Addiction Treatment In Princeton, MA

Almost two-thirds of the people from Princeton who entered Massachusetts-funded treatment for drugs or alcohol between 2017 and 2018 had used alcohol or heroin during the past year.

The National Institute on Drug Abuse recommends that substance use disorder treatment be individually designed. Treatment plans take your history of substance use and treatment into consideration, along with your personality and other co-occurring health issues.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

When you begin your recovery, the first step is a detox program. Detox programs deal with the physical symptoms of withdrawal and help you eliminate drugs and/or alcohol in your body.

The majority of detox programs take place in an inpatient or residential setting, but you may also find ambulatory or outpatient detox programs. Detox can take three to four days, or a week or longer.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Providing support for recovery 24-hours a day, seven days a week, inpatient treatment offers evidenced-based therapy and experiential services and programs designed to build coping and sober living skills.

Residential treatment can be gender-specific and serve specific populations from adolescents to older adults. Residential rehab may be a good choice for you if you know you need a substance-free environment and continuous support to build lasting skills for recovery.

Outpatient Treatment

If you plan to work and live at home while you’re in rehab, outpatient treatment could be right for you, especially if you have a network of support at home. If you’ve recently completed residential rehab, you can also continue treatment in an outpatient program.

Outpatient programs range from very intensive programs that meet every day in a clinical environment (partial hospitalization) to regular outpatient programs that meet for fewer than nine hours a week.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) uses FDA-approved medications along with counseling and peer group support. You may have heard that MAT is simply “replacing one drug with another.” This isn’t true: MAT combines drugs that help you to heal from substance use while your recovery continues. Studies show that MAT is effective for long-term recovery.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Substance use disorders are complex and affect your mind, body, and social functioning. Once you’ve finished rehab, your lifetime of recovery is just beginning. Alumni and aftercare services include counseling and peer support groups, helping you to maintain your recovery and live a healthy life.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

How long you attend treatment is determined by your substance use, medical, and treatment history, as well as your family and work needs. In general, inpatient programs may last:

  • up to 30 days or less
  • 60, 90, or 120 days
  • six months
  • over a year

How To Pay For Treatment

Substance use disorder treatment programs in Massachusetts accept every major health insurance plan. They also accept self-pay and may provide payment plans or discounts. You can also find programs that offer a sliding-fee scale based on your ability to pay.

If you’re eligible for MassHealth, it will pay for all phases of substance use disorder treatment and some alternative treatments, including acupuncture.

Substance Abuse Trends In Princeton And Worcester County, Massachusetts

Only one person in Princeton died of opioid overdose in 2018, and only five have lost their lives to the opioid epidemic since 2013. Some countywide facts include:

  • More than 1,500 people in Worcester County have died of opioid overdoses between 2010 and 2018.
  • 283 people in the county died of opioid overdoses in 2018, an increase over the 264 who died in 2017.
  • More than 30,500 people in Worcester County received Schedule II (strong) opioid prescriptions in the first quarter of 2019.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

About 80 miles west of Princeton in the Berkshires, Swift River offers a classic New England country house atmosphere beside a running river. With four seasons of outdoor activities, we provide a safe, empathetic environment for drug and alcohol recovery.

We have a highly qualified and experienced staff who offer evidence-based therapy along with wilderness experiences that are our program’s signature. To find out if Swift River meets your recovery needs, reach out to a treatment specialist at Vertava Health today.