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Adult Services

Substance Abuse Recovery Services

Daily Drop-in Service / this program is our continuing effort to provide help to anyone wanting to recover from addiction. We have experienced staff and volunteers available 365 days per year to answer questions and act as a bridge to treatment. We also serve families that are in crisis with their addicted loved ones.

PAACA is staffed:
Monday Friday 8am-4pm
Saturdays and Sundays from 10am- 1pm
Our facility is open for groups 365 days a year.

Self-help groups are run at PAACA on a daily basis. PAACA is open extended hours on holidays to offer assistance to individuals and families in need.

Other recovery services include:

  • Detox and other treatment referrals
  • Court monitoring
  • Specialty support groups
  • Case management services
  • Drug testing


  • Residential Programs

    PAACA operates numerous units of scattered site permanent housing throughout New Bedford. The housing programs are for people in recovery who are transitioning from homelessness and are engaged in training, or are working.

    PAACA provides rental subsidies to individuals and families in the program as well as supportive services designed to assist clients stabilize the emotional and financial dimensions of their lives. For more information call 508.400.1080

    Employment & Training

    PAACA Recovery Works and the Recovery Connection are enterprises designed to provide employment and training to people returning to productivity. Employment opportuni- ties exist in the areas of Transportation, Housekeeping and Maintenance and other opportunities on an as-needed basis.

    Food, Clothing and Other Support Services

    The Braz/Bean Memorial Community Center collaborates with PAACA in the operation of the food pantry and recycled clothing center open Monday through Thursday from 9am- 1pm. The center services hundreds of families every month from the South Coast. For more information call 508-979-1737

    If you are interested in volunteering with PAACA Adult Services fill out our application.



    PAACA  is  a  501(c)3  Non-Profit  Organization  that
    helps  men,  women and young  people who struggle
    with addiction, alcoholism or any other life-controlling
    issues.
                    
    Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc
    Phone: (508) 997-9051 (Adult Services)
    Phone: (508) 979-1580 (Youth Services)
    360 Coggeshall Street
    New Bedford, MA 02746

    2017 Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc