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Connecticut

According to Connecticut state information, the area is the 10th state in the New England region and the 4th most densely populated state in the United State. As far as square footage, Connecticut is one of the smallest states in the country. The area has a very strong maritime tradition across the state and is, relatively, one of the wealthiest states in the country.

The population of Connecticut is over 3.5 million and the state’s capitol is Hartford. Surrounded by New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Connecticut has several major cities which include Bristol, Bridgeport, Stamford, Bridgeport and Waterbury. Some major attractions and tourist destinations in Connecticut include The Connecticut River as well as their many shorelines, historical museums and districts.

The state has a rich heritage with many Italian, Irish, English, German, Polish and French inhabitants. The primary religions of the state are Protestant and Roman Catholic.

Unfortunately, Connecticut also has problems related to drug addiction as well as solutions regarding substance abuse treatment throughout the state. According to The White House Drug Policy Connecticut Drug Control Update the state is one of the top for illicit drug dependence for those ages 18 to 25. In addition to this there is a heroin problem throughout and an epidemic with prescription drugs.

Treatment For Substance Abuse & The Real Problems Facing The State

There were averages of 8% of Connecticut citizens that reported using illicit drugs over one month. This is accordance with the national average. Heroin is the most abused drug in the state and accounts for the highest number of admissions into substance abuse treatment programs. Heroin abuse rehabs in Connecticut are very helpful, especially ones with a medical detox program.

Other than heroin, marijuana accounted for the second highest number of treatment admissions followed by cocaine, other opiates like prescriptions, other drugs, and then tranquilizers per White House.gov.

Recent news from KRQE in Connecticut indicates that the state is revisiting the legalization of medical marijuana in the state. The new bill, just proposed is asking for marijuana to be legal for patients who qualify for debilitating medical problems. Those approved would have to qualify for the service and be registered and monitored. Marijuana supporters are in favor of the bill. However drug enforcement and prevention groups state wide oppose it because of the crime connected with making the drug more available as well as the problem of causing more to become addicted to marijuana. These statistics can be very troubling, especially if its your son or daughter that is struggling. Our counselors can help locate the best substance abuse rehab in Connecticut today.

Prescription drugs have also hit Connecticut hard with many families losing their loved ones because of overdose deaths from prescriptions. An article in the SB Wire indicates that death from accidental overdoses have tripled in the last decade. In addition, reports indicate that there have been more prescription deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. The problem has hit Connecticut head on as the state experiences averages of 450 deaths per year from drugs. These deaths stress the vital need for substance abuse treatment centers in Connecticut.

Connecticut Substance Abuse Rehab Help & Resources

As a smaller state, Connecticut still has a number of resources for substance abuse rehab help. The Substance Abuse Treatment Locator from The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services administration has results for more than 140 programs in Connecticut. Many state-funded options exist such as the Recovery Network of Programs as well as hospital programs. These types of centers work with those on Medicaid or other state funded insurance.

Connecticut also has a wide variety of medical detox programs in which several provide methadone and substance abuse services. This is an attempt to curb the continuously growing heroin problem in the state but often those on methadone have high relapse rates and become addicted to the methadone or form cross addictions to other drugs.

Religious substance abuse rehabilitation facilities can be found in some areas in Connecticut. There are also some religious programs like Teen Challenge which are primarily Christian treatment centers lasting over 1 year and are mostly free of charge to clients. Many of these programs implement a work program as part of the rehabilitation process.

Connecticut also has a few private substance abuse treatment centers. The lengths of the programs vary but those which last more than 3 months generally have higher success rates. Also with private treatment there are no waiting lists. When an individual uses state or free treatment often waiting lists can be weeks or months long. Many private programs will take certain insurances and work with financing options for clients. Substance abuse rehab programs in Connecticut that are holistic or alternative, and are more than 90 days long achieve the best results. Any Connecticut substance abuse rehab that provides long term treatment is more effective than a short term program.

Many resources exist to handle the current drug problem in Connecticut. Finding the right one can be the key to remaining clean and sober. Call us today for a free assessment with one of our qualified counselors to find a substance abuse treatment facility that is right for you or a loved one. We are available 7 days per week.

Our counselors can also help locate these specific Connecticut substance abuse rehab programs:

Branford Counseling Center
342 Harbor Street
Branford, CT 06405
Hotline: (203) 481-4248 (203) 481-4248
MH / TX / OP / CO / SF MD MC PI MI

Harbor Health Services Substance Abuse Clinic
Intake: (203) 483-2650×245 14 Sycamore Way
Branford, CT 06405
Hotline: (203) 483-2630 (203) 483-2630
MH-SA / TX / OP / CO / SF MD MC SI PI MI AR / SS / AH SP F30
www.harborhealthservices.org

APT Foundation Inc Residential Services Division
Intake: (203) 781-4357 425 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 337-9943
SA / TX BU / RL / CO WN MN CJ / SF MD SI / SP
www.aptfoundation.org

Chemical Abuse Services Agency Inc (CASA)/Eugenio Maria de Hostos
Intake: (203) 339-4112×309 690 Arctic Street
Bridgeport, CT 06608
(203) 339-4112×304
SA / TX / RS RL OP PH / CO DU / SF MD SI AR / SS PA / SP F19

First Steps Detoxification Program
425 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 416-1915
SA / TX DT / RS / CO HV GL / SF MD MC PI / AH SPGreater Bridgeport Community MH Center Co-Occurring

Treatment Unit
Intakes: (203) 551-7428 (203) 551-7400 1635 Central Avenue 5th Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06610
(203) 551-7612
MH-SA / TX DT MM DM / HI / CO / MD MC SI PI AR / SP
www.dmhas.state.ct.us/lmha.htm

Liberation Programs Inc Methadone Program
Intakes: (203) 384-9301×0 (203) 696-0024×0 399 Mill Hill Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06610
Hotlines: (203) 384-9301×555 (203) 696-0024×555 (203) 384-9301
MH-SA / TX DT MM DM / OP / CO HV WN DU / SF MD MC PI / SS PA / SP
www.liberationprogramsinc.com

New Era Rehabilitation Center Inc NERC
3851 Main Street 2nd Floor
Bridgeport, CT 06606
Hotline: (203) 372-3333 (203) 372-3333 Methadone and Buprenorphine Clients Only
MH-SA / TX DT MM DM BU / OP / CO PW WN / SF MD MC SI PI MI AR / SP F19
www.newerarehabilitation.com

Recovery Network of Programs Inc Regional Adolescent Program
1549 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 331-4105
MH-SA / TX / OP / AD CO / SF MD MC SI / PA / AH SP
www.regionalnetwork.org

Regional Network of Programs Inc. Kinsella Treatment Center/Detox
Intake: (203) 335-2173×10 1438 Park Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
(203) 335-2173 Methadone and Buprenorphine Clients Only
SA / TX DT MM DM BU / OP / CO HV MN / SF MD MC AR / SS / AH SP F67
www.regionalnetwork.org

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