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Data Current as of:  10/17/2014

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Substance Abuse Helpline

SECTION 35.   Subsection (b) of section 18 of chapter 17 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:- The helpline shall inform adult and juvenile callers on: (i) acute treatment service facilities and transitional support service facilities that have open beds; (ii) outpatient resources; and (iii) community-based services. The helpline shall be a resource for emergency departments, health centers, families, social workers and medical professionals to obtain information on how to get treatment for an individual who is addicted to drugs or alcohol.