Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services
- Addiction rehab treatment center in Massachusetts
Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services is a licensed and accredited non-profit drug and alcohol treatment center located in Worcester, MA. Specializing in services such as Drug Addiction, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Dual Diagnosis, Alcoholism, Opioid Addiction and more, Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services can help you or a loved one struggling with addiction. This facility has accreditations such as SAMSHA, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services treatment programs, therapy approaches and more, read on.
585 Lincoln Street,
Worcester, Massachusetts, 01605
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Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Alcoholism is one of the most common addictions in Massachusetts. Alcohol addiction (often referred to as alcoholism or alcohol use disorder) is characterized by a deep craving for alcohol and the inability to quit drinking regardless of any adverse effects. Alcohol use disorder ensues when the chemical changes from long-term alcohol use drive the brain to acclimate to normal functions creating a dependency. Many people who struggle with alcoholism find it challenging to quit without the help of a treatment facility such as Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services. The alcoholism treatment at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts is designed to give you the support you need to quit drinking once and for all.
Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by a physical and psychological dependency on drugs. Drug addiction occurs when extensive drug use causes changes in a person’s brain chemistry, resulting in uncontrollable cravings to use regardless of the adverse effects. The only way to overcome drug addiction or other addiction disorders is to receive addiction treatment. Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts offers many treatment options for those struggling with drug addiction. If you or someone you love is struggling with drug addiction, get help as soon as possible. Prolonged drug use can result in a destructive addiction cycle where you must continue using drugs to avoid distressing withdrawal symptoms. Regardless of your situation, help is available in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Several treatment options are available in Worcester, Massachusetts to treat individuals with dual diagnoses. In addiction treatment, a dual diagnosis, also known as co-occurring disorder or comorbidity, is when someone suffers from two or more disorders at the same time, such as a drug use disorder and depressive disorder. Integrated treatment for a mental illness and substance use disorder is generally most effective for someone struggling with a dual-diagnosis disorder compared to separate treatments for each condition. Treatment of dual-diagnosis disorders at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts includes knowledgeable addiction treatment professionals providing effective services that treat the whole person and supports overall health and recovery.
Mental health disorders can lead to severe and potentially life-threatening issues if left untreated. Several factors can disrupt a person’s mental health, including intrinsic factors — such as the development of depression or anxiety — as well as external factors like experiencing traumatic events. Sometimes, counseling alone is not enough to manage a mental health condition. In these cases, Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, offers mental health treatment as a more comprehensive level of support in treating mental health disorders in combination with substance use disorders. Mental health treatment at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services can offer the stability and guidance needed to facilitate meaningful progress and recovery.
Opioids/opiates are among the most addictive substances worldwide. Prescribed for various medical needs, opioids encompass a large class of prescription drugs such as morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, and illegal substances such as heroin and opium. People who misuse opioids can develop an opioid addiction very quickly. Opioid addiction, also known as an opioid use disorder, is a condition in which someone compulsively seeks the drug. In Worcester, Massachusetts, there are many treatment options to choose from for an opioid/opiate addiction. The most effective form of opioid addiction treatment is drug detox, followed by inpatient drug rehab. Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts offers opioid addiction treatment tailored to your unique needs and situation.
Substance abuse refers to the act of misusing drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse problems can refer to illicit drugs — such as heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine — or legal drugs, such as alcohol or prescription medications. Substances frequently abused in Worcester, Massachusetts include alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, cocaine, opiates/opioids, hallucinogens, and more. The main difference between substance abuse and drug addiction is that individuals with substance abuse problems can quit or change their unhealthy habits. In contrast, addiction is a disease in which someone can’t just stop using when their addiction causes them harm. People engaged in substance abuse put themselves at risk for developing a substance use disorder, a severe mental health condition that can make it difficult for people to stop using drugs or alcohol on their own. Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts works to address substance abuse and help people to build fulfilling lives in recovery.
Levels of Care Offered at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services
This facility offers a variety of treatments.
Many addiction treatment options are available in Worcester, Massachusetts for those struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol. These include inpatient drug rehab, outpatient treatment, dual diagnosis treatment, ongoing support groups, and various therapies. Addiction treatment programs are different for each person and can be customized based on individual needs and circumstances. The highly-effective addiction treatment at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services aims to tackle several aspects of substance use disorders to help individuals gain the skills needed to sustain long-term recovery. Various therapies are offered in addiction treatment at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, such as individual and group therapy sessions.
Aftercare programs are extensions of addiction treatment that are integrated into life after rehab. Attending addiction treatment is the first step in the recovery journey. However, individuals generally attend treatment for a short period (between 30-180 days) when compared to the years spent in addiction recovery. The aftercare programs at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts are used to support clients in their recovery journeys after the primary course of treatment is complete. After graduating treatment, clients work together with the staff at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan and have the option to participate in continuing services to help support their recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program
Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP) in Worcester, Massachusetts, for individuals struggling with drug use disorder or a co-occurring mental health disorder. Intensive outpatient programs are recommended for those who have attended a higher level of care, such as inpatient drug rehab, and are looking for additional support. Those who participate in the intensive outpatient program at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services will attend treatment a few days a week for several hours at a time. This level of care is more intensive than a standard outpatient program at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services as it requires more time in treatment. Intensive outpatient programs are well suited for those who want to continue living at home while receiving a high level of addiction treatment.
Outpatient treatment is a type of addiction treatment that requires participants to attend treatment a few days a week for a few hours at a time. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services, outpatient treatment involves weekly individual and group therapy sessions with a flexible schedule. Clients who participate in the outpatient treatment program at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services maintain much of their routine, including work or school, keeping up with responsibilities, and living in their own homes or a supportive recovery house in Worcester, Massachusetts. Outpatient treatment at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services can be used at many points in the recovery journey, such as times you need extra support.
