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Operating since 1979, Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street has helped struggling addicts with sobriety in Worcester, Massachusetts. Providing 9+ levels of care and 17+ treatment methods, in their licensed Non-Profit facility, details covered below. Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street’s location in Massachusetts accepts most private health insurance. Clients may also self-pay.
Addiction can seem like a huge obstacle to anyone, fortunately professional help in Worcester is readily available at places like Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street.
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
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 Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street in Worcester 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.
Alcoholism Treatment at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street
One of the most prevalent forms of addiction is alcoholism. The standard treatment approach is abstinence to promote non-addictive habits, patients detox, and attend counseling sessions at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street. This aims to enhance the wellbeing and mental attitude of the patient.
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 Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street to make sure they get through withdrawal safely. Treatment also includes comprehensive mental health counseling.
Levels of Care Offered
Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street 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, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Daily trips to the hospital that provides the treatment include intensive outpatient services (IOP). IOP in Massachusetts is appropriate for patients in residential recovery facilities that have been diagnosed with addiction. Patients return to their everyday lives gradually, increasing the likeliness of success in treatment.
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 Worcester, job therapy, or educational assistance may be included in this service, managed by Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street. This is when a preventive strategy for relapse starts to take shape.
To assist with alcohol or opioid abuse, or a co-occurring condition, Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street offers an outpatient treatment program. For their rehabilitation and other services, the Massachusetts patient will go to the treatment center, yet return home every night. After most of the program is completed, the level of mandatory participation reduces.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street.
Aftercare/continuing care, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Community reinforcement plus vouchers, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Discharge Planning, 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, Matrix Model, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) examines the relationship between a patient’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street 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.
In addiction recovery at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street, therapy plays a significant role. This helps patients get to the root of their addiction and discover how the problems that contributed to their use can be handled better. Therapy can be performed in a group and one on one settings. The patient interacts with the therapist in a one-on-one atmosphere during individual therapy. This encourages them to reflect on the underlying addiction problems and develop ways to avoid potential future abuse.
Recovering from addiction involves recovering relationships as well. One of the most common areas of stress and damage during addiction is in intimate relationships. Couples therapy at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street can rebuild trust and joy that may have been damaged. Addiction involves everyone in the family, not only the addict.
Family roles can change in damaging ways that may require professional help to rebalance. Successful intimate relationships can decrease the chances for relapse by ensuring a healthy environment after rehab in Worcester, MA.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Addiction and alcoholism affect the entire family. For this reason, family therapy is vital to a person’s recovery from addiction. In contrast to couples counseling, family therapy at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street may include siblings, children, parents, and other significant people in the recovering person’s life. Family support is one of the most important pillars of recovery.
Group CounselingIn group therapy, the patient undergoes sessions with other patients at Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street who are dealing with similar problems. The members of the group interact with each other and talk freely about their issues at scheduled sessions. Group therapy reduces the feeling of loneliness and improves the coping skills of the patients. You are not alone in
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.
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 Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street 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 Spectrum Health Systems - Merrick Street of operant conditioning, which helps clients eliminate unwanted behaviors by the use of positive and negative reinforcement.
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