Substance Abuse Coalition

The Town of Acton Health Department has been awarded a grant to develop a strategic plan to confront substance abuse among the 50+ population. Our mission is to raise awareness about the severity of substance abuse in the community and reduce the stigma for seeking help by establishing a coalition of providers, disseminating resources and creating a strategic plan for sustainability. We also plan to provide a resource guide with providers' information including services offered, insurance expected and phone numbers.

For more information please contact Sheryl Ball at sball@acton-ma.gov or 978-929-6632.

Help Lines

If you are in crisis, please call 911. If you need assistance, try these help lines:

  • The Massachusetts Substance Abuse Help Line
    1-800-327-5050
  • National Helpline
    1-800-662-HELP (4357)
  • William James College Interface
    617-332-3666 ext 1 or 888-244-6843 (Monday-Friday 9-5PM)

Support Lines

For support, families can contact:

Support Groups


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