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Frequently Asked Questions For The Counseling Center At Millbury

The Counseling Center is your source for complete substance use and mental health treatments in Millbury. When you visit our clean, modern facility, you’ll discover the services you need to support your recovery. We’ll help you manage everyday life without leaning on alcohol or drugs.

Before you get here, check out our Millbury intensive outpatient FAQs. You’ll find answers to a good deal of your questions on this page. And if you’re still wondering about a specific topic, contact us at 508-433-3866 day or night for assistance.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) is designed for people who require ongoing support for substance use recovery and mental health. Unlike in residential treatment programs, you get to go home after going to therapy at our outpatient center. This intensive schedule gives you the opportunity to fulfill your usual responsibilities while still obtaining care for mental illness and alcohol or drug use.

The abundance of patients who start IOP with us have already finalized detox and inpatient residential programs. At this point, they are ready to examine issues more thoroughly by way of therapy to fix the mental side of drug and alcohol use. The Counseling Center Millbury offers a few kinds of intensive outpatient care based on where you are in your recovery. Following a medical assessment, we create an individualized plan of treatment tailored to your requirements. At this point, you’ll begin attending a range of therapy appointments weekly guided by our skilled counselors. While you’re in therapy, you’ll discover how to adjust to life without drugs or alcohol and how to handle any mental health issues that contributed to substance use to begin with.

Due to the fact that we adapt our treatments for individual patients, The Counseling Center At Millbury employs various therapy techniques to fit everyone’s unique demands. That being said, almost everyone attends some combination of group, individual, and family therapy.

All forms of therapy are led by credentialed clinicians who are ready to help you. Throughout treatment, you might discuss topics such as:

  • How disorders -- like bipolar, trauma, and anxiety disorder -- prompt drug and alcohol use 
  • Post-acute withdrawal syndrome · Relapse prevention skills 
  • The role of 12-Step programs in recovery 
  • What families can do to cope throughout substance use recovery


In addition, you’ll obtain care for any mental health or co-occurring disorders that played a role in your drug or alcohol use. Contingent on your unique situation, you may be treated with:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Motivational interviewing


There’s no set answer to this question since every patient has distinct recovery objectives and works through our substance use and mental health therapy differently. Quite a few patients go to therapy for eight weeks while others maintain their treatment for three or more years. And, of course, you are free to enroll again as many times as needed.

No, our Intensive Outpatient Program does not involve detox or inpatient rehab services. If you are uncertain if you should enroll in one of these services before pursuing outpatient treatment at The Counseling Center, you may call 508-433-3866. A member of our team will respond immediately and advise you on finding the help you require at another facility.

Inpatient and outpatient treatments are separate levels of care. At inpatient therapy, you stay in residential facilities with access to support 24/7. Inpatient treatment gives you a safe location to remove yourself from outside influences and obtain ongoing aid while you detox or recover from substances or are at risk of suffering a relapse when in rehab.

Outpatient options are sensible when you have advanced enough in your recovery where you don’t need continual monitoring or medical intervention. Outpatient facilities help you stay sober with peer support sessions and therapy while balancing your normal activities. You can get treatment various days a week but live at home as you continue to work towards long-term sobriety.

The Counseling Center Millbury is non-denominational. While we believe your personal religious and spiritual beliefs can contribute to substance use recovery, our treatment isn’t based on any religious beliefs.

We find the 12-step process is beneficial for quite a few patients. Our facility employs a few principles of 12-step programs, such as an emphasis on group therapy in our treatment. We even host 12-step meetings on-site, and many of our patients take part in these. However, our priority is to always supply individualized support for your exact needs.

We highly recommend family involvement in therapy, and we offer family support meetings every week. Our specialized family counselors will help you and your family members:


  • Improve your understanding of addiction and mental health disorders 
  • Handle the strain of addiction recovery 
  • Improve communication abilities 
  • Work through conflicts 
  • Identify co-dependency habits 
  • Rebuild trust 
  • Find how to aid one another


Your loved ones might choose to begin by joining us for a family education gathering. These sessions are conducted every Wednesday evening and give families information about how to support someone you care about in drug or alcohol recovery.

The first step in finding drug and alcohol therapy in Millbury is to contact us at 508-433-3866 to arrange an appointment for an assessment. This assessment will help us comprehend your medical history and where you are in your alcohol or drug use recovery. With this knowledge, we are able to create an individualized plan of treatment and set up the therapy sessions that will be of most benefit to you.

Your assessment includes:


  • Interviews 
  • Questionnaires 
  • Your medical history 
  • Psycho-social evaluations 
  • Urine and/or breath evaluation


The results and your candid answers will give us the ability to create the right course of treatment for you.

Would you like more information about The Counseling Center Millbury? Need help getting substance use therapy? We are ready to advise you. Call 508-433-3866 or submit the form on this page and obtain a prompt reply from a member of our team. Get the help you need today.

Get Answers To Any Of The Counseling Center’s FAQ

Would you like more information about The Counseling Center At Millbury? Need help getting substance use therapy? We are ready to advise you. Call 508-433-3866 or submit the form on this page and obtain a prompt reply from a member of our team. Get the help you need today.