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Addiction Treatment In Milford, Connecticut

Milford’s residents have access to gender-specific treatment, treatment for Spanish-speaking residents, and regular and intensive outpatient treatment within the community.

Residential treatment and longer-term sober living programs are available elsewhere in Coastal Connecticut. Look for additional specialized programs and detox services in the rest of the state and elsewhere in New England.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

Detox is important for your physical and mental health when you stop using drugs and alcohol. Physical dependency leads to withdrawal symptoms which are uncomfortable and unpleasant at best.

Withdrawal can be dangerous, which is why detox programs should include medical supervision. Most detox programs last three to five days, and are primarily residential, although you can also enroll in outpatient detox services.

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient treatment can have a medical or a social and behavioral emphasis. While you’re in residential treatment, you can focus on your sobriety and improving your overall well-being. Residential treatment can start with 30-day programs and extend to six months or longer.

Residential treatment offers 24 hours of care and support. Rehab programs can also be gender specific or serve age groups or specific substances. Residential rehab can also provide evidence-based counseling in a therapeutic environment devoted to recovery and wellness.

Outpatient Treatment

Studies from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) show that regular and intensive outpatient treatment can benefit substance use disorders.

Outpatient treatment usually lasts between 10 and 16 weeks. It combines evidence-based counseling, education, and sober living skills development. Outpatient programs may be a good choice if you have a supportive home environment with no access to alcohol and/or drugs.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) doesn’t just use medications to help you to heal from opioid or alcohol use disorders. MAT also includes counseling and peer group support.

You can receive medication-assisted treatment as part of residential treatment, or you can enroll in a community-based MAT program.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Substance use disorders affect all aspects of your health and your life. An alumni or aftercare program can help you to continue to improve your physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being after you complete a formal treatment program.

Some people benefit from continued counseling and aftercare services. Others benefit from alumni programs which continue to support them in their recovery.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol treatment should also be individualized. Within an individual treatment plan, you can find some common program lengths, including:

  • 30-day programs
  • 60-day programs
  • 90-day programs
  • 120-day programs

Investigate treatment programs that offer a continuum of care. You can receive treatment with different intensity levels as your recovery progresses.

How To Pay For Treatment

Private insurance plans must pay for drug and alcohol rehab and other types of treatment according to federal regulations. In Connecticut, most rehabs accept major private insurance payments and government insurance (Tricare).

Many rehab programs also offer payment plans, scholarships, and discount programs. Some programs also accept state funding, Medicaid, and Medicare.

Substance Use Trends In Milford And New Haven, Connecticut

  • A total of 645 people in Milford received substance use treatment from Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use Services (DMHAS).
  • DMHAS provided treatment to 85 people with dual diagnosis substance use and behavioral health disorders.
  • Nearly 700 people (698 in total) were admitted to New Haven County emergency rooms for suspected drug overdoses between January and June 2018.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

Approximately two hours north of Milford, Swift River‘s drug and alcohol rehab program provides a full range of services to support your sobriety and recovery.

With a compassionate and empathetic staff, we’re located on 500 acres of stunning natural forested land in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains. We take full advantage of our campus by offering adventure and wilderness therapy programs.

To learn more about our other evidence-based therapy and sober living experiences, contact Vertava Health today.