This outpatient substance abuse program is for youth ages 12 through 19—and their families—who are using or at risk of abusing drugs and alcohol. Services include individual, group and family counseling, and are offered in English and Spanish. This evidence-based program offers a proven combination of clinic-based and community/home based support, based on the unique needs of your child and your family.
Family Based Recovery
Decades of research show that children will be more successful in life if they remain with their parents, instead of entering the child welfare system. But Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families reports that more than half of DCF-involved families include a caregiver struggling with addiction. What is the best way to keep families together while providing needed treatment for substance abuse? For many, it is Family Based Recovery.
For families referred by the Department of Children and Families, we will send a team of three (two clinicians and a family support specialist) to work with the parent at home—three times a week, to provide treatment, teach parenting skills, and basic life skills. The results? When a family is discharged from Family Based Recovery, 85% of the children are still living with their parents.