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Connecticut, like the rest of the US, is profoundly affected by substance abuse, especially with the rising tide of opioid abuse. But the good news is that treatment can help you overcome drug dependence and addiction and restore health and happiness to your life. There are a variety of treatment options available for CT residents or those traveling from another state to leave their triggering environments behind and focus on recovery. Search our directory today to take your first step.

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Most of the rehab centers in Connecticut accept insurance, check whether your insurance covers rehab treatment.

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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Connecticut

BCBS: Connecticut Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

With a population of over 3.6 million, the state of Connecticut has seen its share of problems with drug and alcohol addiction, especially with opioids.1 The rise in nationwide drug overdoses and substance use disorder cases calls for immediate action.

An evidence-based drug and alcohol rehab program can help those who are battling drug and alcohol addiction. If you have Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Connecticut, your health insurance benefits may cover all or part of addiction treatment services such as inpatient care, outpatient care and medical detox.

Does BCBS Cover Rehab Centers in CT?

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Connecticut is one of the largest health insurance carriers in the state, serving more than 1 million members.2 Anthem BCBS individual and family health insurance plans are available in either bronze, silver, or gold, and their product offerings include PPO, HMO, and POS plans.2

If you are interested in learning more about what your plan will pay for in terms of drug and alcohol rehab, the best way to find out is by verifying your health insurance benefits, or speaking with an American Addiction Centers admissions navigator at

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Connecticut

Anthem of Connecticut: Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Addiction can take a toll on every facet of life–friendships, family, work, school, and your physical and mental health. Many people living in Connecticut struggle with substance use disorders related to drugs and alcohol.

Statistics demonstrate how widespread addiction is in Connecticut:

  • An annual average of 6.3% (194,000 people) had past-year alcohol use disorder between 2017–2019.1
  • Between 2017–2019, there was an 8.4% (256,000 people) annual average prevalence of past-year substance use disorder.1
  • 1,374 drug overdose deaths occurred in 2020—an increase of 14.3% from the previous year.2
  • Heroin, other opioids, and alcohol were the most abused drugs in Connecticut in 2016.3
  • Among Connecticut residents enrolled in substance use disorder treatment programs in 2019, 49.1% received treatment for a drug problem, 12.3% received treatment for an alcohol problem, and 38.6% were in treatment for both drug and alcohol abuse.1

Addiction to drugs and alcohol, known as substance use disorder, is a complex brain disease that can’t be overcome through willpower alone. Addiction treatments, including rehab, can help you get control of your addiction and live a long, healthy life in recovery.

If you have Anthem health insurance, you can use your Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan to help pay for addiction treatment in Connecticut.

Does Anthem Cover Rehab Centers in Connecticut?

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield coverage for drug and alcohol rehab in Connecticut can help you or your loved one get the addiction treatment you need, including inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment.4

Anthem coverage for substance use disorder treatment varies depending on your plan. Call the number on the back of your health insurance card to learn exactly what your plan covers.

You can also call us 24/7 at to speak with an admissions navigator, who will instantly check your insurance coverage for you on the phone, answer your treatment-related questions, and give you information about what to expect in rehab.

Or fill out our quick and easy insurance verification form. We’ll contact you within minutes with details about your Anthem health insurance plan coverage for addiction treatment.

United Healthcare

United Healthcare of CT: Health Insurance for Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers

Opioid-related drug overdoses are on the rise in Connecticut. In 2021, there were 1,361 confirmed drug overdose deaths, and the percentage of fentanyl-involved overdose deaths was 85%.1 From 2017 to 2019, 0.6% of Connecticut residents aged 12 or older, which is about 19,000 people, reported past-year opioid use disorder.2

In addition to opioid addiction other substance use disorders (SUDs) affect Connecticut residents. Approximately 194,000 people aged 12 or older, roughly 6.3%, reported past-year alcohol use disorder from 2017 to 2019.2 Of that same age group, 3.5% (or 109,000) reported past-year misuse of prescription pain relievers.2

For many, getting drug rehab and addiction treatment, such as opioid treatment, is the next step in recovery. If you have a United Healthcare of CT health insurance plan, you may be able to use it to cover some or all of the costs associated with mental health and drug abuse treatment.

Does United Healthcare Cover Rehab Centers in CT?

Under the Affordable Care Act, almost all health plans, including UHC of CT, must provide coverage in some capacity for substance use disorder treatment.3 What this means is that your specific plan must provide a level of coverage for services such as rehab, medications, therapy, or other addiction treatments. However, coverage levels will vary based on the plan that you have and where you seek care.

