Connecticut Center for Recovery Addiction Treatment Philosophy

Holistic care, as well as natural methods of treatment for addiction, is an important part of the addiction treatment philosophy of Connecticut Center for Recovery. When the patient begins treatment with us, their needs are examined and a system is set in place so that the best services can be provided in a manner that will benefit the patient as well as the person’s family.

Part of our addiction treatment philosophy involves focusing on the spiritual body as well as the physical body. If the mind and the body do not meet together, then there is a decreased chance of a positive outcome from the treatment sessions. Any issues that caused the drug or alcohol addiction are examined as well because these are sometimes issues that don’t get the necessary attention that they deserve.

We believe a lifestyle change is crucial in order to truly recovery from addiction or alcoholism. Many individuals suffering from addiction are neglecting their emotional, spiritual, and physical health. We address each of these areas in order to create lasting sobriety and a new way of living.

Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment options are provided in a safe environment with caring staff members who will work in a positive manner to encourage the patient during the treatment process.

Addiction Treatment & Underlying Mental Health Issues

Most individuals suffering from addiction have untreated, underlying issues that need to be addressed. Often, substance abuse is a method of “self medicating” these core issues. We treat many individuals who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, and many other mental health issues. By addressing this underlying mental health disorders, we are able to give our clients a healthy way to cope instead of using mind and mood altering substances.

Models Used During Addiction Treatment

There are many therapeutic approaches that are used during the treatment process. At Connecticut Center for Recovery, we only treat our clients with evidenced-based clinical modalities. One features cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and focuses on getting the mind into a positive state. When the mind is able to process thoughts without drugs and alcohol, then the body will often follow suit and not rely on the substances to get through each day.

We believe addiction is a form of deep learning or programming. An individual “programs” their brain through their consistent thoughts and behaviors. In active addiction, an individual’s response to life’s stressors is to use drugs or alcohol. In treatment, we seek to identify these stressors and teach our clients new ways to cope. This “re-programming” of the brain is crucial in developing new neural pathways and thinking patterns.

Patients undergo individual counseling with a licensed therapist who will offer behavioral therapy while also being a person who will hold the patient accountable for daily actions. Living skills and how to interact with society without drugs and alcohol are concepts that are also taught to patients. We accomplish this in both individual and group therapy sessions.

Modalities of Treatment

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Marriage & Family Therapy

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused


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