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What Do I Do If I’m Addicted to Drugs?

What Do I Do If I’m Addicted to Drugs?

If you’re addicted to drugs, you can seek assistance from experienced professionals specializing in drug addiction treatment. Our outpatient treatment programs at Baystate Recovery Center in Beverly, MA, have helped many clients get their lives back on track. You’ve already taken the critical step of admitting you have a problem. Next, it’s time to go […]

What Are The Drug and Alcohol Trends In Boston?

What Are The Drug and Alcohol Trends In Boston?

Massachusetts ranks in the top ten states for drug-related deaths in 2019, according to the CDC. In 2017, heroin ranked as the top illicit substance in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. This opioid has been responsible for thousands of deaths in Boston and throughout Massachusetts in recent years, and 57% of all recovery admissions in Boston […]

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Chronic Benzodiazepine Use?

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Chronic Benzodiazepine Use?

While prescription drugs can be therapeutic when used properly, many of them produce negative effects if used improperly. Benzodiazepines, or benzos for short are one example of a drug that’s meant to be used over short periods of time with close supervision. Chronic use of benzos carries serious risks that are still not as well […]

Why Is Alcohol So Addictive?

Why Is Alcohol So Addictive?

People with an alcohol addiction often believe that they can control the urge to drink more without any help. However, you’ll almost certainly need help from a dedicated interventionist organization like the Baystate Recovery Center in Boston, MA to beat alcohol addiction. Knowing why alcohol is so addictive can help you grasp why professional intervention […]

What Are 10 Things That Alcohol Does to the Body?

What Are 10 Things That Alcohol Does to the Body?

Alcohol is a powerful substance that when consumed, can trigger a number of physiological reactions. While some of the adverse effects of alcohol disappear relatively quickly, drinking can also lead to long-term changes in your physical health and well-being. Here are 10 things that alcohol does to the body: 1) Leads to Dehydration Alcohol is what’s […]

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 […]