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Medford, Massachusetts Alcohol And Drug Rehab Options

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Addiction Treatment In Medford, Massachusetts

Addiction is a personal disease. For this reason, treatment must be individualized and tailored to your needs. It's vital that your rehab program reflect this truth because when it does, you can get to the roots of your addiction faster. A team of experienced addiction specialists build an individualized treatment plan to help you experience more lasting recovery.

Drug And Alcohol Detox Programs

Drugs and alcohol use changes your body and brain. Once you stop using drugs or alcohol, you may experience withdrawal. Withdrawal can be uncomfortable and dangerous without proper supervision and support. For this reason, a medically-assisted detox is the safest way to go through this difficult time. In this setting, medical professionals monitor you and may give you medication to ease cravings. [middle-callout]

Inpatient Drug Rehab

Most people with moderate to severe addiction need the 24/7 professional care that they get in an inpatient setting. While in inpatient rehab, you work with professionals and others suffering from addiction. You'll learn essential life skills like anger management and building meaningful relationships. Through a variety of therapeutic approaches, you'll process trauma, painful emotions, and negative self-talk to develop a healthier way of interacting in the world.

Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Outpatient rehab can work well for people who have a reliable family support system and can already manage their addiction to some extent without 24/7 care. This could be a step-down after inpatient care for many patients. Outpatient treatment involves multiple levels of care that determine how frequently you attend treatment. While standard outpatient care meets less often, you’ll meet daily with partial hospitalization programs or several times a week with intensive outpatient care.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

For opioids and alcohol, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is available. With MAT, a doctor prescribes and administers a FDA-approved medication under supervision. This medication reduces cravings and dependence and allows you to focus on therapy. MAT programs also include peer support, behavioral therapy, and other recovery services.


Addiction is a chronic illness. So just like diabetes, you need ongoing care to manage it. Quality rehab centers help you plan for this ongoing care in a way that makes sense for you. It may include:
  • alumni meeting at your rehab center
  • 12-step programs (AA, NA)
  • community resources
  • Sober-living housing

How To Pay For Addiction Treatment

Never dismiss rehab because you think you can't afford it. Most people pay for rehab with a combination of private health insurance and out-of-pocket expenses. To figure out payment, it’s crucial to contact the treatment center to make sure they accept your insurance.

Substance Use Trends In Medford And Middlesex County, Massachusetts

A Middlesex County prison study from 2017 exemplifies the struggle with drug and alcohol use in this area. Consider some facts from the study:
  • 60% of new prisoners were addicted to a substance.
  • 40% came into prison in need of medically-assisted detox.
  • This costs the county prison over $470 million each year.
Even though opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts have gone down from their 2016 peak, they're still significant. Close to 90% of overdose deaths involve fentanyl.

Consider Telehealth Services

Telehealth is a popular option these days for people in rural communities, those without transport, and/or those who need regular access to a therapist for support. You can call or video chat with a professional from a compatible device. It's perfect for alumni who need ongoing care. But it can also be effective for those in active treatment or those who are curious about rehab but haven't committed to a treatment program.

Vertava Health In Cummington, Massachusetts

Vertava Health Massachusetts is roughly a two-hour drive down I-90. We are a Joint Commission-accredited rehab center offering a wide-range of recovery services. In this safe and welcoming setting, you'll find a place to heal and develop skills to experience lasting recovery. We combine evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy with holistic options that include music therapy, and outdoor activities. To learn more about Vertava Health Massachusetts, please contact us today.