There are many local programs to help someone overcome a substance use disorder here in Eastern Connecticut.
Hartford Healthcare MATCH
Hartford Healthcare Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home (MATCH) is a program that offers many services to adolescents and adults struggling with addiction in order to help them find their path to recovery. Services offered include inpatient or residential detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, and more.
Community Speaks Out, Inc.
Community Speaks Out is a dedicated team of volunteers who help walk families and those dealing with a substance use disorder through the process of getting treatment and support. Community Speaks Out can help cover the costs of getting into a sober living house, insurance co-pays, and tools like Narcan or drug tests, ensuring the safety of the family and their loved one with a substance use disorder.
Opiate Education is a family support group based on education families of those dealing with an opiate use disorder. Topics covered the biology of opiate use, medication-assisted treatment, understanding urges, cravings and triggers, family dynamics, recovery tools, and more.
Note: This is not group therapy.
St. Vincent de Paul Place
The mission at St. Vincent de Paul Place is to serve those who are physically, mentally or spiritually impoverished in Norwich and the surrounding areas. While tending to their immediate needs, St. Vincent de Paul place works to motivate people in the community toward self-sufficiency and a better life. The staff can assist anyone who is seeking help to enter into a substance abuse treatment program, including detox. St. Vincent de Paul also has Narcan kits available and can train individuals how to use them.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a worldwide fellowship of men and women who help each other to stay sober. They offer the same help to anyone who has a drinking problem and wants to do something about it. Since they are all alcoholics themselves, they have a special understanding of each other. They know what the illness feels like – and they have learned how to recover from it in A.A. Nonalcoholic guests are welcome at “open” A.A. meetings. Attendance at “closed” meetings is limited to those who are alcoholic or think they may have a drinking problem. At meetings A.A. members share their recovery experience with anyone seeking help with a drinking problem, and give person-to person services or “sponsorship” to the alcoholics coming to A.A. The A.A. program, as set forth in the Twelve Steps to recovery, offers the alcoholic an opportunity to develop a satisfying way of life free from alcohol.
Alcoholics Anonymous does not:
- Make medical or psychiatric diagnoses or prognoses, or offer advice.
- Provide drying out or nursing services, hospitalization, drugs, housing, jobs, money or other welfare services.
- Accept any money for its services or contributions from outside sources.
- Provide letters of reference to parole boards, lawyers, court officials, social agencies, employers, etc.
- Engage in or support education, research, or professional treatment.
Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
The Southeastern Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (SCADD) is a non-profit agency incorporated in 1966 by a group of recovered professionals who realized the need for a recovery service structure. Today SCADD has been in operation for 50 years and serves more than 3,500 individuals annually. Our mission is to empower individuals and families affected by substance use or abuse to improve their quality of life. Our agency is fully licensed by the Connecticut State Department of Health. Our programs consist of:
Men’s Halfway House - 313 Main Street, Norwich (860) 889-3414
Women’s Halfway House - 62-64 Coit Street, New London (860) 442-1017
Women’s Halfway House - 1000 Bank Street, New London (860) 447-8021
Acute Care and Evaluation (Detox) - 47 Coit Street, New London (860) 447-1717
Lebanon Pines Long Term Residential Facility for Men - 37 Camp Mooween Road, Lebanon (860) 889-1717
Pineview (Intensive OP with Housing) - 37 Camp Mooween Road, Lebanon (860) 887-1717
Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient - 932 Bank Street, New London / 321 Main Street, Norwich (860) 889-3178
Medication Assisted Treatment – 47 Coit Street, New London (860) 447-2383
Community Health Resources - ACRA Program
Teens who use drugs and alcohol need support, skills, motivation, and opportunities to make better choices. We help to get them on the right track! ACRA is an evidenced based model used across the world to help teens build skills to decrease using behaviors, increase pro social skills and provide caregivers and teens skills to help build trust in each other again. We even provide snacks and drinks for extra motivation to attend. We provide 12 weeks (3 months ) of individual and family sessions in a clinical settings and the follow 12 weeks out in the community reinforcing those skills and providing additional support.
