While often used for valid medical reasons, opioids can be dangerous if misused. Not only can they be addictive, but the misuse of prescription painkillers can eventually lead to the abuse of heroin or more powerful synthetic opioids that have a high risk of overdose. Without professional opioid treatment, someone misusing these drugs could be putting their life in danger.
Our Opioid Treatment Options
Our opioid treatment centers in Massachusetts provide a full continuum of evidence-based care for people struggling with opioid misuse.
Our programs not only follow American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) guidelines but also use measurement-based assessment tools to tailor care to meet patient’s specific needs. These tools are used throughout treatment to monitor patients’ progress and ensure that they are in the right opioid addiction treatment program for them.
Alongside the use of proven treatment methods, patients will also have the opportunity to participate in a series of ancillary programs meant to enhance the recovery process and improve their overall well-being. Treatment is led by an experienced team of professionals with a wide range of knowledge in the addiction field.
A necessary first step for some patients in our opioid and opiate addiction treatment programs is a medically-supervised detox. For someone who has become dependent on opioids, immediately stopping the use of these drugs can be dangerous and sometimes even deadly. Instead, an opioid detox program will slowly wean the body off of these drugs to avoid any serious health complications.
Our medical staff will determine the right tapering schedule for patients to ensure that the opioid detox is done safely and will monitor withdrawal symptoms throughout the opiate detox process. Depending on the patient, our team may also use medication-assisted treatment to block the euphoric effects of opioids and reduce cravings.
Massachusetts Opioid Rehab
Because addictions can have a negative impact on various parts of a patient’s life, opioid recovery should focus on healing the person as a whole. Our Massachusetts opioid rehab center not only provides patients with a safe and comfortable environment but also exposes them to a wide variety of opioid treatment options and services for comprehensive care.
Patients in our opioid rehab programs may participate in:
- Individual counseling sessions
- Support groups
- Addiction and relapse prevention education
- Programming for mental health symptoms
- Alternative pain management techniques
- Recovery enhancement activities and alternative treatment programs
- Family therapy
This approach to opioid addiction treatment is meant to not only help patients overcome their opioid abuse but also teach them skills needed for long-lasting recovery.
Outpatient Opioid Care
Opioid and opiate treatment shouldn’t end with rehab. Transitioning from the structured and controlled environment of rehab back to the triggers and stressors of everyday life is challenging. At Vertava Health Massachusetts, we also offer partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in Pittsfield to provide patients with continued support. These opioid abuse treatment programs may also be a good entry-level alternative for people needing more flexible care options.
Throughout these programs, patients will regularly commute to the facility from home or a nearby sober living facility. Under the guidance of trained professionals, patients will participate in regular programming and therapy similar to those offered in rehab to build their relapse prevention skills and support system.
If you or someone you love is looking for opioid treatment in Massachusetts, get started today. Contact us now to speak with our care team.