Nexus House - The Stratfield House
Drug Rehab Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut
About Nexus House - The Stratfield House in Connecticut
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The Stratfield House is an addiction treatment center in Bridgeport, Connecticut that treats people suffering from alcoholism, dual diagnosis, opioid addiction, and drug addiction. They offer aftercare support, drug rehab, intensive outpatient, outpatient, residential, and sober-living/half-way levels of care.
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.
Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Bridgeport, CT
Opioid addiction treatment should be done in a medically supervised drug rehab. While taking opioids, users will typically use other substances to enhance the effects of opioids or to reduce the adverse effects of opioid use. Opioid addiction treatment will include detoxification and drug rehab counseling to help both the user and their loved ones learn how to live a successful sober lifestyle.
Treatments such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone are three medications that can help treat opioid addiction. These drugs work on the brain’s pleasure center and reduce cravings and the effects of illicit opioids such as heroin. These drugs can be either given orally or by injection. Individual drug rehab counseling sessions can be helpful to discuss any questions or concerns with the drug treatment program. This counseling will also help the user set goals for when they finish drug rehab.
Opioid addiction recovery is a long process. Many of the changes to the brain caused by opioid use cannot be undone, but with time and the proper treatment, a person can return to normal function. After detox, treatment will include drug rehab counseling and entering a halfway house or sober living community. Aftercare is critical to long-term recovery, as it helps the user avoid relapsing and entering back into drug rehab.
Alcohol Abuse, Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Opioid Addiction
Levels of Care Offered
offers a variety of treatment.
This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Drug Rehab, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Residential, Sober-Living / Half-Way, with additional therapies available as listed below.
Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Intensive outpatient treatment is a type of comprehensive addiction care. Unlike conventional residential treatment programs, the patients live at home during the recovery process. This means that one can continue working and caring for their families. These also allow people to keep pursuing their studies while also working on their sobriety.
Outpatient treatment can help one transition to normal life from the round-the-clock supervision and treatment available during inpatient treatment. It is an excellent tool to ensure long-term recovery. However, it is essential to note that intensive outpatient treatment in itself does not remove patients from the real-world setting. This means there’s always a higher risk of coming across environmental triggers. To further prevent relapse, an outpatient treatment center should be able to provide ongoing support services.
Once the patient is enrolled in an intensive outpatient treatment program, they will be expected to attend therapy and group meetings daily for a stipulated period. The frequency and duration of each session will depend on the patient’s needs and level of addiction. This can help curb the habit and deal with underlying issues that led to it. Most of these professional treatments are designed to allow patients to structure their daily schedules in a way that is conducive to recovery.
“Outpatient treatment is ideal for those who have a lower intensity addiction. It’s also suitable for those with a supportive environment and those on a tight budget.
Outpatient treatment can be considered the lowest intensity level of addiction treatment. It is ideal for early phase addiction or lower intensity addictions. It may involve weekly sessions instead of daily. Peer group support, 12-step programs, and individual counseling may still be used and anti-addiction medication.
Sober living homes are halfway houses where people can stay for a while and stabilize themselves—no drinking or drugging, paying rent/bills, etc. There is no minimum or maximum stay, but as long as you follow these simple guidelines, it’s an excellent chance to move forward into sobriety!
For many, this is a new beginning, a reset. The opportunity to establish new routines and healthy habits that will result in long-term sobriety is given to those who have lost everything due to addiction. It’s also common for people to move from one sober living home to another, each step closer to a drug and alcohol-free life.
Residential treatment programs are those that offer housing and meals in addition to substance abuse treatment. Rehab facilities that offer residential treatment allow patients to focus solely on recovery, in an environment totally separate from their lives. Some rehab centers specialize in short-term residential treatment (a few days to a week or two), while others solely provide treatment on a long-term basis (several weeks to months). Some offer both, and tailor treatment to the patient’s individual requirements.
Aftercare support is vital to those who have completed a drug or alcohol treatment program. This support comes in individual and family counseling, treatment of psychiatric and other medical conditions, and medications to reduce cravings. It helps recovering addicts adjust to normal day-to-day activities and can last for a year or longer.
