Alcoholism, illicit and prescription drug abuse are all very prevalent problems in the state of Connecticut affecting all age groups, ethnicities and strata of society there. This is not just a problem in Connecticut of course, but one which permeates throughout the entire nation leaving many lost souls and broken dreams in its wake. Substance abuse in Connecticut not only destroys the life of the abuser, but leads to broken homes, abuse, negligence, severe health consequences, and death in the end for many. Individuals in Connecticut who are addicted to drugs or alcohol do have a choice however, and there are effective solutions which can be put into action on an immediate basis to put an end to the cycle of addiction once and for all. Drug rehab in Connecticut is the most effective solution for addiction, and one which will get addicted individuals rehabilitated to the point where they can make a fresh start, begin repairing their relationships and become productive in life.

When someone is addicted to drugs or alcohol, these substances literally take over one�''s thinking, actions and choices to the point where the addicted individuals becomes someone they are not. So family and loved ones who try and help are not dealing with the person they knew before drugs or alcohol took over, and it can seem difficult if not impossible to get through to them. Family members and friends should never lose hope however, because their loved one is still there and despite their actions wants and needs help before it is too late. The addict may even try and convince family members and loved ones that there isn�''t a problem, and it can be easy for everyone involved to be in complete denial and even begin enabling the addict in one way or another. This is the worst thing to do, and anyone who falls for this is pinning the nails in their loved one�''s coffin.

Be vigilant in recognizing and dealing with the warning signs of addiction, and begin taking action to get the individual help immediately. If they refuse, one tool which has been proven to be effective is a drug intervention. Drug rehab programs in Connecticut work with professional interventionists who help family members and friends of addicts intervene to get the individual help. This is done through a very structured and organized process, where everyone gathers to let the addict know how addiction is destroying their life and the lives of others and what must be done to put an end to it. The drug rehab of choice is chosen and all arrangements are made well ahead of time for the addicted individual�''s imminent arrival if they do choose to go, and most will.

Once an individual arrives in drug rehab in Connecticut they will first have to overcome the physical challenges of drug detox and the inevitable withdrawal process which occurs upon sudden cessation of drug or alcohol use. One of the most important reasons someone should be in a professional treatment setting such as a drug rehab or drug detox facility when going through this process is because some withdrawal symptoms can result in complications such as seizures. This is especially true with alcohol and certain prescription medications. While not all drugs cause life threatening withdrawal symptoms, some do and it�''s not worth the risk to try and go through this on one�''s own. Medical professionals are always on hand during detox and withdrawal to ensure this process is as smooth and safe as possible, and are prepared to handle any complications as they arise.

After the individual completes drug or alcohol detox, they are ready to begin the steps which will actually rehabilitate them. Detoxing and remaining abstinent for a few weeks does not constitute rehabilitation. It takes much more to ensure the individual will confidently be able to remain that way for the durations of their lives. This is because true rehabilitation is centered on bringing the real reasons the individual began abusing drugs or alcohol in the first place to the surface, which are most often not physical in nature but mental and emotional. Once revealed these issues are then resolved through intensive counseling, education, behavioral therapy and other treatment techniques in treatment in drug rehab.

Because effectively treatment addiction is a multi-faceted approach which can take quite some time to complete, treatment clients in drug rehab programs in Connecticut do best in distraction free inpatient and residential drug rehab facilities. Furthermore, it is best that the individual remain in treatment as long as it takes to address all issues which need to be addressed so that the chances of relapse once treatment is complete are substantially lowered. A drug rehab program which requires a stay of at least 90 days, or preferably longer, is going to offer the best results and ensure the individual has covered all bases and will be able to remain abstinent when they return home.

There can be many challenges not only in getting someone to go to drug rehab, but many more once they get there. The good thing is that they won�''t have to face these challenges alone, and they will no longer have to turn to drugs or alcohol to resolve their problems in life. In drug rehab, treatment professionals will have all of the tools and wherewithal to address an issue or problems as they arise, and be able to work through these hand in hand with the individual so that they make it through them with confidence.

The alternatives to drug rehab are despair, self destruction and many lose their lives to addiction. This doesn�''t have to be the case for you or a loved one or friend who may be struggling with addiction. Getting someone help or getting help for yourself is as simple as contacting a professional treatment counselor today, getting your questions answered, and being pointed on the right path towards the appropriate drug rehab program which will put an end to the cycle of addiction once and for all.

Treatment Listings in Connecticut:
  • Staywell Healthcare
    80 Phoenix Avenue Waterbury Connecticut, 6702
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    2080 Whitney Avenue Hamden Connecticut, 6518
  • Joshua Center
    72 Shaker Road Enfield Connecticut, 6082
  • Family and Childrens Agency Inc
    9 Mott Avenue Norwalk Connecticut, 6850
  • Lower Naugatuck Valley
    30 Elizabeth Street Derby Connecticut, 6418
  • Franklin Street Community Health Ctr
    141 Franklin Street Stamford Connecticut, 6901
  • Connecticut Counseling Centers Inc
    60 Beaverbrook Road Danbury Connecticut, 6810
  • APT Foundation Inc
    425 Grant Street Bridgeport Connecticut, 6610
  • Vinfen Corporation of CT
    860 Prospect Hill Road Windsor Connecticut, 6006
  • Intercommunity Recovery Centers
    203 Williams Street East Glastonbury Connecticut, 6033
  • LifeBridge Community Services
    475 Clinton Avenue Bridgeport Connecticut, 6605
  • Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital
    184 Liberty Street New Haven Connecticut, 6519
  • Institute for Living
    200 Retreat Avenue Hartford Connecticut, 6106
  • Eastern Connecticut Health Network
    150 North Main Street Manchester Connecticut, 6042
  • Community Mental Health Affiliates Inc
    111 Clinic Drive New Britain Connecticut, 6051
  • Community Health Resources
    7 Ledgebrook Drive Mansfield Center Connecticut, 6250
  • Outpatient Services
    13 Water Street Danielson Connecticut, 6239
  • Sharon Hospital
    50 Hospital Hill Road Sharon Connecticut, 6069
  • River Valley Services
    351 Silver Street Middletown Connecticut, 6457
  • Yale New Haven Hospital
    1450 Chapel Street New Haven Connecticut, 6511
  • Hartford Dispensary
    335 Broad Street Manchester Connecticut, 6040
  • Bridges
    941-949 Bridgeport Avenue Milford Connecticut, 6460
  • Family Intervention Center
    22 Chase River Road Waterbury Connecticut, 6704
  • Generations Family Health Center Inc
    40 Mansfield Avenue Willimantic Connecticut, 6226
  • Connecticut Counseling Center Inc
    20 North Main Street Norwalk Connecticut, 6854
  • Western CT Mental Health Network
    95 Thomaston Avenue Waterbury Connecticut, 6702
  • SE Council on Alc and Drug Dep Inc
    321 Main Street Norwich Connecticut, 6360
  • New Era Rehabilitation Center Inc
    311 East Street New Haven Connecticut, 6511
  • MCCA
    100 Elizabeth Street Derby Connecticut, 6418
  • Hartford Dispensary
    1098 Farmington Avenue Bristol Connecticut, 6010
  • Keystone House Inc
    4 St. John Street Norwalk Connecticut, 6855
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut
    73 Cedar Street New Britain Connecticut, 6052


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