As such, it’s important to review your health insurance plan details carefully. To instantly check your insurance coverage, call the number on the back of your insurance card or reach out to American Addiction Center’s confidential helpline today. Call

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Treatment Centers in Connecticut

Rushford at Meriden
883 Paddock Avenue Meriden, CT 06450
Farrell Treatment Center
586 Main Street New Britain, CT 06051
High Watch Recovery Center
62 Carter Road Kent, CT 06757
MCCA - Trinity Glen Men's Program
149 West Cornwall Road Sharon, CT 06069
Westport House Sober Living for Men
162 Kings Highway North Westport, CT 06880
New Prospects
392 Prospect Street Bridgeport, CT 06604
Teen Challenge Connecticut
86 Spring Street New Haven, CT 06534
Mountainside Treatment Center
187 South Canaan Road Canaan, CT 06018
Rushford at Middletown
1250 Silver Street Middletown, CT 06457
189 Orange Street New Haven, CT 06510
Rushford at Stonegate
459 Wallingford Road Durham, CT 06422
Silver Hill Hospital
208 Valley Road New Canaan, CT 06840
MCCA - McDonough House
38 Old Ridgebury Road Danbury, CT 06810
First Step Detox
425 Grant Street Bridgeport, CT 06610
Rushford at Stonehaven
325 Main Street Portland, CT 06480
Wellmore Behavioral Health - Women & Children's Program
141 East Main Street, 4th floor Waterbury, CT 06702
P.O. Box 606 Essex, CT 06426
Stonington Institute
75 Swantown Hill Road North Stonington, CT 06359
1635 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605
The Step Up Inn
541 Washington Ave West Haven, CT 06477
Tina Klem Serenity House
74 Huntington Road Bridgeport, CT 06608
Oceanside Recovery, LLC
30 W. Main Street Niantic, CT 06357
Aware Recovery Care Outpatient CT
556 Washington Ave Suit 201 North Haven, CT 06473
Children's Center of Hamden Inc
1400 Whitney Avenue Hamden, CT 06518
Hartford Dispensary Norwich Clinic
772 West Thames Street Norwich, CT 06360
LMG Programs Inc
399 Mill Hill Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06601
Morris Foundation Inc
402 East Main Street Waterbury, CT 06708
Connecticut Counseling Centers
4 Midland Road Waterbury, CT 06708
Connecticut Counseling Center
4 Midland Road Waterbury, CT 06705
Project Friendship
9 Mott Avenue Norwalk, CT 06856
Liberation Programs Center
399 Mill Hill Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06610
Southwest Community Health Center
1046 Fairfield Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605
Apex Community Care Inc
85 West Street Danbury, CT 06810
InterCommunity Inc Detox Center
500 Blue Hills Avenue Hartford, CT 06112
101 Center Point Drive Middletown, CT 06457
Connection Inc Recovery House
48 Howe Street New Haven, CT 06511
Fair Haven Community Healthcare
374 Grand Avenue New Haven, CT 06513
DMHAS Veterans Recovery Center
287 West Street Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Family Resource Associates LLC
3300 Main Street Stratford, CT 06614
Clearpoint Recovery Center
162 Kings Highway North Westport, CT 06880
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Addiction Treatment & Rehab Centers in Connecticut

Addiction Rehab Process

Addiction Rehab Process in Connecticut

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Addiction treatment programs are beneficial for anyone struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse or addiction. Drug and alcohol rehab is a long-term process and recovery can look different for everyone since no two people have the same exact needs or situation. Typically, when an individual enters rehab, it will occur in stages that includes detox, treatment, and aftercare, if necessary, and meet the specific needs of the patient.

Self Assessment

Substance Abuse Assessments for Drug and Alcohol Addiction in Connecticut

Admission into a drug and alcohol addiction treatment program is an important part of the treatment process. The intake and evaluation components are key in determining each patient’s individual needs to design an appropriate, effective treatment plan. The treatment process should be comprised of detox, treatment, and aftercare, if necessary, and meet the specific needs of the patient.

Individuals will be diagnosed by a treatment specialist using the DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Substance Abuse. Diagnosis of co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis (having both a substance use disorder and a mental health condition) should also occur at the intake and evaluation stage to assess the addiction problem, general health status, living situation, and any other concerns.

