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Drug Rehab Centers in Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester, Massachusetts has a total of 39 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 Worcester, Massachusetts and would like to share it in our directory. Additional information about specific Worcester listings is available by phoning our toll free rehab helpline at 866-720-3784.

Worcester, Massachusetts, is home to approximately 172,648 people. Found in Worcester County, it is around 36 miles from Providence, and 36 miles from Lowell. The population of Worcester grew by around 2% during the 1990s. Since then, it has continued to grow, although at a much lower rate. Unfortunately, Worcester is currently facing considerable problems with drug and alcohol abuse. This is also reflected in the fact that it has higher than state average levels of both property and violent crimes.


Statistics on Substance Abuse in Worcester, MA


There have been a number of different studies on the profile of substance abusers in Worcester. In terms of ethnicity, they found that, in the population of those who are aged 12 and above:


  • 56.2% of whites report current current alcohol use.
  • 45.7% of those of mixed races report current alcohol use.
  • 43.3% of American Indians and Alaska Natives report current alcohol use.
  • 43.2% of Hispanics report current alcohol use.
  • 41.9% of blacks report current alcohol use.
  • 37% of Asians report current alcohol use.


Another study looked at the rates of illicit substance abuse in those over the age of 12. What they found was that 8.5% of the population did abuse at least one substance. This particular study also demonstrated a positive correlation between alcohol use and the use of other substances. In fact, out of those who were identified as heavy drinkers, 33.2% also used at least one other other substance in the past month. Out of those who did not drink, however, the rate was just 3.7%.


The Worcester Approach


The focus in Worcester is less on its young people, and more on its current users. That said, various early intervention efforts are in place to help prevent young people from becoming involved in the world of drugs and alcohol. This is achieved through a range of different community initiatives.


A stronger focus for the city is on ensuring that those who currently have a substance abuse problem are able to receive the help that they need through treatment at detox and rehab facilities. They do this in one of two ways:


  1. Increased signposting to detox and rehab facilities for people who need it. This is done through advertising, and also by training first response providers on recognizing addiction and substance abuse problems, and encouraging people to get the help they need.
  2. Through the drug court, which was started in October 2015. Through these courts, people who have broken the law and are dealing with an addiction may be eligible to have their sentence commuted to a court ordered treatment period. If they complete this period, then their criminal cases will be quashed.


Through these two above methods, Worcester aims to make sure that, if people need help, they have the opportunity to get it. Unfortunately, just as in many other parts of the country, much more needs to be done. Too few people seek treatment when they need it the most.

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Drug Facts

  • 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.
  • 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'.
  • Over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco).
  • 8.6% of 12th graders have used hallucinogens 4% report on using LSD specifically.
  • Attempts were made to use heroin in place of morphine due to problems of morphine abuse.
  • 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.
  • 52 Million Americans have abused prescription medications.
  • The U.S. poisoned industrial Alcohols made in the country, killing a whopping 10,000 people in the process.
  • Opiate-based drugs have risen by over 80% in less than four years.
  • Morphine is an extremely strong pain reliever that is commonly used with terminal patients.
  • People inject, snort, or smoke heroin. Some people mix heroin with crack cocaine, called a speedball.
  • Another man on 'a mission from God' was stopped by police driving near an industrial park in Texas.
  • During the 1850s, opium addiction was a major problem in the United States.
  • Other psychological symptoms include manic behavior, psychosis (losing touch with reality) and aggression, commonly known as 'Roid Rage'.
  • 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.
  • LSD disrupts the normal functioning of the brain, making you see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that seem real but aren't.
  • Ecstasy use has been 12 times more prevalent since it became known as club drug.
  • Smoking tobacco can cause a miscarriage or a premature birth.
  • Teens who start with alcohol are more likely to try cocaine than teens who do not drink.

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