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Addiction Treatment In New London, Connecticut

You have access to faith-based drug and alcohol services, inpatient detox, residential treatment, and outpatient programs in New London. You may need to travel to other parts of Connecticut for additional services.

Look for other treatment programs, including gender-specific services and opioid use disorder programs in nearby states like Massachusetts.

Alcohol And Drug Detox Programs

The majority of detox programs take place in a residential or inpatient setting, but you may also find “ambulatory” detox programs that are community-based.

Detox support is essential to overcome the painful and uncomfortable physical symptoms that accompany drug/alcohol withdrawal. Withdrawal can risk your health, which is why medical supervision is an important part of detox programs.

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Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Residential or inpatient drug and alcohol programs build a therapeutic community where the complete focus is on recovery and healing. You’ll live in a safe environment that includes 24-hour support and supervision.

Some residential programs offer experiences that can help you see your life differently, including music therapy, art therapy, and outdoor/wilderness therapy. You’ll also receive evidence-based group and individual counseling during the program.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment takes place in the community and may be a good choice if you have support at home. It’s also a good option if you’ve completed a residential treatment program and “step down” in treatment intensity.

Outpatient programs meet several times a week in a community-based facility. They include counseling, peer group support, and education about substance use disorders.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can help people to recover from drug and/or alcohol use disorders. This form of treatment uses FDA-approved medications to provide an opportunity to heal from the effects of drug/alcohol use on the brain and central nervous system.

MAT medications may be a part of residential and outpatient treatment programs.

Aftercare And Alumni Services

Your lifelong health can benefit from alumni and aftercare programs. You can continue to take part in treatment after you complete rehab.

Evidence-based group and individual counseling can benefit your mental health. Sober living activities and peer support groups can help you continue to cope with the difficulties we all experience in life without drugs and/or alcohol.

Length Of Addiction Treatment

Your individual treatment needs should influence your treatment plan. Within a broad framework, however, you’ll find that programs fit into some common lengths, including:

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

How To Pay For Treatment

Federal regulations require private insurance plans to provide the same level of coverage for addiction treatment as they do for other disorders. Most rehab centers in Connecticut accept private insurance.

Connecticut Medicaid and other state programs will pay for many types of treatment. Medicare and Tricare will also pay for rehab services. Some rehab programs may also offer payment plans, discounts, or a sliding fee scale.

Substance Use Trends In New London And New London County, Connecticut

  • The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) treated 787 people for substance use disorders in 2018.
  • DMHAS admitted 161 people from New London for dual treatment of substance use disorders and mental health disorders in 2018.
  • New London County’s emergency rooms treated 217 people for opioid overdoses between January and June 2018.
  • The county had Connecticut’s highest rate of emergency treatment per 100,000 residents in the second quarter of 2018, at 41.6 per 100,000.

The Nearest Vertava Health Treatment Center: Swift River

A little less than two hours northwest of New London, Swift River‘s New England farmhouse-style residential treatment program is located in Massachusetts’ Berkshire Mountains.

Our programs take full advantage of our 500-acre wooded campus by offering wilderness and adventure therapy programs.

To get started with admissions at Swift River, contact Vertava Health today.