Substance Use Disorder Services

Support along the way

“ I’ve lived in the city of Brockton basically my whole life. At a very young age I began to struggle with substance use disorder and mental health issues. During the time of my own drug use, I overdosed many times. Luckily, my mother found programs that provided her with Narcan and educated her on how to use it. If those types of programs didn’t exist, I would NOT be alive today. That is why I believe in harm-reduction. That is why I am so passionate about the services we provide at the COPE Center.”

Mary Corlin
Director of Harm Reduction Services

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Harm-reduction services, like those offered by BAMSI’s Community Outreach, Prevention, and Education (COPE) Center, buy time. When someone who uses drugs comes to the COPE Center, they may not be ready to enter treatment yet.

By exchanging used needles for clean ones to prevent the spread of HIV or Hepatitis, distributing Narcan to counteract an overdose, or provide warm clothes to stop someone from freezing to death on the street, COPE provides life-saving services for populations who are at an increased risk of premature death.

BAMSI provides free harm-reduction supplies such as clean replacement syringes, condoms, and other materials to reduce the risk of sexual transmission.

"As someone who has worked in Harm Reduction Services since 1999, I have seen many changes. One thing that still rings true is that HARM-REDUCTION SAVES LIVES! We believe in community, dignity, and evidence-based care for the benefit of all people. We also believe in supporting people on all pathways to recovery."

Michael Kelly
Program Manager, BAMSI’s Plymouth COPE Center

Brockton COPE Center

74 Pleasant Street

Monday-Friday 9AM-4PM

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Plymouth COPE Center

385 Court Street, Suite B1 

Monday-Friday 10AM-3PM

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Once someone is ready to accept treatment, COPE staff will set them up with one of BAMSI’s Substance Use Disorder specialists and help them receive the detox and recovery services they need.

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