Resource List:

Detox Programs:

Providence is the only area detox program that uses methadone.  Other area programs do not use opiate-based substances, which makes heroin detox a difficult process.

Providence

Holyoke

413-539-2981

Carlson

Holyoke

413-539-5555   *ask to speak with Deli or Sheila

Spectrum

Worcester

508-898-1570     ext. 100

Community Health Link

Worcester

508-860-1200

Alternative Detox Programs:

The 5 point acupuncture detox protocol is a series of acupuncture points in the ear that have been clinically proven to ease the physical and psychological pain involved in detox.  The Freedom Center is offering a weekly donation based drop-in acupuncture detox session.  For more information contact the Freedom Center:  [email protected]www.freedom-center.org, or 413-582-9948.

The Springfield Family Practice runs an outpatient drop-in center that offers holistic alternatives to aid in heroin detox.  They also provide at-home holistic detox services.

Springfield Family Practice

Preventive Medicine Associates, Inc.

Liberty Medical Building

125 Liberty St.

413-781-6410

Methadone Maintenance Programs:

Community Substance Abuse Center

Chicopee

413-746-0051

Providence

Holyoke

413-539-2981

Habit Management

Springfield

413-733-3488

Needle Exchange:

The only legal area needle exchange programs are in Northampton, Cambridge, Boston, and Providence, RI.  To become involved in efforts to legalize a program for Springfield contact Arise for Social Justice:  413-734-4948 or the Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition:  413-348-8234.

Tapestry Health Needle Exchange

16 Center St.

Northampton

413-586-2016 or 800-696-7752

Harm Reduction Centers:

Harm Reduction Centers are not authorized to exchange needles but do provide health and sanitary supplies such as vitamins, alcohol wipes, and bleach.  Call the Tapestry hotline for a complete list of harm reduction centers in MA:  800-750-2016.

Springfield Harm Reduction Center

413-733-6629

Therapists:

The Paloma House is a Northampton based collective of psychotherapists and social work activists dedicated to supporting survivors of social abuse and violence.  They are sympathetic to and understanding of the struggle with addiction.  Low fee and no fee payments are available.  Services are available in Northampton and Holyoke.

413-586-3926    

This project was sponsored by the  Information Collective:  www.infocollective.org.  For more information contact the information collective at [email protected] or Caty Simon at [email protected]