Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport
Drug Rehab Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut
About This Connecticut Facility
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The Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport rehab offers many benefits to those looking to get sober in Connecticut. This facility is accredited by CARF and SAMHSA, meaning that it meets very high standards of quality and care. Additionally, this rehab offers a variety of levels of care, from outpatient to intensive inpatient, so that you can find the right level of care for your needs. The staff at this rehab are highly skilled and experienced in helping people overcome addiction, and they will provide you with all the support you need to get sober and stay sober.
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 at Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport
Substance Abuse Treatment is important when getting sober, as it helps addicts learn the skills they need to live a clean life. There are many different kinds of recovery treatment, including medication-assisted therapy, behavioral therapeutic approaches and self-help groups, as well as counseling.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Bridgeport, CT
Opioid abuse has become a national epidemic in the last decade. The US has one of the world’s highest rates of opioid use and abuse, as well as opioid-related deaths. Opioids are classified as Schedule II-IV controlled substances in the US due to their high potential for abuse.
Oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, and fentanyl are the most common Opioids and are commonly prescribed to treat pain. Tolerance to opioids develops over time, making life difficult, if not impossible, without them. Opioid users often obtain the drugs illegally. They can be drug dealers, friends, or family members who do not have valid prescriptions.
The desire for a more intense high than prescription opioids can quickly lead to heroin use. Heroin users are more prone to illness and death due to the high risk of overdose.
Many opioid addicts who seek treatment believe that the only way to overcome their addiction is through medical detox and long-term drug addiction rehab. To help patients wean off their addiction and reduce the risk of overdose, medication-assisted therapy (MAT) involves prescribing a replacement opioid. Doctors use MAT in conjunction with other anti-craving medications to help patients maintain recovery. Due to the high risk of relapse, MAT is often combined with individual and group counseling and social support programs.
When addiction and psychiatric issues co-occur, the addict’s recovery is more successful when both conditions are treated. A dual diagnosis refers to a condition in which the patient is diagnosed with two health issues: addiction and bipolar disorder. The most common therapies are psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, spiritual counseling, 12-step programs, and medication management.
Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Gambling Addiction, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, Relapse, Substance Abuse
Levels of Care Offered at Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport
This Facility offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Dual-Diagnosis, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Outpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive outpatient treatment is a form of addiction care that allows patients to continue living at home while undergoing treatment. This type of care is appropriate for patients who have been treated in residential treatment programs. Intensive outpatient programs include regular visits to the facility providing therapy, and patients gradually return to their routine life. IOP benefits most when patients have a supportive family member or friend to help them recover.
The first step to getting into an intensive outpatient program is to attend a detoxification facility. Detoxification facilities are designed to remove substances from the body safely. The patient will attend sessions designed to help them understand their addiction and its impact on their lives. While in an intensive outpatient program, therapy sessions are scheduled three to five times per week, with the patient attending no more than two sessions in one day.
Bridgeport, CT Outpatient Program
An outpatient treatment program is set up to help with alcohol or drug addiction or a co-occurring disorder. The patient must attend the facility for their therapy and other programs but can return home each night.
The frequency of mandatory attendance decreases after much of Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport‘s program is complete.
Outpatient treatment is a recovery approach that allows recovering addicts to live at home while getting rehab for addiction
An outpatient can include day treatments which include attending group sessions one hour per week. A person living in an outpatient environment may be allowed the opportunity to work full time if they choose to and continue studies without interruption from drugs/alcohol.
Outpatient treatment is an option for people who want to maintain their careers and families. Outpatients live at home but attend treatment such as individual counseling, group counseling, or twelve-step meetings during the day.
Interventionism is a technique used to help an addict get clean and sober. The process begins with the addict’s family, friends, and co-workers gathering together to confront the addict about their addiction. This kind of treatment aims to get the addict in touch with their feelings about their addiction. They are encouraged to speak honestly about their drug use, as well as how it’s making them feel. Most addicts come to understand that their loved ones are only trying to help them.
Aftercare support is vital to the success of someone in drug or alcohol treatment. It involves assisting with entering a sober living home, getting career counseling or educational assistance and even getting the individual lined up with programs like AA and NA. This support helps recovering addicts readjust to normal day-to-day activities and maintain sobriety.
When a person is in drug or alcohol treatment, they have to increase their focus on themselves. They need to learn how to recognize the triggers that cause them to relapse and learn the habits that would benefit them if they were to be sober. This is all part of the growth in recovery, and aftercare is essential to that process.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport.
At Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport , to learn from past mistakes and improve one’s situation, the recovering person meets individually with a therapist. The counselor or therapist will address addiction causes, triggers, mental issues, dual diagnosis, and aftercare plans during this time. This is a very intense and challenging process. Some clients find it easier to open up to someone other than family or friends who understand their struggles with addiction.
Couples therapy sessions are typically used to help couples in recovery from drug addiction work through their issues. These types of sessions can be beneficial for many reasons, including the fact that they add a layer of accountability when both partners in a couple are recovering from addiction.
Therapy can also provide addicts with another effective way to cope with stress and avoid relapse during difficult situations. This type of therapy can help improve communication with their partners, which can strengthen the relationship and prevent future problems that might lead to relapse.
Family Counseling + Therapy
Family therapy is a crucial part of drug treatment and getting sober. It is one of the most effective ways to help addicts stay on the path to long-term sobriety. An addict’s family can play a vital part in helping them to avoid relapse. They can spot the warning signs and help them get back on track.
In group therapy, recovering addicts meet with a therapist and other people in recovery. Some groups are closed, meaning only people who share the same addiction or problem can attend. Others are open to anyone who wants to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol. Group therapy sessions typically focus on one topic each week or month so that recovering addicts can discuss issues they face daily.
Trauma therapy allows people to face and learn from past traumas.
Many people suffer childhood traumas that lead to adult addiction. During treatment at Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism - Bridgeport [/type], you can move forward in your recovery and reclaim your sober future! Trauma is a common cause of psychological disorders like Addiction Disorder. It’s common in Addictive Disorders patients because traumatized people have strong emotions or thoughts that lead to addictive behaviors.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) offers benefits to addicts in a wide range of situations. This type of therapy helps individuals better understand their emotions and how to manage them in a healthy way.
Individuals who have used addiction treatment services have found this type of therapy beneficial in the following ways:
- Helps individuals identify, understand and manage their emotions in a healthier way
- Assists addicts in developing coping skills to help avoid relapse
- Encourages increased tolerance and less judgmental thinking
- REBT combines cognitive and emotive techniques to help individuals overcome harmful, self-defeating behaviors.
The 12-step program is designed for people who suffer from addiction. It helps addicts to recover and live a normal life. This program is used in almost all substance abuse treatments. The 12 steps include:
- Admitting the problem.
- Focusing on the recovery process.
- Making amends with others.
- Believing in a higher power.
In this program, peers help each other to achieve the goal of abstinence. The founders of Alcoholics anonymous initially developed the 12-step program. According to its successful results, it is used as a part of other substance abuse treatments. The program provides cognitive restructuring to an individual to change negative thoughts, which leads to long-term benefits.
Contingency Management (CM) is one of many forms of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). It helps people get sober/clean by rewarding them for sobriety or potentially just staying clean. Contingency management has been around in some form since the late ’60s but didn’t start getting used until the late ’80s and early ’90s.
The first time it was used, research indicated that people who received rewards for not using drugs stayed in treatment longer and had much better outcomes than those who didn’t get rewarded. Rewards can come in many forms, like getting paid $10-$15 per drug-free urine sample or even just getting extra points towards earning something as simple as extra phone privileges. Rewards can also be more complicated, such as points towards housing or a place to live rent-free for a month if an individual stays clean for six months.
Research has shown how important it is to have contingencies in place for those who leave treatment or relapse to ensure that the individual doesn’t end up back in therapy. Research has shown that when people are not given any reward system upon leaving treatment, they relapse much more often than those who use some contingency management (CM).
12-Step Facilitation, Aftercare, Anger Management, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Contingency management/motivational incentives, Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Discharge Planning, Drug Rehab, DUI/DWI Evaluations + Screening + Assessment, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Intervention, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Relapse Prevention, Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Substance Use Counseling, Trauma Therapy
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140 John Street
Bridgeport, Connecticut 6604
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health, Opioid Addiction, Substance Abuse
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Bridgeport, 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.
10% of Bridgeport residents reported using illicit drugs. There were 2,737 drug-related incidents in 2019. Of these incidents, 1,964 were for illegal drug use or possession and 773 were for drug paraphernalia. 28% of people who abuse drugs are also alcoholics. Drug and alcohol rehab centers in Bridgeport offer a variety of treatment options that can help people recover from addiction.
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