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  • Current statistics about Massachusetts addiction find that nearly 100,000 people experience this behavioral and mental health danger every year. 

    However, you or a loved one can get care in one of nearly 700 treatment facilities throughout Massachusetts, including in nearby Lowell, Tewksbury, Bedford, and further away in the Boston area. Learn more about treatment services that can help you beat drug abuse for good. 

    Substance Abuse In Billerica & Middlesex County, Massachusetts

    Opioids remain a significant problem in Massachusetts – nearly 2,000 people die per year due to opioid overdoses. 

    The Massachusetts Department of Health estimates that these statistics are likely going to worsen soon, reporting:

    • 178 drug-related arrests between 2017-2020
    • opioid prescription rates of 35.3 per every 100 residents 
    • 13 percent of residents abusing marijuana 
    • 46 percent of all those in addiction programs having a co-occurring mental health disorder 
    • over 100 deaths by opioids in the first quarter of 2020 alone 
    • fentanyl overdose deaths increasing to 1,806 in the state

    Fighting these statistics is only possible by committing to one of the many rehab centers throughout the state and reaching out to others experiencing a similar issue.

    Alcohol & Drug Rehab Center Options Near Billerica, Massachusetts

    Massachusetts provides a myriad of rehab options for those with drug addiction, each of which can handle different recovery elements. 

    Programs for each person varies based on factors like:

    • drug addiction history 
    • type of substance abuse
    • mental health issues
    • emotional concerns that control behavior 
    • personal conflicts with friends and family members
    • payment

    After assessing your case, treatment experts in drug and alcohol rehab centers will create a plan that uses many of the care methods outlined below. 

    Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox

    Detox cleanses the body of drugs to minimize withdrawal symptoms and make emotional recovery easier. 

    Detoxification programs may include:

    • IV fluids and nutrition help 
    • medications to address withdrawal symptoms
    • 24/7 support and supervision

    Most inpatient and outpatient rehab programs start with drug detox and then progress to behavioral and emotional treatments to manage underlying mental health difficulties.

    Inpatient Drug Rehab

    Inpatient treatment places you in an addiction treatment center where you receive 24/7 care from various professionals. 

    Residential treatment programs may include:

    • peer support and group counseling
    • individual therapy
    • mental health care
    • therapeutic and nutritional care 
    • Detoxification

    Inpatient treatment stays are as short as 30 days to as long as 90 days. Those with more persistent addictions may need to stay longer or transition to outpatient treatment following a successful stay in an inpatient program. 

    Outpatient Addiction Treatment

    Outpatient treatment lets you stay at home and travel to treatment for daily or weekly sessions. 

    Currently, three types of outpatient treatment programs exist:

    OP provides counseling and behavioral therapy that expands to include medical care in an IOP. PHPs may include detoxification and some hospital care alongside behavioral treatment.

    Opioid & Alcohol Treatment Programs

    Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) blends medication, like methadone, and behavioral therapy to help those with alcohol and opioid use disorders. 

    MAT programs may also include:

    • education programs about addiction
    • job placement and training 
    • in-depth counseling 
    • personal or group therapy 

    MAT can be applied in a short-term or long-term format and in an inpatient or outpatient setting, depending on your individual needs. 

    Aftercare Services

    Aftercare helps foster recovery by providing relapse prevention services and other benefits, including:

    • sober-living facilities
    • 12-step participation 
    • peer support groups 
    • ongoing case management

    A case manager helps with rehab by tracking your recovery and steering you towards community programs that support sobriety, such as Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Health Insurance Coverage For Addiction Treatment

    Insurance helps to decrease the cost of rehab and make it more affordable. 

    Massachusetts has a broad coverage marketplace with many providers that may cover treatment, including: 

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    • Beacon Health
    • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    • Health New England
    • MassHealth/Medicaid
    • TriCare
    • Tufts Health Plan

    Massachusetts also offers rehab at centers that feature the BSAS logo or which are affiliated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. These centers offer free or state-funded rehab for those without insurance.

    Ark Behavioral Health Treatment Centers Near Billerica, Massachusetts

    At Ark Behavioral Health, you can receive detailed care that manages addiction on both a physical and emotional level. 

    We operate four drug rehab centers throughout Massachusetts, including:

    For more information on our treatment programs and services, please connect with us today.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
    ©2022 Ark National Holdings, LLC. | All Rights Reserved.
    This page does not provide medical advice.

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