Addiction Treatment In Tewksbury, MA
A total of 334 people from Tewksbury sought help for drug or alcohol use disorders between June 2017 and June 2018. Nearly two-thirds of them had never requested treatment before. Over 50 percent asked for help for heroin, and 32.6 percent for alcohol use.
Treatment plans work best when they respond to your individual needs, health, and substance use history. When all of your needs are incorporated into your treatment plan, you’ll have the best chance of long-term recovery.
Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs
The first step in recovery is detox. Detox usually takes place in a residential setting. Detox can include medications to ease physical withdrawal symptoms, and crisis counseling to help you adjust to the mental, physical, and emotional rollercoaster of withdrawal.
Detox programs can be very short-term, lasting only three to four days. They may also last a week or longer and can be offered in a community (outpatient) setting depending on substance use history and individual health.
Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Residential or inpatient treatment provides a sober environment and treatment 24-hours a day. Residential rehab centers offer evidence-based therapies and also build a therapeutic community that helps you to develop life skills and be motivated to stay substance-free.
The environment of a residential program is also important. If the rehab center offers a supportive, serene, and healthy atmosphere, it can directly support your recovery efforts.
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If you plan to continue to work and have a sober living environment at home, an outpatient program can help. The outpatient treatment takes place in a community setting and can meet for nine hours a week or less. If a program meets more than three days a week for more than nine hours, it’s an intensive outpatient program.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines FDA-approved medications like buprenorphine and naltrexone with evidence-based counseling. It doesn’t “replace one drug with another.” Programs that use MAT combine counseling with other forms of behavioral and experiential therapy to help you maintain a drug- or alcohol-free lifestyle.
Aftercare And Alumni Services
The recovery process doesn’t end when you complete a residential or outpatient rehab program. Your recovery journey is just beginning. Alumni and aftercare programs include counseling and peer group support. They can provide you with the support you need and ongoing reinforcement for long-term recovery.
Length Of Addiction Treatment
Short-term residential treatment can last between three and four weeks. Long-term programs may last between 30, 60, and 90 days. Programs lasting from six months to a year or longer can also be called transitional programs, sober-living homes, or halfway houses.
How To Pay For Treatment
Massachusetts rehab programs, whether they are residential treatment or outpatient counseling, accept major health insurance plans. The rehab center may provide payment plan options or scholarship programs as well. Also, MassHealth will pay for nearly all types of substance use disorder treatment, including some alternative therapies.
Substance Abuse Trends In Tewksbury And Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Like many regions in Massachusetts, Tewksbury and Middlesex County face an ongoing struggle with opioid-related overdose deaths. Some facts to consider include:
- Tewksbury lost 10 residents to opioid overdoses in 2017.
- Nine people from Tewksbury died of opioid overdoses in 2018.
- Over 2,300 people died of opioid-related overdoses in Middlesex County between 2010 and 2018.
- Opioid-related deaths totaled 325 in 2018 alone in Middlesex County.
Massachusetts monitors prescription opioid painkillers, and overprescribing is a concern for Middlesex County, including Tewksbury. Between January and March 2019, more than 88,400 opioid prescriptions were written in the county, totaling 4.47 million opioid pills for the county’s 1.6 million residents.
The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River
Just over a two-hour drive from Tewksbury, Swift River‘s campus offers an ideal location for recovery and healing. Our campus is set in the natural beauty of the Berkshire Mountains.
Swift River’s natural location is ideal for our program’s four seasons of wilderness experiences and outdoor activities. We offer gender-specific programs, treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders, and a variety of evidence-based therapies.
To figure out if Swift River is an option for you, contact Vertava Health today.