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Addiction Treatment In Watertown, New York

When you suffer from addiction, you may experience reward-seeking behavioral habits that are difficult to break without professional care. Various forms of treatment are available to help you achieve sobriety and manage the condition on a long-term basis.

Treatment might be sought from:

  • detox centers
  • inpatient or outpatient drug rehab centers
  • medication-assisted treatment programs
  • aftercare services and sober-living homes

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

If your body has become tolerant of or dependent on a substance, quitting cold-turkey can be dangerous. A safer step may be to check into a detoxification center where the process can be monitored by medical professionals.

Specialized medication may be required to help your body adjust to a different chemical balance. With 24/7 medical care and supervision, uncomfortable or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms can be managed as you prepare for treatment.

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Advanced substance use disorder may require treatment at a residential inpatient facility. Inpatient treatment allows you to adjust to sobriety in comforting surroundings.

Support from peers on the same journey, intensive counseling, and 24/7 medical attention from addiction specialists may be crucial to develop the coping strategies needed for recovery. Inpatient treatment may be especially critical if you struggle with dual diagnosis.

Outpatient Treatment

Once inpatient treatment is completed, the transition to outpatient care may be appropriate if you can establish a living situation conducive to sobriety.

Outpatient care differs from inpatient care only in that you live independently and commute to the treatment center. Courses of treatment can be as intensive as inpatient care, including behavioral therapy and various forms of peer support.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

In certain circumstances, medications may aid in the process of establishing recovery. Note that medication-assisted treatment (MAT) of substance use disorder is not a silver bullet. It must be combined with counseling and behavioral therapy to be effective.

Medications used to assist in recovery from opioid addiction include methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone. Naltrexone may also be prescribed to manage alcohol use disorder.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Addiction is a medical condition that can never be completely cured. Like other diseases, lifelong behavioral strategies must be adopted to prevent the condition from threatening your life and health.

Once inpatient and outpatient treatment is completed, you should expect your recovery to be an ongoing project. Aftercare and alumni services offered by addiction treatment plans may include peer mentorship, support groups, 12-step facilitation, and sober-living arrangements.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Recovery is the project of a lifetime. The initial course of treatment may include an inpatient stay ranging from 30 days to 90 days or up to a year. Outpatient programs can range from six months to several years.

How To Pay For Treatment

Addiction treatment plans may be covered by private health insurance. If you don’t have insurance, or if your insurance will not cover addiction treatment in full, the difference may need to be made up out-of-pocket.

State Medicaid plans may be able to step in and cover costs. Crowdfunding is an increasingly popular option. Rehab programs may offer financial assistance as well.

Substance Use Trends In Watertown And Jefferson County, New York

Opioid-related deaths have declined sharply in Jefferson County. In 2019, in Jefferson County:

  • Two people died from an opioid overdose, compared to nine in 2018 and a record of 16 in 2016.
  • Almost four percent of families report feeling an impact from opioid use or addiction, compared to 5.2 percent in 2017.

Watertown-Fort Drum residents consume alcohol to excess in greater numbers than any other New York metro. Nearly 23 percent of residents drink to excess, compared to the national average of 18 percent.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Swift River sprawls over 500 acres of unspoiled acres of scenic landscape in the Berkshire Mountains, approximately 232 miles southeast of Watertown-Fort Drum.

At Swift River, you can settle into recovery and learn strategies for lasting change while hiking soaring vistas, relaxing beside peaceful lakes, and following quiet streams in the company of peers and helpful experts.

To learn more about our multidisciplinary staff at Swift River, connect with Vertava Health today.