Recovery Support

24/7 RECOVERY SUPPORT HOTLINE – 844-NSPEERS (844-677-3377)

Funded by a SAMHSA grant, NSCS’s Recovery Support Hotline is answered 24/7/365. Anyone affected by addiction — including persons in recovery or seeking recovery options, and their family, friends and loved ones — can call or text the hotline to be connected to a peer or Recovery Coach for phone support, questions, referrals and more.

Recovery Support Centers 

153 Blue Hill Avenue
Roxbury, MA 02119
617-442-STEP (7837)
Recovery on the Harbor
983 Bennington St.
East Boston, MA 02128

STEPRox Recovery Support Center’s mission is to provide a safe place for the recovery community, their family, friends and those interested in recovery. Members engage in activities beneficial to the individual and the community. Our goal is to make a direct contribution to our community by encouraging volunteerism and peer leadership opportunities.

Our center is an “empowerment” zone … a place where lost abilities are found, interests discovered and goals realized.  The lived experience of our peers/members and staff in recovery supports the efforts of the newcomer in early recovery to believe that recovery is a reality and it is possible to rebuild and rejoin a life in the community.

Based in the heart of Roxbury, STEPRox is a safe haven for anyone 18 and older who has a desire to find pathways to recovery that “fit you”, whether it’s a 12-Step group, All-Recovery group or SMART recovery group. STEPRox also offers specialized groups pertinent to women and men as well as open groups designed to address mental health and healthier eating options. For more information, or our full calendar of events, please visit our Facebook page.

Recovery On The Harbor (ROH) is a peer-to-peer Recovery Support Center currently offering services in-person groups and services. Like STEPRox, ROH provides a safe, judgment-free atmosphere for anyone in recovery or looking to learn about recovery.  We provide peer support, support groups, computer access, wellness activities, community resources and nightly meetings for individuals 18+.  For more information, our daily schedule and other updates, visit our Facebook page (@ROHEastBoston).

STEPRox, Recovery On The Harbor and the other Recovery Support Centers funded by the DPH Bureau of Substance Abuse Services thrive because they are built on the Peer Participatory Model, which empowers all to have a voice in how we govern ourselves and become the voice of the change we want to see in ourselves as well as our community.  We welcome all who want a safe place to belong, volunteer and thrive.

Recovery Coaching

North Suffolk’s Recovery Coaches are grounded in peer-assisted recovery through their own life experience with substance use and/or other addictions. They provide a level of expertise that clinical training cannot replicate. These individuals consult with a clinical team to promote a culture in which recoverees’ points of view and preferences are recognized, understood and respected and also integrated into support, treatment, rehabilitation, and community-based recovery-oriented systems of care. Our coaches and specialists help recoverees to identify needs while providing a recovery atmosphere and connecting them with probation, individual therapists, mutual aid meetings and other community supports.

Recovery Courts

Noddles Island is a member of the Chelsea and East Boston Recovery Courts (formerly known as Drug Courts). Evaluation and treatment placement services are provided in collaboration with Recovery Court teams. We also receive referrals and collaborate closely with the staff of Recovery Courts in Malden/Cambridge, Lynn, Dorchester, Charlestown and CARE the Massachusetts Federal Treatment Court. Learn more about Massachusetts Specialty Courts here.

Recovery Learning Center

The Hope Center Recovery Learning Center (RLC) is a peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy to those who self-identify with a mental health and/or substance use history. RLCs offer opportunities and resources to assist individuals in finding their own path to recovery. Operated, managed and staffed by others in recovery, each RLC is a place where shared lived experience is central to the belief that recovery is real for all. The Hope Center is run in partnership with the larger Metro-Boston Recovery Learning Community, and offers a center with no barrier to access. There is no intake, sign-up, or referral process, and all services are free of charge. Members are not required to be connected to any mental health agency or provider.

The Hope Center currently offers both in-person and online/call-in peer support, education, and activity groups on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. To attend any of our groups, simply log on using our Zoom Link (Click here to see our Online Groups page) or stop by our Center at 25 Staniford St. in Boston. (Click here for our In-Person Groups page). The RLC’s doors are open to anyone who feels they belong there and wants to join a community of others in recovery.

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