Substance Abuse Resources in Hartford
Drug Rehab, Alcohol Rehab & Detox

Hartford Drug & Alcohol Rehab, Detox & Treatment Resources

As evidenced by reports on the daily news, the U.S. is seeing an epidemic in alcohol and drug addiction. The statistics on alcohol — a legal drug — are alarming. According to government reports, one out of every 10 deaths in the 20–64 age group in America is related to alcohol.

The misuse of prescription medications continues to be a problem, and addiction to heroin and fentanyl is on the rise, even in the beautiful state of Connecticut. The state’s location between the major cities of Boston and New York make it a prime target for trafficking of these and other drugs. Additional substances of concern in Connecticut include marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, PCP and methamphetamines.

Opioid and other drug-related overdoses occur in both rural and urban areas across the country. Newbury, New Haven and Hartford have experienced the most overdose-related deaths in Connecticut in recent years, but overdose is just one of the possible consequences of drug misuse. Drug-related offenses account for a substantial share of criminal activity in Connecticut and elsewhere.

Drug and alcohol misuse and dependence can affect anyone, and communities across the country are experiencing the effects of the growing crisis. Officials and addiction professionals in Connecticut work daily to conquer the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. In particular, local alcohol treatment facilities offer a wide variety of treatment options for people in the area struggling with alcohol and/or drug addiction.

Our Closest Facility:

The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper761 Cuthbert Boulevard Cherry Hill NJ 08002 (786) 780-1408

The IAFF Center of Excellence does not operate in the state of Connecticut. Our closest facility is in Upper Marlboro, MD and can be seen in the map above.

You’re not alone in this struggle.

overdose-related fatalities in Connecticut
in 2016

Connecticut ranks in the top ten for adults age 18–25 who are dependent on illegal drugs. As a result, incidents involving drugs take more lives in Connecticut than incidents involving firearms or motor vehicles. Opioid misuse is a chief concern in Connecticut.

Finding Help & Recovery in Hartford, CT

Alcohol & Drug Rehab Centers in Hartford, CT

Treatment for drug or alcohol addiction depends on your unique circumstances. Mild addiction may only require an outpatient program, but a severe addiction often warrants more intensive residential treatment. Learning about the various types drug rehab centers can help you decide which one is right for you.

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    Hartford Residential Treatment Programs

    A residential treatment program (RTP) is the best choice for an individual with a severe addiction. Patients receive around-the-clock medical treatment, assistance from a variety of medical and addiction professionals, and intensive therapy. Treatment typically begins after a patient has gone through detox, but some programs include safe detox as part of the residential treatment.

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    Hartford Partial Hospitalization Programs

    With a partial hospitalization program (PHP), patients receive intensive treatment during the day, but return to their own homes or alternative safe homes in the evening. Inpatient drug rehab often includes addiction education, structured individual and group therapy, and medical services if needed.

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    Hartford Outpatient Treatment Programs

    These programs often work well for individuals with mild addictions and those who have completed residential treatment and/or PHP plans. Outpatient drug rehab patients typically receive daily treatment at a clinic or other facility and are allowed to return to their own homes or other safe homes outside of treatment hours.

A number of variables must be considered when choosing a drug rehab program, including the length and history of the addiction, the type of addiction, the need for medical assistance for the detox process, the affordability of various programs, and the specifics of insurance coverage and allowances.

Hartford Drug & Alcohol Detox Centers

Detox is the first step in the recovery process for drug and/or alcohol addiction. Because withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming — sometimes even dangerous — a drug detox center with specially trained staff and resources is often recommended. Similarly, alcohol detox is easier when supervised. Many facilities also help treat the psychological issues related to addiction instead of just treating the physical symptoms, and this can increase the likelihood of success.

Recovery Meetings Near You in Hartford

Whether an individual wants to treat an addiction or has already successfully quit using, recovery programs encourage abstinence and provide emotional support to those in recovery, both of which can help prevent recurrence of use. Many cities provide a variety of options for those in recovery from addiction as well as for the friends, family and spouses of those affected by it.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Meetings

Established in 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is one of the oldest and most successful recovery programs in the world. AA meetings take place all over the globe, and the only requirement to participate is the desire to stop drinking alcohol. The focus of the organization is to provide an opportunity for alcoholics to share life experiences with other alcoholics as a means of achieving sobriety and maintaining it. Attendance at AA meetings represents an important phase in ongoing alcohol rehab.

Hartford offers a number of AA meetings around the city. The focus and approach at each meeting varies and includes the study of the Alcoholics Anonymous book, working the steps, open speakers and a combination of speakers and discussion.

  • Center Church House
    60 Gold St
    Hartford, CT 06103
  • Friendship Center
    118 Main St
    Hartford, CT 06103
  • Open Hearth
    150 Charter Oak Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06105

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Meetings

Founded in 1953, Narcotics Anonymous (NA) emphasizes the same 12-step philosophy as AA, except it’s for individuals suffering from drug addiction instead of alcohol. NA members are also encouraged to work with a sponsor, and the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using drugs. A number of meetings take place in the Greater Hartford area. Attendance at NA meetings is encouraged following drug rehab in Hartford, Connecticut

  • United Methodist Church
    571 Farmington Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06105
  • Hartford Hospital Amphitheater
    560 Hudson St.
    Hartford, CT 06106
  • Open Hearth
    150 Charter Oak Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06105

SMART Recovery Meetings

Some people struggling with addiction are more successful with SMART (Self-Management and Recovery Training) programs instead of 12-step programs. Rather than encouraging focus on a higher power, SMART recovery emphasizes self-empowerment and positive, self-directed change. The program works through four facets of recovery, and meetings include a combination of education and discussion. Individuals looking for SMART meeting facilities in Hartford have several options.

  • Trinity College Counseling Center
    135 Allen Pl.
    Hartford, CT 06106
  • Intercommunity Recovery House
    56 Coventry St.
    Hartford, CT 06112
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    500 Blue Hills Ave.
    Hartford, CT 06112

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings focus on helping the family members, friends and spouses of individuals struggling with alcohol or drug dependency by providing support from others going through the same challenges. Just like AA and NA meetings, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon meetings center on a 12-step process. By attending meetings and following the 12-step program, participants learn how to cope with a loved one’s addiction, and many experience their own personal growth in the process. The city of Hartford offers a number of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon Meetings.

  • Al-Anon
    Trinity Episcopal Church
    120 Sigourney St.
    Hartford, CT 06105
  • Nar-Anon
    New Covenant United Methodist Church
    16 Church St.
    East Hartford, CT 06108

Hartford, Connecticut, offers many resources for people seeking treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. A number of communities near Hartford offer additional resources for those living nearby.

Local Communities Near Hartford, CA Served

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  • 06102
  • 06103
  • 06104
  • 06105
  • 06106
  • 06114
  • 06115
  • 06120
  • 06123
  • 06126
  • 06132
  • 06134
  • 06160
  • 06161
  • 06167
  • 06176
  • 06180
  • 06183
  • 16108
  • 16112

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