St. Elizabeth's Medical Center

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St. Elizabeth's Medical Center is a private rehab located in Brighton, Massachusetts. St. Elizabeth's Medical Center specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Focus:

Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers focus on helping individuals recover from substance abuse, including alcohol and drug addiction (both illegal and prescription drugs). They often include the opportunity to engage in both individual as well as group therapy.

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.

Alcoholism

The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Rehab Services:

Medically Assisted Detox

Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on one’s body. Over time, a physical dependence can develop, meaning the body physiologically needs the substance to function. Detox is the process of removing drugs and/or alcohol from the body, a process that can be lethal if mismanaged. Medical detox is done by licensed medical professionals who monitor vital signs and keep you safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible as you go through detox and withdrawal.

Buprenorphine Detox and Treatment

Similar to methadone, buprenorphine is a drug meant to help with long-term treatment for opioid addiction. Those recovering from heroin addiction or other opiate addiction may be prescribed buprenorphine (Suboxone and Subutex) to help wean the body off of opioids safely, over time. Buprenorphine helps lessen the discomfort and danger of detox and withdrawal.

Vivitrol used for Addiction Recovery

Vivitrol has proven to be extremely effective in the treatment of opiate and alcohol abuse, especially when complimented with an effective rehab program. Vivitrol is a non-narcotic, non-addictive medication approved by the FDA that is used to suppress a person's cravings for a substance.

Naltrexone

Naltrexone is often used along with psychiatric counseling and social support to treat individuals undergoing drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment.

What does St. Elizabeth's Medical Center offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient programs are for those who want or need a very structured treatment program but who also wish to live at home and continue with certain responsibilities (such as work or school). IOP substance abuse treatment programs vary in duration and intensity, and certain outpatient rehab centers will offer individualized treatment programs.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The main difference between outpatient treatment (OP) and intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) lies in the amount of hours the patient spends at the facility. Most of the time an outpatient program is designed for someone who has completed an inpatient stay and is looking to continue their growth in recovery. Outpatient is not meant to be the starting point, it is commonly referred to as aftercare.

Residential (inpatient) Treatment

Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient's individual requirements.

Therapies Offered:

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center Highlights:

St. Elizabeth's Comprehensive Addiction Program (SECAP), founded in 1976, is Boston’s oldest hospital-based program for the treatment of addiction and treats more than 1,000 inpatients and 22,000 outpatients annually.
SECAP cares for individuals who are addicted to alcohol or drugs and provides emergency department screening, inpatient monitoring, immediate access to medical specialists, and spiritual care.
SECAP collaborates with other community organizations, including the Allston-Brighton Substance Abuse Task Force and Boston College in a combined effort to prevent and treat abuse and addiction of drugs and alcohol. St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center & Boston College Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is a collaborative program to address substance abuse in the community by targeting the young adult, adult, and elderly community members who may be at risk for developing substance abuse disorders. Boston College students, certified as EMTs, are trained to provide SBIRT services to patients in the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Emergency Department. The goals of this program are to screen community members who are at risk for developing a substance abuse dependency and refer them to the appropriate form of treatment (either in a community or clinical setting) in order to prevent them from further developing a substance abuse disorder.
SECAP is accredited by The Joint Commission and fully licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services. Most major insurance companies cover St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center services. Services also may be available to those without coverage or financial resources.