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Drug Rehab West Haven, Connecticut

The city of West Haven, Connecticut is located in New Haven County and is home to 55,564 residents (2010 census). Incorporated in 1961, the city of West Haven, Connecticut is known as "Connecticut's Youngest City" but is actually one of the state's first settlements. Many of the city's residents are blue-collar middle-class individuals with little upwards mobility due to the city's financial problems that have existed since the 1990's.

While many people would not think of Connecticut has having a severe drug and alcohol addiction problem, the state has enrolled tens of thousands of residents each year looking for help overcoming their addiction problems. Drugs are brought into the city of West Haven, Connecticut from New York State as well as from Canada. In 2013, over sixty thousand individuals enrolled in Connecticut drug rehab programs for problems with heroin addiction, alcoholism, alcohol addiction with a secondary substance and marijuana addiction. There is a number of support groups located in West Haven, Connecticut as well as a few addiction counselors. Residents in need of more intensive drug rehabilitation services will need to commute to other areas of the state to enroll in residential drug rehab, inpatient drug rehab or even outpatient treatment. Often, leaving behind one's current drug or alcohol using environment is beneficial for the recovering individual and provides them with a fresh start and the opportunity to focus on their sobriety.

Participating in an inpatient addiction treatment facility in West Haven, CT.

Inpatient drug rehabilitations that include detox contribute toward a completion rate of over 67%. According to SAMHSA, after you complete detox, your involvement in the program may help to increase your chance of success.

Although it might seem that it would be easy to participate in treatment, this is hardly ever the case. However, if you ever become overwhelmed by the feelings and emotions surrounding your substance abuse disorder, keep the following in mind:

1. Mandatory Counseling Sessions

First of all, you should never miss these sessions. Long term drug and alcohol abuse disorders have a way of destroying responsible schedules, daily routines, and more. As such, you may find it difficult to deal with the constantly grueling daily schedule at treatment.

Nevertheless, you can benefit more from the therapy sessions than you thought possible or imagined. This means that you may want to be active during the sessions, participating, and listening to what others are saying and thinking deeply about the counselors' suggestions.

2. Medications

NIDA reports that medication could be the critical aspect of inpatient drug treatment that you need to fully recover from your addiction. This is, of course, in conjunction with aftercare, counseling, and behavioral therapies.

If the doctors at the drug and alcohol treatment program prescribe medication to help you through detox or for dealing with co-existing conditions, it should become a regular and important part of your treatment plan.

3. Classes and Workshops

The classes and workshops offered at the substance abuse treatment facility do more than just keep you busy. Each of them serves a particular purpose in your journey to long term recovery and sobriety.


Once you suspect or acknowledge that you have a problem with addictive substances, the next step you should take would be to reach out. As you do this, you may discover that an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility in West Haven is the right way to go. The earlier you get started, the easier it will be for you to begin recovery and ultimately find the ability to stay sober even in the most tempting of situations.

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6 treatment listings in or near West Haven, Connecticut:

AA Meetings in West Haven:

  • Acceptance
    Rte. 53
    West Haven, CT. 6516

    Saturday - 8:30 PM
  • Beginners Meeting
    867 Jones Hill Rd
    West Haven, CT. 6516

    Tuesday - 8:00 PM

NA meetings in West Haven:

  • 12 Step Club
    867 Jones Hill Road
    West Haven, CT. 06516

    Thursday - 8:00 PM
  • First Baptist Church
    308 Center Street
    West Haven, CT. 06516

    Thursday - 8:00 PM
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