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Baldpate Hospital
Baldpate Hospital is an alcohol rehab and drug treatment program that is located at 83 Baldpate Road .You can contact Baldpate Hospital by calling (978) 352-2131.
Types of Services Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment, Drug and Alcohol Detox, Methadone Maintenance, Outpatient Treatment, Drug and Alcohol Day Treatment, Residential Short-Term Rehab, Residential Long-Term Rehab, Hospital Inpatient Treatment, Dual Diagnosis, Women, Men
Payment Structure/FormsMedicaid Assistance, Medicare Assistance, Private Pay, Military Insurance, Self Pay


 Baldpate Hospital offers the following services:

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Mental health and substance abuse go hand in hand. This type of treatment specializes in drug and alcohol addiction treatment from the viewpoint that there may be underlying psychological and/or physiological conditions that may be the source of the person's addiction and that by identifying and correcting the underlying problem the urge to abuse drugs and/or alcohol will cease. Menta health and substance abuse is a complicated issue because the the two problems affect each other and interact. When a mental health problem goes untreated, the substance abuse problem usually gets worse as well. And when alcohol or drug abuse increases, mental health problems usually increase too. Mental health drug rehab programs offer a variety of treatment programs to treat both mental health and substance abuse problems.

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Drug And Alcohol Detox Centers

Drug and alcohol detoxification is one of the first steps in the treatment process toward recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The goal of drug detox is minimize and manage drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms in a medically safe setting. Keep in mind, drug detox is not designed to be the only treatment one receives when it comes to addiction recovery. It is solely intended to help the individual physically adjust to living without drugs. Attending a drug rehabilitation program is the next step in recovering from addiction.

Drug detoxification is the first step of all effective rehab and treatment programs. Until a person is mentally and physically stabilized, they are not prepared to participate in the treatement methods and counseling utilized by drug treatment centers. Most treatment centers have their own detox facilities on site while some others have affiliations with detox programs for their patients to use.

There are licensed drug and alcohol detox centers in most areas of the United States. Some are located in hospitals or clinics while others are privately run. Depending on the medications being abused, detox can sometimes be done on an outpatient basis under a doctor's care. However, for most people detox is best accomplished on an inpatient basis. Never try to detox from alcohol or other drugs without professional medical assistance.

The term detoxification covers all aspects of the individual's withdrawal and purification from drugs. The removal of drug residuals is the key goal in drug detox. Without this process, drug residues can remain in the body and cause cravings for years after drug use has ceased. A vital step in successful drug detoxification as well as drug rehabilitation is flushing out these accumulated toxic residues so that the individual no longer experiences unwanted adverse effects from the drugs they have taken.

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Methadone Treatment Programs

Methadone doses are given to people that are addicted to heroin and other opioids as a method of treatment called "Harm Reduction Treatment" Methadone is a long lasting synthetic opiate that does prevent symptoms associated with opiate withdrawal. It is important to note that methadone itself is an addictive opiate narcotic that is dispensed primarily at outpatient clinics. Although some people do show improvement through methadone maintenance, many continue to use addictive drugs and perpetuate negative behaviors and consequences associated with the illicit use of heroin and other opiates which includes: intravenous drug use, risk of drug overdose, spreading infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, and drug related crime. It is true that some methadone maintenence programs have shown to reduce the "harm" associated with opiate addiction however this does not constitute a full recovery. Full drug addiction recovery is achieved by attending a comprehensive drug treatment program that focuses on complete abstinence rather than partial harm reduction or drug substitution. A methadone treatment program would not be a logical initial option but may be considered as a final option or last resort as methadone itself is a very powerful and addictive drug.

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Outpatient Drug Rehab Programs

Outpatient drug rehab programs employ group and individual counseling sessions in order to achieve results. Outpatient drug rehab programs are usually take place during the day evenings, and weekends.

Outpatient drug rehab is best suited for people with low level addictions in the beginning stages that simply just need a supportive therapeutic environment to overcome their addiction.

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Day Programs

Drug and alcohol abuse day programs offer recovering drug addicts flexible and effective treatment. This form of drug rehabilitation is based on a structured non-residential substance abuse treatment modality. Each person's schedule is created around his or her individualized needs.

Drug and alcohol abuse day programs are a minimal or less intense form of drug rehabilitation, but serves as a middle road between inpatient and outpatient rehab. Some day treatment programs operate seven and a half hours a day, six days a week. Others may operate five days a week, three hours a day, and include childcare. Drug and alcohol day treatment accommodates clients who need more than outpatient drug rehab but do not require the supervision and intensity of residential treatment or other types of inpatient rehab.

For those who require slightly less structure than a "live in" facility, a drug and alcohol abuse day program may be the appropriate level of care. Clients attend groups during the day at the day treatment program. Day treatment programs often follow the same schedule as residential clients. However, they are free to return home at the end of the day unlike those attending residential treatment. This treatment modality provides structure and support while helping the client begin integrating back into his or her daily life.

