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Addiction Treatment In Bristol

You can find drug and alcohol counseling, intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), and residential treatment in Bristol. Locate partial hospitalization programs (PHP), medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and long-term rehab programs nearby in Hartford County.

You can also find services for dual substance use disorder and behavioral health diagnoses throughout Connecticut and other regions in New England.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

When you’re dependent on drugs and alcohol, your body has developed a need for the substance in order to function normally. When you stop taking a substance you’re dependent on, you’ll experience withdrawal.

Detox programs can help you safely cope with withdrawal symptoms, which can be uncomfortable, unpleasant, and potentially risky. You can detox in a residential or inpatient facility, but you may also find outpatient or ambulatory detox services.

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Residential and inpatient treatment programs can specialize in treating specific substance use disorders. They can also include treatment for dual mental health diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or other behavioral health issues.

In residential treatment, you can participate in evidence-based counseling, including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). You may also be able to experience wilderness therapy and adventure therapy to help you build a lasting recovery.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment programs can be a “next step” for people who have completed residential rehab. They can also help people who have a sober place to live and support at home for sobriety.

Outpatient programs meet for two to three hours, two to three days (or more) a week. They combine evidence-based group and individual counseling, education about substance use disorders, behavioral modification programs, and 12-step peer group support.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

For a number of years, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) has been used to help people to recover from opioid and alcohol use disorders.

MAT doesn’t just use medication. MAT programs can last six months or longer. They combine evidence-based therapy and behavior modification programs with FDA-approved medications.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Substance use disorders are chronic, lifelong conditions, which means you can manage your symptoms and recover, but you won’t ever be “cured.”

After you finish rehab, you can continue to maintain your recovery with aftercare and alumni programs. Aftercare programs also offer ongoing counseling and peer group support.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) research, longer rehab programs can lead to lasting recovery. You’ll find some common treatment program lengths, including:

  • 30 days
  • 60 days
  • 90 days
  • 120 days

How To Pay For Treatment

Nearly all drug and alcohol rehab programs in Connecticut accept private health insurance payments. Connecticut also offers some state-funded programs that will pay for opioid use disorders. Connecticut Medicaid will pay for drug and alcohol rehab services.

Most rehab centers also accept government and military insurance (Tricare). Rehabs also accept private payment and may offer discounts and payment plans.

Substance Use Trends In Bristol, Connecticut

The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) reported there were 1,170 Bristol residents who received treatment for substance use disorders in 2018. Other facts include:

  • Over 110 Bristol residents received treatment from DMHAS for co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders in 2018.
  • More than 1,460 people in Bristol’s mental health care region received medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in 2018.
  • Over 2,300 people were referred to as court-ordered drug and alcohol treatment in 2018 in Bristol’s state mental health and substance use services region.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Less than an hour and 45 minutes north of Bristol, Swift River provides holistic and compassionate drug and alcohol rehab services. At Swift River, you’ll benefit from outdoor and wilderness therapy along with evidence-based counseling and a serene, tranquil environment.

Our caring, highly qualified staff are experienced in serving people with dual substance use disorder and behavioral health diagnoses. We’ll welcome you to our 500-acre campus set in the Berkshire Mountains and support your recovery at every step.

To learn about admissions at Swift River, contact us today.