Day Treatment in Masschusetts

Day Treatment in Massachusetts

Day treatment at Lake Ave Recovery is unlike any other Massachusetts treatment center. We believe that our day treatment program (a term that insurance companies utilize to describe day treatment) in Massachusetts is the most comprehensive level of care that meets from 9 AM to 3 PM is designed to provide the daily structure and support that is needed in the early stages of recovery. Our treatment CURE is founded in Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.

When someone needs help overcoming a substance use disorder, they have several choices for the level of care that is best for them. For those who don’t need inpatient care, attending sessions in an outpatient setting can give them the valuable help they need. Day Treatment allows a person to remain in the comfort of their home while receiving valuable, often life saving, behavioral health treatment services. Lake Avenue Recovery offers these life altering treatment services in Massachusetts with a goal to enable people to reach their full potential and live a life free from the suffering of substance misuse.

Day Treatment in Massachusetts

Day Treatment takes place on an outpatient basis, which means participants travel to a facility several days a week to receive care. They do not have to move into the facility, as is required by residential programs. Our Day Treatment program in Massachusetts can provide a continuation from the intensive treatment found in an inpatient program, and a great next step for addiction treatment.

Day treatment is also the recommended choice when a person recognizes their life is being adversely affected by alcohol and other drug use. Day treatment proves to be a vital service for those who need daily structure and therapy throughout the course of the week. This Programming is a crucial step in developing awareness and improving one’s health and wellness. Being under the care of therapists and qualified staff for several days a week creates a safe space for the person to learn how to combat urges to start drinking or using drugs again.

Our Day Treatment Locations

Worcester, MA

Our Worcester, MA location is close to the water, providing excursions, therapeutic activities and more.

Gardner, MA

Our Gardner location is central to a local employers, a thriving 12-step community, and more.

How Does Our Day Treatment Program in Massachusetts Work?

Our Day Treatment program in Massachusetts follows a philosophy we believe encompasses four corners of treatment everyone needs. We call it CURE: Compassion, Understanding, Respect, and Empathy.

We offer a trauma-informed holistic approach to drug and alcohol treatment We use an evidence-based, solution-focused setting, integrating a wellness approach that incorporates a variety of experiential and mindfulness activities. These therapies include:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Ego-Modifying Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Experiential and Mindfulness Therapy
  • Role-Playing

Day Treatment Schedule

Our day treatment program includes a busy schedule of life-changing therapy sessions. We begin the day as a community to discuss individual goals and establish a safe and secure setting. The morning's get-together is often accompanied by coffee or a cappuccino to allow people to clear their minds as they begin their daily healing. Each day also includes a delicious catered lunch to bridge the morning and afternoon work. 

We begin each day at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 pm. We create a schedule for each person that takes into consideration their particular strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. This allows them to achieve optimal results from the comprehensive and individualized plan made just for them.


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What Does a Typical Day Look Like?

Each day at our Day Treatment program in Massachusetts includes participation in experiential or mindfulness activities that prove effective in treating addiction. This includes traditional therapies that help people overcome substance use disorders. In addition, we provide restorative activities such as:

  • Nature walks
  • Exercise
  • Light strength and fitness training
  • Yoga
  • Tai-Chi
  • Qigong
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Reiki

Each day ends with an informal wrap-up session to help provide an overview of the person's progress and prepare them for another positive and productive day.

Benefits of Our Day Treatment in Massachusetts

Attending our Day Treatment program in Massachusetts provides several benefits. First, we help provide people with the life skills and resources needed to finally break free from the addiction that has controlled their lives. Our day treatment allows individuals to focus on developing lifelong recovery skills while maintaining the structure needed to maximize a recovery environment and minimize exposure to high-risk encounters.

Throughout treatment, our clients are under the guidance of experienced medical and clinical professionals. We also provide access to on-site psychopharmacology and support for Medication-Assisted Recovery in order to help those experiencing withdrawal symptoms. In addition, we treat individuals with a co-occurring disorder, which is the presence of both an addiction and a mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, or PTSD. 

Another popular benefit we provide is access to our on-site therapy dogs who assist our professional curative team in providing the comforting and uplifting atmosphere we pride ourselves on.

How Do I Know If I’m a Good Candidate for a Day Treatment Program?

Day Treatment is most suitable for individuals who benefit from a structured and routine treatment schedule. It involves our most comprehensive and intensive therapeutic services, with the flexibility of maintaining and/or strengthening social and family commitments. Individuals coming from an inpatient setting transition very well into Day Treatment. It provides them with independence but also a strong sense of community and support.

Find Day Treatment Programming in Massachusetts Today

Are you ready to commit to a plan that provides medical and psychological help that teaches you to stop abusing drugs or alcohol? If you have graduated from residential treatment or do not need that level of care, our Day Treatment Program may be an ideal approach for you. Lake Avenue Recovery provides a Day Treatment program in Massachusetts, that features intensive care several days a week and helps people make it through the crucial first stages of becoming sober.

Would you like more information about our day treatment? Contact us today and let us answer any questions you have. 

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