Vertava Health of Massachusetts offers compassionate and effective residential treatment for people overcoming substance abuse and addiction. Our treatment program helps patients to heal from addiction and develop a recovery-minded skillset for success in sobriety. At its core, our program aims to equip you with all the skills necessary to build a solid foundation for lasting, permanent recovery.
Drug and alcohol addiction impacts millions of individuals and their families in the United States in any given year, resulting in devastating consequences on health and well-being. It also leads to loss of life at an unacceptable rate. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control has determined that more than 67,000 people lost their lives to drug overdose in 2018 alone.
The state of Massachusetts continues to have some of the highest rates of substance abuse in the country. As of 2016, data reported by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) suggests that just over 955,000 Massachusetts residents admitted to using illegal or illicit drugs within the last month.2
Massachusetts has repeatedly ranked in the top ten for opioid overdose deaths. In 2018, there were 1,617 confirmed opioid-related overdose deaths. This does not include deaths that are suspected to be opioid-related, or the cases still under investigation.
The number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts continues to drop, however, the number of opioid overdoses continues to rise. In 2017, there were nearly 20,000 opioid-related emergency phone calls made in Massachusetts.
The abuse of synthetic, and exceedingly deadly, opioids like fentanyl has skyrocketed in recent years. It has been linked to the increase in overdoses in Massachusetts. This drug is being illegally made in clandestine labs and added into other drugs like cocaine and heroin, and in some cases, pressed into pill form and sold as a prescription pill. Along with this, the illegal opiate heroin is particularly prevalent, and has life-threatening consequences for thousands of people nationwide each year.
In response to the U.S. opioid crisis and substance abuse at large, treatment centers like Vertava Health of Massachusetts persist in their mission to provide life-changing treatment services for people struggling with addiction.
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Located in Western Massachusetts, Vertava Health is a licensed addiction treatment center that offers a full continuum of care for patients overcoming drug and alcohol addiction.
The first stage of this process is dedicated to medical stabilization and detox – an essential service for people overcoming drug or alcohol dependency. Detoxing from the harmful substance you were addicted to is your first step towards sobriety. Our physician-supervised staff will stand by you through this trying time, 24/7, offering you compassionate support so that you progress through detox as comfortably and as safely as possible.
Our clinicians will also aid you in fighting off the cravings that can threaten your pursuit of a drug-free life. Detox not only places a burden on your body and brain but on your emotional and mental standing as well; our staff will continuously monitor these states.
The second stage of treatment at Vertava Health of Massachusetts is our residential treatment program, which integrates both traditional and holistic treatment modalities for a whole-person approach to addiction recovery.
What Is Residential Treatment?
Residential treatment is a type of treatment program that involves living on-site within an addiction treatment facility to participate in a formal schedule of individual and group-based treatment services. Our aim is to remove the patient from a situation of possible crisis and get them into an environment of compassionate care.
At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, each patient’s residential program schedule is individually tailored in order to best suit their needs and goals for addiction treatment.
This individualized approach allows for each person entering our program to receive personalized treatment that recognizes the unique aspects of their experience with addiction and any previous treatment history. No two people are the same so no two approaches to treatment should be the same either.
Residential treatment programs can vary in length and in the services they provide. At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, our residential program lasts approximately 30 to 60 days, with the last 10 days dedicated to a seamless transition into outpatient treatment.
Vertava Health Of Massachusetts’ Residential Rehab Program: At A Glance
Vertava Health of Massachusetts recognizes that addiction is more than just a physical health problem. Addiction can supersede even the most important aspects of our lives. It can negatively impact your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
It can tarnish relationships with spouses, parents, children, and anyone else close to you. It is important to realize that you’re not broken and there is always hope for recovery and a return to healthy living.
In recognition of this, Vertava Health of Massachusetts’ residential treatment program offers a full schedule of groups, activities, and therapies designed to help patients process the effects of their substance abuse and learn healthy coping strategies for managing triggers and substance cravings. We aim to equip you with a skill set that prepares you for whatever addiction issues have to throw at you.
For many people, drugs and alcohol serve as a way to cope with different complex issues. Some of these underlying issues may include emotional difficulties or unaddressed mental or behavioral illnesses. Issues with addiction may also target a person due to biological or genetic factors.
Environmental factors are also a very common cause of issues with addiction. If someone sees their parents, friends, or colleagues using drugs on a regular basis, this behavior becomes normalized and that person is more likely to be susceptible to the need to “fit in.” Because of this, it is important to remove a person from their home environment to begin addressing the causes of their addiction.
