Drug & Alcohol Rehab in Connecticut: Finding Rehab in CT
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Where Can You Find Addiction Treatment in Connecticut?
Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Findtreatment.gov allows you to easily locate treatment facilities anywhere in the United States. The tool can filter by specific location as well as types of facilities, treatment approaches, payment accepted, medication therapies, and more.
Based on SAMHSA data, Connecticut offers a host of rehab facilities with 178 listed on FindTreatment.gov alone. While treatment centers are scattered throughout the state, many are located in or around major metropolitan areas. For example, here’s a snapshot of Connecticut rehab centers in some of the state’s largest population areas:1
- New Haven, 19
- Hartford, 12
- Waterbury, 14
- Danbury, 7
- Bridgeport, 17
- New London, 7
Each facility provides various levels of care for its patients. Defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), levels of care range from early intervention (Level .5) and outpatient services (Level 1) to inpatient (Level 3) and medically managed intensive inpatient services (Level 4).2
Note, however, that patients don’t progress through the levels in any particular order. Additionally, some people may not need all levels, and others may skip around forward and back through them. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s important that treatment is geared to the unique needs of each individual.
Connecticut Rehabs: Rehab Services in Connecticut
To help you better understand the various types of treatment facilities available—and the large quantity to choose from—here’s a data sampling of alcohol and drug rehab options in Connecticut:1
- 146 providers of outpatient services.
- 38 facilities offering residential or inpatient services.
- 21 options offering outpatient day treatment as well as partial hospitalization.
- 7 facilities providing inpatient detoxification.
- 23 rehabs offering long-term inpatient treatment.
- 22 sites with short-term residential treatment.
Do Rehab Centers in CT Cover Alcohol and Drug Addiction?
Many rehab facilities in Connecticut and elsewhere treat addiction related to a variety of substances. For example, American Addiction Centers’ facilities in Massachusetts (i.e., AdCare Hospital Outpatient) and Rhode Island (AdCare Rhode Island Outpatient)—both of which are less than 30 minutes from the Connecticut border—treat addiction related to the following substances and more:
- Prescription drugs.
That said, some rehab centers specialize in specific substance use disorders and don’t treat others. For example, 11 Connecticut drug rehab facilities indicate they do not treat for alcohol use disorder.1
Also note that some rehabs offer treatment for both substance use disorders and co-occurring mental conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and personality disorders.1,3 In Connecticut, 140 rehab centers indicate that they also treat for serious mental health illness in adults.1
These stats are important, as the ability to treat for both addiction and mental health issues may impact recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treating both at the same time is more effective than treating them separately.3
How Much Does Rehab in Connecticut Cost?
The cost of rehab varies depending on numerous factors such as:
- The level of treatment needed.
- The length of stay.
- Necessary services.
- Desired amenities.
- Insurance coverage.
- Whether the facility is in-network vs. out-of-network with your insurance.
- Copays and deductibles.
If you have insurance, the best way to determine your unique costs for treatment is to verify your benefits. American Addiction Centers can help you do just that via the form below. For those without insurance, our admissions navigators can discuss treatment options and various payment opportunities that may be available.
Is Rehab in Connecticut Covered by Insurance?’
The Affordable Care Act requires most health insurance plans to cover substance use disorder treatment services.4 In addition, Medicare covers certain services that are related to substance use disorder treatment and recovery.5 Medicaid is another federally funded insurance program that provides coverage for portions of, if not all, costs of treatment and recovery from substance use disorders.6
Additionally, Connecticut offers the Behavioral Health Recovery Program (BHRP), which provides recovery support for those in lower income brackets.7 BHRP’s goal is to provide clinical and basic recovery support services to help people maintain recovery and to motivate independent living after recovery.8 Contact Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for more information.
If applicable, Veterans’ Affairs funding and insurance such as TRICARE may also be an option. Check the VA directory to search for an affiliated substance use disorder program. Or learn more about Veteran-specific treatment options available through American Addiction Centers.
How to Choose the Best Rehab in CT for You
When choosing a rehab center, it’s important to research each potential facility and assess how well it meets your needs and wants. Factors that may sway treatment choices include:
- Length of the program. Some facilities typically house patients for a few months while others are best suited for stays lasting a few days.
- Levels of care. Do you need medically assisted detox? Are you looking for outpatient care? Is inpatient more in line with your needs?
- Location of the facility. You may prefer a facility that puts some distance between your and familiar people and places that may trigger a relapse. Or, you may want to be close to family and friends who can offer support.
- Treatment approach. Your needs may be best suited for a specific type of therapy or approach.
- Insurance, financial assistance, and payment options. A specific treatment center will likely be in-network with some providers and out-of-network with others. Additionally, some rehabs will provide sliding-fee scales and/or payment plans. So financial factors will likely play a role in decision-making.
- Features and conveniences. Rehab facilities offer various activities that might be important to you, such art therapy, hiking, equine therapy, yoga, etc.
- Unique population specialties. Some Connecticut rehabs target unique populations such as members of the LGBTQ+ community, Veterans, those seeking faith-based therapies, etc.
If you don’t know where to begin, American Addiction Centers’ admissions navigators can discuss the options with you.
Other Connecticut Rehab and Addiction Treatment Resources
Myriad addiction-related resources are available via a simple click of a mouse. Here’s a brief listing of treatment resources in Connecticut and elsewhere.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA in Connecticut).
- American Addiction Centers (provider of multiple U.S. treatment facilities).
- Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) (recovery support programs).
- Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (basic recovery support services).
- FindTreatment.gov (searchable database of treatment providers).
- Narcotics Anonymous (NA in Connecticut).
- SMART Recovery (in-person and online meetings).
- Southeastern Mental Health Authority (recovery support in New London County and the surrounding area).
- Veterans Affairs Substance Use Disorder Program Directory (database of VA-related treatment options).
- Western Connecticut Mental Health Network (addiction and recovery services for the Danbury, Waterbury, and Torrington areas).