Massachusetts Detox Centers for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Massachusetts is home to Martha’s Vineyard, the Beverly Hills of New England. But, most people who live in the state won’t ever have a chance to rub elbows with Hollywood big shots and East Coast elite at the Vineyard. Sadly, their chances of wrestling with drug and alcohol addiction are much higher.

If you or someone you love are among the many people battling an addiction, there is help available. Call 617-744-7489(Who Answers?) 24/7 to learn more about detox in Massachusetts. You can ask about programs in cities across the state, including Chelsea and North Adams. Together, the pair of you can work through a list of Massachusetts detox centers and select the program that matches your goals, needs, and finances.

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Why Choose Massachusetts Detox Centers?

There are multiple reasons to choose detoxes in MA. On a basic level, the assistance provided by trained, experienced staff may be the only thing that enables you to get through difficult withdrawals.

But, for some people, the benefits exceed that. Professional detox literally saves lives. People detoxing from alcohol, benzodiazepines, and opioids all face the potential of fatal withdrawal symptoms and inpatient medical detox can keep them medically stable.

Choosing a professional detox also provides you with:


Drug & Alcohol Detox Statistics

  • Between 2014 and 2015, Massachusetts experienced a 35.3 percent increase in the rate of fatal drug overdose deaths, pointing to a need for increased access to detox and rehab programs.
  • From 2010 to 2014, 31,000 people aged 12 or older received treatment for alcohol use disorders in Massachusetts. That’s 7.5 percent of the people who needed that treatment.
  • From 2010 to 2014, 22,000 people aged 12 or older received treatment for drug use disorders in Massachusetts. That’s 13.6 percent of the people who needed that treatment.
  • In 2013, 1.5 percent of people in addiction treatment were seeking outpatient detox, 0.6 percent sought inpatient detox and 1.2 received hospital inpatient detox.

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Our helpline will ask you some simple questions and help you determine whether a particular detox center is right for you.


Caring treatment specialists will work with you to keep you comfortable during withdrawal to prepare you for recovery.


Therapy and counseling are provided to help you discover the core reasons behind your addiction and how to cope without drugs or alcohol.


Follow-up programs and continued attention to recovery assist you in maintaining a sober lifestyle following the treatment received in detox and rehab.

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How Long is Massachusetts Alcohol Detox?

For most people, alcohol is filtered out of their system in roughly seven to 10 days. But that doesn’t mean a detox program for alcohol dependence and abuse will last this length of time for every patient. A lot of factors contribute to the amount of care needed and the length of time needed to administer it.

How long you will need to remain in a detox program depends upon:

  • The severity of your addiction
  • The length of time you have been using
  • How many times you have gone through withdrawal in the past
  • Whether or not you are also abusing drugs
  • The support system you have at home

To discuss your circumstances and determine the amount of treatment you will need, call 617-744-7489(Who Answers?) to learn more about your options.

How Long is Massachusetts Drug Detox?

Massachusetts detox centers design each program individually, meaning the amount of time you spend in drug detox will be unique to your situation. A major factor will be the type of drugs you are using. For instance, the symptoms associated with stimulant withdrawal generally progress a lot faster than those associated with opioid use, so a heroin user will likely need more time in detox than a cocaine user.

Detox will typically last longer for people who:

  • Need treatment for multiple drugs
  • Have mental illness to be treated as well
  • Have a severe and/or long-term addiction
  • Aren’t complying with treatment
  • Have a severe medical reaction to withdrawal

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Detox Centers in MA

There are two major types of Massachusetts detox centers: inpatient and outpatient.

People with relatively mild addiction may be fine in outpatient care, which merely requires patients to attend treatment sessions at the facility. The rest of their time is spent how they choose. This type of detox lets people continue to raise their families and go to their jobs.

However, people with more severe addictions, as well as those who cannot be relied upon arrive at daily appointments and to follow treatment instructions do better in inpatient detox Massachusetts, which require patients to reside at the treatment center full-time.

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