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Connecticut Counseling Center Inc

20 North Main Street, Norwalk CT, 06854
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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) SAMHSA certification for opioid treatment program (OTP) Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)

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20 North Main Street, Norwalk
CT, 06854

Phone: 203-838-6508 x6238

Website: http://www.ctcounseling.org

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Recovered TrustScore 4.2 / 5

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Important Information

Age Groups Accepted Adults, Young adults
Languages Spanish
Special Programs/Groups Offered Adult women, Adult men, Clients with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, Clients who have experienced trauma
Specialization Substance use treatment

Payment & Insurance Accepted at This Facility

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Help offered by Connecticut Counseling Center Inc at 20 North Main Street

Assessment/Pre-treatment

  • check icon Comprehensive mental health assessment
  • check icon Comprehensive substance use assessment
  • check icon Interim services for clients
  • check icon Outreach to persons in the community
  • check icon Complete medical history/physical exam
  • check icon Screening for tobacco use
  • check icon Screening for substance use
  • check icon Screening for mental disorders

Counseling

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  • check icon Health education services other than HIV/AIDS or hepatitis
  • check icon Substance use disorder education
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    Individual counseling

    Individual counseling involves patients speaking with a counselor or therapist about their addiction in a one-to-one setting. This type of counseling will often incorporate different forms of behavioral therapies such as CBT in order to help the patient understand their psychological relationship with substance abuse and develop techniques to manage cravings and future temptation.

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    Group counseling

    Group counseling can takes place in both inpatient and outpatient settings and involves those afflicted with substances use disorders/behavioral addictions meeting to discuss their issues. This form of counseling can help create a level of empathy and understanding of others journeys with addiction, which can help to give perspective on an individual's addiction. It also helps to build a support network which helps reduce relapse and promotes positive relationships outside of substance abuse.

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    Family counseling

    Family counseling for substance use disorders and behavioral addictions helps the patient repair relationships with those close to them through open dialogue around past miss doings that were caused by addiction. This helps reestablish trust and builds a support network for the patient.

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    Marital/couples counseling

    Addiction can be devastating to marriages and relationships. Through counseling the addict and their loved one can explore how the addiction has affected their relationship, what needs to change for things to improve, and rebuild trust.

Pharmacotherapies

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    Acamprosate (CampralĀ®)

    Often known by the brand name Campral, Acamprosate is a common medication used in alcohol dependence treatment. Unlike other medicines that make alcohol unpleasant to the user, Acamprosate works by reducing the brain's dependence on it.

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    Methadone

    Methadone is an opioid agonist that eliminates opioid withdrawal symptoms. This helps those addicted to opioids such as fentanyl, heroin, and painkillers by easing the withdrawal process.

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    Naltrexone (oral)

    Naltrexone blocks the pleasure receptors that are interacted with by alcohol and narcotics. This effectively removes any pleasurable sensations the substance offers and reduces the need to take them.

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    Naltrexone (extended-release, injectable)

    Naltrexone blocks the pleasure receptors that are interacted with by alcohol and narcotics. This effectively removes any pleasurable sensations the substance offers and reduces the need to take them.

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    Clonidine

    Clonidine is used to reduce the symptoms of stimulant and opioid withdrawal and is primarily used in the detoxification process

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  • check icon Non-nicotine smoking/tobacco cessation

Testing

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Treatment Approaches

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    Cognitive behavioral therapy

    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a commonly used type of therapy widely used in addiction treatment, rehab and recovery as a way of identifying emotional triggers that lead to substance abuse and developing methods to control them.

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    Motivational interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is often recommended as an evidence-based approach to behavior change and is often used in addiction treatment. MI is a more collaborative approach to therapy and requires patient and counselor to explore issues without advice, judgment, or a set path laid out.

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    Matrix Model

    The Matrix Model provides a framework for substance abusers in treatment to achieve long-term sobriety. Patients learn about issues critical to addiction and relapse, receive direction and support from a trained therapist, and become familiar with self-help programs.

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    Relapse prevention

    The Relapse Prevention (RP) model is widely used in alcohol and drug rehab treatments. It uses CBT practises to prepare those approaching the end of rehab treatment to begin a life of sobriety without falling into old habits of substance abuse.

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    Substance use disorder counseling

    Substance use disorder counseling can incorporate a wide variety of therapies and and treatment models.

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    Telemedicine/telehealth therapy

    Telehealth has grown in popularity and availability across all forms of treatment in the wake of COVID-19. For those who are unable to leave their homes (such as immunocompromised individuals) telehealth services can provide addiction treatment virtually and provide a support network for people unable to receive normal treatment.

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    Trauma-related counseling

    Many people who have experienced trauma will turn to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, which often leads to dependence and addiction. Receiving counseling for trauma in line with addiction treatment can help uncover the connection between them and learn to manage the emotional reactions to trauma that cause substance misuse.

Setting

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    Outpatient

    Outpatient treatment centers offer the same level of care as inpatient settings while also allowing the patient to be able to return home each day

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    Outpatient detoxification

    Outpatient detox is beneficial for those who cannot commit to inpatient care, like those with young children, but who still require a high level of care and support with their recovery.

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    Intensive outpatient treatment

    IOP requires patients to attend day treatment for three hours a day, often for five days a week but declining as recovery improves.

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  • check icon Regular outpatient treatment

Type of Opioid Treatment

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  • check icon Relapse prevention with naltrexone

Transitional Services

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  • check icon Naloxone and overdose education
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Recovery Support Services

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Detox

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    Opioids detoxification

    Most people experiencing opioid withdrawal will begin to feel symptoms within the first 8-24 hours after their last dose, and sometimes even sooner. Without a monitored detoxification, these intense withdrawal symptoms will often cause the sufferer to relapse. Opioid detoxification can include a course of medication to help alleviate cravings and manage uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

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Gender Accepted

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Ancillary Services

  • check icon Early intervention for HIV
  • check icon Mental health services

Opioid Medications used in Treatment

  • check icon Methadone used in Treatment
  • check icon Naltrexone used in Treatment

Payment Assistance Available

  • check icon Sliding fee scale (fee is based on income and other factors)

Facility Operation (e.g., Private, Public)

  • check icon Private non-profit organization

Facility Smoking Policy

  • check icon Smoking permitted without restriction

Facility Vaping Policy

  • check icon Vaping permitted without restriction

Type of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

  • check icon This facility administers/prescribes medication for alcohol use disorder

External Source of Medications Used for Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment

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