The Child and Family Guidance Center
Drug Rehab Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut
About The Child and Family Guidance Center in Connecticut
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The Child and Family Guidance Center is an addiction rehab center in Bridgeport, Connecticut that offers dual diagnosis treatment for people suffering from both mental health and addiction issues. The center offers outpatient levels of care, and accepts private health insurance.
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.
Dual-Diagnosis Treatment at The Child and Family Guidance Center
A “dual diagnosis” is when the individual has two medical issues at the same time. The top co-occurring mental disorders with addiction are depression, anxiety, ADHD, bi-polar disorder. Addiction is also considered a mental illness that is not a choice but rather a medical condition. Addiction can be caused by any number of underlying issues.
Dual diagnosis is provided by The Child and Family Guidance Center to treat addictive tendencies as well as any untreated mental illnesses. This ensures successful long term health and recovery for patients after treatment has been completed.Dual diagnosis is provided by The Child and Family Guidance Center to treat addictive tendencies as well as any untreated mental illnesses for people in Connecticut. This ensures successful long term health and recovery for patients after treatment has been completed.
Dual Diagnosis (Co-Occuring Disorders), Mental Health
Levels of Care Offered
The Child and Family Guidance Center 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.
Outpatient programs at The Child and Family Guidance Center, the Bridgeport resident can live with their family while continuing with their job or studies. Treatment includes educating the patient on drug abuse, medications, and counseling sessions at the individual or group level. Outpatient treatment plans cover diagnosis, detoxification, management, and counseling. They are a popular option for those who have graduated from inpatient facilities.
Therapies & Programs
The methods used to care for each individual at this Bridgeport, CT Facility.
Individual therapy is a form of counseling where you meet with a trained professional one-on-one. Meeting with a therapist in this setting allows for a personal and trusting relationship to be built. This allows the patient to open up about sensitive or private issues they may not feel comfortable discussing in a group. Individual therapy helps identify the root causes of your addiction, which can help prevent relapse.
Couples therapy for drug addiction is a unique form of therapy that allows family members to work through the emotional issues of their loved one’s addiction together. Family members can support each other while learning how to cope with the addiction and encourage healthy changes. The two will work with a therapist to learn how the addiction affects themselves and the relationship.
Family therapy is often done alongside drug treatment to help addicts stay sober. The goal of family therapy for drug addiction is to create an environment where communication can happen without judgment, hostility, or blame. The therapist will sit with the family so they can learn how to communicate differently and provide new tools for dealing with emotions so that people don’t want to drink or do drugs. It’s important for families to focus on relapse prevention plans during treatment so that if the addict feels like they want to use again, they’ll know what steps they need to take together to prevent it from happening again in the future.
Group therapy sessions are another common addiction recovery service. These group sessions typically involve six to 12 addicts who meet regularly with a trained professional for support and guidance.
During these sessions, the group shares their experiences with one another and provides feedback that can help each member avoid relapse or overcome specific obstacles they are facing in their recovery process. With this type of support and guidance, addicts can feel like they are part of a community that understands their struggles and will help them get through the hard times.
Many people struggling with drug addiction have experienced some form of trauma in their lives. It is crucial that these individuals seek out professional help; otherwise, their drug abuse and addiction will likely continue.
Therapists and counselors at drug treatment centers employ several treatment programs to help people struggling with drug addiction, including trauma therapy. Trauma therapy helps people dealing with addiction by allowing them to confront the traumas of their past and move past them.
It is important to note that trauma therapy should not be confused with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Rather, it is used to treat the effects of trauma, which are often at the root of addiction.
This type of therapy can help addicts get in touch with their emotions without feeling overwhelmed by them. It also allows the addict to develop strategies for coping with negative feelings that might trigger cravings or lead to relapse.
During these sessions, addicts will learn how to recognize and manage their cravings while developing an action plan for dealing with stress and other triggers. Combining the coping strategies learned in these sessions with ongoing therapy can help addicts lead a stable and healthy lifestyle that is free from addiction.
These types of therapy sessions provide several benefits to people dealing with addiction. By providing a safe environment for addicts to discuss their feelings, therapists can identify the issues that trigger cravings and work with addicts to develop strategies for avoiding relapse.
Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Couples Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Dual-Diagnosis, Experiential Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Outpatient Treatment (OP), Residential Long Term (>30 Days), Trauma Therapy
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Experiential Therapy at The Child and Family Guidance Center
Drug addiction causes the formation of abnormal connections between neurons in the brain to form due to repeated exposure to drugs. These connections are responsible for addictive behaviors to drugs. Experiential therapy is done with patients individually and is different from traditional talk therapy. This therapy can help people revisit past traumas, heal, and move on in life in a more authentic way.
Experiential therapy uses activities to recreate experiences that may have caused trauma or negative emotions. These activities include role-playing, arts and crafts, animal care, music, or rock climbing. The individual will gradually experience calmness and love and change their perception positively through this therapy. Other than drug addiction, experiential therapy can be helpful for behavioral or eating disorders.
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Bridgeport, Connecticut 6604 Phone Number(203) 394-6529 Meta DetailsUpdated February 21, 2023
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180 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, Connecticut 6604
Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health
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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