Drug and alcohol abuse day treatment programs are effective for addicts who need more guidance towards recovery with longer sessions and extended periods of support from groups and counselors. Generally, this kind of drug program is favored among those who have a safe, sober environment to return to at the end of the day. Many adults with a spouse and children opt for this kind of treatment because it will still allow them to be a part of family life before and after day treatment. While this is a valuable resource for recovery, it is not a good "fit" for all situations.

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Short Term Drug Treatment Centers

A short term drug treatment center typically provides treatment services for a duration of 30 days or less. Most short term drug treatment centers focus on medical stabilization, abstinence, and lifestyle changes. Staff members are primarily medical professionals and counselors trained in drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

What is short term drug treatment and who is it appropriate for? A short term drug treatment center is often recommended for people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction severely enough to require displacement from their daily activity patterns where they are surrounded by relapse triggers. This type of care is optimal for people with a short duration of addiction as opposed to a person that has had an addiction problem for several or many years.

After completing a short term drug treatment center, recovered addicts often feel:
A reduction or elimination of drug cravings
A reduction or elimination of many symptoms associated with addiction. These can include depression, irritability, and fatigue
Enthusiasm toward life
Improved memory and attention span
Increased energy
Increased self-esteem and confidence
Increased sense of well being
The ability to think more clearly

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Long Term Drug Treatment Programs

Long term drug treatment is typically done in a residential setting where the individual will stay and live on the premises of an drug treatment facility for 90 days or longer. Individuals that are best suited for a long term drug treatment program are typically people that have completed other types of treatment such as counseling, outpatient therapy or short term residential rehabs with little to no success. This gives the recovering addict relief from outside sources and temptations, allowing them to focus solely on their addiction and recovery without distraction.

A long term drug treatment program typically directs the treatment focus on the "resocialization" of the individual. This addiction treatment model uses the program's entire "community," including other residents, staff, and the social context, as active components of addiction treatment. The primary focus of a long term drug treatment program is on developing personal accountability, responsibility and socially productive lives. A long term drug treatment program is highly structured with activities designed to help residents examine damaging beliefs and destructive patterns of behavior and to adopt new constructive strategies for dealing with life's challenges.

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Hospital Inpatient Programs

There is an advantage to inpatient hospital medical care particularly for the treatment of drug or alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Physicians and nurses provide 24-hour hospital services to monitor and ensure a safe withdrawal from alcohol and other drugs. In addition, a staff specializing in medical detoxification can oversee the progress of each individual and make necessary adjustments to the addiction treatment plan.


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Drug Rehabs for Dual Diagnosis Clients

Dual diagnosis drug rehabs specialize in alcohol and drug addiction problems coupled with underlying psychological and/or physiological that might be the cause of the addiction problem. Drug rehabs for dual daignosis clients offer a variety of therapeutic programs to help provide individuals and families affected by alcoholism and drug addiction with the support needed for a successful recovery. The most beneficial aspect of a dual diagnosis drug rehab center is that the treatment is based on finding the cause of the addiction and treating it holistically as opposed to treating the symptoms with medications.

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Drug Treatment for Women

Drug treatment programs for women are specifically targeted toward the particular treatment needs of women afflicted with drug addiction and alcoholism. Drug addiction in women has a distinctive origin, progression, and specific addiction treatment methods. A growing body of research shows that drug abuse among women and the issues surrounding their addiction differs from that of men, requiring a specialized regimen of drug treatment.

Psychologically, women who become addicted to drugs or alcohol have a different narrative and profile than men who become addicted. As an often-underestimated rule, women have a greater tendency to have developed a drug addiction to cope with trauma and emotional pain. Women also have a range of social and cultural pressures and issues that men do not experience.

For many years, drug treatment programs were designed to offer simultaneous treatment to both men and women. And since the numbers of admissions favored men, approximately 60% to 40%, the programs were tailored more toward the male population. But recently, it has been discovered that by creating drug rehabs specifically for women, there is a greater chance that a woman would seek treatment. This is a huge step forward in the treatment of women suffering with drug addiction and alcoholism.

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Drug Rehab Centers for Men

Drug rehab centers for men focus on the specific treatment needs that the male gender requires when dealing with drug addiction and alcoholism. Substance abuse pertaining to men can have various distinctions that differ than that of substance abuse in females. Some men require individualized drug rehabilitation methods that deal with these distinctions and focus on the issues that relate to the male gender.

Men suffering with drug or alcohol addiction experience different social pressures, cultural pressures and emotional issues than that of women. Also, men deal with their issues, trauma's and transgressions in a different way than women do. It is unnderstood that men and women can be completely different in the way that they think, act, and communicate. This is why drug rehab centers that are designed specifically for men can better increase the chances of a successful recovery and offer a brand new life to addicted males who are committed to recovery.

