SEMCOA - New Chapters

Drug Rehab Center in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Facility Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.
Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • Additional Languages
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Veterans
  • SEMCOA - New Chapters is a Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment located in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

    License + Accreditation

    samhsa logo SAMHSA Listed

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Drug Rehabilitation

    Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.

    Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment

    Substance abuse is the excessive use of any type of drug. This includes alcohol, medications and illegal drugs. Substance abuse is treated with a combination of physical and mental treatments. SEMCOA - New Chapters patients detox and follow up with therapies that target the underlying cause of the addiction.

    Alcoholism Treatment at SEMCOA - New Chapters 

    Alcoholism refers to the continuous and compulsive intake of alcohol by an individual. Alcoholism causes emotional disturbances and even withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcoholism at SEMCOA - New Chapters can be in a residential program or an outpatient program depending on the severity. Group therapy organized by support groups like Alcoholics anonymous provides mutual support and advice of peers.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Opioid addiction is one of Massachusetts‘s most prominent forms of addiction. Drugs, including heroin, oxycontin, and fentanyl, are the most common. To relieve pain, or ease other ailments, they are professionally prescribed, but they are often abused because they and the feelings they give are addictive.

    Addiction is treated by detoxifying the body, so the medications’ chemicals are no longer impacting the individual. SEMCOA - New Chapters offers therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem are supplemented during and throughout treatment.

    Levels of Care Offered

    SEMCOA - New Chapters offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Inpatient, Long Term (>30 Days), Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Aftercare Support

    Aftercare support refers to the follow-up care provided after the initial rehab program. The quality of aftercare support plays an important role in preventing relapses and sustains recovery. Aftercare support at SEMCOA - New Chapters is personalized according to the needs of the patient in Massachusetts.

    Inpatient Care

    When a patient checks into SEMCOA - New Chapters, inpatient care takes place. Patients undergo treatment that requires detoxification and counseling round the clock. While outpatient treatments are available, as the first phase in recovery, inpatient care is suggested. Intensive and thorough rehabilitation sets patients on the road to a drug-free life.

    Dual-Diagnosis

    A dual-diagnosis describes two medical issues that are happening at the same time. They may or may not be related. Over 50% of people with an addiction in Massachusetts have another mental health condition. Screening for both addiction and any untreated mental health issue is essential, and individually managed by SEMCOA - New Chapters.

    Residential

    Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.

    New Bedford, MA Sober-Living / Half-Way House

    Sober living houses reinforce healthy living behaviors and can help prevent relapse. They are designed to feel more like a home with greater independence and privacy. A sober living house in New Bedford, MA managed by SEMCOA - New Chapters might incorporate random drug screening, curfews, rotating chores, group meetings.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at SEMCOA - New Chapters.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment Counseling or Training, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Individual Therapy, Intervention, Life Skills, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Recreational, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment offered at SEMCOA - New Chapters. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring. It refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an approach and method in psychotherapy. SEMCOA - New Chapters asks people to investigate how their thoughts, including habitual, negative, and inaccurate ways of thinking affect behaviors. CBT is based on the idea that rigid, inflexible ways of thinking cause people to have a limited ability to cope with stress

    Individual Therapy

    Addiction in New Bedford, MA can occur due to a wide variety of reasons. Understanding your addiction and the best methods for maintaining sobriety involves learning about yourself. SEMCOA - New Chapters treatment programs include individual therapy for the greatest chances of success.

    Customized individual therapy is counseling involving you and your counselor at SEMCOA - New Chapters. This builds a personal and trusting relationship so you can truly be yourself and express any emotions as you feel them. Individual therapy leads to greater peace and understanding about your triggers for addiction and coping strategies to prevent relapse.

    Couples Therapy

    Substance abuse does a number on an individual’s relationship with other people, particularly in marriage. Spousal relationships bear the brunt of alcohol and drug dependence. Therefore, it becomes critical to submit the relationship to couples therapy to prevent straining it further. Most programs only zero in on the individual with substance addiction without factoring in the importance of the other half’s emotional support.

    However, some facilities, like SEMCOA - New Chapters in New Bedford, MA, offer couples therapy options to manage intimate partnerships amid the recovery process. Other couples-focused treatment plans can provide the patient and their partner tools to get things back to normal, support each other, and the patient’s sobriety.

    Family Counseling + Therapy

    Addiction is a family disease. Family therapy aims to heal and rebalance unhealthy roles and habits. Healing any family trauma and dysfunctional communications is important, and SEMCOA - New Chapters understands this.

    Group Counseling

    Group Therapy is a type of counseling that occurs between a bunch of strangers. These groups are suitable for patients who are not confined in a treatment facility, but group sessions are also common in inpatient rehab programs. Group therapy is led by a trained individual at SEMCOA - New Chapters in New Bedford, MA and consists of members from different stages of recovery.

    The goal of group therapy sessions is to foster hope and a sense of belonging, share information, and learn coping mechanisms. It also helps to have people who can relate to what you’re going through. Good behaviors can also be contagious, and participants can learn from one another.

    Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

    Nicotine replacement is a way to move towards stopping smoking or using any form of nicotine. This can be nicotine gum or nicotine patches. The process of working with trained staff at SEMCOA - New Chapters in setting a goal quit date, using nicotine replacement and gradually decreasing nicotine intake is proven to help.

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a method of specific counseling that replaces negative and self-limiting thoughts with positive and productive behaviors. Self-defeating thoughts and habits can limit your possible successes. Some examples of this are procrastination, unhealthy eating and angry outbursts. You may not be aware that some unhealthy behaviors and thoughts are sabotaging your potential accomplishments.

    Trauma Therapy

    Unresolved trauma is often a key reason why many patients resorted to substance abuse. Trauma could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, war, natural disasters, divorce, accident, loss of a loved one, etc. If trauma is the primary cause of substance abuse, then both issues must be addressed.

    Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives

    Some people refer to contingency management, or CM, as motivational incentives. This type of therapy is a reconditioning of the mind and responses of the body. The point of CM is to help the body understand the proper responses to behaviors should be, as well as the effects that come with both problematic and desired behaviors. The more positive choices a person makes, the more incentives they will receive, all managed with sobriety goals by SEMCOA - New Chapters in New Bedford, MA.

    Patient Experience

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    Recreational Therapy

    Attending recreational therapy at SEMCOA - New Chapters, or therapeutic recreation, allows those struggling with an addiction to process the situation through recreational activities like sports. This is often done as part of a combination of therapies, such as including creative arts therapy, while also working to establish positive networks within the local communities. This helps improve the chances of long-term recovery.

    Payment Options Accepted

    For specific insurance or payment methods please contact us.
  • Health Insurance
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal/Urban
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
  • Additional Details

    Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
    Address Information
    33 S Sixth St
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
    Phone Number
    774-202-4820
    Meta Details
    Updated February 22, 2021
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    Location

    33 S Sixth St
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740

    Center Type

    Alcoholism, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Ownership
    Non-Profit
    Language
    Creole, English, Portuguese, Spanish
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