2 Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

In 1748, Fitchburg was so isolated that founder John Fitch and his family were abducted to Canada by Native Americans for an entire year. They returned and Fitch eventually lent his name to the town when it incorporated in 1764. Fitchburg has many Victorian landmark homes and structures, distinctive neighborhoods, and several rehab centers to address addiction.

Rehab Centers In Fitchburg, Massachusetts

With more than 40,000 residents, Fitchburg is the third-largest city in Worcester County. It is home to Fitchburg State University and has many resources for health care, including substance use disorders.

LUK, Inc.

With its main offices located on Day Street in Fitchburg, LUK also operates a crisis center and additional counseling services for individuals with substance use disorders. LUK was founded in 1970 as an all-volunteer organization providing a crisis hotline and crisis counseling services. LUK's addiction treatment services include assessments, individual counseling, adult and teen group counseling, family counseling, and self-help groups.

Community Health Connections, Inc.

Community Health Connections, Inc. is a Federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with multiple locations in Massachusetts. Community Health Connection's Fitchburg clinic offers outpatient Suboxone and Vivitrol medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and outpatient treatment for men and women, including those with co-occurring disorders.

Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center

Located on Airport Road in Fitchburg, the Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) primarily for opioids. The center offers specific treatment for fentanyl addictions. Individual and group counseling is offered in addition to specific medications, including methadone, Suboxone, and Subutex.

Rehab Centers Near Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg is located in Worcester County and is about five miles north of Leominster, which has additional substance use disorder resources and organizations.

Spectrum Health Services, Leominster, Massachusetts

Spectrum Health Services is a large nonprofit organization that has a number of locations throughout Massachusetts which offer a continuum of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. In Leominster, Spectrum offers an outpatient treatment and recovery program, which includes substance use disorder counseling and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Recovery Centers Of America, Westminster, Massachusetts

A large, multi-state insurance-based treatment provider, Recovery Centers of America operates a residential treatment facility in Westminster. The Lighthouse residential program is located in a former country manor and offers single rooms with television and a variety of amenities including Reiki, Yoga, and meals prepared by a professional chef. The facility also provides 12-step programs, family programs, and relapse prevention.

Substance Abuse In Fitchburg & Worcester County

Located in Worcester County, Fitchburg benefits from an active drug and alcohol prevention strategy and an opioid task force. The community has recognized the serious threat posed by opioids and other substance use disorders.

  • 44 residents of Fitchburg died of an opioid overdose in 2016 and 2017, according to the Massachusetts Department of Health.

  • The Worcester County District Attorney reported that "in 2016, there were 272 opioid-related deaths in Worcester County."

  • Spectrum Health's CEO said that in the 1990s, 80% of people seeking treatment had an alcohol use disorder, and 20% struggled with opioids.

  • Today the trend is the opposite in Worcester County: 20% seek aid for alcohol use, while 80% enter treatment for opioids.


Traveling For The Best Program

The community is fortunate to have a number of residential treatment programs and outpatient programs within a five-mile radius. If specialized treatment is needed, consider traveling to a program that is the right for the individual in need. For help finding the best program in Massachusetts, contact RehabCenter.net today.


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