Drug Abuse Wallingford CT

Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations.

Wakeman Hall at the Childrens Ctr of
(203) 248-2116x341
1400 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Residential short-term treatment (30 days or less), Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Residential beds for clients' children, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Connecticut Valley Hospital
(860) 262-5000
Silver Street
Middletown, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Pregnant/postpartum women, Women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Creole, French, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish

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Connection Inc
(860) 343-5510
196 Court Street
Middletown, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Men

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Affiliates for
(203) 562-4235
389 Orange Street
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents

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Connecticut Mental Health Center
(203) 974-5800x5806
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders
Language Services
Spanish

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Rushford Center Inc
(860) 346-0300
1250 Silver Street
Middletown, CT
Hotline
(800) 567-0902
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, DUI/DWI offenders

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Connection House
(860) 343-5512
167 Liberty Street
Middletown, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Halfway house
Types of Care
Residential long-term treatment (more than 30 days)
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with HIV/AIDS, Women, Men, Criminal justice clients

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Connecticut Counseling Centers Inc
(203) 755-8874
4 Midland Road
Waterbury, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification
Types of Care
Outpatient, Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Persons with HIV/AIDS, Pregnant/postpartum women
Language Services
ASL or other assistance for hearing impaired, Spanish

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Northside Community Outpatient Servs
(203) 503-3470
226 Dixwell Avenue
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders

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Substance Abuse Treatment Unit
(203) 974-5777
1 Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse
Types of Care
Outpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Adolescents, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders, Seniors/older adults, Women, Men, DUI/DWI offenders, Criminal justice clients
Language Services
French, German, Spanish

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Drug Abuse

Many people use drug abuse interchangeably with drug dependency and drug addiction. There are minor distinctions between these terms, but generally one leads to another.


Nobody sets out to get addicted to drugs or alcohol. Usually it starts off casually, as an offer from a friend, a desire to belong or just the desire to experiment and see what it’s like. This can lead to more recreational use until before you know it, you’re reaching for the alcohol or drug to relax, to relieve stress, to reward yourself or to handle difficult situations. Once drug use reaches this stage, it can quickly become abuse. It’s no longer “just for fun” but to handle life.
Some people abuse drugs for a short period of time but can recognize their behavior isn’t healthy, and stop. Others don’t have the desire or the ability to stop. Their drug abuse spirals into drug dependency and from there, it’s an invisible line into drug addiction.

When Drug Abuse Starts

Most drug abuse starts in the teenage years when curiosity, peer pressure and the awkwardness of adolescence is high. Statistics show that the younger someone is when they start using, the more likely he or she will struggle with drug abuse or addiction later in life. The most notable signs that someone is slipping into drug use is a change in personality and usual behavior patterns. A teenager who is normally very active and social may suddenly become more reclusive and spend more time alone. They start to lose interest in activities a...

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