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

F.A.S.T

What is F.A.S.T?
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Weymouth Family Addiction Support Team (FAST) provides a local support net for families touched by substance use disorders.

Supported by South Shore Hospital’s Community Benefits Program, the Weymouth Family Addiction Support Team (FAST)  provides a local support net for families touched by substance use disorders. The program connects opioid users and their family, friends, and caregivers with a complete set of addiction support services.

The collaborative network is driven by outreach and referral and will provide most services free of charge.   The network’s infrastructure is composed of three parts:  A public website, a telephone Info-Line, and a set of referral protocols among the partner organizations.

Confidential Support: (781) 682-3584

What Is Narcan (Naloxone)?
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The Department of Public Health is working with local agencies to distribute a medication called Naloxone (narcan®) that can reverse an opioid overdose while waiting for emergency medical help.

  • This nasal spray works in 1 to 3 minutes and lasts 30 to 90 minutes, giving responders the opportunity to call for help
  • Has no side effects

Narcan® kits and training on administration and rescue breathing is available for friends and relatives of individuals with an opioid addiction.

 

Can I Obtain Narcan?
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To obtain Naloxone (Narcan®) contact:

Warren Nicoli
Prevention Specialist
Manet Community Health Center
Quincy, MA

Office: 857-403-0803
Cell: 857-939-4108

Email: wnicoli@manetchc.org

How can I dispose of medications, needles, etc?
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Proper disposal of medication can lower the risk of substance abuse in your home and our community.

Anonymous Self-Service MedReturn Kiosk
24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Weymouth Police Station Lobby
140 Winter Street

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day
Every Spring and Fall
Department of Public Works Garage
120 Winter Street

Hypodermic Needle Disposal Kiosk
Monday-Friday 9am to 4pm
Department of Public Works, 2nd floor
120 Winter Street

 

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