Program Manager of Addiction and Recovery Services

Shannon Lundin is the Program Manager of Addiction and Recovery Services for the Charlestown Coalition. In this role, Shannon reaches out to individuals struggling with substance use disorders in the community, at correctional institutions, courts, treatment facilities, and the emergency room. She conducts direct street outreach for residents in need, provides education, addresses barriers to treatment, and connects to appropriate levels of care using a harm reduction model. Her outreach strategies include:

  • Developing relationships with providers for referrals to and from programs including detox, residential and outpatient treatment facilities, hospitals and health care settings, as well as first responders and emergency rooms.
  • Providing follow-up and care coordination among different sector services.
  • Adjusting plans based on ongoing evaluation with participants.
  • Providing overdose prevention and education.

For an overview of the different services, click here.

GRASP (Grief Recovery After Substance Passing)

GRASP was created to provide support, compassion, and, most of all, understanding for people who have lost a loved one from drug use. Many times, friends and family members who are left behind find their grief to be unmanageable. Hopes for a loved one’s recovery have been dashed, and feelings of loss are overwhelming.

Support groups for those grieving the loss of a child, spouse, or other loved one from a disease or an accident seem readily available.  But, there is little help for those who have lost someone from addiction/substance use disorder or the misuse of drugs. We seek to fill the void as GRASP is for anyone who has lost a loved one and wants to connect with others sharing a similar experience.

The Charlestown GRASP Group is held on the forth Tuesday of every month at the Charlestown Health Center, 73 High Street from 6 to 7pm. If you have questions regarding the Charlestown chapter, contact Shannon Lundin at 617-320-9058 or smlundin@partners.org.

You can also find a list of all GRASP chapters, other resources, and subscribe to their mailing list at www.grasphelp.org. 

Charlestown Addiction Recovery Team

The Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court (BMC) and its Probation Department, which established the Charlestown Addiction Recovery Treatment (CHART) Program in partnership with the Charlestown Coalition, has been in full operation since May of 2013.

CHART is a specialized court session which assists individuals on probation who suffer with chronic Substance Use Disorders. These individuals voluntarily participate in court-stipulated drug treatment as an alternative to prison. The program follows a successful drug court model in Chelsea, where the sentencing includes intensive court supervision, mandatory drug testing, substance use disorder treatment, and other social services as an alternative to incarceration. A US Department of Justice drug court study found that, when appropriately implemented, drug courts can reduce recidivism, decrease the chances of future drug use, and promote positive cost-saving outcomes.

Detox Bed Availability

An updated Massachusetts detox bed list is posted to The Charlestown Coalition’s Facebook page on a daily basis (even on weekends). While the list does not guarantee placement, phone numbers for the various facilities are provided. Patients are advised to call before going to the facility.

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Until further notice, only the names & phone numbers of detox facilities will be posted, no bed counts. Due to COVID-19 each facility has put restrictions in place so those seeking treatment will need to contact facility directly to verify availability.

Bed List - Nov. 30, 2020

This list is to be used as a guide only based on the MABHACCESS website.

PAATHS -call 311 from Boston (Providing Access to Addictions Treatment, Hope and Support) is a one-stop for info. on substance use treatment services. 774 Albany Street, Boston is open 7 days a week.

Project Assert is open 8am-12am thru BMC emergency care
Motivating Youth Recovery Worcester- ages 13-18, 508-860-1244.

Andrew House
170 Morton St. 4th floor,
S. Jamaica Plain,MA 02130
617-318-5602
Males only

Andrew House
909 Sumner St.
Stoughton,MA 02072
781-232-5506
Males only

Boston Treatment Center
784 Mass. Ave.
Boston,MA 02118
617-247-1001
Males only

CHL-Worcester
12 Queen St.
Worcester,MA 01610
508-860-1200

Washburn House
1183 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01603
508-834-8599 option 1

Northeast
111 Middleton Rd.
Danvers,MA 01923
978-777-2121

Dimock
55 Dimock St.
Roxbury,MA 02119
617-442-8800

Gavin Foundation
43 Old Colony Ave.
Quincy,MA 02170
617-845-5785

Gosnold
200 Ter Heun Dr.
Falmouth,MA 02540
508-540-6550

Behavioral Health
298 Federal St.
Greenfield,MA 01301
413-733-1423

Brockton Addiction Treatment Center
30 Meadowbrook Rd.
Brockton,MA 02301
774-213-8435

High Point Treatment Center
1233 State Rd.
Plymouth, MA 02360
774-213-8435

Providence Hospital
1233 Main St.
Holyoke,MA 01040
413-539-2981

Norcap
71 Walnut St.
Foxboro,MA 02035
508-698-1104

McGee Unit
725 North St.
Pittsfield,MA 01201
413-445-9463

SSTAR
386 Stanley St.
Fall River,MA 02720
508-235-7002

Spectrum
861 Main St.
Weymouth,MA 02190
339-499-4092
Gender: Male

Spectrum
154 Oak St.
Westborough,MA 01581
508-898-1570

Carlson Recovery Unit
471 Chestnut St.
Springfield,MA 01107
413-733-1431

Northeast
365 East St.
Tewksbury,MA 01876
978-259-7021
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