where to Get Naloxone

Friends, family members and individuals with opioid dependency are encouraged to obtain Naloxone (Narcan), even in the early stages of recovery. This list includes all of the local pharmacies that carry Naloxone through a standing order. Individuals can obtain Naloxone without a prescription at any of the local pharmacies listed. 

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Overdose Prevention Quick Guide

This resource includes the basics of overdose prevention and what an individual can do in the event of an overdose. 

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Safeguarding Your Home After Your Loved One’s Passing

Losing a loved one is hard enough. This resource provides individuals with tools to safeguard their home and avoid any further suffering. 

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