The program schedule offered at Vertava Health of Massachusetts is designed to address these potential roots and causes, based on each patient’s unique life circumstances. Our compassionate and licensed medical professionals will work together to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Components of our residential treatment program include:
- around-the-clock supervision and support
- medical supervision
- individual therapy
- cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- motivational interviewing (MI)
- eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)
- group therapy
- medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
- family therapy
- expressive therapies (e.g. creative writing, art)
- outdoor-based treatment
- individual case management
Program schedules for each patient are developed based on the information we gather through each patient’s initial assessment.
The type of treatment each patient receives will vary based on a number of factors including the substance they’re addicted to, the length of time they’ve been addicted, and mental health and medical history.
Medication-Assisted Treatment At Vertava Health Of Massachusetts
Vertava Health of Massachusetts offers an innovative approach to addiction treatment that integrates both traditional and holistic services. This includes the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT), which is considered the most effective treatment for opioid abuse and addiction.
This type of treatment utilizes certain medications that have been identified as useful for easing drug cravings, withdrawal, and preventing relapse. This offers the safest solution for opioid addiction among populations requiring specialized care, such as patients who are pregnant.
In addition to medication, the second component of MAT is behavioral therapy. Together, these components offer a full mind-and-body approach to the physical, emotional, and mental aspects of addiction.
What is most unfortunate, is that many people still adhere to the false and hazardous notion that using a medication within treatment is wrong, weak, or dangerous. This all too frequent misconception can not only make detox more severe and intolerable, but could result in someone losing themselves to drugs as they return to using to circumvent these unpleasant symptoms, or literally losing their lives, as they could die.
Using medication to overcome an addiction does not make you weak. Instead, you are being extremely strong as you face your addiction head-on and make the wisest and most responsible decision possible.
Used properly, under the guidance and expert direction of the trained professionals employed at Vertava Health of Massachusetts, these medications may mean the difference between your success or a continued life of drug use.
Medications offered as part of our MAT services at Vertava Health of Massachusetts:
- buprenorphine (Suboxone)
- naltrexone (Vivitrol)
- lorazepam (Ativan, for alcohol withdrawal)
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Residential Mental Health Services
Countless studies have found that mental health disorders are a common contributing factor to addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse has determined that upwards of 43% of people in treatment for substance use disorders also suffer from a mental health disorder. Thankfully, our experts at Vertava Health of Massachusetts are skilled at identifying your mental health disorders and finding ways to treat them. It is only through the elimination of these problems that you can achieve a life that is truly free from addiction.
People who abuse drugs and alcohol are also more likely to develop symptoms of mental illness, which may later be diagnosed as a mental health disorder independent of substance abuse.
Within our residential treatment program, Vertava Health of Massachusetts offers effective therapies and psychiatric services capable of addressing co-occurring mental health problems.
Our psychological treatments will be going on alongside behavioral adjustment techniques to help you find new and healthy ways of coping with problems and beating relapse cravings. This “total person” therapy method may feel exhausting, but when you’re in the thick of recovery, you’ll find yourself compelled to continue your therapy and excited to tackle its new daily challenges. That’s the kind of motivation that treatment at Vertava Health of Massachusetts inspires.
Outdoor-Based Activities And Therapies
The rolling Berkshire Mountains in Western Massachusetts aren’t just a place of soaring beauty – they’re also a place of healing. At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, our stunning inpatient addiction treatment facility is a place of restoration and comfort. With over 500 acres of scenic landscape including beaver ponds, bubbling creeks, and hiking trails, our facilities provide an escape from your stressful emotional triggers in a therapeutic, recovery-focused atmosphere.
While all our programs are top-of-the-line, our adventure therapy program is where we truly stand out.
Adventure therapy takes you out of the comfort of the treatment facility and plunges you into the wilderness. Here you will experience the natural healing benefits of the wild and learn new skills that will challenge you in unique ways.
Typical adventure therapy activities you’ll experience here include:
- Mountain climbing
- Mastering survival techniques
- Building shelters
- Creating fires from scratch
- Cooking over a fire
- Riding zip lines
- Exploring the wilderness
- Meditating in the wild
Adventure therapy offers multiple unique benefits in your journey towards healthy living. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to one of our specialists about this unique treatment method. Our compassionate counselors will tell you more about what to expect during your stay and the kinds of things you should pack to ensure that you have a successful and happy stay with us.
