Drug Rehabs in Worcester, MA

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

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Recovery Centers of America at Westminster

Westminster , MA


Clearbrook Treatment Centers

Baldwinville , MA


Banyan Treatment Centers – Massachusetts

Boston , MA


Aftermath Addiction Treatment Center

Wakefield , MA


Brook Recovery Center

Abington , MA


Recovery Centers of America at Danvers

Danvers , MA


East Coast Recovery Center

Boston , MA


Haverhill Pavilion Behavioral Health & Addiction Treatment

Haverhill , MA

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Drug And Alcohol Addiction In Worcester, Massachusetts

As is the case with many cities across the nation, Worcester, county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts has been struggling to cope with a wide variety of substance abuse disorders (SUD). Thousands of local residents are currently addicted to both legal and illegal drugs, leaving them in need of life-saving rehab.

Fortunately, there are several treatment facilities nearby, but traveling a short distance to neighboring regions might be more beneficial in finding the assistance best suited to your needs.

The Opioid Epidemic In Worcester

The state of Massachusetts has felt the effects of the nation’s Opioid Epidemic, much like many other states throughout the US. Data from the past 10 years has shown a steady increase in the number of Opioid-related deaths throughout Massachusetts with Worcester County ranking third in the state. Of the total 16,195 fatal overdoses recorded between 2010 and 2020, 2,065 happened in Worcester County.

The onset and continuation of the COVID-19 has certainly exacerbated things; between March of 2020 and November of 2021, the Massachusetts’ Department of Health has administered more than 124,000 Naxalone kits (a medication prescribed to those suffering from Opioid misuse). Just in the first 9 months of 2021 (both estimated and confirmed) 1,613 individuals suffered an Opioid-induced overdose death—roughly 21 more cases than the same timeframe of the year prior.

Worcester’s Prescription Medication Conundrum

Some of the biggest factors behind Opioid use in Worcester and nationally are directly linked to prescription Opioid abuse. Doctors prescribed highly addictive medications like Oxycontin and Percocet to treat severe injuries or illnesses. Some patients quickly find that once they no longer experience the same pain relief and euphoria from the same amount of the medication, they try to get their hands on higher doses. This can lead to a dependence which can develop into to an addiction and when those who are entirely dependent on their prescription medications can no longer acquire or afford them, they often turn to cheaper and more powerful alternatives like Heroin.

Worcester’s Heroin And Fentanyl Surge

Although Heroin is available for as little as $5 a bag, use of the substance comes with addictive and deadly results. Individuals substituting Heroin for prescription Opioids face unique risks. Heroin addiction can worsen as individuals suffering with an addiction unknowingly abuse the substance combined with other drugs such as Cocaine.

More harmful and stronger opioids like Fentanyl are now making headlines as addicted Worcester residents use the substance both knowingly and unknowingly.  Within the last year or so, Fentanyl contributed to 92% of local Opioid-related deaths, a trend that has been steadily increasing. Some are exposed to Fentanyl because they develop a tolerance for Heroin and want something stronger, and others are exposed to Fentanyl that was laced into Heroin, Cocaine, or other substances.

What To Consider Before Rehab

Substance use disorders are complex diseases which keep someone in a state of self-destruction. People grappling with addiction may find they have been victims of sexual assault, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and other conditions. Drugs and alcohol may be band-aids for larger, undiagnosed conditions. Worcester’s affected community can find hope with the help and guidance of rehab facilities. Prospective patients may have questions on how to prepare for such a life-changing event. Consider the following questions and concerns before entering rehab:

  • Possible underlying conditions fueling addiction
  • A history of substance abuse
  • How has my addiction affected my family?
  • Do I have emotional and behavioral challenges when I’m off the substance?
  • Length of time you’ve abused substances
  • What healing needs do I have? (ie. religious versus spiritual or holistic versus traditional)
  • Can my family members visit me on cite?
  • Should I travel or stay local?
  • Are there flexible financial options?
  • How can I stay sober once I finish rehab?

Understanding the depth of one’s addiction allows them to prioritize their recovery.  Patients can research local facilities if they choose to be around friends and family. Traveling for rehab has other benefits as patients have less distractions and sentimentality and more focus. Their new experience in a fresh space encourages more commitment and less distractions. These questions will guide the prospective patient to identify their needs.

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Drug and alcohol addiction often requires professional assistance to overcome. When patients attempt to detox in facilities, they have the guidance and medications to ensure they recover. Facilities provide therapies like meditation and wellness coaching to enhance the healing experience and foster longterm recovery. For more information on your treatment options, contact a treatment provider today.



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Government Programs

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Name Location Phone
Central Massachusetts PO Box 60492
Greendale Station Worcester, MA

College Programs

MCPHS Counseling Services

MCPHS University

19 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608

Counseling Services

Becker College

44 West Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Student Development & Counseling Center

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

157 West Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Center for Counseling and Personal Growth

Clark University

950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

The Counseling Center

College of the Holy Cross

1 College Street
Worcester, MA 01610

Counseling Services

Worcester State University

486 Chandler St
Worcester, MA 01602

Counseling Services

Assumption College

500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Mental Health Services

Nichols College

129 Center Rd
Dudley, MA 01571

Counseling Center

Framingham State University

100 State Street
Framingham, MA 01701

AA and NA Meetings in Worcester

Name Address Fellowship Hours
Worcester Area Intergroup 100 Grove St., Suite 314, Worcester, MA 01605 Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Monday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Wednesday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
All Will Be Well 23 Green St Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

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