The Addiction Referral Center was established 46 years ago in the City of Marlborough as a Drop In Center on Lincoln Street, by a handful of individuals who were on a quest to remain sober from alcohol addiction. These dedicated people created a safe alternative they knew would work for them.
The ARC came to be a safe haven for all who suffered from alcoholism. They knew they were addicted and if they were to drink again, surely they would lose everything in life. It became the quest of ARC’s members to reach out and help fellow alcoholics regain their independence and work toward the goal of increased self-sufficiency.
Today, men and women suffering from a wide range of Substance Abuse Disorders (SUD) come to the ARC from a local homeless shelter, local businesses, and from every walk of life. Individuals find a healthy environment where they can attend meetings and also spend time with recovering people and make lasting friendships. With the help and guidance of the Executive Director and the ARC Board the scope of the ARC has broadened and has become an outstanding nonprofit agency that provides many extensive services to the community at large, as well as those suffering the effects of SUD and their families.
The Addiction Referral Center is a not for profit 501-c-3 corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.