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Addiction Treatment In Leominster, MA

While addiction treatment programs differ in terms of services and lengths, they will likely offer a full continuum of care. Rehab programs will also be customized to fit your individual needs and may also address any underlying issues associated with addiction. In many cases, you’ll either enter a detox program or enroll directly into an inpatient or outpatient program.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

The withdrawal phase can be difficult, painful, and potentially dangerous. Detox programs allow you to safely get through this phase with medical monitoring or supervision. Some drug and alcohol detox programs offer medication that can help ease severe withdrawal effects.

Detox isn’t considered treatment for addiction, but it does help you prepare for inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

If you need a safe environment for recovery for a severe addiction, inpatient treatment is a good choice. Inpatient programs have you live at a facility throughout the program’s length. During this program, you’re supervised around the clock and have access to support from peers and professionals.

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Inpatient facilities typically offer different types of recovery approaches, such as behavioral therapy and other evidence-based treatment options. These facilities may also have extra amenities and may provide you with safe forms of recreation, such as swimming, meditation, yoga, or outdoor recreation.

Outpatient Treatment

If you have a mild addiction, as well as strong family support at home, an outpatient program may be right for you. These programs include group and individual counseling, as well as education.

You’ll come in for treatment each week to attend educational programs or counseling sessions. The frequency of treatment sessions will vary depending on the level of outpatient care, which includes standard, intensive, and partial hospitalization programs.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment is designed to address opioid and alcohol addiction. You’ll receive a personalized dose of medication under medical supervision, such as buprenorphine, and also participate in behavioral therapy sessions. With this combination of counseling and medication, you’ll have improved chances for lasting recovery.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Once you complete an inpatient or outpatient program, you’ll have access to aftercare and alumni services. These services provide ongoing support to help you maintain healthy habits and avoid relapse. Examples of these services include peer recovery support, sober-living housing, employment resources, 12-step programs, and community resources.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

The amount of time you spend in a treatment program varies by facility. In some cases, you’ll receive treatment for 30 or 60 days. Other rehab centers offer longer treatment lengths, such as 90 days, 120 days, or one year. Longer rehab programs are generally more effective, but it all depends on your individual situation.

How To Pay For Treatment

In Massachusetts, a private insurance policy is likely to cover all or some of the cost for addiction treatment.

Some insurance companies that likely offer coverage include:

  • AllWays
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield

However, expect to pay some out-of-pocket costs as well. If you don’t have access to an insurance plan, consider payment plans or reach out to the Leominster MassHealth office.

Substance Use Trends In Leominster And Worcester County, Massachusetts

Substance use, especially opioid use, has been a serious problem in Leominster and Worcester County over the past few years.

Opioid-related facts from this area include:

  • Worcester County had 789 deaths due to opioid overdoses from 2016 to 2018.
  • Leominster had a total of 41 deaths due to opioid overdoses between 2016 and 2018.
  • Leominster reported 250 emergency room visits due to opioid overdoses in 2017. This total decreased slightly to 233 ER visits in 2018.
  • In 2017, Leominster had a rate of 43.9 opioid prescriptions per 100 residents.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Swift River offers inpatient care and more in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Berkshire Mountains. Located around 80 miles from Leominster, we offer evidence-based counseling and behavioral therapy, art therapy, and adventure therapy, which includes hiking, fishing, survival skills, and other outdoor activities.

If you think Swift River will work for you or your loved, reach out to Vertava Health today.