Please click on the Stay Connected button for more information on our virtual meetings.


What to Expect

Learn to Cope is a peer-led network that offers support, resources, education, and hope for family members and friends who have loved ones affected by substance use disorder. Meetings are conducted by both experienced volunteers and staff members that have had formalized Learn to Cope facilitator training. Meetings are a safe place for members to share their experiences, ask questions, learn about addiction, and listen to Guest Speakers who are either in long term recovery or professionals in the field. There is no cost to join or attend. Overdose education and Narcan training is available at every meeting. Narcan is available free of charge to Massachusetts residents. To attend you must be 18-years of age or older. Learn to Cope is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.



Virtual Meetings are held online via ZOOM and can be accessed with a computer, tablet, or phone. ZOOM links are not posted publicly therefore to attend you must fill out the Stay Connected form (in English / en español) to request more information from a Regional Manager. All meetings are held Monday through Thursday 7 to 8:30pm EST.


We offer a number of special meetings for Spanish-speaking families, siblings, and for anyone who has lost a loved one and has someone who is still struggling.


In-Person meetings are held in locations throughout Massachusetts and one in Florida.  Please see this list for locations nearest you.

**Due to COVID-19 concerns
in-person meetings are temporarily on hold** 

Special Meetings

Still Learning Still Coping is a peer-support group for families who have lost a loved one to substance use disorder and still have a loved one struggling.  This meeting is held every Monday evening 7-8:30PM (EDT) via ZOOM and is facilitated by LTC Staff Member Peter Babineau. To join, contact him here.

Español Group is a peer-support group for Spanish speaking families who have a loved one struggling with substance use disorder.  This meeting is held every Wednesday evening 7-8:30PM (EDT) via ZOOM and is facilitated by a LTC staff member. Learn more.

Sibling Group (aka The Ripple Effect) is a peer-support group for those that have a sibling struggling with substance use disorder. This meeting is held every Monday evening 7 - 8:30PM (EDT) via ZOOM.  The Ripple Effect is hosted by the SAFE Coalition with the support of Learn to Cope. Call Safe Coalition for more information at 508-488-8105.