Acute Treatment Services (ATS or Detox)– Length of treatment: generally 3-5 days. Detoxification is the medical supervision of withdrawal from alcohol, opioids or benzodiazepines. Medical management is sometimes necessary because the symptoms of withdrawal from certain drugs can be dangerous and even life threatening. For example, withdrawal from alcohol can cause seizures and convulsions which can be fatal. Detoxification takes place in an inpatient or overnight program that provides around the clock evaluation and management of withdrawal symptoms. Counselors work with clients to develop a treatment plan and find services to guide them through the next phase of treatment and recovery.

High Point- (DD) Plymouth- 1-774-213-8435
Gosnold- Falmouth- 508-540-6550
Spectrum- Weymouth- 781-331-3709 (Male)
Andrews House- Stoughton- 781-232-5506
Gavin Foundation-Quincy-617-845-5785
Dimock- Roxbury- 617-442-8800
Boston Treatment Center- 617-247-1001
Adcare- 800-252-6465

*DD – Dual Diagnosis

High Point- Brockton- 508-584-9210
Norcap- Foxboro- 508-698-1104
Sstar- (DD) Fall River- 508-235-7002
Andrew House-Jamaica Plain-617-318-5602
Arbour (DD) –Boston-617-390-1320
Lahey-Danvers- 978-777-2121

Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS or Rehab) – Length of treatment: typically around 14 days but can be longer. Clinical Stabilization services (css) provide short-term inpatient treatment, stabilization and referral services for clients who don’t qualify for medically monitored detoxification or who have already completed a detoxification program. Stabilization programs include a comprehensive assessment, individual and group counseling, health education, some medical support and planning for longer-term support services.

High Point-Brockton-774-213-8435
High Point-Plymouth-800-233-4478
Spectrum-Weymouth-781-331-3709 (male)
SSTAR-Fall River-508-324-7763

Women’s Renewal-Roxbury-617-442-8800 (female)
Spectrum-Westborough- 508-898-1570
Gavin Foundation-Quincy- 617-845-5761

Transitional Support Services (TSS or Holding) – Length of Treatment: Typically Often between 2 and 4 weeks but varies depending of personal need and availability at the next level of care. Transitional support services (TSS) program, also known as “holding”, are short-term residential programs that accept clients from detoxification, clinical stabilization services (CSS) programs, or from homeless shelters if the individual is not at risk for medical withdrawal complications. TSS programs help to set the individual up in a residential treatment program, such as a halfway house or a sober living home.

High Point-New Bedford-608-984-1697
High Point- Taunton- 774-213-8435

Lynn Transitional-Lynn-781-593-9434
New Hope-Weymouth-617-878-2550
Women’s Hope-Jamaica Plain-617-442-0048 (female)

Medication- Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication assisted treatment for addiction includes the use medication often coupled with counseling and other supports. Treatment that includes medication is often best the best choice for opiate addiction. Medication gives a person who is addicted to opiates an opportunity to regain a normal stat of mind without experiencing he drug induced highs and lows. Medication also can reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Medication-Assisted treatment can give the person a chance to focus on the lifestyle changes that lead back to healthy living.

Taking medication for opiate addiction is like taking medication to control heart disease or diabetes. Some people may need it for a short period of time, and some, just as with other health conditions, may need it for longer periods of time, or even for the rest of their lives. It is not the same as substituting one addictive drug for another. Used properly, the medication does not create a new addiction. It helps people manage their addiction so that the benefits of recovery can be maintained. Medication-Assisted treatment allows many to successfully work, maintain healthy relationships and participate in their families and communities.

The three most common medications used in the treatment of opiate addiction are Methadone, buprenorphine (suboxone) and naltrexone (vivitrol). Cost varies for the different medications. As with all medications, discussing the pros and cons of different treatment options with the trained professionals is the best way to determine which course of treatment might be best for a loved one.

Methadone or buprenorphine trick the brain into thinking it is still getting the drugs the person was previously using (heroin, oxycontin, etc). When properly dosed, the person feels normal and does not experience intense cravings. If someone does experience intense cravings, nodding or appears to be high while using these medications, they may not be properly medicated. Their medical provider may need to adjust the dose or determine if there are interactions with other medications they may be taking.

Methadone comes as a pill, liquid or a water form. Methadone is taken daily and is only dispensed at specially licensed treatment centers. Some people go to the treatment center or doctors office every time they need to take their medication.People who are stable in their recovery may be prescribed a supply of medication to take at home.

Buprenorphine (suboxone) is taken daily at first. After time, suboxone is taken daily or every other day. This medication is dispensed at treatment centers or prescribed by doctors with special approval to prescribe suboxone. Some people go to the treatment center or doctors office every time they need to take their medication. People who are stable in recovery may be prescribed a supply of medication to take at home.

Naltrexone (vivitrol) helps overcome addiction in a different way. It blocks the effect of opiate drugs and takes away the feeling of getting high if the problem drug is used again.

Vivitrol cannot be taken until the opioids are completely out of the body, usually 7 to 10 days after withdrawal begins. The medication is a once monthly injection.

Arbour Health System – Suboxone
Norwell – 781 871-6550
Clean Slate – Suboxone, Vivitrol
New Bedford 774-202-2264
Plymouth 413-584-2173 ext. 20258
Habit Opco – Methadone
Brockton- 508-586-6300
Quincy- 855-274-6204
Wareham- 508-295-7990
SSTAR/Lifeline- Methadone
Fall River (508) 679-5222

Gosnold- Vivitrol
High Point- Suboxone, Vivitrol
Brockton- 508-408-6190
Spectrum- Methadone, Vivitrol
Weymouth- 781-331-0690
Harbor Health-Suboxone, Vivitrol
Plymouth- 508-778-5470
Hyannis -508-778-5420

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

(Multiple locations)
Arbour-Norwell- 781-871-6550

High Point- Brockton- 508-742-4420
Norcap- 508-698-1117
South Bay- Plymouth- 508-427-5362

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