Connecticut, located in the northeastern corner U.S., is among the New England states that are battling drug addiction and substance abuse. Fortunately, treatment services are available to help the state’s residents find the help they need to start over again. Delphi Behavioral Health Group, a leading substance treatment provider with 13 facilities across the U.S., can help people in the Constitution State get help, no matter the substance a person is using or how long they have had an addiction. We have inpatient and outpatient treatment programs to fit your or your loved one’s recovery needs.
Drug Addiction in Connecticut
Connecticut, like elsewhere in the U.S., is dealing with substance abuse issues among its population, including overdose deaths. The state’s health officials monitor drug-related overdoses closely via the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s EpiCenter Syndromic Surveillance System.
The state also makes data available via the Drug Overdose Deaths in Connecticut Data Dashboard, which tracks drug overdose deaths in the state back to 2015. According to a February 2021 report, 969 people among the state’s counties visited emergency departments for suspected drug overdoses. New Haven and Hartford counties had the highest number of visits in that month, data show.
Fatal Overdoses in Connecticut in 2020 Tracked
A recent Connecticut Department of Public Health report has concluded that 1,372 people fatally overdosed in 2020, a 14.3% increase from 2019. As of mid-March 2021, 250 fatal overdoses were confirmed, and 255 cases were pending.
People in Connecticut use heroin, alcohol, marijuana, and other addictive substances just like residents anywhere else in the country and the world. Fentanyl continues to be a problematic substance, but health officials have identified others of concern that occurred in 2020 and are continuing in 2021, and they are not the usual drugs one expects to see on the list.
They note that 141 deaths in 2020 involved the deadly combination of xylazine and fentanyl. Xylazine is an animal tranquilizer some have used to enhance the effects of other drugs. It is not intended for human use.
Other emerging substances include flualprazolam, a designer benzodiazepine that is not a controlled substance in the U.S., and Eutylone, a synthetic stimulant. The fentanyl analog para-fluorofentanyl was also present in overdose deaths in 2020 and 2021.
Per the state health department’s report, drug overdose rates were consistently higher among males to females in 2019-2020. Data also show they were higher among non-Hispanic White and non-Hispanic Black populations compared to Connecticut’s Hispanic population during those two specific years.
Misuse and abuse of opioids have been a public health concern for the state. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that of the 948 deaths involving opioids in 2018, 231 were linked to prescription opioids, and 338 were linked to heroin.
Delphi Drug Rehab in Connecticut
Addiction affects all areas of a person’s life, and substance abuse problems are likely to continue and worsen if they go untreated. Delphi Behavioral Health group recognizes that people in Connecticut need and deserve access to quality drug rehabilitation programs that can help them work through their substance dependence challenges and achieve sobriety full-time. If you or a loved one is ready to get help for an addiction, we can help.
Treatment for a substance use disorder (SUD) involves several phases. Many people have heard of the medical detox phase of it, which is where the process starts. Your treatment plan at a Delphi facility will be customized just for you. It will address all of your needs as our professional staff finds the best level of care for you. Each level of care will provide you with medical treatment, individual and group therapy, and behavioral therapies that are best suited for you.
Addiction treatment in Connecticut could involve any or all of the following, depending on your needs:
Detox. During this phase of treatment, patients are monitored as they experience withdrawal symptoms that range in severity from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Our facility, Serenity at Summit in Haverhill, Massachusetts, offers acute treatment services and clinical stabilization services. This is the highest level of care we provide. Patients are monitored around the clock and given medications and other care to get them through this tough period safely. Licensed medical professionals will address any health emergencies that arise. Patients may also be put on a tapering schedule to aid them in coming off a drug slowly so that the body has time to adjust to the changes.
Inpatient/Residential Care. This treatment setting offers 24-hour care that includes medical monitoring and/or clinical care in a homelike, structured setting with minimal distractions. If you are in the moderate-to-severe stages of substance use, you may be required to stay at this high level of care where your medical and psychological needs are addressed. Staff will also be on hand to aid you to help you avoid relapse. Residential treatment requires an on-site stay at a Delphi facility for at least 30 days or longer, depending on the severity of one’s addiction and the circumstances involved in their situation. Patients follow a daily schedule that usually starts early in the morning and lasts until the evening hours.
Partial Hospitalization. Partial hospitalization is often thought of as the bridge between more intensive and less intensive treatment settings. It is the highest level of care of outpatient treatment that can help people who are coming out of intensive settings and those who may live independently but still need more support than the traditional outpatient program. If you’re in a partial hospitalization at a Delphi facility, you will attend 20 hours or more of weekly treatment services at one of our facilities.
Intensive Outpatient. Patients in one of our intensive outpatient treatment programs (IOPs) will receive therapy and counseling nine or more hours a week. Delphi’s New Jersey-based facilities offer intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment.
Aftercare. At Delphi, we understand that treatment is the beginning of recovery and that people who are new to recovery will need support after their program ends. Delphi will make sure you have the resources you need to move forward with your sobriety goals. We can help you find recovery help in your community as well as transitional housing, 12-step programs, job placement, life skills training, and more. Our Alumni Program helps you and others stay in touch after your program ends.
Drug Rehab in Connecticut FAQ
You likely have questions about drug rehab in Connecticut, including how it works and how Delphi can help. We offer answers to general, commonly asked questions below, but reach out to us now with a phone call, email, or online chat to ask us any questions that you have.
How Long Is Rehab?
The timeline for drug rehab will differ depending on the person and their particular situation. The complexities of addiction will shape how long a person will need treatment services, but overall, addiction recovery is a lifelong process for many people. Effective drug treatment considers the person and takes their specific needs into consideration. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) advises that a person receive rehab services at least 90 days for treatment to be effective.
You can expect to receive rehab services as long as you need them. The specific levels of care that you need will also determine your rehabilitation period. Our treatment professionals will advise you of the path your recovery could look like and make adjustments along the way according to your progress.
Does Delphi Provide Transportation?
Our admissions specialist can help arrange flight travel for you, but you will be responsible for transportation to and from the facility for outpatient levels of treatment. For more information about travel arrangements, call us, and our intake representatives or case managers can help you with getting to the designated facility for your treatment.
How Much Does Drug Rehab Cost?
Drug rehab costs will depend on your needs, how long you receive rehab services, and where you attend rehab, among other factors. Private, high-end rehabilitation centers will cost more. When considering where you will go to rehab, keep in mind if you will require an on-site stay at a facility, which requires room and board and other services, or if you will be able to live off-site at home and commute to a center for services. Both options come with different costs. There are also other kinds of rehab. Delphi’s Treatment Guide can help you explore other options.
Do I Have to Travel?
Delphi’s facilities are located within two to three hours from Connecticut, so you may have to travel if you want to receive care at those facilities. We have facilities in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and we can also have facilities in Maryland, Florida, and California if you’re interested in getting treatment out of state. We can help you figure out your travel arrangements.
What Insurance Carriers Does Delphi Take?
We accept most insurance plans. Among them are Aetna, Cigna, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, and CareFirst. Call us any time, day or night, for help with verifying your insurance benefits. We can help you determine if your insurance makes you eligible for our substance abuse treatment at our facilities. You can still call us if you do not have insurance benefits. Our representative can speak with you and help you explore other financial options.