State of Connecticut Drug & Alcohol Rehab Centers Information

Publicly-funded recovery programs and services are available at the state level. Here is the name, website, street address and phone number for this state’s department of substance abuse services.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-418-7000

Connecticut Dept. of Addiction Services

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) promotes and administers comprehensive, recovery-oriented services in the areas of mental health treatment and substance abuse prevention and treatment throughout Connecticut.

DMHAS operates on the belief that most people with mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders can and should be treated in community settings, and that inpatient treatment should be used only when absolutely necessary to meet the best interests of the patient. Effective care requires that services such as residential, supportive, rehabilitative and crisis intervention programs are available within their local communities. DMHAS is responsible for providing a wide range of services to adults in each of the five human service regions in Connecticut. For assistance in finding services in your area, follow the link to: Finding services in your area.

While the Department's prevention services serve all Connecticut citizens, its mandate is to serve adults with psychiatric or substance use disorders, or both, who lack the financial means to obtain such services on their own.

DMHAS also provides collaborative programs for individuals with special needs, such as persons with HIV/AIDS infection, people in the criminal justice system, those with problem gambling disorders, substance abusing pregnant women, persons with traumatic brain injury or hearing impairment, those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness, and special populations transitioning out of the Department of Children and Families more...

Regional Access

State-funded resources are available through a network of regional offices (see map). For more information about what cities are in which region, click here.

services are provided thorugh 5 regional offices


Click on a region number for complete information


Addiction Treatment Facilities in Connecticut

Here is a list of providers within this geographic area. They are primarily hospital-based programs. Most hospital-based programs accept Medicare, Medicaid, state-funded and private insurance. In general they do medical detox. Most offer some other level of care, such as Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and /or Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP). Their staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. If you need help finding a residential program, call us and we can assist you.

Listed in alphabetical order by city

City Faciilty Phone
Bridgeport Bridgeport Hospital (203) 384-3900
Middletown Connecticut Valley Hospital (860) 262-6320
Norwalk Norwalk Hospital (203) 852-2988
New Canaan Silver Hill Hospital (800) 899-4455
Stafford Springs Johnson Memorial Hospital (860) 684-4251
Westport Saint Vincents Medical Center (203) 227-1251

See Map Below - Program Details

Below is a map of the above listed recovery programs. . Click on any arrow to bring up more information about the facility, including reviews which can be found on the detail pop-up screen. For website and other information, click the drop down menu in the upper left corner of the map. To access detailed information; click on the listing for a program. You can also simply click on the "red post marker" to bring up the detail screen.

Reviews and website information can be found on the detail screen. Be sure and use the drop down menu in the upper left-hand corner for more information and quick access.


Various Levels of Care

There is more than one type of program for substance abuse. The "30 day" inpatient type of a facility is the most intense and suggested for people with chronic addiction problems. Call us for detailed information about the various levels in the "continuum of care".

There are 4 levels of treatment care. Each provides a different level and type of service.

levels of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Intensive Outpatient ( IOP)
  • Partial Day Programs
  • Inpatient Residential

Detox & Stabilization

Detoxification from alcohol and any mood altering chemicals is the first phase of treatment. Detox MUST be done under the medical supervision of a licensed MD. Today, there are state-of-the-art medications available to ease and minimize the cravings and effects of withdrawal.

There is a possibility withdrawal may cause a severe reaction, resulting in the “Delirium Tremors” (DTs). If someone does go into the DTs, there is a 30% chance it will be fatal.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An outpatient facility offers similar services as partial day and inpatient except clients do not stay at the facility overnight. Intensive outpatient (IOP) generally offers 1 hour of treatment 3 days a week. Group therapy includes skills training, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and motivational enhancement therapy (MET). A qualified addiction specialist, trained in the various therapies, leads the sessions.

The difference between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient is how many times per week a client is required to attend.

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Lectures and Education

Partial Day Programs

Partial Hospital Programs (PHP), is also known as “day treatment”. It is a more intensive level of care than outpatient. It provides a half day of therapy 5 times per week. Clients do not stay overnight while being provided therapy and care. This level fills the need of some individuals who need daily treatment, but are unable to attend full-time inpatient residential. PHP provides virtually all the same types of therapy as outpatient on a more intense and regular basis.

Inpatient Residential

Residential inpatient programs are a type of therapy where the individual lives in the center and receives rehabilitation over a course of several weeks or months. These live-in facilities specialize in expert care for chemical dependency, alcoholism, as well any underlying psychological problems. Because almost half of all people suffering from substance abuse are also suffering from a co-existing mental health condition, many facilities offer some type of dual therapy that addresses both.


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