Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home

Drug Rehab Center in Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Facility Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.

Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home's mission, as a Non-Profit drug treatment center since 1971, has been to help struggling drug addicts and alcoholics reach their goal of a healthy, happy, and productive sober life with 2 levels of care and 18+ treatment methods, individualized for each client. Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home’s location in Tewksbury, Massachusetts accepts a variety of payment methods, but we are unsure what, if any, insurance plans cover treatment. Fortunately, self-pay is an option.

Tewksbury is a hard-hit city with residents dealing with substance and alcohol abuse. Thankfully, you have several recovery options to help you get back on your feet.

Genders
  • Male
  • Female
  • Gender Exclusive Center
  • Ages
  • Children
  • Teenagers
  • Adults
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Groups
  • Additional
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Veteran Specific
  • LGBTQ+ Allied
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Hearing-Impaired
  • Veterans
  • License + Accreditation

    Conditions and Issues Treated

    A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.

    Opiod 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 refers to the intensive and inappropriate use of psychoactive substances. Psychoactive substances are those that affect brain function. These include illegal drugs, alcohol, and even the excessive use of prescription drugs. The overuse of psychoactive substances leads to severe physical or psychological dependence. It also affects the social life and relationships of the affected individual. Substance abuse is treatable.

    The duration of treatment at Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home in Tewksbury can require weeks or even months depending on the severity of the condition as there is a risk of relapse. Treatment options include medications, counseling sessions, various types of behavioral therapy, and group therapy in different combinations.

    Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment

    Addiction to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, and illicit opioids such as heroin, leads to potentially life-threatening withdrawal symptoms when discontinued. Opioid addiction treatment typically involves an inpatient stay at facilities like Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home to make sure they get through withdrawal safely. Treatment also includes comprehensive mental health counseling.

    Levels of Care Offered

    Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home offers a variety of treatment.

    This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Long Term (>30 Days), Residential, with additional therapies available as listed below.

    Aftercare Support

    Treatment is just a first step in sustaining sobriety. After rehabilitation, counseling for aftercare helps the person adapt to a life without drugs. A sober living facility in Tewksbury, job therapy, or educational assistance may be included in this service, managed by Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home. This is when a preventive strategy for relapse starts to take shape.

    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.

    Therapies & Programs

    The methods used to care for each individual at Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home.

    12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Community reinforcement plus vouchers, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment Counseling or Training, Group Therapy, Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, HIV or AIDS education, counseling, or support, Intervention, Matrix Model, Naloxone and overdose education, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy

    12-Step Program Facilitation

    The recovery technique used by Alcoholics Anonymous is the 12 step program, but it can relate to any form of addiction. The 12 steps that addicts must take on the road to recovery are explained. Measures include acknowledging that you have a problem and agreeing to turn around your life. The curriculum, instructed by Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home, also requires a belief in a greater power and making amends to others.

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home aims to establish a healthy response to thoughts and feelings as an alternative to turning to drugs and alcohol. It also promotes healthy communication between addicts and those around them. It is and effective therapy for people suffering with all types of addictions.

    Group Counseling

    In group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients at Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home who are dealing with similar problems. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues. Group therapy reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients.

    Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT)

    Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive therapy. It is based on the principle that irrational thoughts are responsible for the emotional and behavioral changes in addiction. So, the therapy starts with identifying the underlying irrational thoughts. These thoughts are then challenged and opposed logically and then replaced with positive thoughts. It also helps to change unwanted behavior with techniques such as meditation.

    By imparting positive thoughts and emotions, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) makes the individual self- reliant with a capacity to handle the emotional and behavioral issues in future by themselves without professional help. This self-dependence benefits the patients and prevent relapses.

    Trauma Therapy

    Many people turn to drugs and alcohol as a way of processing trauma that has affected them in the past. Trauma can include abuse, neglect, the loss of a loved one and other unpleasant incidents. Trauma therapy at Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home helps patients process trauma. It gives them the tools to deal with it in a healthier manner.

    Contingency Management / Motivational Incentives

    Contingency Management (CM), also called motivational incentives, is a type of pure behavioral therapy. It’s based on the idea that behavior is shaped, motivated, or controlled by its outcomes. CM is a clinical application at Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home of operant conditioning, which helps clients eliminate unwanted behaviors by the use of positive and negative reinforcement.

    Patient Experience

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    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
    365 East Street
    Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876
    Phone Number
    978-640-0840
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    Location
    Lowell House - Sheehan Women's Recovery Home Location and Directions

    365 East Street
    Tewksbury, Massachusetts 01876

    Center Type

    Opiod Addiction, Substance Abuse

    Ownership
    Non-Profit
    Language
    English
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