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EB HOPE began because of the HELP that is critically needed due to the Substance Abuse epidemic that has hit our communities. We have partnered with other Coalitions to provide some of the best Service Resources available in the South Shore area.

If you or a loved one is in need of HELP, we can point you in the right direction. This page contains a variety of information and external links to get you the help you, your family, or your friends may need.

Narcan Info

Prescription and Pharmacy Access Naloxone Rescue Kits

Naloxone (Narcan) Kit from a Pharmacy

There are two ways to access a naloxone rescue kit from a pharmacy:

  1. Obtain a prescription from your prescriber and take it to a pharmacy that stocks naloxone. Many pharmacies are able to fill naloxone prescriptions or can order what they need.
  2. Go directly to a pharmacy with a naloxone standing order and request a naloxone kit. For pharmacies with naloxone standing orders, a prescription is not needed.

MassHealth Coverage

MassHealth covers the cost of a naloxone rescue kit for its members (PDF link)

Pharmacy Standing Order

In Massachusetts, when a pharmacy has an established standing order for naloxone, customers do not need a prescription to be dispensed a naloxone rescue kit. The customer’s insurance will be billed and a co-pay or full price will be charged depending on the insurance coverage.

Pharmacy Standing Order Naloxone Rescue Kit Access Check List

□ Have your insurance card ready if you have one
□ Bring an ID if you have one
□ Ask whether the pharmacy offers Naloxone by standing order
□ If yes, indicate to the pharmacist if you prefer nasal or injectable
□ The pharmacy tech will input your information and the pharmacist will check the order
□ Ask for the cost or co-pay before they fill the order
□ If the pharmacy declines the request, please ask politely if they are familiar with the standing order
□ If they are unable to fill the request, or are unfamiliar with the standing order, please go to another pharmacy on the list

List of Pharmacy’s with Standing Orders (PDF Link)

Family Support

For family and friends of those with drug or alcohol related substance use disorder addressing our loved ones in need of help can be one of the most difficult aspects of helping them find treatment. Often, over time, daily family involvement has only managed to enable the loved one. Family members frequently do not know how to bring up the issue of treatment or therapy and opt to ignore the problem out of fear of pushing their loved one away or afflicting more shame on their loved one. There is help for the family.

Learn To Cope Family Support Group Locations:

For more locations and current information, visit their Calendar page.

Brockton, MA

Monday’s @ 7:00 pm
Independence Academy, the Recovery High School
460 R Belmont Street, Brockton
Follow parking lot around right side of building to back entrance.

Plymouth, MA

Monday’s @ 7:00 pm
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Plymouth
275 Sandwich Street
Funkhouser Rooms A&B
Lower level of Bailey Building

Taunton, MA

Wednesday’s @ 7:00 pm
Parker Middle School
60 Williams Street
Library

Quincy, MA

Tuesday’s @ 7:00 pm
“A New Way” Recovery Center
85 Quincy Avenue, Suite B
Park as if going to Citizen’s Bank
Enter under the white awning

Hanover, MA

Thursday’s @ 7:00 pm
South Shore Vocational Technical High School
476 Webster Street
Brass Lantern Restaurant
Use first entrance in driveway. Restaurant is inside on right.

Treatment Providers