Substance Abuse Resources in Pittsfield
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab & Detox

Pittsfield Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

Pittsfield, Massachusetts has all the vintage charm of small town U.S.A. It’s located in Berkshire County and a stone’s throw from famous historical icons, including the Hancock Shaker Village, novelist Edith Wharton’s property and the Norman Rockwell Museum situated close by in Stockbridge. Next door to Pittsfield is the famous Tanglewood area, known as the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and for its warm-weather concerts and performances by other acclaimed guests and artists throughout the season.

Though Pittsfield’s rich history is nestled into its hilly landscape and calm lakes that have picture postcard views during peak fall foliage season, it has also had to redefine itself after manufacturing and jobs left the area. After years of struggling to regain its economic footing, the town has reemerged as a cultural center that also happens to be near local ski resorts. Pittsfield also faces another major challenge because it’s known as one of the top five most drug-ravaged cities in the country.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

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Heroin and prescription opioid users and loved ones impacted by drugs will see more new programs in Pittsfield and the surrounding area to help them address issues. One program, the new Central County Opioid/Heroin Work Group, will meet monthly to offer support and connections. In addition, 2017 has seen a crackdown on drug dealers in the area, including the seizure of more than 4,000 bags of heroin. In spite of the arrests, there is help. The Recovery Village can help. If you or a family member is struggling with substance misuse, call us today.

Finding Help & Recovery in Pittsfield, MA

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Pittsfield, Massachusetts

There are numerous options for Pittsfield drug rehab and Pittsfield alcohol rehab programs. Patients may feel more comfortable with a nationally known facility such as The Recovery Village while going through the potentially challenging phase of detox and recovery. Before choosing a rehab facility, ask yourself the following questions before making a decision. What results do you expect from a program? What length of program you are willing to go through? Does the treatment substitute one drug for another? Does the program have a method of alleviating physical cravings? Does the program teach life skills so that you can reenter daily life? Will you learn about the nutritional techniques to alleviate any intestinal issues you may have incurred from substance use?

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    Pittsfield Residential Treatment Programs

    If you or a family member feels that it’s necessary to be removed from a toxic home environment, an inpatient residential treatment program could be the best option for rehab. An inpatient clinic is a temporary residence that offers 24/7 care and typically starts with the detox phase. A patient receives intensive, compassionate individual and group therapy along with participation in other activities such as sports and nutritional guidance. Patients also learn additional tools and techniques that can help reduce the risk of relapse once returning to daily life and getting discharged from the facility.

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    Pittsfield Partial Hospitalization Programs

    A partial hospitalization program, also known as a PHP, allows a patient to go home nightly after several hours of therapy. Patients also participate in other critical programs that are offered at an inpatient facility. Partial hospitalization can be the best of both worlds for a patient, offering hours a day of therapy while sleeping at home at night. One of the requirements is that the patient must have a highly supportive home environment.

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    Pittsfield Outpatient Treatment Programs

    The least restrictive program is an outpatient one. Patients have more autonomy over their schedule, which means they sleep at home but attend mandatory meetings, activities and therapy sessions during the week. It’s the best option for someone who needs to maintain work, family or school responsibilities on a daily basis. An outpatient program is most successful if an individual has a supportive home to return to at night.

Every program, whether it’s inpatient or outpatient, will have benefits and drawbacks. Take your time to determine which plan will be most effective for your needs or for your loved one’s requirements. Recovery is a critical investment in yourself or your family member, and considering what’s best for long-term physical and mental health is most important. A Pittsfield drug rehab center or a Pittsfield alcohol rehab center can help to put you or a loved one on the journey towards healing.

Pittsfield Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

A Pittsfield drug detox or a Pittsfield alcohol detox program will start you or a family member on the right path to leading a sober life. Detoxing is a process that helps to remove the toxic substances from your body. The possibly stressful phase is best handled with a medical professional by your side at all times who understands the discomforts you might experience along the way. You will find residential and outpatient detox centers that support your plan for sober living.

