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Substance Abuse and Addiction Resources

CRISIS HOTLINE

In Berlin: (860) 747-8719

For prescription opioid and heroin addiction, call 1-800-563-4086

For other towns, go to www.ct.gov/dmhas/, select Programs and Services, then 24 Hour CRISIS Numbers.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction
CT state website lists programs and services for addiction and includes a service locator by region

Central Connecticut Health District
Public Health Department for Berlin, Rocky Hill, Newington and Wethersfield. Website includes articles and links for information on Drugs, Alcohol and Addictions.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
Includes information on various drugs and offers resources for parents, teachers, patients and families.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Treatment Resource Locator, and listings of government and private treatment resources.
National Hotline: 1-800-662-HELP

The Addiction Recovery Guide (Connecticut Resources)
Includes listings of treatment centers, programs and resources, holistic treatment options and more.

Treatment Programs

Long-Term Residential Treatment — Long-term residential treatment provides care 24 hours a day, generally in non-hospital settings. The best-known residential treatment model is the therapeutic community (TC), with planned lengths of stay of between 6 and 12 months.

Short-Term Residential Treatment — Short-term residential programs provide intensive but relatively brief treatment based on a modified 12-step approach.

Outpatient Treatment — Outpatient treatment varies in the types and intensity of services offered. Such treatment costs less than residential or inpatient treatment and often is more suitable for people with jobs or extensive social supports. It should be noted, however, that low-intensity programs may offer little more than drug education.

Individualized Drug Counseling — Individualized drug counseling not only focuses on reducing or stopping illicit drug or alcohol use; it also addresses related areas of impaired functioning—such as employment status, illegal activity, and family/social relations—as well as the content and structure of the patient’s recovery program.

Group Counseling — Many therapeutic settings use group therapy to capitalize on the social reinforcement offered by peer discussion and to help promote drug-free lifestyles.

Other Recovery Options and Rehab Centers

12 Step Programs