Find a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Rehab Center in Connecticut

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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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

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 1-888-744-0069Who Answers? to get more information about rehab centers in Connecticut and how to enroll in a program.

Where Else Can I Find Help?

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.
Sources:
  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.

 

 

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