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Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office

The job of the SUDI Office is to humanize SUD so that all people are treated with dignity and respect, and feel empowered to meet their full potential.

About Us


The Substance Use Disorder Initiatives (SUDI) Office opened in 2016 to streamline existing programs and increase the City’s capacity to address the issue. As a municipal department, SUDI oversees the strategic coherence of SUD-related efforts and manages the day-to-day operations of the work.

Our Funding

The SUDI Office receives a majority of its funding through grants and other external sources of revenue. The following is a matrix of all SUDI’s funding sources:

SUDI’S Funding Sources

Name Source Amount Dates Programs
Determination of Needs MGH $63,000 2018-2022 - Drop-In Center
- Support Line
State Earmark Statehouse $50,000 2018-2019 - Syringe Pick-Up
- Support Group
First Responders Grant DPH $20,000 2018-2019 - Post-OD Outreach
- Narcan
MOAPC Grant DPH $100,000 2013-2020 - Peer Support Pilot
- Recovery Coaches
- Community Events
- Mobile Narcan Training
- Community Events
PFS Grant DPH $85,000 2015-2020 - Prev. Subcommittee
- Rx Take-Back
- Operation Prev.
SAPC Grant DPH $5,000 2017-2020 - Youth Campaign

Get Help: City Support Resources

The SUDI Office is a free and confidential municipal resource for anyone in need of SUD-related support and information. Here’s a few ways to access our support:

1. Support Line

Call the SUDI Support Line at 781-922-6069. If someone is unavailable to take your call, please leave a message stating your name, purpose of the call, and the best way to reach you, and a member of our staff will get back to you within 24-hours.

2. Drop-In Hours

The SUDI Office has weekly drop-in hours:

Tuesday 5pm to 7pm
Wednesday 9am to 11am
Thursday 2pm to 4pm

Hours are managed by the Direct Service Coordinator. Drop-In offers an accessible way to gain to meet with direct service subcontractors who provide a number of services such as treatment navigation, referrals to further care, overdose prevention and Narcan training, as well other resources.

3. Peer Support Services

Peer Support Services are offered by those with lived-experience who assist others on their recovery journey. The goal is to promote hope through positive self-disclosure, demonstrating that recovery is possible. The SUDI Office employs a Recovery Coach whose tasked with supporting individuals and families towards improving quality of life and integrate by developing individualized recovery plans, and identifying goals across multiple domains.

In addition, the SUDI Office offers an Alternative Recovery Group on Tuesday evenings from 7:30pm to 8:45pm aimed at creating genuine connections that help people heal with ease and change the negative-thinking patterns that keep them stuck in a vicious cycle of self-doubt and learned helplessness.

4. Overdose Outreach

In 2016, the City launched the Overdose Outreach Program as a post-overdose response strategy that includes a formal team comprised of SUDI staff, subcontractors, and one representative from the fire department and the police department. The team meets weekly at the SUDI Office to review overdose data from the week prior, followed by door-knocks to addressees where an overdose has taken place. The program was designed to:

  • Engage residences where naloxone had been administered
  • Provide access to overdose prevention education, navigation
  • Support to individuals and families suffering from SUD

Call 311

If you are unsure how to handle a question, you are welcome to call Revere 311 by dialing 3-1-1 during normal City Hall hours.

Get Help: External Support Resources

1. Massachusetts Helpline

The Helpline is the only statewide, public resource for finding substance use treatment and recovery services. Helpline services are free and confidential. Our caring, trained Specialists will help you understand the treatment system and your options.

Phone: 800-327-5050

2. Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery

This guide includes an array of “how to and where to go for help” fact sheets to support individuals and families in the recovery process.

3. The Grayken Center

The Grayken Center for Addiction at Boston Medical Center and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids have teamed up to provide, free of cost, Massachusetts families with support and information to help address a child's substance use. Whether your son or daughter is a teenager living at home or a young adult living independently, Parent Specialists from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids can help.

Phone: 1-844-319-5999
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
TEXT HOPEMA to 55753
Receive a response within 24-48 hours

4. Email a Parent Specialist

Receive a response within 24-48 hours

Contact Information & Hours
Office Hours
Mon/Wed/Th: 8:30am–4:30pm
Tue: 9am–9pm
Fri: 9am–1:30pm
Drop-In Hours
Tue: 5pm-7pm
Wed: 9am-11am
Thu: 2pm-4pm
Peer Support Services Alternative Recovery Group
Tue: 7:30pm-8:45pm
Julia Newhall
Jennifer Duggan
Administrative Assistant
Carrieann Salemme
Direct Service Coordinator
Michelle Onessimo
Recovery Coach
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