Drug Rehabs in Springfield, MA

There are limited rehab centers in Springfield, MA, but traveling a short distance to neighboring areas might be ideal in finding the support and assistance for those struggling with substance abuse.

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Blue Hills Recovery Center

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Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Baldwinville , MA

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Newport Academy – Teen Rehab Center

Bethlehem , CT

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Spring Hill Recovery

Ashby , MA

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Bedrock Recovery Center

Canton , MA

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Boston , MA

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction in Springfield, Massachusetts

Located in Hampden County, Springfield, Massachusetts suffers from the ongoing Opioid Epidemic like many other cities across the country. Recent data shows a 73% increase in Opioid-induced overdose deaths in Western Massachusetts. From 2017 to 2018, Hampden County alone had an 84% increase in fatalities.

While there are limited treatment facilities in the immediate area, there are many in surrounding regions that specialize in various forms of addiction and abuse rehab and recovery services.

Springfield’s Opioid Catastrophe

Throughout Massachusetts, the four counties on the western side of the state have the highest rates of Opioid prescriptions and 90% of robberies and larcenies throughout the area are linked with Opioid use. Officials say that there is a connection “at every level” between Opioid abuse and the criminal justice system; Hampden County’s population of inmates with a substance use disorder (SUD) has increased from 79% to 88% over the past 10 years. The percentage of Opioid-specific abuse disorders has doubled from 20% to 43%.

Springfield police arrest drug dealers trafficking drugs on regular basis. In 2017, the local police responded to 368 opioid overdoses. Additionally, the police made 11 arrests and confiscated 6,700 bags of Heroin. One officer seized 9 grams of raw Heroin, while traffickers were arrested for possessing $100,000 worth of the deadly drug.

Prescription Drug Abuse In Springfield

Medical patients who have sustained severe injuries are often prescribed Opioids like Codeine and Percocet. Springfield police have had rising concerns surrounding the prescription Opioid crisis America faces, as they have seized 500 pounds of unused prescription medication in recent years. This amounted to “thousands of prescriptions” seized by authorities.

Patients may transition to cheaper alternatives from prescriptions, finding Heroin available on the street for as little as $10 a bag. Once individuals discover the illicit substance is available and a crude substitute for a prescription medication, they may begin to transition to harder drugs. Sadly, individuals can become addicted to Heroin after even just one use, and risk exposure to other drugs like Cocaine. Some drug dealers will combine drugs like Fentanyl or Cocaine in Heroin bags; the end result is that individuals unknowingly crave the laced Heroin more frequently.

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Drug Tolerances, Drug Dependences, And Drug Addictions

An important step in considering rehab is to know whether you have a tolerance, dependency, or an addiction. All are potentially harmful with destructive effects on the mind and body.

A tolerance for a substance is when the patient is accustomed to the chemical and the effects are not as strong. They require a higher dosage to get the same effect. Tolerance for chemicals often lead to a dependence; however, patients with a tolerance to a chemical can stop using the substance before a dependence begins.

A dependence is more severe; someone with a dependence not only has a tolerance, but also experiences withdrawal symptoms if they stop using. Opioid withdrawals in particular are extremely uncomfortable, and even potentially deadly.

The extreme discomfort of withdrawal symptoms can make individuals stay on the drug and develop an addiction. An addiction is a more severe dependence, which can lead addicted individuals to completely dedicate their lives to drugs and alcohol, and cause major life and personal changes. Individuals suffering from addiction have very little control over their use of alcohol or drugs.

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Contact a treatment provider today. Treatment providers have the knowledge needed to guide prospective patients and discuss available treatment options.

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Government Programs

Find local government programs that promote sober living and will help you find peace in your day to day life.

Name Location Phone
Western Massachusetts PO Box 422
Chicopee, MA 01021-0422
866- 624-3578
Pioneer Valley PO Box 1564
Northampton, MA 01061-1564
01061-1564
Greater Hartford Area (GHA) PO Box 232
South Windsor, CT 06074

College Programs

Counseling Center

Springfield College

231 Wilbraham Avenue
Springfield, MA 01109-3739

Dexter Counseling Center

American International College

1000 State Street Springfield
MA 01109

The Elms College Counseling Center

College of Our Lady of the Elms

291 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA 01013-2839

Counseling Center

Bay Path College

588 Longmeadow Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106

Alcohol and Drug Education Services

Western New England University

1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA 01119

The Westfield State University Counseling Center

Westfield State University

577 Western Avenue
Westfield, MA 01086

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP)

Mount Holyoke College

50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075

Schacht Center for Health & Wellness Center

Smith College

21 Belmont Avenue
Northampton, Massachusetts 01063

Hampshire College Health and Counseling Services

Hampshire College

893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

AA and NA Meetings in Springfield

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Western Mass Intergroup 474 Pleasant Street, Holyoke MA 01040 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Tuesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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