What to Know About Recovery in Connecticut

Different drug and alcohol rehab options exist in Connecticut. While it is good to have many options, it can also feel overwhelming and complicate the process of finding the right facility. Different facilities will have different programs, including short-term and long-term programs, detox services, and outpatient care. Some are government funded, while others are private. The unique needs of every individual can also help to complicate the issues involved as well as the search one needs to make.

Privacy should be one of the most important issues to think about in regard to researching your options. How the facility handles your personal information should be looked into. You should be aware of the laws and policies that govern these facilities and protect you and your road to recovery.

Care Length

It is also good to research and think through how long your care should be. Many short-term plans run approximately 28 days, though many individuals need a longer length of time. Those who complete short-term care, are helped the most when they have immediate access to intensive outpatient treatment following their discharge.

Besides short-term options, long-term inpatient opportunities are also available. Potentially a person could participate in 60-day, 90-day, and 120-day treatment options. Long-term inpatient treatment has the highest success rate of all addiction treatment options, and is easiest when programs are insurance friendly or have little to no cost.

Concerning Cost

Of course, every form of treatment has a cost, but whether your insurance can cover all or part or any of the treatment should be looked into. If there are out of pocket expenses, potentially you might be able to sign up for certain services and exclude others based on cost. Payment plans might also be an option with the facility that you attend.

Licensing and Accreditation

Whether the facility, it’s programs, and staff are accredited and licensed should be looked into. Knowing this will give you the peace of mind that the professionals at the center are operating in accordance with Connecticut’s laws and guidelines.

Treatment Methods and Protocols

Addiction treatment centers vary on the protocols they expect their patients to follow. One should research whether visitors are allowed, or if you can bring certain items. Also, the different treatment methods vary, and it is good to know what you are getting into before you participate. You can find whether they use a popular 12-step model, or provide therapy or counseling in both group and individual settings.

Care That Is Specialized

Some facilities are religiously affiliated, while others offer both spiritual and non-spiritual programs. Some centers provide luxury accommodations, as well as options for pregnancy or childcare. Of special importance can be whether the facility dual diagnoses mental health issues that can contribute or work with the struggle of addiction.

Concerning Aftercare

As with many features of recovery, you will find different options for aftercare. Aftercare is vitally important to long-term health. Your aftercare might happen at the same facility or a different facility. We would encourage you not to neglect the research of what your aftercare will look like, and whether your preferred facility will help with that.

Questions to Ask

Here are some questions you should ask yourself to help narrow down your options:

  • Will features such as group counseling, exercise classes, nutrition education, and aftercare plans be offered?
  • Is a short-term facility or a long-term facility best?
  • Will healthy coping mechanisms and life skills be taught? Facilities that offer relevant solutions, such as anger management and methods of managing sadness are important. Some treatment centers also help with job placement and training assistance.
  • What is the goal the program is working towards? Not all rehabs are the same. Some help by prescribing medications such as methadone, while others focus on full abstinence.

While it is understandable for this process to be confusing and overwhelming, we at Rehab-Finder.Org are here to help. Contact us, we'll help you find the right treatment facility for you.

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