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Addiction and Treatment Providers in Waltham, MA

9 Centers in Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, a vibrant city near Boston, offers a peaceful environment for recovery with its outdoor recreation, dining, and cultural attractions. Middlesex County, where Waltham is located, ranked 9th among 44 U.S. counties for overdose deaths per 100,000 residents in 2016, and saw a decline of 8.3% in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts in 2017.

Waltham is taking proactive measures to combat addiction and support those in need.

The City of Waltham is committed to reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorders through community-based programs like MHSA, which serve over 1,100 community members daily. Initiatives include youth peer leader training, public awareness campaigns, and collaborations between the Waltham Police Department and community organizations to connect individuals with treatment resources.

Middlesex County Statistics

  • 2,578 opioid deaths in Middlesex (2000-2016)
  • 8.3% drop in opioid deaths (2017)
  • 24.3 drug deaths per 100k residents (2016)
  • 9th in overdose deaths in U.S.
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Waltham: Compassion, Courage, and Recovery Await

Waltham understands the challenges of addiction, but recovery is achievable. With compassionate support and evidence-based treatments, individuals can reclaim their lives. Seeking help demonstrates immense courage – you’ve taken the first vital step. Together, we can overcome this and build a brighter future filled with hope and healing.

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Spectrum Health Systems - Waltham
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Spectrum Health Systems - Waltham
210 Bear Hill Road Suite 203 Waltham, MA

Spectrum Health Systems - Waltham offers an accredited comprehensive drug rehab program with an array of levels of care and evidence-based practices tailored to individual needs to help patients achieve sobriety, accepting private health insurance.

  • Aftercare
  • OP
  • Detox
  • Dual-Diagnosis
Clearhaven Recovery Center
Insurance Accepted
Clearhaven Recovery Center
20 Fox Road Waltham, MA

Clearhaven Recovery Center in Waltham, MA, offers specialized 12-step addiction treatment with clinical immersion, accredited by CARF, JCAHO, and LegitScript, and provides empathetic care through team members' personal recovery experiences.

  • OP
  • Detox
  • IOP
  • PHP
  • Inpatient
Insurance Accepted
Spectrum Health Systems
210 Bear Hill Rd Waltham, MA

Spectrum Health Systems' Waltham, MA Outpatient Treatment Center offers accredited addiction treatments, including medication-assisted therapy and specialized programs, with an emphasis on individual recovery through a comprehensive continuum of care.

  • OP
  • Detox
  • Aftercare
  • Inpatient
  • Residential
Hurley House - Recovery Home
Hurley House - Recovery Home
12 Lowell street Waltham, MA

Hurley House in Waltham, Massachusetts, provides accredited, comprehensive rehab and aftercare support for alcohol and drug addiction, offering inpatient, residential, and sober-living programs in a supportive, evidence-based environment.

  • Aftercare
  • Inpatient
  • Residential
  • Sober Living
Insurance Accepted
Wayside Youth - Family Support Network
118 Central St Waltham, MA

Wayside Youth - Family Support Network is an Addiction Treatment Facility located in Waltham, MA offering inpatient and outpatient care, private health insurance acceptance, and a variety of services including individual, group, family, and medical therapies plus educational and prevention services.

  • OP
Hurley House Recovery Home
Hurley House Recovery Home
12 Lowell Street Waltham, MA

Hurley House Recovery Home is a comprehensive addiction treatment center in Waltham, MA founded in 1977 that offers a variety of services to those in need, including aftercare support, drug rehab, and residential levels of care.

  • Aftercare
  • Residential
Insurance Accepted
Boston Children's Hospital
9 Hope Ave Waltham, MA

Boston Children's Hospital at Waltham provides specialized, evidence-based treatment for substance abuse and eating disorders in adolescents, featuring a multidisciplinary team and accepting private insurance for both inpatient and outpatient care.

  • OP
  • Dual-Diagnosis
  • Inpatient
Insurance Accepted
Jewish Family & Children's Service
1430 Main St Waltham, MA

Jewish Family & Children's Service (JFCS) provides comprehensive mental health services, including couples therapy, family therapy, group therapy, individual therapy and CBT, with an experienced multidisciplinary staff and private health insurance plans to make the care accessible for everyone in the community.

