Addiction Treatment In Brighton, MA
Substance use disorders don’t develop overnight, and they’re as unique as you are. Treatment plans should be targeted to your individual needs and circumstances. In general, the earlier treatment begins, the higher the chances of a strong recovery.
Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs
Stopping drug or alcohol use can cause physical withdrawal symptoms, which are uncomfortable and can be potentially harmful. Detox addresses withdrawal symptoms and is the first phase of recovery. Detox programs may use medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and should also include medical supervision.
Inpatient Addiction Treatment
You’ll receive treatment 24-hours a day in an inpatient treatment program. Inpatient or residential programs can last between 28 days and six months to a year or longer. Longer programs can be called transitional living or sober-living programs.
Residential rehabs can be good choices if you need to be in a completely sober living environment or have co-occurring disorders. Inpatient programs can include many forms of treatment, from individual and group therapy to experiential therapies like art, music, yoga therapy.
Treatment that takes place in a community-based setting is referred to as outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment can be a good choice if you intend to continue working while receiving treatment. Outpatient programs may also be offered as step-down care following a residential program.
Offered nine or more hours a week, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) provide more treatment than regular outpatient programs, which are offered for fewer hours a week. Some treatment facilities offer partial hospitalization programs (PHP), which meet daily.
For several decades, some forms of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) have been used to treat alcohol, opioid, and tobacco use disorders. A number of studies have shown that FDA-approved medications combined with counseling and support groups can help sustain recovery.
Opioid medications include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
Aftercare And Alumni Services
Alumni programs and aftercare services are crucial for maintaining a life-long sober lifestyle. Aftercare programs continue to provide peer support, counseling, and reinforcement for drug and alcohol-free lifestyles. Recovery is a lifelong process and aftercare/alumni programs help you maintain ongoing health and well-being.
Length Of Addiction Treatment
Treatment plans are tailored to individual substance use histories and other holistic needs. This, along with the program itself, will determine the length of treatment. Some example program lengths include:
- 14 to 28 days
- 30 days
- 60 to 90 days
- 120 days to a year or longer
The sooner you can start treatment, the greater your chances of achieving long-term substance-free lifestyles.
How To Pay For Treatment
Massachusetts’ treatment programs accept most private insurance plans. They may also provide payment plans for self-pay, and some provide access on a sliding-fee scale based on your ability to pay. MassHealth will pay for all types of treatment, from detox to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and residential treatment.
Substance Abuse Trends In Brighton And Boston, Massachusetts
According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 266 people in Boston died of opioid overdoses in 2018 and more than 1,000 lost their lives to opioids between 2013 and 2017. Other facts from the Boston area include:
- Boston emergency services workers responded to 2,639 opioid overdose calls in 2017 and 2,608 in 2018.
- In 2017, almost 30 percent of the people in Boston who sought treatment for substance use disorders requested help for alcohol use.
- Over 56 percent sought treatment for heroin, and 4.5 percent for crack/cocaine.
If you want to escape the city and access treatment in a countryside setting, consider a facility operated by Vertava Health.
The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River
Located about 120 miles west of Brighton, Swift River provides detox services, residential rehab, aftercare, and many other types of evidence-based addiction treatment. With a special focus on outdoor and wilderness therapy, Swift River is located in a beautiful region of the Berkshires.
Our compassionate, multidisciplinary staff members provide support for healing and recovery. To learn more about treatment at Swift River, reach out to Vertava Health today.