Addiction and Recovery Services

Addiction and Recovery Services

The Salisbury Police Department has partnered with The Pettengill House to provide services to those struggling with addiction or looking for recovery assistance. The Pettengill House is a local non-profit family and children social service agency that provides addiction services to both victims and families touched by drug and alcohol addiction.

We have implemented the Salisbury Treatment Outreach Prevention Program (STOPP) in conjunction with The Pettengill House that conducts follow-up visits with victims of overdoses and their families.  The goal is to provide referral information for addiction services and emotional support.

Visit the Pettengill House for more information about the Substance Addiction Initiative

Addiction and Treatment Resources

  • Pettengill House Addiction Resource Guide
  • has information for parents –  855-DRUGFREE
  • is a referral service that can connect you to various treatment options
  • 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.
  • – Massachusetts Addiction help line – 800-327-5050

Information about Court-Ordered Treatment (Section-35)

For various reasons, families may need to seek assistance from the courts in order to get a loved one into treatment. For information on court ordered treatment, visit the MA Section 35 informational website or contact our business line at 978-465-3121 to speak with an officer.

Overdose Statistics in Massachusetts

In the U.S., there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths reported in 2018, 4.1% fewer deaths than in 2017.

  • The age-adjusted rate declined by 4.6% to 20.7 per 100,000 standard population.1 The decline follows an increasing trend in the rate from 6.1 in 1999 to 21.7 in 2017.
  • Opioids were involved in 46,802 (a rate of 14.6) overdose deaths in 2018—nearly 70% of all overdose deaths.
  • Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) continued to rise with more than 28,400 (a rate of 9.9) overdose deaths in 2018.
  • The number of deaths involving prescription opioids declined to 14,975 (a rate of 4.6) in 2018 and those involving heroin dropped to 14,996 (a rate of 4.7)

Learn More from the National Institute on Drug Abuse