Reliance Health, Inc.
Reliance Health is a private, non-profit mental health organization serving Eastern Connecticut. Our 30+ programs provide tools and resources for individuals to move forward in their lives. Each program focuses on positive relationships and mental wellness because we believe healthy living starts with your mind. With the passion and dedication of our 250+ employees, we help over 1,000 adults a year enhance their wellness through our 30+ programs. Reliance Health primarily receives funding from the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and Developmental Services.
Reliance Health specifically serves individuals who have a mental health diagnosis who do not have private insurance and who are living below the poverty level. In addition to this criteria, the organization serves individuals with developmental disabilities, traumatic/acquired brain injuries, substance use disorders, individuals who are Veterans, and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
The mission of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. is to respond to Christ's call to care for those in need by providing compassionate social services for individuals and families living in the Diocese of Norwich. These services shall be provided in a fiscally responsible manner with an emphasis on quality, efficiency, and effectiveness, with special attention to people who are poor or disadvantaged.
Project Courage focuses on teens and young adults struggling with substance use disorders. Project courage recognizes mental health and behavioral issues such as depression, anger, anxiety, learning disabilities and disruptions to psycho-social development which are either a consequence of substance use, put individuals at risk for abuse, and/or accompany drug and alcohol use.
Joshua Center Programs
Natchaug's Joshua Center Programs treat children as young as six and as old as 17 who are struggling with psychiatric or substance abuse issues but do not require inpatient care. Natchaug Hospital provides transportation from school to the Joshua Center Program, and then to the student’s home.
The Seven Challenges® Program was designed with the unique needs of substance abusing adolescents in mind. Through the Seven Challenges® teens address not only their drug or alcohol abuse but also their underlying psychological, situational and life skills issues.
The Seven Challenges® provide a framework for helping youth think through their own decisions about their lives and their use of alcohol and other drugs. Counselors, trained specifically in the program methodology, facilitate discussions that help youth to identify and work on the issues most relevant to them, practice new skills and, eventually, make positive lifestyle changes.
Natchaug Hospital is pleased to bring this evidence-based treatment program for adolescents to eastern Connecticut.
Grieving the Loss of a Loved One?
Has someone you loved passed away because of addiction or a substance use disorder? You do not have to deal with the pain alone.The Center for Hospice Care and Norwich Human Services formed a partnership to offer a program specifically for those dealing with the loss of a loved one due to a substance use disorder. The first meeting of the month is on September 14th from 5:30 pm to 7 pm and all meetings thereafter are held on the second Thursday every month.
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Medication Assisted Treatment combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. Two trained clinicians facilitate the MAT groups. Each group will have up to 10- Two trained clinicians facilitate the MAT groups. Each group will have up to 10clients at a time. MAT also offers intensive in-home individual and family therapy and case management services for youth and adolescents ages 9-18 years who are using substances or at risk thereof.
The Connection is a nonprofit human services and community development agency that partners with individuals and their families to provide the needed resources to improve their lives. Each month thousands throughout Connecticut are assisted by The Connection’s diverse behavioral health, family support, and community justice programs. These programs reunite families, break the generational cycles of abuse and neglect, and create safer, healthier communities.
Our Norwich Connection Counseling Center provides outpatient mental health and substance abuse support and assistance, including evaluation and individual and group counseling to adults and their loved ones. Our dedicated staff will collaborate with you or your loved one to advocate for positive outcomes, promote and build family wellness, and build strength and possibilities.
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
This new website provides a public-facing portal for all stakeholders to view real-time bed availability across more than 1,000 DMHAS-operated and funded beds in detox, residential treatment, and recovery house programs. The hope is that this site greatly facilitates access to services and is helpful to clients, their families, providers, and other stakeholders. This site replaces multiple processes by multiple entities, including DMHAS, to track this information and disseminate it to different stakeholders.
Are you or someone you love dealing with an addiction?
You are not fighting alone.
Norwich Unhooked partners with multiple local doctors, counselors, and hospitals in Norwich to help aid the community with substance abuse disorder treatment and prevention measures.