Therapies, Programs & Treatment Approaches
A detailed list of the methods used to care for each individual.
Unchecked anger can impact all areas of your life. Rage can take over, resulting in uncontrolled outbursts, erratic behaviors, violence, depression, and suicidal feelings. Several treatment options are available for anger management, including inpatient and outpatient treatment with knowledgeable mental health professionals. If you are suffering from anger management, getting the support you need to develop effective coping strategies can change your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that helps people understand how their thoughts affect their behaviors. While partaking in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), participants learn to recognize and reframe self-defeating beliefs. This shift in thinking often results in more meaningful connections and reduced addictive tendencies.
Contingency Management/Motivational Incentives
Contingency management, also referred to as motivational incentives or the prize method, is a behavioral therapy approach that offers tangible incentives to participants in addiction treatment for measurable behaviors of drug abstinence (such as passing a drug test). During contingency management, participants receive a reward for accomplishing a treatment goal. Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, incorporates contingency management strategies to help clients become empowered by their goals.
Family counseling is used in inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment because when a person struggles with substance abuse, the effects often extend outward to loved ones. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, they incorporate family counseling to address the family unit. During family counseling in Worcester, Massachusetts, patients and their families work through issues and learn how to support their loved one during the recovery process.
Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists works with a group of individuals at once. AT Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts group therapy sizes range between 5-20 people and generally have commonalities, such as a specific condition or shared life experience. Group therapy sessions are used in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs under the guidance of a licensed therapist. While in group therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts, participants engage in dialogue focused around a theme or specific struggle. Depending on the nature of the group setting, a therapist may actively lead group discussions and have a particular plan or theme for each session.
Health Education Services Other Than HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis
Addiction treatment services at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts incorporate health education services to offer a well-rounded treatment experience and a balanced application of support and education on health topics to assist in recovery. Health education services in Worcester, Massachusetts are meant to promote health and disease prevention.
Individual therapy is a type of talk therapy where clients meet with a therapist one-on-one. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, individual therapy incorporates various treatment techniques to help in addiction recovery. Through individual therapy at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services, clients build rapport with their therapist and work with them to resolve life challenges, work through emotions and gain positive coping mechanisms. Individual therapy in Worcester, Massachusetts can help with various mental health conditions such as addiction disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar disorder, panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and more.
Drug and alcohol addiction interventions are carefully planned by family and friends with a professional interventionist to help their loved one understand the severity of their addiction and how it is affecting not only their own life but those around them. During an intervention, the group will gather in a familiar place to meet the individual and strategically express their concerns and feelings towards their loved one’s battle with addiction. The goal of an intervention is to help the individual recognize the harmful effects their substance use problem has on all aspects of their life and agree to seek the professional help they need. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, the intervention specialists are experienced in conducting successful addiction interventions that focus on helping family members and friends effectively convey their concerns for their loved ones and urge them to seek the professional help they need. An intervention in Worcester, Massachusetts, can be the difference between life and death for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic approach used to motivate participants to change destructive behaviors. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, motivational interviewing is utilized in tandem with motivational enhancement therapy to support individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction to build confidence in their recovery.
Relapse is the act of using drugs or alcohol after completing addiction treatment. It’s common for individuals who struggle with addictions to relapse at one point or another. Relapse does not mean failure but instead signifies additional treatment is needed for lifelong recovery. Relapse prevention therapy at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts, will help you understand relapse, your triggers and gain the tools you need to prevent relapse.
Smoking/Vaping/Tobacco Cessation Counseling
Smoking counseling in addiction treatment provides educational resources to discuss the dangers of smoking, and vaping and help those already addicted to quit. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services, in Worcester, Massachusetts, clients have access to various tobacco cessation and education resources and counseling.
Substance Use Disorder Counseling
Substance abuse counseling, also called addiction counseling, is incorporated into addiction treatment to help those struggling with addictions talk through the intricacies and causes of their substance use disorders. Substance abuse counseling at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts incorporates a combination of treatment and support services to help individuals overcome their dependencies. While in substance use disorder counseling at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services, clients work with licensed addiction counselors in a clinical setting in Worcester, Massachusetts, to address issues like mental health, destructive behavior patterns, and treatment goals.
Substance Use Disorder Education
Substance use disorder education, also known as substance abuse education or drug education, is important for those struggling with addiction as well as their loved ones. Substance abuse education at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts aims to teach individuals about drug and alcohol abuse, how substance abuse affects the mind and body, and how to be supportive during detox, rehabilitation, and recovery. Substance abuse education in Worcester, Massachusetts can also involve counseling education for the individual abusing drugs or alcohol as well as family and friends.
Telemedicine/Telehealth therapy is a telephone or web-based service that provides confidential, online care without requiring clients to travel for treatment. At Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services, clients who partake in telehealth outpatient services receive care from the comfort of their homes. This widespread approach is aimed at helping as many people as possible in Worcester, Massachusetts, and beyond.
Trauma-related counseling is a distinctive approach to therapy that identifies and highlights understanding how traumatic experiences impact a person’s well-being. The purpose of trauma-related counseling at Spectrum Health Systems Outpatient Services in Worcester, Massachusetts is to offer skills and techniques to assist people in better understanding, coping with, and processing feelings and memories tied to traumatic experiences to create a healthier, more adaptive meaning of the experience. Treatment centers in Worcester, Massachusetts, offer various activities or strategies for trauma-related treatment.
- November 2, 2022
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