Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Wallingford CT

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate.

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 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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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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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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Crossroads Inc
(203) 821-3040x21
42 Howe Street
New Haven, CT
Services Provided
Substance abuse , Buprenorphine Services
Types of Care
Hospital inpatient
Special Programs/Groups
Women, Residential beds for clients' children
Language Services
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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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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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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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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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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Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

It’s not always easy to recognize alcoholism and drug addiction. For some people the slide toward bottom happens very quickly and it’s easily detected. Someone in the grip of addiction is typically so consumed with alcohol or drugs that little else matters. Personal appearance, responsibilities, normal activities, relationships, sleep and eating patterns all deteriorate. Others are high-functioning and can hide their alcoholism and drug addiction for long periods of time before it begins to interfere with their life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Patterns

Someone who is struggling with alcoholism and drug addiction will typically have certain patterns of usage. For example, the must-have nightly cocktails, always having alcohol available in the house or at social functions, mood swings that could indicate someone is high or coming down off of a high, unusual sleeping patterns, isolating, leaving the house at odd hours, frequent visits to the doctor complaining of symptoms that require pain medication – these are patterns to watch.

If alcohol or drug usage is not interfering with an individual’s ability to manage life or relationships, then it’s not yet at a problem level. Some people can use alcohol and drugs for recreational purposes while others get hooked immediately. The best indication is the manageability of a person’s life.

Recognizing Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Appearance

Generally a person’s appearance and their surroundings are indicative o...

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