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Addiction Recovery Resources in Boston and Massachusetts


  A person's recovery from addiction is true resiliency, and everyone deserves the proper treatment for their disease...  
--Erin Theriault, PAATHS Clinical Coordinator

In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine has partnered with Health Roads Media to create a collection of 22 easy-to-read patient materials titled, Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources. The handouts, videos, and audio clips are available in English and Spanish and are located on the HealthReach website.

Commonly Abused Drugs Charts

These charts list the street names, commercial names, common forms, common ways taken, and possible health effects of several different drugs, including opioids, club drugs, hallucinogens, and more. It also provides treatment options, if any are known, in the form of FDA-approved medications and behavioral therapies.

Unbroken Brain by Maia Szalavitz

Unbroken Brain
by Maia Szalavitz

Publication Date: 2016-04-05

Hopeful Healing by Mackenzie Phillips

Publication Date: 2017-02-07

The Joey Song by Sandra Swenson

The Joey Song
by Sandra Swenson

Publication Date: 2014-09-09

Life on the Rocks by Peg O'Connor

Life on the Rocks
by Peg O'Connor

Publication Date: 2016-01-26

Natural Rest for Addiction by Scott Kiloby

Natural Rest for Addiction
by Scott
Publication Date: 2017-05-01

Not as Prescribed by Harry L. Haroutunian

Not as Prescribed
by Harry L. Haroutunian

Publication Date: 2016-03-14

Sober Stick Figure by Amber Tozer

Sober Stick Figure
by Amber Tozer

​Publication Date: 2016-05-31

Sobriety by Daniel D. Maurer

by Daniel D. Maurer

Publication Date: 2014-10-28

Step Up
by Michael Graubart

Publication Date: 2017-10-03

How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell

How to Murder Your Life
by Cat Marnell

Publication Date: 2017-01-31

by Sam Quinones 

Publication Date: 2015-04-21

by Julie Buntin

Publication Date: 2017-04-04

by David Sheff

Publication Date: 2013-04-02

American Pain
by John Temple

Publication Date: 2015-09-29

Pill Head
by Joshua Lyon

Publication Date: 2009-07-07

Drug Dealer, MD
by Anna Lembke

Publication Date: 2016-09-28

Substance Use Memoirs

Addiction and recovery memoirs offer a view into a world that is unknown to some but familiar to others because of their personal experiences. Check out these general recommendations featuring compelling stories by people in long-term recovery.