  • OP
Mountain Center for Recovery and Hope
180 The Landing Lane Waltham, MA

Mountain Center for Recovery and Hope provides evidence-based inpatient and aftercare support Substance Abuse treatment services in Waltham, Massachusetts, utilizing therapies such as CBT, DBT, Trauma Therapy and Motivational Interviewing tailored to individual needs, and support from qualified psychiatrists, psychologists, and specialists in medication management.

  • Aftercare
  • Inpatient

Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Waltham, MA

Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, about 10 miles west of Boston. It was incorporated in 1738 and has a population around 64,000. Waltham is known for its history with the watch industry, earning it the nickname “Watch City.”

Residents enjoy outdoor activities like hiking at Prospect Hill Park, the city’s largest park with great views. They also frequent the local restaurants and attend events on the town common.

Waltham has a lively arts scene with two theater companies, orchestras, and concert series. Check out METRMAG for upcoming shows and reviews.

With its convenient location, outdoor recreation, dining, and cultural attractions, Waltham provides a peaceful environment suitable for recovery.

View options, availability, treatment methods, and more, for drug rehab and alcohol treatment in Waltham, Massachusetts

Awareness Campaigns

The City of Waltham is committed to decreasing the stigma associated with substance use disorders and increasing awareness of this public health epidemic. Community-based programs like MHSA provide shelter, nutrition, and recovery programs to individuals and families in need, serving over 1,100 community members every day.

Recent initiatives in Waltham include youth peer leaders attending training on preventing substance abuse and the launch of an opioid abuse prevention public awareness campaign by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and DEA. Key organizations involved in combating drug and alcohol abuse in Waltham include the Waltham Health Department, MHSA, and local treatment centers.

Legislative Measures

Waltham has implemented drug policies aimed at addressing addiction, such as the Waltham Police Department’s prescription drug drop-off program for unused or expired medications. Harm reduction strategies, including increased access to naloxone and needle exchange programs, are also being utilized to combat drug addiction and prevent overdoses.

The Waltham Police Department collaborates with community organizations and engages in outreach programs to connect individuals struggling with substance abuse to treatment resources. These efforts aim to prioritize public health and safety while addressing the root causes of addiction.

Waltham Police Departments

Waltham Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services

Opioid Settlement Funds in Middlesex County

Middlesex County, Massachusetts is receiving funds from the statewide opioid settlements negotiated by the Massachusetts Attorney General. The county is expected to receive a portion of the over $22 million that will be awarded to Boston through 2038. The funds are being managed by local governments to support substance use prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery services, with a focus on filling gaps in the existing system and prioritizing equity.

Find Treatment in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has one of the highest rates of drug abuse in the country. More than half a million Massachusetts residents abuse alcohol while more than 1.5 million use illegal drugs each year. This drug and alcohol usage is the cause of over 8% of all deaths in the state. In 2017, Massachusetts ranked in the top 10 of the states with the highest opioid overdose rates.

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    Statistic Citations:
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2022). Key substance use and mental health indicators in the United States: Results from the 2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. https://www.samhsa.gov/data/sites/default/files/reports/rpt35325/NSDUHFFRPDFWHTMLFiles2021/2021NSDUHFFR1PDFW102121.pdf
  • MassLive. (2018, February 20). Middlesex County among top counties nationwide for long life expectancy. MassLive. Retrieved from https://www.masslive.com/news/2018/02/middlesex_county_among_top_cou.html
  • Opioid Settlement Citations:
  • Massachusetts Attorney General. (n.d.). Frequently asked questions about the AG’s statewide opioid settlements. Retrieved from https://www.mass.gov/info-details/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-ags-statewide-opioid-settlements
  • City of Boston. (2024). Opioid settlements community engagement report. Retrieved from https://www.boston.gov/sites/default/files/Opioid%20Settlements%20Community%20Engagement%20Report_FINAL_1.25.24.pdf
  • City of Framingham. (2024). Framingham awards funds to support harm reduction programs. Retrieved from https://www.framinghamma.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=2894&ARC=4786