Treatment at Connecticut Addiction Medicine

Treatment at Connecticut Addiction Medicine

What to expect on your first visit.

All new patients entering Connecticut Addiction Medicine receive an initial assessment, and a tailored treatment plan is formulated.  If necessary, outpatient detoxification services are provided. A psychosocial evaluation provides guidance for mental health services that may include individual or family therapy.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment Services

  • Patients are assigned a weekly relapse prevention group to identify triggering environmental situations that might prompt cravings and help you develop a strategy for coping with them.
  • A urine toxicology testing program is established. As part of your treatment for substance abuse, the urine toxicology testing program helps keep your recovery on track.
  • A complete laboratory profile is obtained to screen for comorbid medical problems. This screening helps identify conditions of Dual diagnosis (also called co-occurring disorders, COD, or dual pathology). Patients often have mental illness and a comorbid substance abuse problem.

Types of Prescription Drug Treatment For Pain Management

Most patients with opioid addiction are treated with Suboxone with options to be treated with Vivitrol or Sublocade. Patients with a history of alcohol abuse are treated with Vivitrol. Mental health treatment can include both counseling and medication.

Patients are followed closely by both individual and group therapy. Weekly urine toxicology testing is performed. Participation in a 12-step recovery program is encouraged. If requested, we provide a referral to a higher level of care (e.g., IOP, residential).

Who Can Get Treatment?

All patients suffering from substance abuse are welcome. Most forms of insurance, including Medicaid, are accepted. New patients will be seen within 48 hours of their initial call.

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Our offices are open and operating under normal business hours. We are continuing to care for our patients. You now have the option of telemedicine for individual followups, and groups are being run using Zoom technology.

With the guidance of the CDC and other public health officials, we have enhanced the frequency and scope of our sanitizing procedures in the office including sanitation procedures with each patient interaction.

If you have a scheduled appointment, we ask that you please call the office to best determine the method for your visit. We also will continue to see new patients or patients in crisis. We will continue to do urine toxicology testing. For patients attending group, specimens will be obtained any time during that day. Patients experiencing flu-like symptoms should call before coming to the office.

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