Substance Use Disorder


To provide collaboration with community partners with education, prevention, and treatment strategies to assist in current substance use disorder epidemic.


To gather data of the community and apply support services to those who are in need in prevention and treatment interventions.


Chris Simonelli
Health Department
Substance Abuse Services Coordinator
Office: 617-394-2255 Cell: 857-321-3188
Email: [email protected]

Paul Guarino
Addiction Recovery Resource Specialist
Everett Fire Department(Road to Recovery)
Work Cell: 617-874-0489
Email: [email protected]

Everett Fire Department
Phone Number:

Everett Health Department
484 Broadway, Room 20
Everett, MA 02149
Phone: 617-394-2256

We can help

General Information:

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Signs & Symptoms:

Signs of an Overdose:

  • Body very limp
  • Deep snoring or gurgling (death rattle)
  • Show heart beat/pulse
  • Blue lips or fingertips
  • Not breathing
  • No response to stimulation
  • No response to sternum rub

Witnessing an overdose?
Immediately call 911


What is the Good Samaritan Law?
This Massachusetts Law provides protection from drug possession charges when an overdose victim or an overdose witness seeks medical attention.

What the law will do?

  • Protect people from prosecution for possession of controlled substances when calling 911.
  • Save lives and give people who use opioids a chance to get help for their addiction.
  • Increase the likelihood that witnesses will call 911 during an overdose.
  • Provide legal protection for medical professionals who prescribe Narcan, or people who possess and/or administer Narcan to someone appearing to have an opiate overdose.

What the law will NOT do?

  • Does NOT interfere with law enforcement securing the scene at an overdose.
  • Dose NOT prevent prosecution from drug trafficking.
  • Does NOT prevent prosecution for outstanding warrants.

If you are in search of treatment or resources regarding substance use disorder please call/text Tori Cyrus, Substance Use Disorder Program Coordinator out of the Everett Fire Department, at 617-874-0489.

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline
Phone: 1-800-327-5050


This informational resource is provided to help individuals in need of services, guidance and support for themselves, a family member or a friend.

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The City of Everett is concerned about the rising level of opioid overdoses. Thus, why the City of Everett is partnering up with many groups to help alleviate this issue.

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