History of the ARC


The Addiction Referral Center was established on Lincoln Street in Marlborough in 1973 as a drop-in Center. It began with a group of individuals who were on a quest to remain sober from alcohol addiction. These dedicated people created a supportive environment and services that worked for them and created a safe haven for all who suffered from alcoholism.

It became the quest of the ARC’s members to reach out and help fellow alcoholics regain their independence and work toward the goal of increased self-sufficiency.

With the help and guidance of an all-volunteer Board of Directors, the scope of the ARC has broadened and has become an outstanding nonprofit agency that provides extensive services to the community at large, as well as to addicted people and their families.

The ARC prides itself on providing help and hope to thousands of individuals who sought and continue to seek vital assistance to fight the disease of addiction and live their lives in recovery one day at a time.

The Addiction Referral Center is a not for profit 501(c)(3) corporation organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.

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