Massachusetts Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Massachusetts has been under the onslaught of opiate addiction for a long time, along with other states in the Northeast. From painkillers to heroin, many thousands of people each year are left searching for answers to this problem.
Unfortunately, the number of people undergoing opioid replacement therapy reflect this situation, as there are more than 15,500 people on methadone and over 4,200 taking buprenorphine daily. While these drugs may be helpful for some people, the majority of opiate addicts don’t find the solutions they’re looking for by taking more opiates.
Overall, there are about 45,000 people enrolled in various types of treatment programs in Massachusetts on a single day, which is an increase from a few years prior. There were more than 105,000 admissions for the whole year. About 49% of the people in treatment on a given day were seeking help for a drug problem, 14% were for alcohol and the other 37% were for both alcohol and drug problems.
Only a small percentage of people who need help for substance abuse in Massachusetts each year actually receive it. Of those, the majority are not able to attend a fulll-length residential treatment facility.
At Addiction Treatment Services, we seek to help people from Massachusetts find the rehabilitation help they need. We can help you verify your insurance benefits and locate a program that should work with your policy. We can also assist you in seeting up a drug or alcohol intervention if you are trying to get help for a loved one.
Massachusetts has more than 170,000 people who were dependent on or abused illicit drugs within the past year, and over 430,000 who abused or were dependent on alclohol. If you are looking for effective treatment for a substance abuse problem, we can help.
More Recovery Resources for the State of Massachusetts
Massachusetts Department of Health and Human Services
Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
The Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (BSAS) oversees the substance abuse and gambling prevention and treatment services in the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include: licensing programs and counselors; funding and monitoring prevention and treatment services; providing access to treatment for the indigent and uninsured; developing and implementing policies and programs; and tracking substance abuse trends in the state.
AA Meetings in Massachusetts
List of Treatment Programs in Massachusetts