Substance Abuse Services
Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist
For those looking for immediate assistance, the City of Malden employs an Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist, Paul Hammersley, who serves to help residents navigate the treatment system, promote recovery, help to remove barriers, connect people with recovery support services and also encourage hope, optimism and promote healthy living.
Paul is a recovery and empowerment specialist and is also a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach who guides people through the process while supporting recovery based choices, goals, and decisions. Click here for Scholarship application form.
Welcome to the City of Malden’s Substance Abuse Prevention resource. If you have an emergency to report, dial 911 immediately.
This informational resource is provided to help individuals in need of services, guidance and support for themselves, a family member or a friend. Malden is part of the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition which is comprised of the health departments in:
Please visit Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition for information on treatment, recovery and support programs.
The information found on this site was sourced from the Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition as well as Revere Recovery Help.
Substance Abuse Resources
Browse substance abuse resources available for those affected by addiction.Link to page
Understanding Substance Use Disorders
A substance use disorder (SUD) is term to describe the disease of addiction.Link to page
Opioids & the Opioid Epidemic
Opioids are safe when taken as perscribed for medical reasons, but are extremely dangerous when misused and abused as they have highly addictive characteristics.Link to page
Overdose Information, Prevention & Reversal
Opioid overdose is one of the leading causes of deaths in Massachusetts.Link to page
Safe Disposal of Medication & Sharps
Learn about what to do with expired or unwanted medication and needles.Link to page
Mystic Valley Public Health Coalition 2019 ReportLink to page
Local Prevention Initiatives
The community has several initiatives in place to help with addiction prevention.Link to page