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Massachusetts Substance Abuse Hotlines

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Addiction hotlines can be accessed from anywhere and at any time of day, making them a convenient resource for individuals seeking help for drug or alcohol substance abuse in Massachusetts (MA).

What Are the Addiction Hotlines and Helplines for Massachusetts?

Below is a list of three free 24/7 helplines for this wanting help in Massachusetts for a substance abuse disorder.

Organization NameTelephone NumberText Number
Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline(800) 327-5050None
Mass 211211None
Zinnia Health(855) 430-9439None

These telephone numbers listed are free of charge to call for residents from Massachusetts, the Bay State, to call.

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List of Free Massachusetts Addiction Helplines

Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline is a resource for individuals and families affected by substance use disorder. It provides free and confidential support, information, and referrals to treatment services across the state.

The helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can assist with navigating the complex system of care for substance use disorder and connect individuals with appropriate resources.

Mass 211

Mass 211 offers free 24/7 central call-in line for Massachusetts residents looking for help for them or a loved one with a substance use disorder (SUD).

Zinnia Health

Zinnia Health offers a free 24/7 helpline so you can speak to a qualified support agent who understand the issues with drug and alcohol addiction.

Zinnia Health is a service that offers drug and alcohol rehab centers nationwide. We can help you find the nearest substance abuse treatment program near to you in MA.

Zinnia Health has helped thousands of people across the country recover from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders.

How Bad is Substance Use Disorder in Massachusetts?

We shared the following 2020 alcohol-related death stats:

  • 1,006 deaths (up 195.0% from 2000)
  • 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people (up 170.4% from 2000)
  • 2020 state population: 6,893,574 (up 8.6% from 2000)

The Behavioral Health Barometer Massachusetts, Volume 6, provides indicators as measured through the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The report covers topics such as alcohol use, illicit drug use, youth mental health, and substance use disorders.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health provides reports containing summary statistics about people who received services for substance use disorders broken out by geography and demographic characteristics. These reports are based on data from the most recent fiscal year available for publishing.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides data on past year alcohol use disorder and illicit drug use disorder among persons aged 12 or older for Massachusetts overall and for substate regions within Massachusetts. The data is based on the 2008 to 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

According to, Massachusetts has a lower rate of alcohol-related deaths compared to other states, but it has a higher rate of opioid-related deaths. The website also provides data on alcohol abuse and death by state.

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