After you finish treatment with us, you will be enrolled in our aftercare services. This typically includes regular calls from our counselors to help gauge your treatment success and progress. During these calls, you can discuss any issues you may be facing and vent out your frustrations as needed. Our graduates often learn they look forward to these calls as a way of checking their own success and motivating themselves to succeed.
We also work hard to help you integrate back into your daily routine by helping you find temporary housing or even work, if necessary. Beyond these services are our educational classes, which help teach you new skills and regain lost ones. Essentially, aftercare sets you up for continued success after you leave our facility.
If you need it, we also offer outpatient care that will give you the temporary help you need to beat cravings or to recover from a relapse. When relapse occurs, it is very important to be surrounded by a support system of trusted individuals to help lift you back up. Ideally, relapse can be used as a learning tool to create new motivation for a sober life. We’re also here to help set you up with a sobriety group of your choice. There is a wide network of international sobriety organizations that can be used as a resource. We want you happy and healthy and will do whatever is in our power to help you achieve inner peace and tranquility.
Benefits Of Residential Addiction Treatment
We realize that recovering from addiction is far from an overnight process. Addressing the root causes of your substance abuse, and identifying your needs for staying sober, can take time.
Through our residential program, Vertava Health of Massachusetts offers a structured and supportive environment for patients to develop a strong network of support in the early stages of sobriety.
This involves spending individual and group sessions with our dedicated team of medical and behavioral specialists, who are trained to help patients identify opportunities for personal growth.
Participating in a residential program also offers a valuable opportunity for peer support by connecting patients with others who can relate to their experiences. This can be helpful for people who may have had a difficult time maintaining social connections in the depths of their addiction.
This support from peers in recovery and our staff can carry a person through the early stages of recovery, but more importantly, later on in life beyond Vertava Health of Massachusetts’ campus.
Why Choose Vertava Health Of Massachusetts?
Vertava Health of Massachusetts is an inclusive addiction treatment environment that is capable of meeting each person where they are at in their recovery journey.
No matter how long you have been struggling with addiction or the consequences you have faced, we believe every person is deserving and capable of benefiting from treatment.
As part of our mission to facilitate holistic healing, our treatment philosophy operates from a place of compassion and understanding for our patients’ experiences and personal backgrounds.
Through our residential program, patients have the opportunity to learn about addiction, build social skills, and discover their personal motivation for working towards a substance-free future in which they can thrive.
Benefits of residential treatment at Vertava Health of Massachusetts include:
- five individual therapy sessions a week
- weekly family therapy session
- LGBTQ+ friendly (treating patients as they identify)
- pet-friendly environment (for patients with emotional support animals)
- holistic treatment model
- licensed dietitian on staff
- onsite wellness center
- gender-specific groups
- relapse prevention strategy planning
- aftercare coordination
Frequently Asked Questions
We know that choosing to enroll in residential treatment can be intimidating. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help alleviate some of your concerns:
What is residential drug treatment?
Residential treatment programs are inpatient programs that aim to address any and all issues that a person dealing with addiction issues may face. By removing a person from their potentially harmful or unhealthy home environment, licensed healthcare professionals can begin to address the underlying issues behind a person’s issues with addiction.
What is residential treatment like?
Residential treatment programs are usually strictly structured throughout the week and contain components of group therapy, individual therapy, and relaxing physical activity such as Tai Chi and yoga. Patients are generally assigned a counselor that will see them throughout their recovery process.
How long are residential treatment programs?
The length of residential inpatient programs can vary but typically last at least a month. At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, our residential treatment program lasts approximately 30 to 60 days, with the last 10 days dedicated to a seamless transition into outpatient treatment.
There’s Always A Program Available To You At Vertava Health Of Massachusetts
Here at Vertava Health of Massachusetts, we are dedicated to helping people like you master their recovery and emerge from the cocoon of addiction to begin a new life of health and wellness. No longer will you be trapped by your addiction and forced to march to its beat. Our programs will give you a new rhythm and work hard to bring you in step with its healthy and vital beat.
Please contact us today at (844) 906-0978 to learn more about how we can help you. We will offer you a free assessment and find a program that works for your needs. All addiction cases are unique, and we will isolate the influences behind yours and create a treatment method that breaks its hold on your life. Don’t hesitate to make the most important decision of your life.