The majority of drug and alcohol addicts who receive aftercare treatment do not relapse. It is estimated that without aftercare, the relapse rate will be between 70 to 90 percent for most people. Aftercare is the final stage in addiction recovery, but it will also help maintain sobriety if relapse does occur.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Bridgeport, CT Facility.
No single treatment works for all addicts; therefore, the goal of treatment and therapy should be to find what works best for each individual. Some people requiring addiction treatment may only need a few weeks of inpatient care. Others will require long-term residential care. Tolerance and withdrawal levels vary from person to person and thus affect the intensity of the treatment needed.
If an individualized approach to treatment and therapy is not offered, addicts may fail to reap benefits from their efforts. Professionals must customize plans according to their patient’s needs, limitations, and strengths. The goal of all forms of addiction treatment should be for addicts to find healthy ways to cope with their addiction and its underlying causes.
Group therapy is held in a safe, controlled setting where patients can feel comfortable sharing their struggles and gaining perspective through shared conversations. It takes place in a group rather than one on one to prevent feelings of isolation or being unique in their situation while creating an environment for addicts at Nexus House - The Stratfield House to develop fellowship, accountability, and support. Group therapy is an important tool in recovery that prevents cravings that prompt a return to active addiction.
This type of therapy involves the use of a variety of therapeutic techniques to help addicts recover from past traumas that might have triggered their substance abuse. During these sessions, therapists will work with the addict to address painful memories and learn how to cope effectively with stressors as they arise.
During these types of sessions, therapists will typically focus on three main goals:
- Identifying and expressing painful emotions associated with past traumas.
- Reducing the effects of stress on an addict’s life by developing more effective coping mechanisms.
- Developing healthy ways of thinking about stressful situations that can help addicts avoid substance abuse issues in the future.
This type of therapy is typically used in conjunction with other types of addiction treatment services. By identifying and dealing with the root cause of addiction, most addicts can overcome their cravings and prevent relapse once they leave rehab.
Many different types of addiction treatment services exist to help addicts safely get sober, but it’s important for recovering individuals to find a therapist or support group that will help them address the root cause of their addiction.
Rational Emotional Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of CBT that uses images, thoughts, and behaviors to teach self-help skills to people recovering from addiction. It’s vital because it allows recovering addicts to work through their issues alone while having support available.
REBT is based on the idea that people have many irrational but habitual thought patterns that fuel harmful behaviors and feelings. Learning to identify destructive patterns in oneself can help one replace them with healthier ones.
Life skills training is beneficial for addicts in recovery because it helps them learn how to take care of themselves and improve their quality of life, which can promote feelings of purpose and motivation.
This type of treatment works by teaching individuals life-enhancing skills that support positive living, including:
- Healthy lifestyle habits
- Skills to effectively manage stress
- Effective communication skills to help them get their needs met without turning to drugs or alcohol
- Money management and budgeting skills so they can continue to take care of themselves after treatment ends.
Aftercare, Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Drug Rehab, Experiential Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Intensive Outpatient (IOP), Life Skills, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Recreational Therapy, Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Sober-Living / Half-Way, Trauma Therapy
Learn what to expect with experiential treatments, setting, and amenities.
Experiential Therapy at Nexus House - The Stratfield House
Experiential Therapy is used by drug treatment facilities to treat substance abuse. This treatment is clinically proven to help addicts in detoxification by allowing them to release emotions in a safe environment. The treatment process involves addicts painting their feelings and releasing them on a canvas.
One of the most popular forms of experiential therapy is known as LPE – Love, Peace, and Equilibrium. Amy Gumowitz developed this treatment in 1992. By implementing her philosophy of “reality therapy” into the treatment, Gumowitz’s results were outstanding. Once her success was validated by those she had been helping, she decided to open her treatment center. Although Gumowitz passed away in 2007, her contribution to the addiction recovery remains effective, and better yet, it is 100% self-sufficient.
Specifics, location, and helpful extra information.
Bridgeport, Connecticut 6604 Phone Number(203) 362-8884 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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388 Brooklawn Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 6604
Alcoholism, Drug Addiction, Dual Diagnosis, Opioid Addiction
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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