Connecticut Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment
Despite being such a small state, Connecticut has a pretty large treatment population by comparison. In fact, there were over 37,000 people enrolled in treatment programs in Connecticut in a single day, which is up from about 26,000 just a few years earlier.
Since heroin remains such a significant problem in Connecticut and other parts of the Northeastern United States, there is a large percentage of the treatment population who are on opioid replacement therapy maintenance drugs such as methadone or buprenorphine. Overall, there are about 15,000 people taking those maintenance drugs daily as a form of treatment, with the vast majority of them being on methadone.
At Addiction Treatment Services, long-term drug replacement therapy is usally something of a last option, as we work with detoxification and rehabilitation programs around the country who can help people to successfully end their addiction to heroin or other opiates such as prescription painkillers. This allows them to go on and lead healthy lives without having to rely on taking another opioid daily.
If you know of someone in Connecticut seeking help for any type of drug or alcohol problem, we can assist you in not only finding a program, but also in verifying the insurance benefits and setting up interventions as well.
There are about 30,000 adolescents in Connecticut who reported using illicit drugs in the past month. Around 70 percent of youth in the state feel it is ok to smoke marijuana once per month or have five or more drinks a night once or twice per week. These patterns of attitude and experimentation give a glimpse of what my be coming to the state in the future in terms of overall treatment population.
Overall, there are about a quarer of a million people in Connecticut who dependent on or abused alcohol within the past year, and 90,000 who were dependent upon or abused illicit drugs. Of those who wound up receiving treatment for their substance abuse problems, 44% were for a drug problem, 13 percent for alcohol and 48% percent for both drugs and alcohol.
Contact Addiction Treatment Services today for rehabilitation and intervention help, or check out some of the additional resources below for more information about drug and alcohol treatment in Connecticut.
More Resources for Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
410 Capitol Avenue, P.O. Box 341431
Hartford, CT 06134
The mission of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is to improve the quality of life of the people of Connecticut by providing an integrated network of comprehensive, effective and efficient mental health and addiction services that foster self-sufficiency, dignity and respect.
Regional Directory of Services in Connecticut
AA Meetings in Connecticut
List of Treatment Programs in Connecticut