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Debunking 5 Myths about Drug/Alcohol Rehab in Massachusetts

Debunking 5 Myths about Drug/Alcohol Rehab in Massachusetts

There are many myths and half-truths about drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. The stigma around drug addiction and treatment programs has kept people with substance use disorders from asking for help and families from supporting their loved ones dependent on alcohol and drugs. As such, it is essential to address these myths and break the […]

Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?

Can I Afford Addiction Treatment?

Addiction and substance use disorders can be extremely costly and may lead to serious financial problems when drugs and alcohol are prioritized over bills like rent or mortgage, insurance, and car payments. When you’re ready to get help, the idea of paying for addiction treatment can be overwhelming — especially if your resources are already […]

Understanding The True Nature Of Alcohol Abuse Disorder 

Understanding The True Nature Of Alcohol Abuse Disorder 

At Baystate Recovery Center, we know that meeting the needs of our patients is paramount to long-term recovery. If you need a more flexible program, give us a call for more information. Problematic drinking has various causes, with social, psychological, genetic, and physiological factors all playing a part. Every person is affected differently by each […]

Opioid Deaths Are Soaring in New England – How to Find Help

Opioid Deaths Are Soaring in New England – How to Find Help

The opioid crisis remains an ongoing public health emergency in the United States after initially being declared a crisis in October 2017. Mass.gov recently released some data that indicated overdose deaths in Massachusetts increased slightly in the first nine months of 2020 compared with the same time last year. According to Maine.gov, there were 127 […]

Recent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Trends in Massachusetts

Recent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Trends in Massachusetts

Drug and alcohol rehab centers in Massachusetts offer services and evidence-based treatments proven to help people safely recover from substance use disorders. From 2014 to 2018, the state of Massachusetts has ranked eighth for having the highest drug overdose mortality rate in the United States, reports the CDC. Unfortunately, many people in Massachusetts who suffer from […]

Addiction Treatment Through Art Therapy

Addiction Treatment Through Art Therapy

When you decide to seek help for your battle with addiction, there are numerous options when considering what type of therapy to choose from. From the conventional approach of medicine-based treatments to more holistic and cognitive-focused approaches, all options have a tie to mending your emotional and mental processes to ensure you start a new […]

The 12 Step Program: Step 8

The 12 Step Program: Step 8

Up until this point, most of the steps, in the 12-Step Recovery Program, have focused solely on broadening your viewpoint, coming to terms with your shortcomings, and acknowledging that you’ve lost control of your substance use disorder. You spend time discussing your shortcomings in-depth and ask those you trust to help you rid them from […]

Effects of Drug Use on the Brain

Effects of Drug Use on the Brain

The brain is the most intricate organ in the human body. Anything we consume, ingest or inhale can affect the way our brain operates. The effects of drugs (both prescription and illegal) can have an intense influence on the brain’s overall function. Some drugs can cause irreversible damage to the makeup of the brain, along […]