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Local Resources

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline – 800-327-5050

Dedham Police Station​

(781) 751-9300 Drug collection box 

Police Station lobby drop box available 24/7


Health Department ​

(781) 751-9220 Needle Disposal Kiosk available to residents during business hours 

Free to residents ​

1 Gallon Sharps containers available for purchase at $5/bin​


A simple method for disposing of  prescription medications that a person can use right in your own home.

Other Resources:

William James College INTERFACE Referral Service- 888-244-6843 (toll free) INTERFACE provides free and confidential information as well as referrals for alcohol & drug addiction. Helpline available Monday through Friday, 9 am-5 pm, at 888-244-6843 (toll free). This is a free, confidential referral service.

Dignity Matters- Dignity Matters is a non-profit organization that collects, purchases and supplies feminine hygiene products, bras and underwear to women and girls who are homeless or disadvantaged, in order to help them stay healthy, regain self-confidence, and live with basic dignity. 

For Adults
Support Group:​


Learn to Cope - 508-738-5148

Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, 123 High Street Dedham, MA

Learn to Cope is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.

MOAR – Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery; meets 1st Monday of each month at the Faulkner (Huvos Auditorium)​​

Other Resources:

MA Available Bed List – can search for available beds as well as other SUD and mental health services

Talk. They Hear You

How to talk to your child about drugs and alcohol.

Dedham Community Fridge - The Community Fridge & Pantry is located at and maintained by Calvary Baptist Church 42 Needham St. The fridge contains food, snacks and resources.

Calm Playlist- A playlist designed to destress people. Whether doing work, traveling, going on a walk or decompressing from a long day, this playlist is calming.

*These resources are listed for the benefit of the community. The views expressed in these links are those of the authors and not necessarily of DOSA.


New Mental Health and Substance Use Services in Massachusetts

High-quality mental health and substance use care is critical, and Massachusetts has just made it more accessible than ever before. This January, Massachusetts launched its new Behavioral Health Help Line and established 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers, which together form a new “front door” to mental health and substance use care.


Now, with one phone call or text, you can get connected to the mental health and substance use services you need, when and where you need them.

Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line

Massachusetts' new Behavioral Health Help Line (BHHL) went live on January 3, 2023, offering direct connection to mental health and substance use care for anyone in the Commonwealth – no insurance needed. Available 24/7, in more than 200 languages, the BHHL is a phone, text, and online chat line whose clinically trained staffed will work with you to determine the care that best fits your needs and directly connect you to treatment, including outpatient, urgent care, and immediate crisis care.  Click here to learn more about the Help Line.

If you’re interested in getting mental health or substance use help, but not sure where to start:

Call or text the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Help Line at 833-773-2445 or chat online at


Community Behavioral Health Centers

A network of 25 Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHCs) just opened across Massachusetts, serving every community across the state. CBHCs provide a wide variety of mental health and substance use services, including crisis services that anyone in Massachusetts can access, regardless of insurance coverage.

If you feel that you need immediate mental health or substance use care, instead of going to the Emergency Room, you can now just call or walk into your closest CBHC, and ask for crisis services. The CBHC crisis intervention teams will work with you to assess your situation, evaluate your options, and determine the best path forward to meet your individual needs. Every crisis team is also fully mobile, meaning, if you’d like, a trained mental health or substance use team will meet you at your home or any other community-based location of your choosing.

CBHCs also offer a suite of routine outpatient services, including individual and group therapy, recovery coaching, medication for addiction treatment, and psychiatric consultations. These services are available free of charge to all MassHealth members. They also may be covered by some commercial insurers.

Click here to learn more about CBHCs and locate your nearest center.

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