It’s always best if you can take the first step to admit to yourself and to others if you have a problem with substance misuse. It may also be difficult to realize that you might be putting yourself or your family members in danger through your misuse. Sobriety may feel tough to achieve, but you’ll quickly begin to think more clearly about the options that will give you sobriety and control over your life. When you or a loved one takes the first step of asking for help to detox, that is a sign of strength. You should always know that you are not alone on this journey. There are many supportive people and resources that will help you find the strength to live free from addiction.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Pittsfield

Pittsfield and the surrounding Berkshire County areas are home to many supportive communities that will help you or a loved one with the struggles of living sober and healthy. Anyone can join one of these highly regarded groups at no cost. It’s a good idea to look into recovery meetings after completing drug rehab in Pittsfield, Massachusetts or alcohol rehab in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. These groups meet and help one another to lessen the risk of relapsing into substance misuse. Walking into an Alcoholics Anonymous, SMART Recovery, Narcotics Anonymous or another resource listed below will bring you together will other people who are more understanding about your situation than you ever thought possible because they’ve been there, too. Let them embrace you when you are ready to begin your healing.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in Pittsfield and in the surrounding areas are there to support you in the quest to become sober. The organization, which is nearly 80 years old, has helped members by sharing recovery methods. AA meetings are best for people who are willing to attend in order to stop drinking. AA is based on 12 steps, which is a group of principles that are spiritual in nature and can help individuals to live a healthy, sober life. The original 12 steps was published in 1939, a text that’s helped millions of people recover from alcoholism. Here is a sampling of AA meetings that take place in Pittsfield.

  • Berkshire Medical Center
    Where:
    725 North St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

  • First United Methodist Church
    Where:
    55 Fenn St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • George B. Crane Center
    Where:
    81 Linden St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

If you are suffering from narcotics misuse, it’s important to find a source of support so that you can immediately reach out to others who understand what you are going through. Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings in Pittsfield can help you do just that if you have the desire to stop using drugs. NA is not affiliated with any other organization or religion, and there are no fees to attend. NA is a safe place in which to discuss your problem and learn how to overcome substance use. The most difficult meeting to attend is the first one, and NA encourages individuals to continue coming to meetings to learn how to live a sober life. Here is a small sampling of meetings available in your area. AA and NA meetings take place in some of the same locations, but at different times.

  • Berkshire Medical Center
    Where:
    725 North St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • First United Methodist Church
    Where:
    55 Fenn St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • George B. Crane Center
    Where:
    81 Linden St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

SMART Recovery Meetings

SMART Recovery is another choice if you are seeking support, also at no cost. Members of this recovery support group learn tools based on SMART’s four-point program that builds and maintains motivation to stay sober, copes with urges, manages thoughts, feelings and behaviors all while learning to live a balanced life. Some of these tools and techniques learned through the meetings include learning unconditional self-acceptance and understanding your stages of change. SMART stands for self-management and recovery training which you will also learn together in a welcoming group. Here are the locations of SMART Recovery meetings near the Berkshires.

  • Sruti
    Where:
    33 Railroad St.
    Great Barrington, MA 01230

  • Cooley-Dickinson Hospital
    Where:
    30 Locust St.
    Northampton, MA 01060

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

When someone misuses substances, their behaviors and problems affect friends and family to the point where it is difficult to cope without the support of others who understand what they are feeling. There are two support systems that offer a variety of meetings during the week that take place in Pittsfield. Al-Anon meetings help loved ones of individuals addicted to alcohol and Nar-Anon meetings help family and friends affected by drug use. Below are two locations to find help.

  • Al-Anon
    Where:
    First Baptist Church
    99 South St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201
  • Nar-Anon
    Where:
    St. Stephen’s Church
    67 East St.
    Pittsfield, MA 01201

There are many Pittsfield drug treatment facilities and Pittsfield alcohol treatment facilities are available for individuals who are misusing substances. Each facility has a different program, and it’s best to carefully read the program descriptions of the clinic you may be looking at for yourself or for family members so you can determine which is the best fit. After rehab, a sober house in your area may be another option where you or a loved one can live, if necessary, to continue receiving additional counseling and support rather than living at home.

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Pittsfield was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 by The Recovery Village