Massachusetts Short-Term Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Detox & Rehab Centers

Created On Monday, 28, July 2014
Modified On Friday, 17, September 2021


Drug addiction can impact a person at any age and at any point in his or her life causing many losses and much pain. When family and friends step in to intervene, this will normally mean that things have gotten quite out of control. When looking for help in the state, you can find just over twenty different centers offering short term inpatient drug and alcohol treatment.

With many of these centers located in the city of Boston, you can also find many of these centers all over the state all offering various kinds of service.

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Short Term Drug Rehabilitation in Massachusetts

Short-term drug rehab centers in Massachusetts can help addicts through any type of drug or alcohol addiction. Whether you are abusing illegal street drugs, such as cocaine, methamphetamines, club drugs, or heroin, you can get effective help through a short-term rehab center. Short-term drug treatment centers are heavily focused on recovery because of the length of time you are spending there. In fact, it is not uncommon for recovering addicts to continue with some type of treatment after they have completed short-term drug treatment. This can include further counseling and therapy, or an aftercare treatment service in the state. Substance abuse does impact many different parts of the state, and some counties within Massachusetts, do struggle more than others. For example, Bristol County has a population of over 554,000 people. During the years of 2012 through 2016, there were 554 drug-related deaths within the county, per a National Institute on Drug Abuse report. Annually, these are around 20 deaths per 100,000 persons during that time, which was lower than the state average. Drug overdose deaths can be prevented, long before drug addiction becomes a problem. This can be done with early intervention, and when the family or friends can intervene early, they can help their loved one get the treatment they need.

There are benefits to attending a short-term drug rehab center, and you will receive much of the same structure and routine as a long-term drug rehab program. When you are abusing drugs or alcohol, you will often lack the structure and routine you need to maintain your sobriety. You will gain these abilities through life-skills training, and the knowledge you gather from treatment. When you finish a short-term drug rehab center in Massachusetts, it is important to continue with maintaining your structure and keeping your routine implemented after treatment. If you can become connected with other sober and like-minded people, it can make it much easier to maintain this structure and routine within your life. Short-term drug rehab centers in Massachusetts will be both private treatment centers and those provided through the state-funded options. Struggling with drug addiction is not easy, and it will be important to find the right type of help and treatment for your addiction.


Across the state of Massachusetts, there are many different forms of drug treatment available to addicts. One of the more recognized options is short term 28-day drug and alcohol treatment programs. These types of programs are live-in centers available as government-funded, or low cost and no cost covered by insurance, or as privately funded centers. Each 28-day program will, of course, provide a different form of treatment and will take the necessary steps to help the addict overcome their addiction and give them the abilities and tools to maintain their sobriety once they leave the program. Many addicts after a 28-day treatment program will attend meetings or even live at a sober living house to continue their treatment.

Short-Term Drug Treatment Facilities within Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has seen many different problems associated with crime and addiction and because of this the court systems within the state work closely with drug rehabilitation programs. These facilities are located within the major cities and can help families and addicts through the difficult time.

Are there Differences within the many Short-Term Rehabilitation Programs?

Each short-term rehabilitation program will offer something different, although many provide much of the similar traditional rehabilitation options. What is happening today is more treatment programs are providing more specialized treatment options for addictions and can treat more severe cases of dependence, such as opiate addiction.

Here is a list of the different short-term inpatient programs in Massachusetts. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.



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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.