Derry and the whole state of New Hampshire and the Northeast in general has the unfortunate distinction of having the highest per capita overdose deaths in the nation. Drug and alcohol abuse is too common in the state and in Derry. Heroin and other opioids are an epidemic in the state, and people are dying.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has termed this “a public health crisis with devastating consequences including increases in opioid misuse and related overdoses.”
The town’s nickname, “Spacetown”, derives from the fact that Derry is the birthplace of Alan Shepard, the first astronaut from the United States in space. Derry was also for a time the home of the poet Robert Frost and his family.
The Derry census-designated place, with a population of 22,015,occupies the central part of the town, extending from the primary settlement of Derry in the west, centered on the intersection of New Hampshire Routes 28 and 102, to the town of Hampstead in the east.
For people in Derry rehab is available and treatment options are there for you.
Finding Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Derry, New Hampshire
There are options, with choices in Derry drug and alcohol treatment centers. There may be differences in the levels of care that rehab centers offer, but all will work towards the patient’s sobriety and recovery.
Drug and alcohol rehab in Derry is available to help with the medical issues of withdrawal and the behavioral health recovering addicts need to stay clean and sober.
Understanding the differences between the different types of treatments offered by Derry treatment facilities is crucial in the addiction recovery process. Alcohol and drug rehab facilities can have a lot of treatment options.
If you’re unsure of what will work best for your situation, speak to one of our treatment facility staff. Our team is available 24/7 to help you with this.
Derry Detox Units
The first step of recovery from addiction is with drug detox in Derry, New Hampshire. There are two general types of detox units to go to, medical detox or social detox. Which one is needed depends on the severity of the addiction to drugs or alcohol. Here are the options:
- A social detox is where medical staff is available, but the people detoxing from drugs or alcohol are more medically stable. More emotional support and encouragement is provided at a social detox. Both provide behavioral health and medical monitoring.
- A medical detox unit is for people with a very severe addiction. They need to be supervised by medical staff for the whole process and may require medical intervention. This type of drug withdrawal can be more dangerous for severe addicts, that is why medical staff are always present.
Derry drug detox programs only treat the physical symptoms of withdrawal.
Ongoing alcohol and drug rehab, behavioral therapy and counseling treat the psychological symptoms and addiction. Together, they help recovering addicts and alcoholics win their battle against addiction.
Inpatient Treatment Programs
Drug and alcohol rehab centers have many levels of care. Inpatient treatment programs, or residential treatment programs, are the most intensive level of treatment at a Derry rehabilitation facility. Some Derry inpatient rehabs, however, do offer longer treatment lengths, over the usual 21 days, for long-term treatment. Inpatient rehab is usually the first stop after staying in detox.
With Derry inpatient rehabilitation programs, patients will move in to the facility. They will live there for a period of time, usually determined with the aid of a substance abuse counselor and behavioral therapy.
They also take different classes that teach them about:
- the nature of addiction and addiction recovery
- the effects of drugs and alcohol
- as well as teach them skills to live independently and cope with stress.
Derry inpatient rehab programs offer additional amenities and some may have support group and 12-step meetings on site.
Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)
A step down from an inpatient program is a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Some Derry treatment drug treatment centers may also be called a day/night program.
Some patients get admitted to a PHP or they transition from an inpatient treatment program to a PHP. In a Derry rehab and drug treatment program this is a moderate level of care. Drug and alcohol recovery is the focus still.
With a PHP, a patient’s job is their addiction recovery, since it takes place about the same amount of time as a job would. They still live at their home but will come to the Derry rehab facility during treatment hours.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
A outpatient Derry rehab program is the least intensive treatment option available. Here at a Derry rehabilitation facility, the patient will meet with a substance abuse counselor to determine if this is a good fit for their addiction. It provides the greatest amount of freedom to the patient.
There are two different types of outpatient treatment programs: traditional outpatient program and an intensive outpatient program (IOP). The traditional outpatient programs do not have any time commitments or requirements at all. An IOP has a minimum number of hours the patient must attend every week.
Derry, NH Narcotics & Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings
Having to struggle with a drug addiction alone can be difficult. Addicts and alcoholics often feel misunderstood by everyone. Derry alcoholics anonymous meetings and narcotics anonymous meetings can help with this.
At support group meetings, recovering addicts and alcoholics can talk about their lives and get support and suggestions from others who have been there.
A strong support network is integral to a successful recovery. Most Derry drug and alcohol rehab centers recommend or require attending these meetings during treatment. This is because people who attend them are more likely to remain in recovery.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings
Derry Alcoholics Anonymous is often an integral part of treatment for alcoholism for almost a century. Here, members share their experiences and learn more about the 12 steps involved in this program.
They also connect with a sponsor, like a recovery coach, who can hold them accountable for their recovery. Alcohol recovery is possible and Derry AA meetings can help. All are welcome at Derry AA meetings regardless of religious beliefs.
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Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings
Narcotics Anonymous in Derry, NH is designed for recovering drug addicts. It follows the same 12 step philosophy as Alcoholics Anonymous.
It’s meetings are open to the Derry rehab and recovery community. The addict here works with a sponsor as well, who coaches them on their recovery.
Click here to find a listing of meeting days and times.
There are other options for support groups as well. Talk with us for any help we can offer you for Derry alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous meetings.