Addiction Treatment In Waltham

In Waltham, you can access outpatient and residential/long-term treatment for substance use disorders. The community also has a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. Other programs located within a few miles of city limits include detox programs, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), self-help groups including 12-step meetings, and aftercare services.

Alcohol & Drug Detox Programs

Before you can enter residential treatment or participate in an outpatient recovery program, you may need to a complete detox program. Detox programs can include medications that help to reduce physical withdrawal symptoms.

While most detox programs take place in an inpatient or residential setting, some programs are referred to as ambulatory detox and take place in an outpatient or community-based setting. Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, painful, and dangerous, so detox should always incorporate medical supervision.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Residential or inpatient addiction treatment provides a substance-free setting with support 24-hours a day. Residential treatment programs seek to build a therapeutic community where you can learn from others and develop healthy skills for recovery.

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Residential treatment is ideal if you suffer from co-occurring mental health disorders or lack support for recovery at home.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment can be a good choice if you have completed a residential rehab program and are re-entering the community. Outpatient treatment is also a good choice if you want to continue to work during rehab and have a supportive living environment at home.

Outpatient programs usually combine evidence-based therapies like DBT and CBT with peer support groups, recovery activities, and education.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) combines FDA-approved medications with counseling and therapy to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders. MAT medications for opioid use disorder include methadone, naltrexone, and buprenorphine. Naltrexone is also used to address alcohol addiction, along with disulfiram and acamprosate.

Aftercare & Alumni Services

Recovery is a lifelong process. You’ll need ongoing support to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Aftercare and alumni programs provide support for the later stages of recovery. Alumni programs and aftercare services can include continued counseling and recovery activities, as well as 12-step or other similar peer support groups.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) should last at least 6 months, and can last 12 months or longer.

Residential programs may last:

  • Fewer than 30-days
  • 30-, 60-, or 90-days
  • 120-days or longer

Recovery is a continuous process, and should be viewed as gradual steps. Treatment lengths are individually determined, and will vary from program to program.

How To Pay For Treatment

Substance use disorder treatment programs in Massachusetts accept the majority of private insurance programs. MassHealth also pays for substance use disorder treatment, including detox, residential treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and alternative healthcare treatments.

Many treatment programs in Massachusetts offer a sliding-fee scale based on your ability to pay. You may also find resources to pay for treatment through family and crowdsourcing platforms.

Substance Abuse Trends In Waltham & Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Middlesex County received national recognition in 2018 when it was ranked ninth out of 44 high-population U.S. counties for opioid overdose deaths.

Facts include:

  • The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported that more than 2,570 people died of opioid overdoses in the county between 2010 and 2016.
  • 16 people from Waltham died of opioid-related causes in 2017.
  • By 2018, six people in Waltham died from opioid overdose.

Over 440 people in Waltham sought treatment for addiction between June 2017 and June 2018, with almost half (48.5 percent) seeking treatment for alcohol use, and 39.9 percent for heroin.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Swift River’s serene and beautiful campus is located about two hours from Waltham amid the Berkshire Mountains. The beautiful natural environment invites you to begin recovery in peace. Our multidisciplinary staff provides individualized treatment services, including evidence-based therapies, nutritional support, and a variety of outdoor experiences.

In addition to our wilderness-based programs, Swift River provides all levels of care, from detox to inpatient programs that treat co-occurring mental health disorders.

To find out if Swift River is the best choice for you or a loved one, connect with Vertava Health today.