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ASEF provides a compilation of web links to information of potential use and interest to diverse audiences—from parenting issues such as bullying and substance abuse, as well as a consolidated list of various ASRSD communications outlets.

District Communication 


Websites and social media communications for the Ayer Shirley Regional School District


District - @ASRSD1

High School - Athletics

FIRST Robotics Competition Team 4905 


Ayer Shirley Education Foundation

Page Hilltop - Physical Education

High School - Student Council

High School - Music

High School - Athletic Boosters


Substance Abuse/Addiction 

Area Resources for Substance Abuse/Addiction

Youth Stabilization and Detoxification Units

The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) in seeking to create an effective and responsive continuum of substance abuse treatment services for adolescents, as well as to meet a growing demand for acute care, created in 2007 the first state-funded youth stabilization and detoxification units in Massachusetts.

These units provide youth in crisis with a safe, temporary, protective environment in which they can receive the care, supervision, assessment, and medical monitoring necessary to facilitate stabilization of their physical and emotional states.

Once stabilized, youth receive a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment of their substance use, social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health needs. With this information, staff can develop appropriate aftercare resources and referrals for adolescents and their family.

The youth stabilization and detoxification services are for males and females between the ages of 13 and 17. Their length of stay is determined on their individual assessment and treatment planning needs, (an average stay is 14 days). Insurance may cover the cost of these services.

Call the stabilization programs listed below directly to make a referral or to find out more information.

Youth Stabilization and Detoxification Units

MYR (Motivating Youth Recovery)
Community Health Link
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
TTY 508-860-5641

The CASTLE (Clean and Sober Teens Living Empowered)
High Point Treatment Center
10 Meadowbrook Road, Brockton, MA 02301
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services


Learn To Cope

Massachusetts Organization For Addiction Recovery

Massachusetts Al-Anon and Alateen

The Partnership at

Parents: The Anti-Drug

Join Together

NIDA for Teens

SAMHSA’S Mental Health Information Center

Community Health Link
71 Jaques Street Worcester, MA 01610
508-860-1000 508-791-3261

George Wells Human Service Center
29 Pine Street Southbridge, MA 01550

Henry Lee Willis Community Center, Inc.
44 Front Street Suite 380/490 Worcester, MA 01608

LUK Inc.
545 Westminster Street Fitchburg, MA 01420

North Central Human Service
31 Lake Street Gardner, MA 01440

Spectrum Outpatient Services
585 Lincoln Street Worcester, MA 01605

Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc. (Y.O.U., Inc.)
81 Plantation Street Worcester, MA 01604

Outpatient Providers Serving Adolescents

For free and confidential help with
finding the right youth service or program call:

Central Intake and Care Coordination (CICC)
617-661-3991 or toll free at 866-705-2807
Crisis Response 

Crisis Response

Tips for parents and educators on talking to kids about the unthinkable and inevitable events in life

Harvard Graduate School of Education - Usable Knowledge: When Bad Things Happen

American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking to Children about Disasters