Rehab Centers

Rehab Centers in Connecticut

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Inpatient treatment involves living onsite at a rehab facility and can last anywhere from 30 days to 60 or 90 days. Your stay in rehab will vary depending on factors like disease severity, your mental and physical health, and prior treatment. Services such as detox, treatment, medications, and 24/7 monitoring may be provided, if necessary.

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Patients undergoing outpatient treatment can live at home and travel to a facility for treatment session/s. Outpatient care can vary in its level of intensity and may transition from high to low levels based on the patient’s treatment plan. Outpatient treatment can take place in various settings including partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, standard outpatient, or outpatient visits with a counselor, therapist, or clinician.

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Detox Centers

Detox Centers in Connecticut

Detox is the first step of the recovery process for individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Detox will usually take 3, 5, 7, or 10 days, depending on the patient’s needs and situation. Medical detox provides evaluation and oversight by treatment professionals and involves the use of medication to relieve discomfort, taper off drugs or alcohol, and stabilize the patient. Once detox is complete, patients typically enter inpatient or outpatient treatment where issues such as co-occurring medical or mental health conditions can be managed and treated.

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Recovery and Aftercare in Connecticut:

Recovery and aftercare are important steps in the lifelong process that begins once addiction treatment is complete. The ongoing support that aftercare provides can help prevent relapse and increase chances of long-term recovery success. Aftercare can include mutual support groups, individual/group/family therapy, and sober living homes.

Get Help with the AAC Team in Connecticut

American Addiction Centers (AAC) provides addiction and mental health care at various locations nationwide. Our 24/7, confidential addiction helpline is a free resource to help those struggling with substance addiction find treatment at one of our accredited facilities.

Cities in Connecticut

AbingtonAmstonAndoverAnsoniaAshfordAvonBallouvilleBalticBantamBarkhamstedBeacon FallsBerlinBethanyBethelBethlehemBishops CornerBishops CornersBloomfieldBoltonBotsfordBozrahBranfordBridgeportBridgewaterBristolBroad BrookBrookfieldBrooklynBurlingtonCanaanCanterburyCanton CenterCantonCenterbrookCentral VillageChaplinCheshireChesterClintonCobaltColchesterColebrookCollinsvilleColumbiaCornwall BridgeCornwallCos CobCoventryCromwellDanburyDanielsonDarienDayvilleDeep RiverDerbyDurhamEast BerlinEast CanaanEast GlastonburyEast GranbyEast HaddamEast HamptonEast HartfordEast HartlandEast HavenEast KillinglyEast LymeEast Windsor HillEast WindsorEast WoodstockEastfordEastonEllingtonEnfieldEssexFabyanFairfieldFalls VillageFarmingtonGales FerryGaylordsvilleGeorgetownGilmanGlasgoGlastonburyGoshenGranbyGreens FarmsGreenwichGriswoldGrosvenor DaleGrotonGuilfordHaddam NeckHaddamHadlymeHamdenHamptonHanoverHartfordHarwintonHawleyvilleHebronHigganumHuntingtonIvorytonJewett CityKensingtonKentKillinglyKillingworthLakesideLakevilleLebanonLedyardLisbonLitchfieldLymeMadisonManchesterMansfield CenterMansfield DepotMarionMarlboroughMashantucketMelroseMeridenMiddle HaddamMiddleburyMiddlefieldMiddletownMilfordMilldaleMonroeMontvilleMoodusMoosupMorrisMysticNaugatuckNew BritainNew CanaanNew FairfieldNew HartfordNew HavenNew LondonNew MilfordNew Preston Marble DaleNew PrestonNewingtonNewtownNianticNorfolkNorth BranfordNorth CantonNorth FranklinNorth GranbyNorth GrosvenordaleNorth HavenNorth StoningtonNorth WestchesterNorth WindhamNorthfieldNorthfordNorwalkNorwichOakdaleOakvilleOld GreenwichOld LymeOld MysticOld SaybrookOnecoOrangeOxfordPawcatuckPequabuckPine MeadowPlainfieldPlainvillePlantsvillePleasant ValleyPlymouthPomfret CenterPomfretPoquonockPortlandPrestonProspectPutnamQuaker HillQuinebaugRedding CenterRedding RidgeReddingRidgefieldRidgewayRiversideRivertonRockfallRocky HillRogersRoxburySalemSalisburySandy HookScotlandSeymourSharonSheltonShermanSilver LaneSimsburySomersSomersvilleSouth BritainSouth GlastonburySouth KentSouth LymeSouth WillingtonSouth WindhamSouth WindsorSouth WoodstockSouthburySouthingtonSouthportStafford SpringsStaffordStaffordvilleStamfordSterlingStevensonStoningtonStorrs MansfieldStorrsStratfordSuffieldTaconicTaftvilleTariffvilleTerryvilleThomastonThompsonTollandTorringtonTrumbullUncasvilleUnionUnionvilleVernon RockvilleVernonVersaillesVoluntownWallingfordWarrenWarrenvilleWashington DepotWashingtonWaterburyWaterfordWatertownWaureganWeatogueWest CornwallWest GranbyWest HartfordWest HartlandWest HavenWest MysticWest ReddingWest SimsburyWest SuffieldWestbrookWestonWestportWethersfieldWhitneyvilleWillimanticWillingtonWiltonWinchester CenterWindhamWindsor LocksWindsorWindsorvilleWinstedWolcottWoodbridgeWoodburyWoodstock ValleyWoodstockYalesvilleYantic
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Information about rehab in Connecticut

