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Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Boston, Massachusetts

Long one of America’s most important ports, Boston, Massachusetts is a leading point of entry for a number of legal and illegal drugs to enter the United States.

In particular, Boston experiences the devastating effects of the opioid epidemic that is currently plaguing over 2 million Americans, though the city also see high rates cocaine use and alcoholism. In Boston, addiction does not just plague one group, but all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and other sub-groups.

Teenage Substance Abuse in Boston

The number of high school students using drugs in Boston has increased in recent years. According to Boston Public Health Commission’s data, 42% of high school students have reported using marijuana in their lifetime. High school students also reported using cocaine (3.5%), ecstasy (4.6%) and heroin (2.8%) at lower rates.

Alcohol Abuse in Boston

Rates of alcohol abuse are increasing every year in Boston. Although Boston residents of all ages abuse alcohol, college students are often more susceptible to alcohol abuse as they are exposed to drinking culture on campus. This is a major problem in Boston, which is home to 152,000 college students studying at the 35 colleges, universities, and community colleges in the city. Hazing Prevention notes the effects of alcohol on college students, noting 25% of college students admitted to poor academic performance due to alcohol consumption. Students in fraternities or sororities have a doubled percentage of risk, and hazing activities increase their vulnerability.

Boston’s Opioid Crisis: “Methadone Mile”

Boston’s struggle with opioid abuse has increased in recent years. Between 2011 and 2015, opioid abuse increased 130%, much of this involving heroin and fentanyl. Boston’s notorious “Methadone Mile” (off Massachusetts Avenue) is a one-mile strip where many individuals abuse prescription and illicit opioids. Methadone Mile is punctuated with homeless individuals struggling with substance abuse who panhandle to fuel their substance abuse disorders. Some speculate the methadone clinic and homeless shelters contribute to the high abuse of opioids in the area.

Individuals who turn to heroin are usually transitioning from prescription drugs, which are often more expensive and harder to find. Often times, individuals who were in the hospital for serious injury and were prescribed drugs like Morphine, Oxycodone, and Methadone often abuse heroin as it has similar effects. Heroin is as cheap as $10 a bag, widely available in Boston.

Sadly, individuals using substances like heroin are unknowingly exposed to fentanyl and carfentanil. Drug dealers mix fentanyl with heroin to create a better high for customers. The end result are individuals who unknowingly take heroin with fentanyl and become more dependent on the substance. Fentanyl is a highly addictive substance that has 100 times more potency of morphine. Carfentanil is even more deadly and addictive than fentanyl and has been confiscated in batches of heroin by local law enforcement.

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Sex Trafficking and Drug Addiction in Boston

Connections between drug abuse and prostitution are common in Boston, with many prostitutes feeding their substance abuse disorder with their work. Victims of sex trafficking often turn to drugs like cocaine and heroin to cope with the grim realities of forced prostitution. News stories relay content on shocking methods to impart women into a life of prostitution; some even include luring them from methadone clinics and later forcing them to engage in sexual acts. The supply of drugs the women, and sometimes children, get from pimps to cope with forced prostitution is enough to keep them trapped, creating a vicious cycle of exploitation.

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Battling substance abuse is difficult for many to bear. There are many factors contributing to drug and alcohol abuse disorders, which often need medical assistance. Co-occurring disorders like depression and anxiety can create distress and cause people to self-medicate in unhealthy ways. Individuals with co-occurring disorders often need medication to get them into a place of wellbeing.

Individuals who have lived many years abusing substances or individuals who have a deep dependency on a substance can benefit from rehabilitation. Detox with a compassionate medical professional helps reduce extremely painful and uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms with supervision. Living a future of hope, safety and change is the best decision you’ll ever make. Contact a treatment provider today.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
OK Regional Service Office Inc PO 1653
Norman, OK 73071
918- 747-0017
A.A. General Service Committee of Eastern Massachusetts P.O. Box 51411 Boston
MA 02205-1411
North East Massachusetts PO Box 98
Swampscott, MA 01907-0098
01907-0098

College Programs

Counseling, Health, & Wellness

Suffolk University

73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108

Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS)

Emerson College

120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116-4624

Counseling Services

Urban College of Boston

178 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02111

Counseling Services

Fisher College

118 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02116

MIT- Division Of Student Life

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue
W20-507, Cambridge, MA 02139

Counseling Services

Berklee College of Music

54 Fenway
Boston, MA 02115, United States

Wellness Programs

The New England Conservatory of Music

290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Counseling Services

The Boston Conservatory

8 Fenway
Boston, MA 02215

The University Health and Counseling Services

Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

AA and NA Meetings in Boston

Name Address Fellowship Hours
AA Central Service 12 Channel St, Boston, MA 02127 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Sunday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Monday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Tuesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Ones Who Survive 161 Western Ave Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

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