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Drug Rehab Centers That Accept Medicaid

Getting treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for a drug rehab center right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can rehabilitate successfully and recover from addiction.

Medicaid is available only to certain low-income individuals and families who fit into an eligibility group that is recognized by federal and state law. Medicaid does not pay money to you; instead, it sends payments directly to the drug rehab center. Depending on state's rules in Massachusetts, you may also be asked to pay a small part of the cost (co-payment) for some addiction treatment services.

Many groups of people are covered by Medicaid. Even within these groups, though, certain requirements must be met. These may include your age, whether you are pregnant, disabled, blind, or aged; your income and resources (like bank accounts, real property, or other items that can be sold for cash); and whether you are a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant. The rules for counting your income and resources vary from state to state and from group to group.

Your child may be eligible for coverage if he or she is a U.S. citizen or a lawfully admitted immigrant, even if you are not (however, there is a 5-year limit that applies to lawful permanent residents). Eligibility for children is based on the child's status, not the parent's. Also, if someone else's child lives with you, the child may be eligible even if you are not because your income and resources will not count for the child.

In general, you should apply for Medicaid if your income is low and you match one of the descriptions of the Eligibility Groups. (Even if you are not sure whether you qualify, if you or someone in your family needs drug treatment or any other health care and you cannot afford it, you should apply for Medicaid and have a qualified Massachusetts caseworker evaluate your situation.)

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Drug Rehab Centers That Accept Medicare

Medicare insurance pays for substance abuse treatment for people 65 or older with addiction problems that qualify for Medicare.

Many elderly drug abusers arrive at a drug rehab center program only after their addiction has wrecked everything good they ever had in their lives. Without any money in their pocket and with no support from friends and family, it can be extremely difficult to pay for a drug rehab program. In this case an effective course of action if you are 65 or older would be through the use of Medicare, chances are you would be able to get the treatment that you need through the Medicare system.

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Drug Treatment Programs That Accept Private Health Insurance

The cost of drug treatment programs for drug addiction and alcoholism treatment are increasing. Both outpatient drug treatment programs and residential drug rehab programs come at a cost that most people who are caught in the grips of drug or alcohol addiction cannot afford. Most private insurance policies provide for at least a percentage of coverage for substance abuse treatment.

It is a sad fact that, even though a drug treatment program takes insurance, many who need treatment for drug and alcohol abuse are statistically less likely to have any medical insurance coverage at all. It is estimated that 15 percent of adults over the age of 18 have no coverage at all and that 30 percent rely solely upon government and federally funded health coverage services like Medicaid and Medicare. Surveys show that approximately 31 percent of people who felt they needed treatment for drug addiction or alcoholism could not enroll in a drug rehab program due to lack of finance and insurance coverage.

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Drug Rehab Centers That Accept Military Insurance

In October 1996, Congress passed the Veterans' Health Care Eligibility Reform Act, paving the way for the Medical Benefits Package plan, available to all enrolled veterans. The Medical Benefits Package emphasizes preventive and primary care, offering a full range of outpatient and inpatient services including drug rehabilitation for veterans that develop drug or alcohol abuse problems.

In addition combat veterans returning from active military service may be eligible to receive free health care services and nursing home care for up to two years, beginning on the date of separation from active military service. This benefit covers all illnesses and injuries except those clearly unrelated to military service (common colds, injuries from accidents that occurred after discharge, disorders that existed before joining the military). If you need treatment for health conditions and your claim is related to combat operations you will be assisted.

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Self Pay Drug Treatment Programs

When you or a loved one is overwhelmed by alcohol and drug abuse, we know that you want help fast. You're in an emotional tailspin, and need people and a place you can trust. You want assurance that the program you choose will offer the best chance of success. You want compassionate experts and a hassle-free process to help make one of the hardest decisions of your life a whole lot easier.

Self pay drug treatment programs offer a viable alternative to private medical insurance and are becoming increasingly popular. Having the choice of self pay drug treatment programs gives the individual the opportunity to pay the treatment costs in full. This does not necessarily mean that financial assistance is not offered; simply that self pay is an acceptable payment method. To find out more about self pay drug treatment program options please contact them directly. Also, don't hesitate to request information from more than one facility.

Drug addiction and abuse is one of the major concerns in the United States and other countries. Self pay drug treatment programs are crucial for those with drug abuse problems, to educate them about the facts about chemical dependency and help them make important changes in their lives to lead a drug free lifestyle. Drug treatment typically involves counseling and behavioral therapy coupled with group therapy, lectures and group discussions, to help those in recovery cope with their addiction. The success rates of self pay drug treatment programs are pretty high and most individuals attending self pay drug treatment programs are able to attain and maintain prolonged abstinence from drugs.

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