Recovering Champions | Massachusetts Addiction Treatment Center
When you or your loved one enters our rehab facility, we’ll work with you to design a personalized treatment plan. We offer various levels of care and treatment services to meet your needs.
Levels Of Care
Most people start with our most intensive level of care (day treatment/partial hospitalization) and transition to less intensive levels as they recover. You can also transition from a less intensive level to a more intensive level if you relapse or face other challenges.
Day Treatment/Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A day treatment or partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the most intensive form of addiction treatment besides inpatient rehab. Although you won’t live at the treatment facility like you would in inpatient rehab, you’ll visit the facility for at least six hours each day.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is slightly less intensive than day treatment. While you’ll still visit the facility each day, you’ll only stay for three-and-a-half hours.
Outpatient Program (OP)
A standard outpatient program (OP) is our least intensive rehab program. You’ll only visit the facility for a few hours per week (typically between two and four hours).
No matter which level of care you receive, you’ll have access to the following treatment options:
In therapy, you’ll learn coping skills to manage triggers (people, places, or other stimuli that make you want to use drugs), deal with cravings, and build a healthy, fulfilling life. Common coping skills include:
- deep breathing
- progressive muscle relaxation
- mindfulness and meditation
Your therapist can also help you identify and manage underlying issues that contributed to your drug abuse and addiction, such as grief, stress, or trauma.
Often, drug addiction causes physical dependency. That means your body becomes unable to function without the drug.
When you stop using it, you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, nausea, body aches, and trouble sleeping. The specific symptoms you’ll experience depend on the drug and your body.
In most cases, you face a higher risk of withdrawal symptoms if you quit the drug too suddenly. In a medical detox program, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers will help you manage withdrawal symptoms by:
- ensuring you quit the drug slowly and safely
- prescribing medications to treat certain symptoms, such as anti-anxiety medications, anti-nausea medications, and sleep aids
- using natural methods to ease stress and aches, such as massage therapy
- providing nutritional guidance so your body stays healthy and strong throughout detox
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
For many people, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an essential part of nicotine, opioid (opiate), or alcohol addiction treatment.
During MAT, your doctors will prescribe FDA-approved medications to reduce drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Common medications used in MAT include:
- acamprosate, which reduces alcohol cravings
- buprenorphine, which reduces opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms
- varenicline, which reduces nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms
MAT also includes behavioral therapy and support groups, where you’ll learn important recovery skills.
Like other diseases, substance addiction affects a person’s whole family.
In family counseling, a behavioral health clinician will teach you and your family members how to resolve conflicts and repair damaged relationships. Your loved ones will also learn specific ways to support your recovery.
In general, family counseling consists of both individual and group therapy.
Addiction might make you feel lonely and misunderstood. In a support group, you can connect with other people facing similar challenges. You can also learn helpful coping tips from group members who are further along in recovery.
In many cases, the friends you make in a support group can help you maintain recovery long after treatment ends.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Many people with drug addiction also have other mental health disorders, such as depression, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia.
A dual diagnosis treatment program addresses these co-occurring disorders through therapy, psychiatry, support groups, and wellness activities like meditation and exercise.
When you receive treatment for your drug addiction and your co-occurring mental health disorders at the same time, you have a much higher chance of long-term recovery.
Once you leave your treatment program, the stress of everyday life can lead to relapse. To reduce your risk of relapse, your treatment providers and case managers will help you create an aftercare plan. Depending on your needs, your aftercare plan may include strategies such as:
- ongoing therapy
- ongoing support groups
- transitional housing (also called sober living houses)
- employment assistance
- wellness activities like journaling, yoga, and arts and crafts
Paying For Treatment
Financial concerns keep many people from getting the treatment they need. That’s why we accept most major insurance plans. If we don’t accept your plan, we’re happy to discuss alternative payment options.
To learn more about our substance abuse treatment programs, please reach out to us today.
Recovering Champions Editorial Team
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