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Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use Disorders

Medication-Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid overdose has become a leading cause of death in the United States and the opioid crisis has hit Massachusetts especially hard, with more than 160 deaths occurring every month.* Medication-assisted treatment is treatment for addiction that includes the use of medication along with counseling and other support.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder has been proven to save lives. Patients dealing with opioid addiction who are seen in the emergency department (ED) for an opioid overdose, withdrawal or any other medical emergency may be started on medication in the emergency department by one of our specially trained emergency medicine physicians.

An emergency department visit is not necessary to begin treatment. Milford Regional has partnered with Spectrum Health Systems, a leading provider of substance abuse treatment in Massachusetts, to create a Bridge Clinic to begin patients on buprenorphine (Suboxone), naltrexone or methadone to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Patients will be medically evaluated and begin to receive ongoing addiction treatment.

The Bridge Clinic is located at Spectrum, 200 East Main St., Milford. Appointments can be made by calling Spectrum at 1-877-MyRehab (1-877-697-3422) and select option #2.

For more information about treatment, visit Spectrumhealthsystems.org.

*mass.gov/doc/opioid-related-overdose-deaths-among-ma-residents-november-2019

Substance Use Disorder Resources

Here is a resource list developed by Milford Regional’s Substance Abuse Task Force for individuals in need of services as well as support groups for family and friends affected by an individual’s substance use. This task force is a multidisciplinary group including administrators, physicians, nurses, social workers and clergy as well as representatives from key community partner organizations that seek to improve access to care for patients and family members affected by substance use disorders.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information Helpline

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential.

The Massachusetts Helpline website offers a survey that can be filled out by patients and/or family members. The result of the survey will show a list of programs or services in your area that are the best fit for the person. Here is a link to the survey page on the website.

Helpline Website

Phone: 800-327-5050

Hours:
8:00AM - 10:00PM Monday –Friday
8:00AM - 6:00 PM Weekends

UMass Memorial Community Healthlink (CHL) Urgent Care

UMass Memorial Community Healthlink Urgent Care provides access to treatment for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and/or addiction crisis. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for walk-ins. The emergency services offered are inpatient, outpatient and urgent care.

Location:
12 Queen Street (basement level)
Worcester, MA

Phone: 508-860-1200

Community Healthlink Website

Recovery Centers of America

Recovery Centers of America offers inpatient and outpatient programs for drug and alcohol addiction. There are two locations in Massachusetts.

Recovery Centers of America website

Phone: 877-781-4634

Norcap Lodge, Foxboro, MA

NORCAP Lodge provides alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Services are guided by a team of professionals associated with Steward Health Care.

Norcap Lodge website

Phone: 508-543-1873

Regional Substance Navigation Program

This is a cooperative program between the Milford Police Department and mental health professionals at Community Impact that utilizes a four-prong approach to achieve the program goal: intervention, treatment, follow-up, and community partnerships. The program is available to any person struggling with a substance use disorder or has come into contact with the police department as a result of an overdose and taken into police custody under the new protective custody law.

Phone: 508-377-3370

E-mail: communityimpactinc@gmail.com

Website: community-impact-inc.com

Baby Steps Program

Milford Regional has a program designed to help prepare families to care for their newborn that has been exposed to medications, drugs or alcohol. This includes patients in treatment using methadone or subutex/suboxone. Our focus is to provide information and support during your pregnancy, during your hospital stay and after you go home.

Baby Steps Care Line: 508-422-2919. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

E-mail: babysteps@milreg.org

Website: milfordregional.org/maternity/first-steps

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Covering the Central Massachusetts Region

Phone: 508-752-9000

Website: AAworcester.org

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Covering the New England Region

Phone: 866-624-3578

Website: Nerna.org

NOWA

No One Walks Alone – Peer Recovery Support Center

8 Spring St.

Whitinsville, MA

(https://www.facebook.com/NOWARSC)

Learn 2 Cope

Non-profit peer support network that offers education, resources and hope for families dealing with addiction and recovery.

Meetings:
Mondays 7:00PM – 8:30PM

Location:
Unitarian Universalist Church
262 Chestnut Street
Franklin, MA 02038

Contact: Kathy Getchell 774-893-3878

Road to Recovery

A weekly support group for family and friends of those addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Meetings:
Wednesdays 7:00PM-8:30PM

Location:
Milford Regional Medical Center
14 Prospect St.
Milford, MA
Conference Room C, ground floor, main building

Contact: Katie Truitt at 774-248-4526 (for quicker response, email: ktruitt3@gmail.com)

Rise Up

A monthly support group for family and friends who have lost a loved one to substance abuse disorder.

Meetings:
First Wednesday of each month 7:00PM

Location:
Crystal Room
49 Cedar Street
Milford, MA

Contact: Katie Truitt at 774-248-4526 (for quicker response, email: ktruitt3@gmail.com)

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