If you or someone you love is struggling with drugs or alcohol, there is help available. Many people struggle with substance abuse and addiction, but with treatment, therapy, and support groups, it is possible to recover from drug and/or alcohol addiction and lead a healthy life in sobriety. Begin your recovery by searching for a Massachusetts drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers below.
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Facts
In Massachusetts, opioid-related overdoses are on the rise and in the majority of these cases, fentanyl is present. Among the 1,899 opioid-related deaths in 2016, 69% tested positive for fentanyl. Heroin was present in roughly 1/3 of opioid-related deaths.1
In 2015, the rate of overdose deaths in Massachusetts was among the highest in the country (25.7 per 100,000).2 Over the past 5 years, the number of opioid-related deaths increased from 742 cases in 2012 to a projected 2,069 in 2017.1
Although heroin abuse accounts for more than half of enrollees in Massachusetts treatment centers, it is certainly not the only drug of abuse in the state. Of the 104,233 admissions to MA treatment programs in 2014, 31.9% were for alcohol, 4% for were for marijuana, 3.4% for crack/cocaine, and 5.8% for opioids other than heroin (including prescription painkillers).3
Getting Help at Addiction Treatment Centers in Massachusetts
Calling different substance addiction treatment centers in your area or in other parts of the country can help you begin the process of finding a treatment program. When you call, be sure to ask about features that are important to you, such as therapeutic approaches, amenities, staff qualifications, and anything else you need to know to make you feel comfortable choosing a program.
If you are interested in seeking care outside of your community, you can browse the directory to view listings across the country. If you are ready to find treatment, give our caring AAC admissions navigators a call today at 1-888-744-0069 to learn about your treatment options.
How Can I Pay for Treatment Centers in Massachusetts?
If you’ve picked a Massachusetts treatment center but aren’t sure how you’re going to pay for the program, there are several options to help cover the cost:
There may also be nonprofit treatment centers located in Massachusetts that offer programs at very little or no cost. See the resources list below to learn about the availability of different programs and treatment centers.
Resources in Massachusetts
Massachusetts residents seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol abuse problem have a number of local resources to turn to.