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The Addiction Referral Center
Last updated on June 2, 2015


To provide the highest quality and confidential services for individuals suffering from the chronic disease of substance abuse and assist their families as well. In so doing aid in the restoration of their dignity and respect which all human beings so rightly deserve.

The Addiction Referral Center’s (Arc) hours of operation are 10:00am to 3:00pm. A 24 hour hot-line is provided for immediate assistance. Arc provides crisis intervention, telephone and walk-in referrals; Appropriate placement for inpatient and outpatient programs. Peer to Peer support for individuals and their families. Arc hosts 28 on-site 12 step AA NA and Al-anon meetings weekly. Arc works closely with the judicial system providing court mandated monitored community service. A prevention mentor program is provided for two area high schools. Community volunteerism opportunities are available.

The Arc is a 38 year old grassroots 501-c-3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the city of Marlboro and remains in Marlboro to this present day. Arc began as a drop in center for individuals trying to remain sober from alcohol after being discharged from detoxification hospitals. Newly sober individuals realized if they were to remain sober they would require the support of other individuals who choose to live their life abstaining from alcohol. In no time at all individuals seeking help for active alcoholism began to drop by the center to inquire about where individuals had gone to get sober. The name Alcohol Referral Center became affectionately known as The ARC Drop In Center. As years went by and illicit drug abuse spread throughout our nation, chemically dependent individuals also required substance abuse services and support. The Arc changed it's name to The Addiction Referral Center. Throughout the years Arc evolved into a multifaceted organization providing substance abuse services incorporating specialized referrals and placement. Arc provides services for 550 individuals weekly. Throughout the years Arc developed a diverse data base that include homeless shelters, detox hospitals, long term treatment programs, day programs, specialized substance abuse council for individuals and families, social services, food pantry's. The list of referrals and placements Arc provides is endless. Throughout the years the need for family support was recognized and incorporated into our services. Arc's provides a walk-in service which is a rare service in today's world. Telephone referrals and appointments are also available.

Contact person: Marie Cheetham, Executive Director, (phone), (email)

Office fax number: (508) 485-4357

 33 Main Street
Marlboro, MA 01752
This location is handicap accessible
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   Nearest Bus Stop: On the corner of Main and Maple Street in downtown Marlboro., 2 minute walk
Last updated on June 2, 2015

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