Top 5 Free Or Low-Cost Drug And Alcohol Rehab Centers In Connecticut

Seeking drug and alcohol abuse treatment in Connecticut can be an overwhelming task. The information below provides a list of 5 free or low-cost substance abuse facilities in Connecticut.

The 5 Best Free Or Low-Cost Drug And Alcohol Rehab Facilities In Connecticut

Connecticut had over 1000 drug related deaths in 2017, and that number is likely to be higher for 2018. Of all the drug related deaths in 2017, 65 percent of them involved Fentanyl and 46 percent involved heroin. In fact, opioids were involved in the majority of drug overdose deaths in 2017.

With the opioid epidemic surging above national average, the federal government issued a grant to Connecticut $22 million over the next two years to fund programs related to the prevention and treatment of opioid use disorders.

Due to this recent increase, as well as funds from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, existing substance abuse treatment facilities may offer more beds for treatment, or new facilities may become available. Services may be available for low-cost or free to those in need.

As of recent, this list includes the top 5 free or low-cost drug and alcohol rehab programs available in Connecticut.

1. Recovery Network Of Programs

1635 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06605

Recovery Network of Programs (RNP) has been providing low-cost and free substance abuse treatment to Connecticut for over 40 years. They have multiple locations that specialize in detoxification, medication assisted treatment (MAT), outpatient services, and residential treatment.

  • Detoxification is offered at the First Step Detox facility. This location provides medically supervised detox from substances such as opioids, alcohol, and benzodiazepines. First Step also provides therapy as a part of this structured program, and exploring options.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for individuals who are addicted to opioids is provided at three Recovery Network facilities (Center for Human Services, First Step Detox, and Kinsella Treatment Center). Counseling is also provided for patients receiving MAT services.
  • Outpatient services that are holistic and evidence-based can be found at the following locations:
    • Center for Human Services
    • Kinsella Treatment Center
    • Recovery Counseling Services
    • Recovery Empowerment Counseling Center
    • Treatment Pathway Program
  • Residential treatment services that range from inpatient substance abuse treatment to permanent, subsidized housing is available through Recovery Network. They include:
    • Horizons (30 to 45 day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment)
    • New Prospects (30 to 45 day inpatient drug and alcohol treatment)
    • Tina Klem Serenity House (90 day recovery house for women)
    • Iranistan House (up to two years housing)
    • Urban Model (up to two years housing)
    • Seaview Apartments (subsidized housing)

This facility accepts several insurances, including Medicaid. Federal, state, or county funds dedicated to substance abuse recovery are also accepted. Payment assistance is available that can make treatment more affordable or even free.

2. Rushford Center Inc.

883 Paddock Avenue
Meriden, Connecticut 06450

Rushford Center Inc. is located in Middletown Connecticut. It offers an array of treatment options for both adults and teens in cities all over Connecticut for free or low-cost.

  • Medically-Supervised Detox is available to residents of Rushford Center Middletown, to help with the discomfort that can accompany this process. Therapy as well as outpatient services are also available at this location.
  • Inpatient substance abuse treatment is also offered at Middletown Rushford Center to those struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. This location can house up to 42 people, men and women. Gender specific treatment is offered in this private setting.
  • Stonehaven is the Rushford Center’s extended residential program. Located in Portland, Connecticut, Stonehaven provides structure and continued treatment to both men and women while they transition from treatment back into the community.
  • Rushford at Stonegate is a residential drug and alcohol treatment facility located in Durham, Connecticut for teens ages 13 to 18. This program, located on 43-acres, uses evidence-supported substance abuse treatment programs for teens, which include 12-step programs and life skills training. Academic courses are also included during treatment.
  • Rushford Academy, in Durham, Connecticut, is a year-round private school that offers substance abuse training, academic education, and job-skill training for teen boys aged 13 to 17. Students of Rushford Academy can obtain career and vocation training, have access to technology, and care for both the grounds and animals that live there.
  • Medication Assisted Treatment Close To Home (MATCH) is a program provided to individuals struggling with opioid or alcohol use disorders. The program offers buprenorphine (Suboxone, Zubsolv, Bunavail) and naltrexone (ReVia and Vivitrol) for opioid addiction, and acamprosate (Campral), Naltrexone (ReVia), and disulfiram (Antabuse) for alcohol addiction. Both adults and teens 16 and over can be seen at the MATCH offices in Meriden, Avon, Glastonbury, and adults can be seen at the Cheshire location.

Outpatient services are available across Connecticut. Outpatient services for adults can be found in Meriden, Cheshire, Avon, and Glastonbury. Teens can receive outpatient services at Meriden and Glastonbury Rushford Center locations. Middletown also offers services to Latino individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

Rushford has many options to help individuals afford services. They accept many insurances, and there are financial assistance programs to help offset cost of treatment a person may apply for. In addition, there are grants and scholarships available based on specific criteria.

3. St. Vincent’s Westport Inpatient Alcohol And Drug Detox Program

47 Long Lots Road
Westport, Connecticut 06880

St. Vincent’s Westport Inpatient Unit provides medically supervised detox for alcohol, inhalants, prescription drugs, and opioids. As a behavioral health clinic, they are equipped to treat individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Services provided by St. Vincent’s Westport can be paid by insurance, including state insurance programs, and self-pay. If grants, scholarships, or other additional funding is obtained, cost of services may be decreased or even free.

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4. South Central Rehabilitation Center

232 Cedar Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06519

South Central Rehabilitation Center (SCRC) offers medically supervised detox in a 29-bed facility. During the detox phase of treatment, staff will work with the person to make sure they are comfortable and able to participate in planning the next phase of recovery. Upon completion (approximately 5 days), SCRC will help locate services to assist with substance abuse treatment options.

SCRC also offers outpatient treatment and medication assisted therapy (MAT) to people who have completed detox.

Cost of treatment can be discounted if an individual has financial need, and most insurances are accepted. Those showing financial need may even receive services for low-cost or free.

5. Grant Street Partnership – Cornell Scott Hill Health Center

62 Grant Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06519

Grant Street Partnership is a part of the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center that offers substance abuse treatment to the community for little to no charge for those who qualify. This federally funded center offers outpatient services, Medically-Assisted Treatment (MAT), Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP), as well as partial hospitalization for those in need.

This program also offers transitional housing options for men who are homeless, as well as food and transportation for its clients.

In late summer, 2018, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center announced that it was being awarded $10 million from the government to build a new Grant Street Partnership facility. With these funds, the Grant Street Partnership will continue to offer the aforementioned services, but for both men and women.

The new facility will include space for over 52 clients, with a kitchen large enough to service both Grant Street Partnership and neighboring South Central Rehabilitation Center.

The new Grant Street Partnership should be underway by early spring 2019.

Cost is based on ability to pay.

Finding Substance Abuse And Addiction Treatment Services In Connecticut

Luxury drug and alcohol treatment facilities provide services at higher cost. Connecticut is working toward providing substance abuse treatment at low-cost or free to people struggling with addiction. Providing detox services and MAT’s can help kick start sober living. Adding evidence-based treatments and a robust aftercare plan may give a person exactly what they need to stay clean.

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