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Substance Misuse and Addiction

The Mass General Brigham Employee Assistance Program is available to help with a variety of substance misuse and addiction issues. Navigating these problems can be challenging for all those impacted. Below are some helpful resources. Please contact the EAP at 866-724-4327 if you need further assistance for yourself or someone you care about.

General Information about Addiction
Information about Specific Addictions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smoking Cessation

  • PihQ – Partners in Helping You Quit-for Mass General Brigham Employee
    Are you interested in cutting back or quitting tobacco or vape use? Partners in Helping You Quit (PiHQ) Employee Smoking Cessation Program offers free tobacco treatment coaching and help getting stop-smoking medication for employees, spouses, and adult dependents.  A tobacco treatment coach helps smokers make a plan and provides guidance through the process of cutting down and becoming tobacco free. PiHQ offers biweekly phone calls for 12 weeks, followed by monthly calls for 12 months.  Counseling is individualized and conducted by phone and email for convenience.  Counseling is customized, private and confidential.  Early morning and evening hours are available; no office visits required. In addition, Partners health insurance covers any FDA-approved stop-smoking medication – with a prescription from a healthcare provider.  The benefit covers the generic nicotine patch, lozenge, gum, or inhaler, as well as Bupropion and Chantix. Employees do not have to be enrolled in the PiHQ program to take advantage of the medication benefit, but stop smoking medication is much more effective when combined with the support of a tobacco coach.  For additional information, call PiHQ at 617-724-2205, or email PIHQ@partners.org.
  • MGH Smoking Cessation Programs
  • Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program (MTCP)

Gambling Addiction Resources

Technology Addiction

Tips for Finding a Digital Balance

  • Schedule your time on social media rather than letting it control you
  • Be thoughtful about why you’re logging on and stick to your plan
  • Remember that someone else’s happy news does not minimize your own
  • Be yourself
  • Put your emotional wellbeing first – you can skip or hide negative or upsetting posts
  • Sign off when the stress created by social media becomes overwhelming

Resources

Help for Substance Misuse and Addiction
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