Young people can and do experience problems with substance use, but there is hope and recovery is possible.
Services for youth & young adults
There is help and hope for your child.
We’re here to help you find both.
If you’re worried your child is having problems with alcohol or other drugs, know that there is help and hope for them and for you.
Substance use early intervention programs, treatment services, and recovery resources that are specifically for young people are available in Massachusetts, and the Helpline can help you find them.
The Helpline is here to answer your questions, listen to your concerns, and refer you to special treatment and recovery support services for youth and young adults. Talk with a Helpline Specialist by calling us at 800.327.5050 or chat with us online.
Treatment services for youth and young adults can help your child take their first step toward change and recovery in ways that work for their age.
Being part of a recovery community can help keep young people on their personal recovery path. It can also help them avoid setbacks and move forward if setbacks do occur. Supportive recovery communities provide a network of other young people who enjoy life without alcohol or other drugs. There are many types of supports available for young people in Massachusetts who are in recovery from a substance use disorder.
Massachusetts offers many resources for families experiencing substance use disorder, or for those families that need more general support. These resources include:
- Peer Support Groups for Families
- Online Advocacy and Support for Families
- Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
- Peer Support Groups for Parents (general; not specific to substance use)
- Peer Grief Support and Resources for Families Dealing with a Substance-related Death
- Grief Support for Youth
Don’t let the cost of treatment stop you from finding help.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is committed to keeping children and teens healthy.
Most health insurance will cover substance use disorder treatment and related services. If you don’t have insurance, you might be able to get free (state-funded) services.
Talk with a Helpline Specialist about finding state-funded services for your child at 800.327.5050 or chat with us online.
There is hope, and
there is help.
We’re here to listen, to provide hope, and to connect you to help.
We’re here for you.
Talk to a Helpline Specialist for nonjudgmental and confidential support and guidance. Call 800.327.5050, text us at 800327, or chat with us online. You can also search for the most convenient options here on the website.