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Massachusetts has many great options available for people who are in need of drug and alcohol treatment. There are different levels of care, depending on what people need in order to recover.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DETOX
Detoxing is often the first step that people take when they are in addiction recovery. But not everyone needs to go through this process. It depends on what type of drugs they are recovering from. People who are addicted to opioids, stimulants, alcohol and/or benzodiazepines may be required to go through detox.
There are a few different types of drug and alcohol detox programs and treatments in Massachusetts. They include:
INPATIENT REHAB CENTERS
Inpatient rehab facilities are also available in Massachusetts for people who need a higher level of care. During inpatient treatment, patients stay at the facility for 28 days while getting the help they need. During that time, they will go through the detoxification process, if necessary. Afterward, they will move on to receive therapy in both individual and group sessions. This is where most people begin the recovery process.
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Intensive outpatient programs provide a level of care that is similar to what is experienced in an inpatient setting, but on an outpatient basis. Massachusetts IOPs usually run for about 12 weeks, but this can be dependent upon the individual client’s needs. Clients come to their appointments during the evening hours, leaving the daytime free for work, school and other responsibilities.
Massachusetts outpatient rehab programs are run by therapists who offer individual sessions to their clients. Appointments may be as often as three times per week for those who need them. This level of care may not be appropriate for someone who is new to treatment because of the limited amount of time spent with staff.