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Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport in Westport, CT

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport offers personalized, evidence-based treatment for addiction-related issues, including substance addiction, alcohol addiction, and opioid addiction, with a staff of experienced professionals and comprehensive services.

  • Substance Abuse
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Drug Addiction
  • Alcoholism

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport Overview

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport in Westport, Connecticut is a leading provider of behavioral health services for individuals struggling with addiction and substance abuse. They offer compassionate care and personalized, evidence-based treatment for a variety of addiction-related issues, such as substance addiction, alcohol addiction, and opioid addiction. Their experienced staff of psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, certified chemical dependency counselors, and mental health professionals strive to create a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for all their patients.

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport provides a comprehensive range of evidence-based treatment services, including individual and group therapy, medication-assisted therapy, psychotherapy, detoxification services, and comprehensive aftercare planning. Additionally, they provide specialty services tailored to meet the needs of their patients, such as telehealth services, crisis stabilization services, and a variety of trauma-informed treatments.

Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport has earned accreditation by The Joint Commission and is a licensed and certified chemical dependency treatment program. The facility is also nationally recognized by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP), a mark of distinction that speaks to the quality and excellence of care they provide. They also offer a variety of extended recovery programs, such as a family program, alumni support group, and support for loved ones.

  • 3+ Accreditations
  • SAMHSA Listed
  • 3 Conditions Treated
  • Insurance Accepted
  • 4 Levels of Care
  • Speaks English
  • 13 Therapies & Programs
  • Multiple Locations


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Conditions and Issues Treated

Substance Abuse + Addiction Treatment at Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport

It’s not easy getting sober on one’s own, or even going to rehab and escaping the grasp of addiction by oneself. Substance abuse treatment gives addicts a place to stay sober while learning what it takes to quit for good. They will learn from others about what works and what doesn’t work with remaining drug-free.

Treatment centers such as Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport focus on the needs of individual addicts to heal them. There is a combination of physical and mental therapies that treat the root cause of the addiction, whether it be family problems, stress, or past traumatic events.

The final benefit of substance abuse treatment is introducing new people who can help in your recovery after you leave Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport. Through group therapy sessions with other addicts and attending support meetings once a day, a person will learn how to interact with others and cope with cravings. This is a chance for you to rebuild your social circle healthily after you leave treatment.

Opioid + Opiate Addiction Treatment in Westport, CT

Opioid addiction starts when a person becomes addicted to legal or illegal opioids. The addiction can happen quickly, in just a matter of days. Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable and lead the user to continue to use even if they want to quit. Stopping using an opioid requires medical observation. Sometimes inpatient treatment with a medically supervised detox is necessary for managing the withdrawal process while learning lasting tools for maintaining recovery. Medications may be used in some cases of opioid addiction.

Opioid addiction is one of Connecticut‘s most prominent forms of addiction. It’s treated by detoxifying the body so that the chemicals from the medications no longer impact them and by therapies to correct behavior and target the root of the problem.

Levels of Care

This center offers a variety of custom treatment tailored to individual recovery. Currently available are Aftercare Support, Detox, Drug Rehab, Inpatient, with additional therapies available as listed below.

Detox is the first step of rehab. It involves giving a person time to get the toxins out of their body. During detox, the patient gets ill and they will often start using again to get rid of these unpleasant feelings. That’s why it’s so important to have a Westport medical professional at Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport present. A Connecticut medical professional will make sure patients don’t start using during detox. They will also provide medication to ease their symptoms and coach them through on a mental level.

Individuals who are suffering from severe addiction or have a high risk for dangerous health concerns are often recommended to receive inpatient treatment.

Choosing to enter an inpatient treatment program is beneficial for people who are suffering from severe addiction, or who have a high risk for dangerous health concerns.

Inpatient treatment is beneficial for:

  • People who have a history of severe withdrawal.
  • People who have attempted to overcome addiction on their own without success.
  • People who have a history of relapse, or have recently relapsed.
  • People at risk for drug overdose or withdrawal-related complications.
  • People with medical conditions that are worsened by drug or alcohol use.

Aftercare support should take place after outpatient treatment has ended. There are a few different types of aftercare support that patients can seek. These include 12 Step, Self-help groups (AA, NA), Therapeutic communities, Long-term, structured sober living arrangements, and Halfway houses (residential treatment centers).

Therapies & Programs

Individual therapy involves one-on-one sessions between the patient and therapist. It provides patients with a safe environment to openly discuss personal and sensitive issues with the therapist. They find the therapist as someone they can trust. Individual therapy aims to identify the core issues that would have led the patient to substance abuse and address them effectively. The therapist can develop patient-specific customized solutions through individual therapy, which aids speedier recovery.

Family therapy is a group problem-solving that aims to improve communication and relationships between the addict, their family, and sometimes friends. The main goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can occur without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist is with the family as they learn to communicate 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.

An addict’s family can play a vital part in helping them to avoid relapse because they can spot the warning signs and help them get back on track before it becomes too much of a problem. Family therapy is one of the most effective ways to help addicts stay on the path to long-term sobriety. When a drug addict decides that they want to try and get sober, it takes the support of every person they love to succeed. It can be incredibly difficult for loved ones to watch an addict go through the pain and suffering of withdrawal, but by being there with them and supporting them, they can help to make sure that the addiction never returns.

Groups typically involve meetings with other recovering addicts who can relate to one another’s experiences. They might meet in person or online and typically focus on the process of staying sober rather than overcoming a specific addiction.

In these groups managed by Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport, addicts can build a sense of community and develop strong emotional connections with others who understand what they are going through. These beneficial relationships can help addicts overcome their cravings and prevent relapse at any point during the recovery process.

There is hope for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the solution. CBT focuses on the underlying thoughts and behaviors that caused the addiction problem in the first place and may cause a relapse. This type of psychotherapy addresses negative feelings common in substance abuse disorders. It helps to change them by restructuring thought patterns. It’s about removing negative thoughts and providing long-term benefits while promoting self-awareness, self-control, and healthy ways to respond to negative thoughts. These sessions can be done by themselves or as part of combination therapy.

Since addiction is a chronic physical and mental illness, addicts need to learn as many life skills as possible. Many drug treatment centers offer life skills activities as part of their addiction recovery programs. Examples include cooking classes, employment training, resume writing seminars, parenting classes, and computer training. Life skills activities help addicts find employment, take care of their families, and give back to the community.

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    Location & Contact

    Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport Location and Directions
    47 Long Lots Road
    Westport, CT 6880

    Phone Number
    (203) 227-1251

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    Saint Vincents Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services - Westport Location and Directions

    47 Long Lots Road
    Westport, CT 6880
    (203) 227-1251


    Gender Female, Male

    Age Adults (20+), Teenagers

    Modality Family, Group, Individuals

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    Listed October 25, 2021

    Updated November 25, 2023

    Westport, Connecticut Addiction and Treatment

    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.

    Westport, Connecticut has the 4th highest illicit drug use rate in all of CT. 8.4% of the population in Westport, CT, has a substance abuse problem. Drug addiction and abuse can lead to criminal activity, job loss, and health problems. Some factors to consider when choosing a rehab center include the cost, location, type of program, and insurance coverage.

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