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Addiction Treatment In Forest Hills, NY

Residents of Forest Hills can access a number of possibilities when it comes to addiction treatment. If you’re ready to make a change in your life, you can opt for outpatient programs, residential treatment, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

In order to enter almost any substance use program these days, you must be completely free of any addictive substances. Choosing to go through a medically supervised detoxification program boosts the chances of success. It also helps reduce the side effects of withdrawal that can be so challenging to go through.

Inpatient Addiction Treatment

A comprehensive and flexible treatment option, inpatient programs provide a calm, supportive, and relaxing environment.

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While the primary focus is on offering evidence-based treatment methods that are designed to support recovery, an inpatient program also offers components that help improve your physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is a less intense version of residential programs. In some cases, an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that meets frequently might be recommended.

If you have a strong support system, then a regular outpatient program involving scheduled individual and group therapy sessions could be more appropriate.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

If you struggle with opioid or alcohol use, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) allows you to be overseen by medical staff as you follow a regiment of taking FDA-approved medications and attending behavioral therapy sessions.

The medications, like buprenorphine or naltrexone, are designed to help you cope with the problematic effects of withdrawal that can often lead to relapse.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Having continued support following a rehab program is crucial to long-term recovery. This is why so many treatment programs offer regular alumni meetings and support groups. In addition, there are other resources available, including 12-step meetings, in the Queens area.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

While everyone is different and treatment should always be individualized to meet your specific needs, the longer that treatment lasts, the better the outcome. There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration when the duration of treatment is suggested.

In general, rehab programs may last:

  • 14 to 28 days
  • 30 to 60 days
  • 90 to 120 days
  • six months to one year or longer

How To Pay For Treatment

Paying for treatment can often seem like a stumbling block, especially if you don’t have private health insurance. If you have a health insurance plan, reach out to your provider to determine what kinds of services are covered.

There are also some treatment centers that offer a sliding-fee scale, which is based on your income so you can afford treatment.

Substance Use Trends In Forest Hills And Queens, New York

According to the New York City Health Department, for the first time in a number of years, accidental overdose deaths fell among residents of Queens.

Consider some facts:

  • In 2018, the number of Queens residents who died from an unintentional overdose fell to 215 from 270 deaths in 2017.
  • The number represents about 17 percent of New York City’s overall fatal overdoses.
  • Fentanyl was a factor in 60 percent of all overdose deaths in 2018, making it the most common substance.
  • About 50 percent of deaths involved multiple substances such as opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Swift River is a three-hour drive from Forest Hills. It can also be easily reached in about an hour by heading to LaGuardia Airport and catching a non-stop flight to Massachusetts.

At Swift River, you’ll be immersed in a range of research-based clinical treatment options, wilderness therapy, dual-diagnosis treatment, and more. Our compassionate medical team and clinical staff provide excellent individualized care for your recovery needs.

For information on admissions and assessments, contact Vertava Health today.