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 overcome the stranglehold of drugs and/or alcohol and lead a happy, healthy life in sobriety. Begin your recovery by searching for a Massachusetts drug and alcohol abuse treatment center here.
MA Substance Abuse Facts
Across the United States, millions of Americans struggle with alcohol or drug abuse problems, but only a fraction receive proper treatment. Researchers are now beginning to understand that addiction is a chronic brain condition. Drugs and alcohol alter brain chemistry and can diminish an individual’s capacity to voluntarily control substance use behavior.1 With a deeper understanding of how addiction works, you or someone you love can approach treatment with understanding and an open mind.
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.2
In 2015, the rate of overdose deaths in Massachusetts was among the highest in the country (25.7 per 100,000).3 Over the past 5 years, the number of opioid-related deaths increased from 742 cases in 2012 to a projected 2,069 in 2017.2
Although heroin abuse accounts for more than half of enrollees in Massachusetts rehab 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).4
Getting Addiction Treatment Help in MA
Calling different substance abuse 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 us a call today at 1-888-744-0069 to learn about your options.
Where Else Can I Find Help in MA?
If you don’t have health insurance or readily available funds to cover the cost of rehab, you still have options. Most programs offer sliding scale payment options, which means that the fee you pay depends on your ability to pay. Other programs offer financing options, so you don’t have to pay for the full cost of treatment upfront.
Depending on your situation, you might also consider looking into the following:
Resources in Massachusetts
Massachusetts residents seeking treatment for a drug or alcohol abuse problem have a number of local resources to turn to.