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Addiction Treatment In Woburn, MA

Studies prove that alcohol or drug addiction is a disease capable of altering the structure of the brain. During the search for rehab, it can be difficult finding the right treatment center because it’s a disease that affects each person in different ways. A proper program will provide individualized plans that are based on a professional needs assessment and catered to your needs.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

Detoxification begins after drug or alcohol use stops and the body starts to withdrawal. It’s a process that is dangerous and very uncomfortable.

Detox services may provide 24-hour a day comfort care and medication to help manage the side effects of withdrawal. While these programs don’t treat addiction, they will prepare you for an inpatient or outpatient rehab program.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient or residential facilities provide a live-in, secure environment to address addiction and other mental/behavioral health needs. Residential care is best if you have unreliable support at home or are at high risk for using drugs or alcohol without supervision.

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Residential programs combine evidence-based treatment methods with extra amenities, recreation, and peer and professional support. Many inpatient treatment centers are staffed with multidisciplinary health professionals to support all aspects of your recovery, including the treatment of co-occurring mental health disorders.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient treatment is a cost-saving option, but may not be the right choice without family support. There are different varieties of outpatient care, such as intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Outpatient programs allow you to leave after therapy and return home each day.

Medication-Assisted treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a combination of behavioral therapy and medications. With MAT, you’ll work on changing behaviors while FDA-approved medications prolong and support the recovery effort. MAT is available for those with an addiction to opioids or alcohol.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Aftercare programs come after you complete a primary residential or outpatient treatment plan. These services allow for a safe and effective transition back into the community. Aftercare may include unique services like sober-living housing, recovery coaching, and job placement assistance. It also ensures there is always someone around in a crisis.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Treatment times depend on many factors like the substance used, family and support network, housing situation, and co-occurring mental disorders like bipolar or depression.

Average treatment lengths include:

  • Inpatient or residential: 30 days or less, 60 days, or 90 days to one year
  • Outpatient: four to six weeks or 90 days to one year
  • MAT: At least 12 months for the best results

How To Pay For Treatment

Start with your health insurance company to figure out payment. Health plans purchased through the marketplace offer substance use treatment benefits, but typically require copay or coinsurance fees. Treatment facilities may also offer a payment program if you don’t have insurance or get stuck with high out-of-pocket expenses.

You can also apply for Medicaid by contacting your local MassHealth office in Woburn to determine if you qualify for services.

Substance Use Trends In Woburn And Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Middlesex County ranks among the highest in the nation for drug-related overdose deaths.

Consider some facts from this area of Massachusetts:

  • In 2017, Woburn saw 16 opioid-related overdose deaths.
  • In 2018, Woburn had 94 calls to EMS involving opioids. This is a decrease from the 154 opioid-related visits in 2016.
  • In 2017, Middlesex County experienced 357 opioid-related deaths, which was the highest recorded figure in Massachusetts that year.

If the treatment options available in Middlesex County don’t work for you, consider rehab programs in other regions of Massachusetts.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Located in Cummington, Swift River is under two-and-a-half hours from Woburn. As one of our residential treatment programs, Swift River offers a distinctive experience that combines therapeutic activities with clinically proven addiction treatment methods.

As a resident of Swift River, you’ll have access to a 500-acre campus set deep in the countryside. Including adventure and wilderness therapy, you’ll learn how to develop healthy behaviors for lasting recovery.

If Swift River sounds like a good option for you or a loved one, contact Vertava Health today to learn more.