Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men Boston, MA

686 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02118

Summary

Basic information about this treatment center.

Conditions and Issues Treated

A detailed list of the primary cases commonly treated here.

Alcoholism, Opiod Addiction, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse


Substance Abuse + Addiction

Using both legal medications and illegal substances in order to maintain an addiction is substance abuse. Illegal substances can become addictive after a single use. If you are obtaining legal medications illegally, you may be suffering from substance abuse.

Fortunately facilities like Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men in Boston, MA are here to help.

Alcoholism Treatment at Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men 

Going through alcoholism treatment is a unique process. Alcohol literally changes the way the brain thinks over time. It teaches the brain that in order to survive, the brain requires alcohol. When you opt to stop drinking, your body will revolt. Being in an alcoholism treatment center like Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men in Boston, MA helps you slowly wean down the amount of alcohol you consume and retrain your brain to function on its own.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction

Opioid addiction treatment facilities in Massachusetts, like Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men cover both illegal and prescription opioids abuse. Most plans include detoxification and subsequent medications to ease the process. Behavioral therapies and counseling are also necessary to resolve the root cause of addiction.


Levels of Care Offered

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

Aftercare Support

Treatment is just the first step to maintaining sobriety. After treatment, aftercare support at Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men helps the individual adjust to a life without substances. This support may involve a sober living home in or near Boston, MA, career counseling, or educational assistance. This is when a relapse prevention plan begins to take shape.

Inpatient Care

Inpatient treatment takes place when a patient checks into a rehab facility. Patients at Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men receive round the clock care that includes detoxing and therapy. Although outpatient treatments are available, inpatient care is recommended as the first step in rehabilitation. The intensive and comprehensive treatment sets patients on a path for drug free living.

Residential Treatment

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.

Boston, MA Sober-Living / Half-Way House

A sober living home in Massachusetts is really like a halfway house, often referred to as an SLH. It is halfway between a rehab center for drugs or alcohol and living at home. Any specific rules and regulations must be followed by residents, such as attending required meetings and structured daily chores.


Therapies & Programs

The methods used to care for each individual.

12-step facilitation, Aftercare/continuing care, Anger management, Brief intervention, Cognitive behavioral therapy, Contingency management/motivational incentives, Dialectical behavior therapy, Discharge Planning, Employment counseling or training, Family Therapy, Group counseling, Group Therapy, Hepatitis education, counseling, or support, Individual counseling, Individual Therapy, Matrix Model, Motivational interviewing, Rational emotive behavioral therapy, Relapse prevention, Substance use counseling approach, Substance use education, Trauma-related counseling

12-Step Program Facilitation

The 12-step program is a part of substance abuse treatment. In this program, peers help each other to achieve the goal of abstinence. It was initially developed by the founders of Alcoholics anonymous. Due to its huge success, the 12-step program is included as a part of other substance abuse treatments.

The 12 steps guide at an individual level. It begins with the individuals accepting that they are addicts, and they understand its consequences. It is followed by focusing on the recovery process and making amends for hurting others. The program provides the benefit of cognitive restructuring, which refers to the process of change in the negative thoughts that leads to long-term benefits.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the problem of addiction in the first place and may cause a relapse. Negative feelings are common in substance abuse disorders, and if not recognized, they can cause co-occurring disorders.

CBT involves strategies that help to change the thinking and behavioral pattern by cognitive restructuring. In simple terms, it helps to remove negative thoughts and provides long-term benefits. Also, CBT promotes self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. It can be administered as a mono-therapy as well as a part of combination therapy.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) helps those who attend Volunteers of America - Hello House for Men understand how their feelings, beliefs, and thoughts affect their behaviors. DBT is particularly useful for people with self-harming behaviors, as well as those with substance abuse disorders. DBT teaches people how to tolerate distress, regulate their emotions, and how to become mindful.



Patient Experience

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Payment Options Accepted

  • Health Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Self-Pay / Cash
  • Military Insurance
  • IHS/Tribunal
  • State-Financed
  • Sliding Scale
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    Additional Details

    Smoking permitted in designated area, Veterans

    Last Updated October 28, 2020

    Address Information
    686 Massachusetts Ave
    Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    Phone Number
    617-262-7142
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