Community Health Center - Meriden
Drug Rehab Center in Meriden, Connecticut
About This Connecticut Facility
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The Hart Street addiction treatment center offers outpatient and inpatient services for individuals with alcohol and drug addictions. This facility accepts private health insurance and offers a range of levels of care, including aftercare support. The Hart Street addiction treatment center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).
Conditions and Issues Treated
A detailed list of the primary issues commonly treated.
Getting sober on your own is not only dangerous during the initial detox, it is also more likely to result in a relapse later on. Addiction treatment centers provide a monitored environment where you will get the medical attention you need, as well as the emotional support to overcome drug or alcohol abuse.
Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment
People who abuse drugs are likely to suffer from an addiction, which can cause serious health problems. When it comes to helping drug abusers get sober, there are many options to choose from. It is essential to state that there is no “”correct”” way of doing things. People are different, and they need different types of help to get over their addiction.
Dual Diagnosis refers to someone who is both dealing with addiction and another mental health issue.
There are different kinds of Dual Diagnosis: A person who simultaneously experiences both a mental illness and an addiction disorder. Or, a person who experiences one or more coexisting (simultaneous) mental health conditions in addition to a primary substance use disorder.
Some conditions that commonly co-occur with addiction include:
- Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic)
- Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety Disorder)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
- Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Hallucinations, Delusions
Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Domestic Abuse, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Mental Health, Substance Abuse
Levels of Care Offered at Community Health Center - Meriden
This Facility offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Dual-Diagnosis, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Meriden, CT Outpatient Program
Outpatient treatment programs provide drug and alcohol addiction treatment through individual sessions with a counselor, group therapy, 12-step meetings, and other activities to help individuals gain sober living skills. Most programs are designed for those individuals who have completed a medically supervised detoxification program and provide opportunities for clients to begin the process of early recovery.
Outpatient programs also offer a level of medical support as needed and psychological backing through therapy. Clients are encouraged to live at home, though there may be some flexibility regarding this requirement based on the circumstances and needs of each patient.
Outpatient treatment is perhaps the most common type of dual diagnosis program available. It does not pose a significant financial burden on patients. However, it is essential to note that outpatient treatment does not provide the support and supervision given in residential programs. Some addicts may need this level of support to maintain their sobriety.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Community Health Center - Meriden.
Therapy sessions focused on the individual addict can provide much-needed guidance as they work toward overcoming their addiction. These types of sessions typically involve guidance from a therapist, who will help addicts identify and process their feelings and cravings.
During these sessions, addicts may develop plans for coping with the triggers that typically lead to relapse and learn how to avoid those triggers during their recovery process.
If you are looking for drug recovery, couples therapy can be a great option. This type of therapy can help rebuild trust and joy in relationships that may have been damaged by addiction. It can also help reduce the dysfunctional behavior in a relationship that may trigger addiction. A patient’s partner will be involved in the process. They can also benefit from therapy, especially if they are trying to live with an addict.
Family Counseling + Therapy
The main goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can occur without judgment, hostility, or blame that often occurs within a family.
Family therapy is a type of group problem-solving that aims to improve communication and relationships between the patient, their family, and sometimes friends. The therapist is with the family as they learn to communicate with each other differently, especially with the addict when s/he is using.
The family can learn to reduce their enabling behavior or rally together and support each other during tough times. The patient also learns how to deal with their addiction and maintain sobriety while interacting with the family.
Different types of addiction treatment services are available. Within this article, group therapy is of interest due to its high success rate compared to individual therapy. Group therapy settings are beneficial because they allow recovering addicts to build a strong support network.
Benefits of group therapy are:
- Reduces feelings of isolation
- Immediate access to social support in the form of fellow addicts in recovery
- Lowers risk of relapse
- Increases rate of sobriety
- Builds coping skills that can be applied to everyday life
Trauma Therapy is a form of therapy that involves working with a patient to help them process and understand the past trauma(s) in their life. The idea behind it is that while some people can experience traumatic events and not have lasting psychiatric symptoms, many others will. In these cases, memories of the event get hidden from consciousness but continue to influence how the person processes and copes with things in their life. They may avoid situations that resemble what happened or become suddenly angry or irritated to a situation that reminds them of a past event.
With the help of a therapist, people can go back over memories and experiences. This helps them understand why they are having problems coping with certain situations and how they can change how they think and react to things. This therapy is typically done using techniques such as visualization, discussion, and writing down thoughts and feelings.
Trauma therapists will work with clients to help them understand their past and present relationships. Many times, patients may believe that something is inherently wrong with them or that they are unworthy of love. A therapist aims to correct these negative feelings and behaviors by helping the person realize that their actions do not reflect who they truly are.
One of the main goals of trauma therapy is to help clients express their emotions and talk about what they are feeling. This benefits both to increase awareness of how certain events have impacted them in the past and enables patients to realize that they can make changes in their lives.
REBT stands for rational emotional behavior therapy. This type of cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, combines images with thoughts and behaviors to provide deep self-help education in the process of recovery from addiction.
It’s important because it allows one recovering addict to work through their issues on their knowledge they have support if needed.
Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) is based on the idea people operate under many irrational but habitual patterns of thought which fuel harmful practices and feelings. As one learns to identify these destructive patterns, one can replace them with healthier thoughts and behaviors.
Good nutrition can be difficult for people recovering from addiction because they may not feel like eating while they are experiencing the physical and emotional side effects of detoxing.
Nutrition therapy can help addicts in the following ways:
- Helps individuals to understand which foods promote good health and support recovery that will assist them during detox
- Provides guidance and education in Meriden, Connecticut about how to maintain a nutritious diet so they can stay healthy during recovery
- Improves their overall health and well-being, which can reduce the severity of substance withdrawal symptoms.
Children / Adolescent Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dual-Diagnosis, Eating Disorder Treatment, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, HIV or AIDS education, Individual Therapy, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), Nutrition Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy
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Experiential Therapy at Community Health Center - Meriden
Experiential therapy is a form of psychotherapy where patients are asked to engage in activities such as role-play, poetry writing, music composition, exercising, or journaling to help process intense feelings. The aim of the therapy is to help patients access deeper, often hidden emotions by helping them explore their own body and mind.
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Meriden, Connecticut 6450 Phone Number(203) 237-2229 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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134 state street
Meriden, Connecticut 6450
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorder, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
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Meriden, Connecticut Addiction Information
Connecticut has a higher rate of substance abuse and addiction than the national average. The state ranks in the top 10 in the country for illicit drug dependence among those ages 18 to 25. In 2010, there were 9,211 people admitted to an alcohol treatment facility for alcohol abuse combined with a secondary drug. Connecticut ranked fifth in the United States of America for the number of fatalities involving drunk driving in 2014.
The most commonly abused drugs in Meriden, CT, are heroin, marijuana, methadone, crack cocaine, prescription painkillers, methamphetamine, and ecstasy. The number of heroin addicts has increased by 200% between the years 2002 and 2010. There are an estimated 1,400 young adults who have used marijuana in the last year alone in Meriden. Several drug addiction treatment programs are available in Meriden, Connecticut including residential rehab and outpatient rehab.
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