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Addiction Treatment In Newton, MA

Women in Newton who need treatment for substance use disorders and housing can find one program within town limits serving their needs. Other programs providing residential treatment for men and women, outpatient treatment, medication-assisted treatment, 12-step groups, and detox services are located in Boston or elsewhere in the greater Boston area.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

Detox is the first step in recovery from drug or alcohol use disorders. Detox programs can take place in a residential or hospital inpatient setting, or in an outpatient setting. They often include medications that can ease the physical symptoms of withdrawal.

Because withdrawal symptoms can be painful and potentially dangerous, detox should include medical supervision.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment for substance use disorders takes place in a residential setting or a clinical (hospital) setting. During a residential/inpatient treatment program, you’ll receive support 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

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Inpatient treatment can also include help with co-occurring behavioral, physical, or mental health disorders. Inpatient facilities often develop therapeutic communities and can last between three and four weeks (short-term) or up to 6 months to a year or longer (long-term).

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment occurs in the community. It is often considered a good fit if you’ve completed residential treatment or have support at home.

Outpatient programs that meet 9 hours a week or more are intensive outpatient programs (IOPs). Programs that meet for fewer than 9 hours a week are less-intensive or regular outpatient programs. Outpatient programs should include individual and group therapy along with sober-living activities.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been used for a number of years to address alcohol and opioid use disorders. MAT has proven to reduce the use of opioids and other substances.

Medications help to limit cravings and provide the body a chance to heal from substance use. These medications are combined with evidence-based individual and group counseling.

Aftercare & Alumni Services

Sometimes called relapse prevention programs, aftercare and alumni programs offer continuing support following the completion of residential and/or outpatient treatment programs. Aftercare and alumni programs may include counseling and self-help groups, including 12-step programs.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

The length of treatment depends on a variety of factors, including the program itself. Residential treatment may last as little as two weeks to 30-, 60-, 90-, or 120 days or longer. In some cases, treatment can last up to a year or more.

For medication-assisted treatment (MAT), methadone programs should be 12-months or longer. Some opioid use disorders benefit from treatment beyond a year. Recovery is a lifelong process and you should view your treatment as a continuum of care as opposed to a short-term stay.

How To Pay For Treatment

The majority of drug and alcohol rehab centers accept private health insurance in Massachusetts or provide a sliding fee scale based on the ability to pay.

MassHealth will pay for a variety of substance use disorder treatment, including:

  • detox
  • medication-assisted treatment
  • residential treatment
  • specialized services for pregnant and parenting women
  • alternative medicine like acupuncture

Other payment alternatives include self-pay, payment plans, and crowdsourcing. If you have health insurance, reach out to your provider to find out what’s covered.

Substance Use Trends In Newton & Middlesex County, MA

Like much of Massachusetts and the nation at large, Newton and the surrounding areas are exposed to substance use problems.

Take a look at some facts from this region:

  • Nine Newton residents died from opioid-related overdose in 2017.
  • In 2018, four people in Newton died from opioid-related overdose.
  • 250 people in Newton were admitted for addiction treatment between June 2017 and June 2018, with 44.5 percent seeking treatment for alcohol, and 41 percent for heroin.

According to a 2018 report by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, more than 2,570 people in Middlesex County died from opioid overdoses between 2000 and 2016. This figure puts the county in 9th place out of the 44 U.S. counties with a population over one million.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

A little over two hours west of Newton, Swift River’s campus is located among the stunning scenery of the Berkshire Mountains. The classically New England beauty of Swift River’s facility and the environment is the perfect complement to our individualized approach to recovery.

Our professional staff is multidisciplinary, empathetic, and committed to your recovery and health. Our program offers unique wilderness-based recovery and outdoor experience programming, along with evidence-based therapies including CBT and treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders.

To find out more about our recovery program in Massachusetts, reach out to Vertava Health today.