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Substance Abuse


When most people talk about substance abuse, they are referring to the use of illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are not the only substance that can be abused. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines, inhalants and alcohol can all be used to harmful excess.


Substance abuse can lead to dependence or addiction.


What can I do if someone I know has a problem with substance abuse?

Consult a trusted adult, guidance counselor or teacher.

For free and anonymous help call the Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline @ 1-800-327-5050.


Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Resources


Mental Health Services


Everyone experiences anxiety. It is a normal part of childhood. Feeling nervous or anxious is our body's natural reaction to signal danger or uncertainty. When anxiety causes us to avoid our usual activities, like school, sports, or other social events or prohibits us from engaging in new experiences, treatment should be sought.


Anxiety disorders can be treated.


Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents

Depression in Children & Adolescents

Mental Health News Today

Department of Mental Health





1-877-870-4673 (Good Samaritans)

1-800-273-TALK (8255) (Suicide Prevention Life Line)



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Samaritans of Boston: Suicide Prevention

McLean Psychiatric Hospital

Children's Hospital: Suicide and Teens

Suicide in Youth

Homeless Assistance


In accordance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Act, the Beverly Public Schools provides homeless students and unaccompanied youth all of the educational services for which they are eligible, including education programs for students with disabilities, free school meals, English language services, vocational and technical education, gifted and talented services, special education, preschool and Title I services. Homeless students are entitled to transportation to their school of origin or the school in which they are to be enrolled, if required. All students, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, homelessness, age and/or disability, and any other class or characteristic protected by law, have equal access to the general education program and the full range of any occupational/vocational education programs offered by the district.

Extracurricular activities sponsored by the district are non-discriminatory in that: 1) BPS provides equal opportunity for all students to participate in intramural and interscholastic sports; 2) extracurricular activities or clubs sponsored by the school do not exclude students on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or homelessness. All user fees are waived for students without a permanent place of residence.


Children Living in Foster Care and Kinship Families

Welcome to Beverly Public Schools! We want to provide you with the support and services that will assist you both in and out of school. Please visit with your school adjustment counselor to discuss how we may be better able to promote your sense of well being and success in school.


Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program, a substance abuse prevention and intervention initiative funded by the United Way through a grant to Northeast Behavioral Health is a supportive resource available to any Beverly middle and high school student. The goal of this program is to minimize obstacles which may interfere with your ability to succeed in school. The Student Assistance Program is a strength-based, collaborative approach. The services provided include drop-in support, counseling services, prevention education, and assistance for outside services, as indicated. These services also include drug and alcohol prevention, education and intervention and a variety of mental health and wellness issues. A student may seek services for him/herself, be referred by their parent, a peer, the school or any other concerned individual. These services are provided confidentially and are completely voluntary. The program is provided and supervised by Northeast Behavioral Health through United Way funding. You may access this confidental service by speaking with your guidance or adjustment counselor.


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Beverly Public Schools
502 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
voice: 978-921-6100
fax: 978-922-6597