If you or a loved one is struggling with a substance use disorder, rehabs in CT at Connecticut Center for Recovery can provide the tools needed to achieve a lasting and worthwhile sobriety. Our comprehensive addiction treatment programs have everything you need to break free from addiction, resist future relapse, and learn to thrive in your newfound recovery.
Symptoms of a Substance Use Disorder
Substance use disorders are pervasive, with the most recent data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimating that over 18% of adults in the United States live with a substance use disorder each year.1 But recognizing the signs and symptoms of addiction isn’t always easy.
While each addictive substance has its own unique effects and signs of abuse, the symptoms of addiction are consistent throughout every type of substance use disorder. The American Psychiatric Association lists eleven key criteria for diagnosing a substance use disorder2:
- Using more drugs or alcohol than intended or for longer than intended
- Wanting to quit but being unable to do so on your own
- Spending a great deal of time using substances, seeking them out, or recovering from their effects
- Having invasive drug or alcohol cravings
- Substance use interferes with your work, home, or school life
- Continued substance use despite social problems caused by substance use
- Giving up important roles or obligations due to substance use
- Using substances when it is dangerous to do so
- Continued substance use despite worsening physical or mental health conditions
- Growing tolerance to your drug of choice
- Withdrawal symptoms when you suddenly stop or cut down substance use
Like with many other mental health disorders, addiction can occur on a spectrum. Meeting two or three of the above criteria may result in a diagnosis of a mild substance use disorder. In contrast, four to five is considered moderate, and six or more is considered severe.
Notably, the criteria for addiction are less about the quantity of drugs or alcohol that people use and more about the way that substance use interferes with their ability to live a healthy and productive life.
When to Seek Treatment at Our Rehabs in CT
Starting treatment as soon as possible is the best way to ensure that your substance use problem doesn’t get worse and that you can begin building a healthy and productive life in recovery. Remember that one of the key criteria of addiction is an inability to stop on your own and that without intervention, addiction tends to get worse rather than better.
It can be incredibly difficult for people to take the first steps toward recovery. The motivation to change can be fleeting, and while you or your loved one may agree that you need treatment now, that resolve can change in a matter of days or even hours.
The best time to start treatment is right now. Our rehab centers have been carefully designed to help you overcome each aspect of a substance use problem, including treating co-occurring mental health disorders, helping you repair your relationships, and demonstrating the benefits of living a life in recovery.
Our rehabs in CT use several different treatments and services to help people work toward their goals of sobriety and greater overall mental health, from evidence-based addiction therapies to dual-diagnosis treatment options to holistic treatment methods that help to treat the whole person rather than substance use in isolation.
This includes treatments such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Acceptance and commitment therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Relapse prevention programs
- 12-Step facilitation
- Dual-diagnosis treatment
- Holistic treatment
All of these therapies work together to provide support for every aspect of your recovery — from resisting relapse to learning the skills to manage your mental health symptoms to building lasting support networks that provide long-term accountability for your recovery.
Our rehab centers offer these treatments in several different convenient formats, each designed to fit your specific needs:
Our day treatment rehab centers are designed to allow our clients to continue living at home or in supportive recovery housing while receiving intensive, evidence-based care during the day. These programs typically last between 30 and 90 days and can quickly help our clients develop the tools to break free from addiction and learn the skills of recovery.
The day treatment program is our highest level of care and is typically well-suited for people who have moderate to severe substance use problems. By providing several hours of treatment and support during the difficult early days of recovery, you can quickly learn how to break free from substance use and resist future relapse.
Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
IOP is a more flexible treatment option for people who are still going to work or have responsibilities that they need to maintain while receiving treatment. Our IOP rehab centers meet several days a week for up to three hours at a time and are designed to fit around your life rather than replace it.
IOP is often used as a step down from the day treatment program or as the primary treatment approach for people with less severe substance use disorders.
The extended care program at Connecticut Center for Recovery is designed to give our clients long-lasting support and accountability. If you feel you need the help of addiction professionals for longer than our other programs can offer, the extended care program may be a good fit for you.
Start Treatment at Connecticut Center for Recovery’s Rehab
When you’re ready to start treatment at the best rehabs in CT, reach out to our team by filling out our confidential online contact form. Taking the first steps toward recovery can be challenging, but the rewards of living a life in recovery are worth the effort.
Don’t delay seeking treatment any longer. Start receiving care at our evidence-based rehab centers today, and take the first steps toward a lifetime of sobriety.