Brockton

Massachusetts

 

Find Help

You are not alone.

Help is available for opioid use disorder (OUD) in Brockton. Use the map below to find resources near you.

You can use the filters on the map to find doctors and other healthcare providers that prescribe medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD, also called MAT), and naloxone (also known as NARCAN® Nasal Spray).

Important Notes for Brockton:

  • Naloxone:

    • Learn how to get naloxone in Massachusetts.
    • Brockton Pharmacies: NARCAN® (naloxone) is available from your pharmacist without a prescription from your doctor. It is also covered by most major insurance plans. Please contact your health insurance provider to find out your coverage and co-pay requirements.

Get Medication for Opioid Use Disorder

Each person has a personal path to recovery from opioid use disorder, and treatment with medication is a medical standard of care. People who stop using opioids often go back to using them if they do not use medication to help them. Stopping and then restarting opioid use increases the chance of dying from an overdose.

Carry Naloxone

Naloxone (also known as NARCAN® Nasal Spray) is a medicine that can save someone’s life if they are overdosing on opioids—whether it’s a prescription opioid medicine, heroin, or a drug containing fentanyl.

Quick Facts

1

Anyone can give naloxone to a person who may be overdosing, even if you don’t know what they have overdosed on.

2

You can get it from a pharmacy or local health department without a personal prescription, often for free.

3

It can be used on pregnant women.

4

It is safe to keep around children.

Dispose of Prescription Opioids

It is not safe to share unused medications with others and it is important remove all leftover prescription pain medication from your home. Medication take-back drop boxes and events are the best way to safely dispose of prescription and over-the-counter medicines that have passed their expiration date or are no longer needed.

Before disposing of prescription medications using a drug take-back option, remove all personal information on the label of pill bottles or medicine packaging. All medicines dropped off at the drug disposal sites will be destroyed and discarded.

View an infographic from the FDA for more information about drug disposal.

Discover Additional Local Resources

  • The C.O.P.E. Center at BAMSI: The Community Outreach, Prevention and Education Center provides HIV support and resources to individuals at highest risk for HIV and opiate overdose.
    • Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    • Address: 74 Pleasant Street, Brockton, MA 02301
    • Phone: 508-583-3405
    • Email: cope@bamsi.org
  • Learn to Cope: is a non-profit support network that offers education, resources, peer support and hope for parents and family members coping with a loved one addicted to opiates or other drugs.
  • The Homeless Improvement Project (HIP): Will distribute naloxone to individuals upon request. HIP is open Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Walk-ins only!
    • Address: 30 N Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 (located in the Universal Missionary Church)
  • Plymouth County Outreach (PCO): A collaboration of the 27 municipal police departments within Plymouth County, as well as Bridgewater State University Police Department, working together to make treatment more accessible to those struggling from substance use disorder and their loved ones. PCO provides harm reduction tools, such as naloxone and fentanyl test strips, to help keep these individuals alive until they are willing and ready to enter treatment. If you need naloxone, reach out to PCO through their website.
  • PCO Hope: A 501(c)3 organization that was created by a mother who had been impacted by the opioid epidemic and has now grown into a countywide organization, assisting those who struggle with substance use disorder and their families. PCO Hope provides access to resources, NARCAN® (naloxone) training and distribution, and scholarship funding to individuals who reside within Plymouth County and are transitioning from inpatient treatment to sober living.
    Contact Anne Marie Winchester of PCO Hope at:
  • Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline: If you, or someone you know, is looking for treatment, call the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline.
    • Phone: 800-327-5050
    • TTY: 888-448-8321
  • Stop an Overdose with Narcan®
  • Massachusetts Behavioral Health Access (MABHA)
  • Syringe Services Programs (SSPs)
  • Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP)
  • COVID-19 Resource Guide

Learn About the HEALing Communities Study in Your Area

Get Involved in Your Community

Brockton is taking important steps to address the opioid crisis in your community and across the country by participating in the HEALing Communities Study. Learn more about the study, which is being implemented in four state.

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Stand Up to Stigma

Stigma is the disapproval of, or discrimination against, a person based on a negative stereotype. Stigma often affects how people with opioid use disorder are treated, making it difficult for them to find jobs, places to live, and medical care. 

Learn more about stigma and how you can help end stigma in your community.

Questions about the study in Brockton?

Contact

Valerie Puleo,
Boston Medical Center
HEAL@bmc.org