Addiction Treatment In Wakefield, MA
More than 230 Wakefield residents entered treatment for substance use disorders in 2017 and 2018. Almost 50 percent never sought treatment before. Patients mostly needed help for alcohol, heroin, cocaine, and other drugs including marijuana and prescription opioids.
Your substance use treatment plan will respond to both your health and substance use history. You’ll have the best chance of long-term recovery if you begin treatment as soon as possible and find a rehab plan well-suited to your needs.
Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs
Detox helps you through the first days of abstaining from drugs and/or alcohol. Detox programs usually take place in a residential setting and should include medical supervision.
Most detox programs last a few days, but some can be longer. Detox programs may use medications to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. These programs do not directly treat your addiction but prepare you for inpatient or outpatient care.
Inpatient Addiction Treatment
By living in a sober environment 24-hours a day, seven days a week, residential or inpatient treatment provides safety and comfort for recovery. Inpatient treatment uses evidence-based therapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical-behavioral therapy.
Residential rehab centers offer experiences like mindfulness, yoga, and outdoor challenges to help you build life-skills and health-oriented habits. An inpatient treatment program also provides a structured, peaceful atmosphere where you can focus on recovery.
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Outpatient treatment programs are a good choice if you have a supportive and substance-free environment at home. Some outpatient programs are less-intense, meeting fewer than nine hours a week. Outpatient programs that meet more than nine hours a week are called intensive outpatient programs (IOPs).
Outpatient programs combine evidence-based therapy with peer group support or group therapy. They can also include sober-living activities. An outpatient program that meets daily is known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP).
Combining medications with therapy, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is helpful for addressing opioid, alcohol, and tobacco use disorders. MAT includes behavioral therapy and counseling as well as FDA-approved medications like naltrexone, buprenorphine, and methadone.
Aftercare And Alumni Services
Once you complete residential or outpatient treatment, your recovery isn’t over. In fact, it’s just beginning. An aftercare program helps you continue your substance-free lifestyle. An alumni/aftercare program may include individual or group counseling, 12-step support, transportation assistance, and recovery coaching.
Length Of Addiction Treatment
Whichever treatment length is provided, the consensus is the longer you stay in treatment, the better chance you have for sustained recovery. However, treatment lengths vary and depend on your needs. Treatment may last under 30 days, between 30 and 60 days, or the optimal 90-days. In some cases, programs last between six months to a year or longer.
How To Pay For Treatment
Almost every Massachusetts drug and alcohol rehab center accepts the majority of private health insurance plans. Some treatment centers in Massachusetts also offer scholarships, discounts, and sliding-fee scales based on your income. If you’re eligible for MassHealth, the state will pay for every phase of substance use disorder treatment.
Substance Abuse Trends In Wakefield And Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Wakefield and Middlesex County at large have recorded devastating opioid-related deaths statistics the past few years. Consider some facts collected by the state department of health:
- Eight people from Wakefield died of opioid overdose in 2017, and ten died in 2018.
- Between 2010 and 2018, 2,190 people in Middlesex County died of opioid overdoses.
- In 2018, over 320 people died from opioid-related overdoses in Middlesex county.
Rates of alcohol and drug-related emergency department visits are higher for 15-19-year-olds in Wakefield than the rest of Massachusetts, according to Hallmark Health System’s 2017-2019 Community Health Implementation Plan.
The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River
About 130 miles west of Wakefield, Swift River provides a peaceful and beautiful campus for recovery. We use our location beside a swift-running stream in the Berkshire Mountains to provide wilderness experiences and challenges along with evidence-based therapies.
Swift River is experienced in treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. To find out if one of our many programs is right for you, contact Vertava Health today.