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Wakefield is part of Middlesex County and is about 12.5 miles from downtown Boston. The area was first settled by the English in 1638 and is home to almost 25,000 people. The area is known for Lake Quannapowitt, a popular destination for outdoor activities like jogging, biking, and rollerblading. Riverside Community Care operates a psychiatric day treatment center in Wakefield, making this a good town to come to for substance abuse treatment services if you have a dual diagnosis.

Addiction And Mental Illness

Addictions are a serious condition that must be treated by a professional. Without proper treatment, relapse is likely and recovery is difficult. People in Massachusetts have been shown to be at an increased risk of drug abuse. One survey, published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in 2013, found that Massachusetts adolescents had a 12.3% chance of using illegal drugs. 

The National Drug Intelligence Center says that the most prevalent illegal drug in New England is heroin. Although drug abuse is an epidemic in Massachusetts, there are also plenty of treatment options available for you.

Mental Health Affects Addiction

If you suffer from a mental illness, your chance of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol is higher. In fact, studies have shown that people with severe mental illness are four times more likely to be heavy drinkers and 4.6 more likely to use illegal drugs at least 10 times in their lives. Almost 25% of people who have a severe mental illness also have an addiction. If you are one of these people, think about checking in to the Riverside Psychiatric Day Treatment Center in Wakefield.

Riverside Community Care

Riverside Community Care is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides behavioral healthcare and human services to eastern and central Massachusetts. These services include emergency care, in-home and residential care, psychiatric day treatment, early intervention, domestic violence services, employment support, developmental services, brain injury services, addiction treatment, trauma treatment, children's services, and mental healthcare. Centers operated by Riverside are certified by the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services and accredited by CARF, an international accreditation agency.

Day Treatment

Riverside runs a psychiatric day treatment center that helps people with serious mental illnesses thrive in their daily lives. Treatment here includes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, Wellness Recovery Action Plans, health promotion, and symptom management. People with co-occurring mental health issues and substance abuse disorders are welcome here. 

Managing your mental health is a crucial step if you want to also recover from an addiction. Consider getting mental health treatment at the Riverside Psychiatric Day Treatment Center along with any other addiction treatments you might need, such as medication, detox, and self-help groups.

Beat Addiction Your Way

It's very hard to live with co-morbid mental health problems and an addiction. Fortunately, treatment can help you start your journey to recovery. Contact us at to learn how you can beat your addiction and live a happy and healthy life again.
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