According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, as of May 2021, opioid overdose deaths went down in Essex County from 2019 to 2020.
This may be in part due to the number of rehab facilities in and around Saugus. There are almost 75 different drug rehab centers in this area.
With Boston only 20 minutes away, you’ll find even more if you’re willing to travel a bit, including Bedrock Recovery Center in Canton and Northeast Addictions Treatment Center in Quincy.
Local recovery centers provide a variety of treatment services for those with any kind of substance use disorder.
Substance Abuse Treatment In Saugus, Massachusetts
The Bureau of Substance Addiction Services is the main agency that oversees treatment and recovery support services in Massachusetts. They license, fund, and monitor many of the rehab facilities around the state.
To learn more about substance abuse services in Saugus, you can:
- contact the Massachusetts Substance Helpline
- search the SAMHSA treatment locator for local addiction treatment centers
- contact treatment centers directly
Saugus Alcohol & Drug Treatment Programs
The over 70 treatment programs in Saugus offer a range of different treatment approaches to meet your needs. These approaches can include:
- medical detox
- inpatient/residential treatment
- outpatient treatment
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- dual-diagnosis treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
Medical Drug & Alcohol Detox
Medical detox or detoxification is one of the first programs you’re likely to go through when starting addiction treatment. It’s a relatively short-term process where healthcare professionals watch over you while you withdraw from drugs and /or alcohol.
When you withdraw, withdrawal symptoms can show up and be unpleasant if not life-threatening. The doctors in the detox program offer varying methods of support to relieve some of the more uncomfortable symptoms.
Residential/Inpatient Drug Rehab
During inpatient treatment, you stay at the facility for the length of your rehab program. A stay can range from a couple of weeks to a few months.
The biggest difference between inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment is that you commute to the rehab center for daily or weekly sessions as opposed to living there on site.
Opioid & Alcohol Treatment Programs
Medicated-assisted treatment (MAT) can be a big part of recovery programs for opioid drug addiction and alcohol addiction.
Just because you graduate from treatment doesn’t mean the support you receive at the facility needs to end.
Many recovery centers have aftercare support programs that offer sober-living housing, 12-step support groups, and counseling. This type of support can make the chances of long-term recovery more likely.
Using Health Insurance For Addiction Treatment In Saugus, Massachusetts
If you have private health insurance or Medicare/Medicaid, you can use your benefits to cover the cost of your addiction treatment. To learn more about what your insurance covers when it comes to recovery services, you can:
- call the number on the back of your insurance card to discuss benefits with a representative
- call treatment facilities to verify if they accept your insurance
- read your health insurance documents to learn more about your benefits and how to use them
If you don’t have insurance, look for state-funded rehab programs or others that offer a sliding fee scale for those with lower incomes.
Addiction Treatment At Ark Behavioral Health
At Ark Behavioral Health, we provide a full spectrum of care to ensure everyone gets the help they need. The more options there are, the more likely we are to have treatment that’s right for you.
If you or a loved one is struggling with alcohol or drug abuse, please call our helpline today to learn more about our Massachusetts rehabilitation centers.