CT Substance Abuse Facts

Connecticut is affected by the opioid epidemic sweeping across the country. In 2016, 917 people died from drug overdoses, a 25% increase from the year before1. The U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut stated in 2017 that drug overdose deaths in the state are trending toward 1,000 for the year.2

Deaths from fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid often found in the street supply of heroin, rose from only 14 in 2012 to 466 in 2016. The percent increase of fentanyl-involved deaths in one year alone (2015-2016) was 155%.1 

The increase in opioid abuse is also reflected in past-year heroin use data for Connecticut among people aged 12 and older, which went from 0.56% in 2013-2014 to 0.87% in 2014-2015 (by comparison, the national average was 0.3% and 0.33%, respectively).3

Even though rates of drug overdose and heroin use have gone up, the number of people receiving medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction appears to have gone down. In 2013, 15,509 people were receiving methadone in opioid treatment programs, according to single-day counts. While this was an increase from 11,849 in 2011, it decreased in 2014 to 14,072. The number of people receiving buprenorphine for opioid addiction decreased from 980 people to 544 people from 2013 to 2015.3

Getting Addiction Treatment Help in CT

Types of substance abuse treatment can vary from 24/7, live-in programs to once-a-week therapy sessions. Programs can also differ in terms of what features they offer, what kind of treatment philosophy they follow, and the experience and qualifications of their staff.

Other factors to take into consideration when researching programs include:

  • Whether they take your insurance.
  • What their visitation policies are.
  • How previous patients rated them online.

If you are seeking treatment for opioid addiction, you may also want to see if the program offers medication-assisted treatment.

Call to get more information about rehab centers in Connecticut and how to enroll in a program.

Where Else Can I Find Help in CT?

Paying for rehab without insurance is possible. You can see if the program uses a fee schedule based on your ability to pay or ask about other payment plans offered.

Other options you might employ to finance your treatment include health care credit cards, personal loans, crowdfunding, and borrowing from savings or friends and family.

State-funded rehab programs are also available. However, they may have waiting lists and fewer amenities than private programs. The Salvation Army and Catholic Charities also offer low-cost programs.

Resources in Connecticut

  • Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery: CCAR is an organization that helps people recover from addiction. It offers services such as telephone support and recovery coaches and hosts a variety of events each year.
  • Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: This tool from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration helps you find low-cost inpatient and outpatient rehab programs anywhere in the country.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment: This page from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services gives a map of methadone clinics in the state, information about medications used in the treatment of opioid addiction, a buprenorphine facility locator, and more.
  • Proper disposal of prescription drugs: Use the Department of Consumer Protection’s page to find a drop box where you can get rid of unneeded medications and help prevent abuse and overdose.
  • Crisis hotlines: The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists crisis and mental health hotlines for Connecticut, including mobile psychiatric services.
  • Naloxone pharmacies: Find a pharmacy that offers naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose on opioids, such as heroin or fentanyl.

Health Insurance Providers

  1. District of Connecticut United States Attorny’s Office. Annual Report 2016.
  2. McDonnell, S. (2017). U.S. Attorney speaks out on Connecticut’s opioid crisis. News 8.
  3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Behavioral Health Barometer: Connecticut, Volume 4: Indicators as measured through the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services, and the Uniform Reporting System. HHS Publication No. SMA– 17–Baro–16–States–CT. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2017.