Opioids are among the most abused drugs today and the main cause of death for many people in the country. There is much information about the abuse and addiction to opioids and more data from federal law enforcement agencies about accidental overdose on drugs laced with the extremely potent fentanyl.

By now, almost everyone knows that opioid medicines can be addictive and can destroy lives. The state Department of Health reported that drug overdose deaths rose 3.75% in 2020 in Hillsborough County, where Manchester is located. Fentanyl remains the primary cause of death in overdose cases. Fentanyl was found in autopsies of those who ingested the opioids oxymorphone, Tramadol, methadone, morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone.

Manchester is the only town in New Hampshire that had between 50 to 100 overdose deaths in 2020. It also is the only town on this map in red (Page 6). The county also reported 993 emergency department visits related to opioids—the highest count in the state.

The state’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicates that in 2018, 2,802 youth took prescription medicine without having a prescription. Also, the report states that almost 1,000 youth have ever used heroin. Local news station WMUR published a new story recently that states that there were “39 overdose deaths in 2020, compared to 15 already this year.”

Many people use prescription opioids to relieve pain, regardless of whether they own the prescription. When you take medicine that is not yours, it is considered drug misuse. The 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reports that 9.3 million people misused a prescription pain reliever in the past year. Of those, almost half said they were given the drug, bought, or took it from a friend or relative. The most misused prescription opioids include hydrocodone products, like Vicodin,  and oxycodone products, such as Percocet and OxyContin.

Opioid addiction can happen before you realize it, and it can carry you into a world of backstreet dealers, illegal dark web pharmacies, and set you on the trail for stronger, cheaper drugs containing fentanyl. Your only way out of this maze of destruction is opioid detox and treatment.

Serenity at Summit Drug Rehab in Manchester, NH

Opioid addiction can be tough to overcome, but it is possible. Addiction is defined as a chronic, relapsing disease of the brain that is treatable. Whether you are abusing prescription pain medication or heroin, you can put a stop to the misuse and abuse of these types of substances with professional medical and addiction treatment at Serenity at Summit.

Within the first 24 hours of being admitted, a comprehensive assessment of your most acute needs will be discussed with a clinician. We will take time with you to determine what your level of addiction to opioids is and learn in which areas of your life you need the most help. A treatment plan tailored to your specific needs will be devised with input from you. Once this is finished, you will probably be admitted for treatment.

Acute Treatment Services

Acute treatment services (ATS) is also known as medical detox. This is the most crucial first step in substance use disorder treatment. Whilenew york city benzodiazepine treatment under our care, you will be observed for 24-hours every day you are here to ensure you are medically stable and as comfortable as possible. If it is determined that you will benefit from medication-assisted treatment (MAT), you will be given U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved drugs. Your time in ATS will most likely last from five to 10 days.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms may not be life-threatening, but they can be very distressing and uncomfortable. Symptoms can be physical, such as nausea, vomiting, and sweating profusely, and mental, like strong cravings for the drug or depression. ATS is the best place during this stage because we are here to help you as you go through withdrawal.

ATS is also recommended if you have other medical conditions that need treating during this stage of addiction treatment.

Clinical Stabilization Services

Clinical stabilization services (CSS) are an integral aspect of addiction treatment. It is not sufficient to just go through ATS and not continue on with CSS. Our caring and trained staff are experienced in diagnosing and caring for co-occurring disorders throughout your time in CSS. Co-occurring disorders are mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our approach to drug rehab is to treat the whole person and not just the addiction. It serves no purpose to treat only the addiction because the root causes for addiction lie deep inside an individual.

Your assessment will outline your treatment plan under CSS and will include proven therapies that are greatly beneficial in treating substance use and mental health disorders. You are most likely to engage:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Stress Management
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Process Groups
  • Family-Focused Therapy

All of these individual and group therapies are meant to help you learn your addiction is rooted and find new, helpful strategies for managing the triggers of substance abuse.


We at Serenity at Summit believe no one should be left alone when drug rehab is complete to face the world alone. We created our aftercare program to provide support, assistance, and education once you are finished with the clinical treatments and are on your own. If you take part in aftercare, you will have a steadfast network of people to lean on.

You can participate in gatherings, meetings, or outings with others who have completed addiction treatment. You may relish making new friends and gaining contacts for activities that you enjoy. If you need assistance in searching for a new job or place to live, we can help with that in aftercare. It is up to you if and how much you wish to engage in the program.

Opioid Rehab in Manchester, NH, FAQ

Questions always arise when someone is considering opioid rehab. Some of the top questions people have are about the cost, insurance coverage, how much time it will be, and how to get there. Below, we answer some of the questions we hear all the time at Serenity at Summit. We are sure you will have more questions, too, and encourage you to contact us so that we can provide answers.

How Long Is Rehab?

Your time in opioid rehab is determined by several factors outlined in the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) Principles of Effective Treatment. Rehab should attend to all of your needs and address not only the addiction but your medical, psychological, social, vocational, and legal needs. It should also be tailored to your age, drug of choice, and the amount of time you have been abusing the drug. With that said, NIDA recommends 90 days (three months) for treatment to be effective.

Does Serenity at Summit Provide Transportation?

We are pleased to provide transportation to our campus for those who request it. Our campus is in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a short 40-minute drive from Manchester, New Hampshire. If you are arriving via air, bus, or train, please reach out to us and let us know if you need transportation from your arrival destination to our campus. Please keep in mind that you’ll have to pay for your transportation expenses minus the ride to our facility.

How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?

The cost of drug rehab is one of the main reasons some people do not seek treatment. Many people think they cannot afford opioid detox and treatment; therefore, they do not even try to find help. While you may think that drug rehab is expensive, the consequences of drug use are more costly than the treatment itself. Consider the loss of family, a significant other, a job, and/or your home. These are far more expensive than what it may cost for drug rehab.

Do I Have to Travel?

Yes, you will have to travel. Whether you live near or far from our center, travel is required to reach us. If travel is an obstacle for you, you may be able to find the help you need closer to home. However, it can be quite beneficial for you to attend drug rehab away from home and far from the triggers of abuse.

What Insurance Carriers Does Serenity at Summit Take?

Lack of insurance is often a barrier in seeking drug rehab. Fortunately, many insurance plans cover substance use disorder treatment along with mental health disorder treatment. Serenity at Summit accepts most of the major insurance plans. At this time, we do not take Medicare or Medicaid. You can call us and ask if we take the plans under TRICARE.

We also strongly urge you to review your insurance plan, if you have one, and find out what it covers. You want to know if your plan covers:

  • Detox
  • Number of days for inpatient treatment
  • Number of therapy sessions covered
  • What the approval process is

You can also click here to find other questions to ask your provider about substance use treatment coverage.


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