Massachusetts Detox & Rehab Centers For Methadone Addiction

Last updated: 12 August 2022

Methadone is a powerful drug that is commonly used to treat opioid dependence. Unfortunately, it can lead to dependency, so it is not uncommon to seek methadone rehab in Massachusetts. Coming off methadone is a long process and requires medical oversite, so a medical detox is recommended. Addicted.org has a list of detox for methadone in Massachusetts, but always call a center to ensure they can deliver a methadone detox.

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List of Methadone Detox in Massachusetts

Below is a list of the different methadone rehab centers in Massachusetts. Each listing provides information on the types of services provided and the payment options available. You can also find accreditations and certifications to help you determine if the rehab center is trusted and has the expertise you are looking for. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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Addicted.org's team of addiction professionals has over 100 years of combined experience in the field of substance use and addiction recovery. They use this experience when assessing each service listed in our directory. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the listings in our directory, you can contact the team directly at Communications@addicted.org. We will utilize your feedback to make any necessary updates to our list of services.

Call 1-800-304-2219 to talk to a rehab specialist

The sustained and long-term use of methadone does lead to dependence, tolerance, and addiction. Methadone acts on the same opioid receptors as morphine and heroin. Moreover, methadone causes the same euphoric effects as heroin despite blocking the effects of heroin and other opiates. Countless opiate addicts choose methadone to manage their addiction, but then struggle to stop taking it.


Methadone: Information, Statistics, & Solutions

TIPS: If you feel you're going to use

  • Call your sponsor or a friend who doesn't use it and understands your situation.
  • Extrovert your attention. Walking and spending time outside can be very therapeutic. 
  • Find a hobby or activity to take your mind off of using. (i.e., art, music, cooking, gardening)
  • Find a purpose in your life and pursue it. (i.e., school, career, volunteering)
  • Recognize the people in your environment who affect you emotionally. They could be one of the reasons for your emotional problems.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can create a drop in mental and physical energy.

TIPS: If you want to help someone

  • Don't enable the addict. This includes not giving him any money, not paying their rent, etc.
  • Encourage the person to seek help. This can be done by finding a treatment or a form of support.
  • Be aware of signs of overdose. If you see one of your friends blacking out, or showing other severe side effects, get help immediately.
  • Support the person while they look for rehab since the process can be overwhelming.
  • Don't wait for rock bottom; it may be too late.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in the first six months of 2019, there were 611 opioid-related overdoses. In 2016 there were 2,064 total opioid-related overdose deaths, which then decreased slightly to 2,054 in 2017 and then again to 2032 in 2018. Between 2016 and 2018 it was an estimated 4% decline in the number of opioid-related overdose deaths. Among the 445 opioid-related deaths in 2019, approximately 92% of them had a positive screen result for fentanyl. In the first quarter of 2019, heroin or likely heroin was present in roughly 30% of opioid-related overdose deaths. Cocaine was present in 39% of fatalities, and benzodiazepine was present in 41% of these deaths. Amphetamines were present in 4% of deaths; the presence of amphetamines has been increasing since 2017 to roughly 8% of all opioid-related deaths in the state.

When struggling with dependence on methadone, withdrawal management is essential. Medically supervised detox mitigates the withdrawal symptoms making it safe for someone to stop using methadone. Medication-assisted treatment operates the same way and is a specific method of detox commonly used to help alcoholics or opiate addicts. However, detox alone does not sustain long-lasting recovery and sobriety. Following detox, counseling and therapy are essential within outpatient or inpatient drug treatment centers.

What's Next?

After completing a methadone detox and/or rehab in Massachusetts, it is vital to arrange aftercare support. No one form of recovery support is the same for each person. Sober coaches, group meetings, outpatient programs, or sober living homes in Massachusetts all offer excellent recovery opportunities to consider. The goal is to maintain life-long sobriety.

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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ARTICLE

Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on August 12, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Michael Leach, CCMA

Michael Leach, CCMA

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on August 12, 2022

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Michael Leach is a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, who has over 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. He spent his career working under the board-certified Addictionologist Dr. Rohit Adi. His experience includes working with families during their loved one’s stay in treatment, helping those with substance abuse issues find treatment, and teaching life skills to patients in a recovery atmosphere. Though he has worked in many different areas of rehabilitation, the majority of his time was spent working one on one with patients who were actively withdrawing from drugs. Withdrawal and the fear of going through it is one biggest reason why an addict continues to use and can be the most difficult part of the rehabilitation process. His experience in the withdrawal atmosphere has taught him that regardless of what approach a person takes to get off drugs, there are always mental and emotional obstacles that need to be overcome. He believes having someone there to help a person through these obstacles can make all the difference during the withdrawal process.