Below is a list of resources for Opioid abuse services in the Taunton area. Please note that this list is not meant to be a complete review of all services regarding substance abuse. For additional information please contact the Taunton Opiate Task Force at 508-821-1420.
- Taunton Open Doors to Recovery Drop-In Center: Are you or a loved one trying to deal with a substance use disorder? It can be confusing and lonely. We can help. Join us the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Baptist Church of all Nations. More information here.
- Community Counseling of Bristol County: otherwise known as "CCBC", provides quality and up-to-date services on mental health and substance abuse based on latest evidence-based approaches from adolescents to elders. More information is available here or call 508-828-9116.Walk in hours are as follows: Monday; 8:00am-3:00pm Tuesday; 8:00am-3:00pm; Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm Thursday; 8:00am-3:00pm Friday; 8:00am-3:00pm
- Seven Hills Foundation: offers support in 170 different locations ranging throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The mission is to support and empower individuals with life challenges, in order to achieve the highest degree of well-being and independence. More information is available here or call 508-996-0546.
- Learn to Cope: a support organization that offers a wide variety of benefits for family members coping with a loved one addicted to opioids or other drugs; such as education, resources, peer support, and hope. Located at 4 Court Street Suite 110, more information is available here or call 508-738-5148. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
- Community Crisis Intervention Team: The Taunton CCIT is a comprehensive classroom training program that seeks to meet the needs of the mentally ill and developmentally disabled persons that are at risk or involved with the criminal justice system. More information can be found here or call CCIT coordinator Kathy Lalor at 508-977-8138.
- Taunton Department of Human Services Elder Outreach Program: The Elder Outreach Program serves individuals that are sixty (60) years of age and older. The program offers many services including but not limited to: food stamp assistance, transportation, mental health, fuel assistance programs, non-invasive nursing services, health counseling (SHINE), and meal delivery programs. The Elder Outreach Program provides in-home case management services in the languages of English and Portuguese. More information is available here or call Elder Outreach Director Gail Thurston at 508-821-1425.
- Manet Community Health Center: a non-profit organization dedicated to providing preventive, primary and non-emergent urgent care to all, regardless of financial circumstance or health insurance coverage status. Manet is a reliable, innovative and steady partner in prevention, education, and public health activities. More information can be found here or call the Manet Community Health Center at 1 Washington Street at 508-822-5500.
- Find resources in the area online through Start Your Recovery - https://startyourrecovery.org/
Frequently Asked Questions:
Where can I get narcan?
Naloxone, otherwise known as Narcan, is available at support groups for family members suffering from opiate addiction problems. You can get Naloxone at a local pharmacy with or without a prescription, under a standing order. Please visit or call a local pharmacy for more details. Narcan is also available at Learn to Cope, please click here for meeting locations and times.
Manet Community Health Center offers a free program to distribute Narcan in an initiative piloted by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Currently, Manet has the largest team from Quincy to Brockton which that distributes nasal Naloxone (Narcan) as well as training area residents on its use on a daily basis. Anyone can receive the free training, either by walk-in or appointment. For more information on this, call 857-939-4108.
Where can I find methodone/Suboxone?
Located at 66 Main St., the Habit OPCO Taunton Treatment provides medically supervised methadone and Suboxone maintenance treatment to individuals who are attempting to overcome an addiction. For more information, call 508-880-1598.
Additional information regarding treatment for individuals who have lost their homes:
The Community Counseling Center of Bristol County provides Supported Housing Services through programs that seek to assist in the recovery of persons struggling with serious mental illness and/or addiction who have become homeless. The programs provide:
- Daily Living Skills
- Leisure time programming
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication monitoring
- Entitlement procurement
- On-site crisis management
- Coordination of medical/psychiatric services
- Rent subsidy
- Assistance in furnishing
- Help in finding an apartment
For more information on the services provided by the Community Counseling Center of Bristol County call the professional center located at 1 Washington Street at 508-828-9116.
For more information on the Housing Services provided by the CCBC, call the Cedar Street clinic located at 19 Cedar Street at 508-823-6124.
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