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Substance Abuse Assistance

Rushford Center, Inc.

Rushford Center is dedicated to reducing substance abuse be providing high quality prevention and treatment services that are accessible and affordable. Rushford is responsive to individuals, families and communities. Rushford provides a complete continuum of services from educations and prevention, to inpatient and outpatient treatment and follow-up care. Services are available to men and women who are at least eighteen years old. Prevention services are aimed at young people, families and educators. There are no restrictions due to ability to pay.

Brief Description of Programs

Centralized Intake & Triage: 24 hour service with the goal of determining a person's need for medical detoxification and subsequent referral to the appropriate treatment resource.

Acute Care and Evaluation: 13 beds available for medically monitored, sub-acute care for drug and alcohol detoxification and evaluation for chemical dependency rehabilitation. Length of stay varies based on individual client needs (5-21 days on average).

Partial Hospital Program: 30 slots available to provide either day or evening intensive outpatient chemical dependency rehabilition. Length of stay varies based on individual client needs (5-20 sessions, with extended follow-up care provided).

Intermediate Treatment Program: 18 bed availability for individuals who have been through chemical dependency rehabilitation and need a supportive, long-term residential treatment setting to help integrate skills necessary to maintain long-term abstinence. Length of stay varies based on individual client needs (60-180 days on average).

Outpatient Clinic: Outpatient evaluation, consultation, and individual, couples, family, and group counseling for problems related to chemical dependency.

Prevention Services: A wide array of services to towns within the county, including school-based prevention and intervention services through the Student Assistance program, curriculum development, services to high-risk youth in targeted locations, Young People's Jamboree, leadership development, and training for parents, schools and employers.

Mentally Ill Substance Abuse (MISA) Project: Special intervention and treatment services for individuals who suffer from co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse problems.

Senior Citizen Outreach Project: Education and intervention services aimed at hard to reach seniors who are at risk of problems associated with alcohol consumption, prescription drug mismanagement and depression.

Phone - 860 346-0300

Address 1250 Silver Street

Middletown, CT 06457


Middlesex County Substance Abuse Action Council

MCSAAC located at 393 Main Street in Middletown serves as a resource to the fifteen towns in Middlesex County. MCSAAC is part of the Business/Industry Foundation, the non-profit arm of the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce. MCSAAC provides community awareness programs, parenting workshops, resource directories, a lending library, needs assessments surveys, leadership training opportunities and funding to reduce substance abuse among our young people. MCSAAC provides technical assistance, support, funding and training to the Durham/Middlefield Local Prevention Council and our schools. To reach a professional prevention specialist please call 860-347-5959.

The Connection, Inc.'s Greater Middletown Counseling Center

The Greater Middletown Counseling Center, 196 Court Street, Middletown provides clients with out-patient drug, alcohol and mental health counseling to improve the quality of their lives. The Connection strives to help people reclaim their lives and their families by offering the supportive services necessary to beat addiction.

Telephone 860-343-5510 for additional information

Internet - www.theconnectioninc.org