Substance Abuse Assistance


If you suspect someone has overdosed, please call 911.

You Can Save a Life!

NARCAN (Naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray is a life-saving medicine used to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses with signs of breathing problems and severe sleepiness or not being able to respond. NARCAN is available at all pharmacies (insurance coverage varies), and you can discuss options with the pharmacist. To learn more about NARCAN or to view a training video, please visit the NARCAN website.

Recovery Coach

The Burlington Police Department has an in-house recovery coach who can help residents that are struggling with substance abuse, or their loved ones. The recovery coach can make referrals to treatment providers, assist in connecting with support groups, guide with recovery responsibilities, as well as assist with other resources. Recovery coach services are free to Burlington residents and their loved ones. Insurance coverage is not necessary. 

Sharps Disposal

Dispose of prescription medications and needles at the Burlington Police Department. Disposal units are available near the front desk, no questions asked.

Local Treatment Facilities, Resources & Support

Inpatient Treatment Services

Outpatient Treatment Services

Support for Family & Friends

For Information of M.G.L. Chapter 123-Sec 35 (Involuntary Commitment)