Great news: The Stoughton Police Department now carries Narcan.  In an overdose emergency PLEASE call 911!

Do you have a tip about drug activity?  For anonymous tips to the Stoughton Police please EMAIL: cpoffice@stoughton-ma.gov OR TEXT: 274637 (“crimes”) and start the message with “Stoughton PD”.

 Another great resource: Allies in Recovery – “an online home when a loved one is abusing drugs or alcohol” 
This resource is FREE for MA residents thanks to a grant from the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.
When you register use your zip code as the promotional code.

For information on detox facilities, family support and signs and symptoms of overdose, please see below.

Detox Facilities
Detox Facilities

Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Hotlinewww.helpline-online.com. 800-327-5050 tty-888-448-8321 .

High Point, www.hptc.org

Brockton Addiction Treatment Center (BATC)

High Point, 800-734-3444 High Point Plymouth, www.hptc.org

Andrew House Detox Center, North Quincy 617-479-9320

Adcare Hospital, Worcester 800-345-3552

Gosnold Treatment Center, Falmouth 508-540-6550 www.gosnold.org

Spectrum, Westborough 800-366-7732

Norcap Lodge, Foxboro 508-543-1873

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Boston Healthcare System Brockton, 508-583-4500 x1482 www.va.gov

STARR, Fall River 800-937-3610 www.sstar.org

Catholic Charities, 508-587-0815 www.ccab.org

Teen Challenge, 508-586-1494 www.tcnewengland.org

Spectrum Health Systems Inc. Project Turnabout, 781-331-3709 x 2 www.spectrumhealthsystems.org

Salvation Army, 508-586-1187 www.use.salvationarmy.org

Latino Health Institute Recovery Engagement Center (LHI), 508-463-6123 www.lhi.org

South Bay Mental Health, 508-580-4691 www.southbaymentalhealth.com

Adolescent Specific Resources:

Youth Central Intake (CICC) – Youth Central Intake Care Coordination (CICC) staff facilitates access to the range of publicly funded services offered by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) for Massachusetts youth with substance use issues, www.healthrecovery.org 617-661-3991 x116

MYR, “Motivating Youth Recovery” Adolescent treatment, Worcester 508-860-1244

The Castle (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered) Brockton, adolescent treatment referral line 508-436-2001

Resources for Parents
Parent Support Group: Learn to Cope

Learn to Cope is a support group for parents and family members dealing with a loved one addicted to heroin, Oxycontin and other drugs.

 

Risk Factors for Overdose

-Low tolerance after periods of abstinence from opiates (such as relapse after incarceration or treatment etc.). 3 days of abstinence can be enough to lower tolerance and increase the risk for overdose.

-Changes in purity of the drug.

-Past overdoses. If someone has previously overdosed, their risk is higher.

-Issues with physical health, such as Hepatitis C.

-Heroin laced with Fentanyl or other drugs.

-“Speedballing” -mixing Heroin and Cocaine

-Using by oneself

Signs and Symptoms of Overdose

1) Awake but not able to respond

2) Body very limp

3) Very pale in color, ashen look to the skin

4) Pulse: slow, erratic, or has stopped

5) Blue fingertips or lips

6) Shallow or erratic breathing

7) Passed out

8) Choking sounds or gurgling noise

9) Vomiting

What to Do if you Suspect an Overdose

1) Assess the signs

2) Stimulation: rub sternum (Rub your knuckles hard on their breastbone. If there is no response, the person is unconscious.)

3) Call for Help! 911!

4) Place person in Recovery position

5) Clear airway/rescue breathing (1 breath every 5 seconds)

6) Administer Narcan.

Narcan can be obtained at:

Bamsi’s Cope Center
81 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 583-3405

 

Stoughton Police Narcan Training Video

A Great SHORT video on understanding addiction as a disease.

Understanding Addiction as a Disease from Bluepic Studios on Vimeo.

 

Opiate Overdose Response Training Video

Nasal Naloxone Policy Brief for First Responders
For Police, Fire Departments and community groups that are interested in bringing Nasal Naloxone to their first responders. Please review our Policy Brief which includes: excerpts from our legal opinion, training outline, Stoughton Police Protocol, costs and more. narcan brief

 

Menu