Family Addiction Support Team • Confidential support for families dealing with addiction in Weymouth MA • (781) 682-3584

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FAST is a community partnership dedicated to connecting families, friends and caregivers in Weymouth with the resources and support services they need to cope with substance use disorders.  Our partners are local organizations that offer services close to home, and most are provided free of charge.  Private, one-on-one consultations are also available at no cost.  Please browse our website to explore how FAST can help you.  For help with making informed decisions, please contact us online or by phone to receive a referral or schedule a consultation. You are not alone.  FAST is here to help!
 

Addiction and Substance Abuse

 

Substance use disorder and related conditions are our nation’s number one public health problem

 
You are not alone. Misunderstanding the nature of the disease of addiction brings about stigma.  Stigma inhibits individuals and families from seeking help.   By alleviating stigma, we can assist families in seeking the help they need to support their loved ones recovery.
 
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Family Addiction Support Team Partners

 

Weymouth Fire Department

FFLogoWFD is FAST’s coordinating partner. Since 2013, its first responders have used Narcan to reverse the life threatening effects of overdoses. WFD provides literature on overdose education during first responder missions and works closely with FAST partners to educate the Weymouth community.

Weymouth Health Department

WeyLogoWHD promotes wellness and health equity for all persons in Weymouth. Its professional staff provides administrative support for the FAST confidential help line. In addition, WHD organizes events and programs to educate the community on substance use disorders.

Manet Community Health Center

ManetLogoMCHC is a not-for-profit, federally qualified health center. Its many physicians and medical professionals offer critical health and social services to persons with substance use disorders. These include free Narcan distribution, free benefits counseling, and free testing for HIV, STIs, & Hepatitis C.

South Bay Mental Health Center

SouthBayLogoSouth Bay Mental Health is a community based behavioral health center that offers a continuum of services to children, adults and families. Its licensed clinicians offer services “at our place or yours” based on each person’s needs. Services include early intervention, relapse prevention, and substance use counseling either one-on-one or in groups.

Learn To Cope

CopeLogoLearn to Cope is a non-profit, peer lead support network for families touched by substance use disorders. Its peer facilitators help parents and other families members cope with addiction through weekly support meetings, an online community forum, and public presentations.

AdCare

AdCareLogoNew England’s most comprehensive provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment, AdCare Hospital offers inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation treatment in Worcester, Massachusetts; outpatient services in Quincy and other convenient locations Massachusetts and Rhode Island; as well as inpatient detoxification and residential treatment in North Kingstown, Rhode Island.

Spectrum Health Systems

SpectrumPartnerLogoFounded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems has grown to become New England’s leading addiction treatment provider. With multiple locations throughout Massachusetts, Spectrum’s comprehensive continuum of care includes inpatient detoxification, long and short-term residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, outpatient counseling, medication-assisted treatment, peer recovery support and drug-free housing.

Gavin Foundation

SpectrumPartnerLogoThe Gavin Foundation is a community-based nonprofit agency providing drug and alcohol addiction treatment, education and support programs. We offer inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation treatment in Quincy, and outpatient services in Quincy and South Boston. We offer residential treatment for adults in Charlestown, and for adults and teens in South Boston.

  • Addiction is a disease of the brain characterized by impaired control over a reward-seeking behavior from which harm ensues
    - John Kelley, Ph.DHarvard Medical School
  • No one is immune from addiction; it afflicts people of all ages, races, classes, and professions.
    - Patrick J. Kennedy
 

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