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Drug Rehab Centers in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts has a total of 58 drug rehab listing(s) containing information on alcohol rehab centers, addiction treatment centers, drug treatment programs, and rehabilitation clinics within the city. Contact us if you have a facility in Boston, Massachusetts and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Boston listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Unfortunately, despite many community and federal efforts, levels of substance abuse in Boston, MA, continue to rise, particularly with heroin and prescription medication. The statistics continue to paint a very worrying picture, and local, state, and federal authorities are trying to determine how to make a positive change in this. One way they are trying to achieve this is by pushing forward the importance of excellent treatment centers.

Statistics on Substance Abuse in Massachusetts

One of the particular worries in Massachusetts as a whole, is the number of drug overdoses. New statistics have been released showing that, in 2016:

  • 1,465 people died of a drug related overdose.
  • 73% of the people who died were males.
  • 57% of the people who died were between the ages of 25 and 44.
  • 81% of the people who died were white Caucasian.
  • Boston has one of the worst statistics for overdose deaths, and the number of such deaths continues to rise every year.

Treatment Statistics

Thanks to the intervention efforts by government, community organizations, and local people, a lot of patients have gone through detox and rehab in an effort to combat their addiction. During fiscal year 2014, 85,823 in the state of Massachusetts received treatment for a drug or alcohol addiction problem. About 53% of them reported that heroin was their primary drug and 31.9% reported alcohol to be their primary drug.

Looking specifically at Boston, MA, statistics show that:

  • 11,631 sought treatment.
  • 56.6% reported heroin abuse.
  • 31% reported alcohol abuse.
  • 86.2% were unemployed.

Boston, MA Treatment Facilities

A number of treatment facilities exist in Boston, MA, including:

  • Bay Cove Human Services, Methadone Services
  • Boston Hamilton House Inc, Hamilton Recovery Home
  • Boston Public Health Commission, Addiction Services/Acupuncture Clinic
  • Boston Public Health Commission, Addiction Services/Outpation Counseling
  • Boston Public Health Commission, Narcotic Addiction Clinic Meth Services
  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters Inc
  • CAB Boston Treatment Center

One thing that sets these services apart is that they all seem to follow the model set by the Boston Public Health Commission, namely that they focus specifically on a certain type of treatment. This includes inpatient and outpatient treatment, dual diagnosis or co-occurring disorder treatment, and alternative/holistic treatment.

Additionally, Boston is home to one of the state's specialty drug courts, which focuses particularly on veterans. This is due to the fact that Boston seems to have a particular problem with veterans developing not just substance abuse problems, but also homelessness. Furthermore, it is a known fact that returning veterans are more likely to suffer from a mental health disorder, particularly PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). As such, the government is pushing intervention efforts to ensure these people have the opportunity to detox, and enter rehab to regain control of their lives.

Boston paints a unique picture in both the state and the country, mainly due to the fact that, despite concerted efforts and the existence of various high quality substance abuse treatment options, rates of substance abuse, and rates of related deaths, continue to rise.

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Drug Facts

  • Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
  • Opiate-based drugs have risen by over 80% in less than four years.
  • The most dangerous stage of methamphetamine abuse occurs when an abuser has not slept in 3-15 days and is irritable and paranoid. This behavior is referred to as 'tweaking,' and the user is known as the 'tweaker'.
  • 8.6% of 12th graders have used hallucinogens 4% report on using LSD specifically.
  • 52 Million Americans have abused prescription medications.
  • Another man on 'a mission from God' was stopped by police driving near an industrial park in Texas.
  • Other psychological symptoms include manic behavior, psychosis (losing touch with reality) and aggression, commonly known as 'Roid Rage'.
  • People inject, snort, or smoke heroin. Some people mix heroin with crack cocaine, called a speedball.
  • The U.S. poisoned industrial Alcohols made in the country, killing a whopping 10,000 people in the process.
  • Marijuana affects hormones in both men and women, leading to sperm reduction, inhibition of ovulation and even causing birth defects in babies exposed to marijuana use before birth.
  • Morphine is an extremely strong pain reliever that is commonly used with terminal patients.
  • LSD disrupts the normal functioning of the brain, making you see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that seem real but aren't.
  • One oxycodone pill can cost $80 on the street, compared to $3 to $5 for a bag of heroin. As addiction intensifies, many users end up turning to heroin.
  • Teens who start with alcohol are more likely to try cocaine than teens who do not drink.
  • Ecstasy use has been 12 times more prevalent since it became known as club drug.
  • Attempts were made to use heroin in place of morphine due to problems of morphine abuse.
  • During the 1850s, opium addiction was a major problem in the United States.
  • Smoking tobacco can cause a miscarriage or a premature birth.
  • Long-term effects from use of crack cocaine include severe damage to the heart, liver and kidneys. Users are more likely to have infectious diseases.

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