A COMMUNITY SUPPORT SYSTEM

LogoPgGoldSupported by South Shore Hospital’s Community Benefits Program, 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!

Confidential Help: (781) 682-3584

 

Partnerships Include:

 

Weymouth Fire Department

WFD 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

WHD 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

MCHC 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, and Hepatitis C.

South Bay Mental Health Center

South 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

Learn 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

New 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

Founded 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

The 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.

Support

Weymouth Family Addiction Support Team (FAST) provides a local support net for families touched by substance use disorders

Education

Gaining a better understanding of the problem of addiction is crucial to making the right decisions while dealing with a family member’s or friend’s addiction

Treatment

By collaborating with our partners we can provide direction toward short and long term support and treatment options for all family members

Resources

Resources provided by our partners and other organizations can help you gain strength and knowledge to better deal with your situation

Confidential Support: (781) 682-3584