Addiction No More: The Heroin Addiction Help Line for Massachusetts
Heroin addiction is reaching epidemic proportions in the state of Massachusetts and finding a treatment program that specializes in Heroin addiction can be difficult. Heroin addiction has two very different aspects of treatment. The first part of a heroin addiction that needs to be addressed is the physical addiction and withdrawal symptoms. The second part that needs to be worked on is the psychological addiction, lifestyle choices, and relapse prevention.
Almost 40,000 people seek treatment for Heroin addiction in Massachusetts. This is almost half of all rehab admissions for the state including alcohol treatment. This epidemic has put a large burden on the state funded drug rehab centers in Massachusetts, making it very difficult to get into a government-funded treatment center. There are also low-cost treatment programs available in the state and county run programs that can be located and easier to get into.
Our counselors are standing by to point you in the right direction. Give us a call and start the recovery process today.
Treating heroin addiction in Massachusetts will involve many steps to make the recovery process effective. For most people, there will be a need for a medical detox to alleviate the symptoms of Heroin withdrawal.
Heroin addiction can sometimes include other drugs so it is very important to make sure that you disclose all of the drugs you are currently using and have taken in the past 6 months. This will help the detox center for heroin addiction, better diagnose and prescribe the best medications to make your detox go smoothly and as pain-free as possible. Do not try to detox on your own. Heroin withdrawal can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the length of heroin use and the amount of heroin being abused on a daily basis.
Detox should be followed by an extensive stay at a Heroin Inpatient treatment program. Private Inpatient drug rehabs offer the best results for long-lasting sobriety from a Heroin addiction.
Inpatient Heroin Rehabs in Massachusetts
Most of the people who have fought with heroin addiction have one thing in common: They recovered from their addiction at an inpatient heroin rehab center. Some people can find sobriety in an outpatient treatment program but due to the temptations and availability to go find heroin, this type of program is less effective in treating the addiction as a whole. The typical stay for someone recovering from a heroin addiction can vary from center to center and usually consists of 30-90 day programs.
Heroin addiction medications and uses
Sometimes a medical intervention can be used to help wean a person off of heroin at a slower rate, alleviating the withdrawal symptoms normally associated with a Heroin Detox.
Buprenorphine: Being an opioid, Buprenorphine accesses the same receptors in the brain that heroin interacts with. This allows for a seemingly painless transition while managing cravings and withdrawal symptoms.
Methadone: Over the last few decades, this drug has become a bit controversial due to the fact that the body can build up a tolerance quickly if taken to often and is under investigation for being potentially addictive. Methadone is considerably stronger than Buprenorphine but works in the same manner, offering alleviated symptoms from withdrawal.
Naltrexone: Designed to block opioid receptors, blocking the effects that would normally take place once Heroin or an opioid is entered into the system. Also used in treating alcoholism.
Suboxone: Specifically designed to work in combination with Buprenorphine and Naltrexone. This combination of drugs not only manages the addiction, it also alleviates the temptation to use heroin due to the opioid-blocking drug Naltrexone.
How to get help for a heroin addiction in Massachusetts
- Call our toll-free, confidential help line 24 hours a day 7 days a week 1-800-819-9973
- Free help with Heroin addiction in Massachusetts
- Financial options to cover the cost of heroin treatment
- Insurance benefit verification for heroin detox and treatment
- Information about heroin rehabs and intervention services for heroin addicts.
Call us now to discuss your treatment options. The information is free, the call is free and so is the referral.
With the many different types of programs available for treatment in the state of Massachusetts, it is best to find the program that will work for you. Being informed about the different types of therapy and treatment options will help you in making the decision as to what type of program will work for your specific needs. Our counselors can help you find the right heroin rehab in Massachusetts. Give us a call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Below we have listed a few detox centers in the state of Massachusetts. As we become aware of more detox centers that are free in Massachusetts, we will add them to the list. For the most updated list please give us a call and we can direct you to the closest rehab and detox that have beds available.
GOOD SAMARITAN MEDICAL CENTER – NORCAP LODGE
72 Walnut Street
Foxboro, MA 02035
BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S FAULKNER HOSPITAL
1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Inpatient treatment program, Medical Detox, Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, Substance Abuse Treatment, dual diagnosis treatment
BERKSHIRE HEALTH SYSTEMS – MEDICAL CENTER
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Inpatient treatment program, medical detox, Substance Abuse Treatment, dual diagnosis treatment
Are there Christian heroin rehab centers in Massachusetts?
Yes, there is a list of the Christian treatment centers that will be able to handle detox and the counseling portions of the program.
Give us a call 1-800-819-9973 and we would be happy to forward that information to you. Often times, for a good Christian heroin rehab there might be a bit of travel involved, but the trip is worth the outcome. Visit Christian Drug Rehabilitation and they can help you find the best Christian heroin rehab in Massachusetts.
If you or a loved one is struggling with a Heroin addiction in Massachusetts, give us a call and we can start to help you find the best rehabs for heroin addiction in the state. 1-800-819-9973