OUR SUBSTANCE USE PROGRAMS
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.
Multi Systemic Therapy
This family-focused, intensive treatment program is designed for youth with complex emotional, social and emotional needs, ages 12 through 17. We use only treatment strategies supported by research. This program is community-based. Our clinicians go to where the child lives, hangs out and goes to school, and are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
MST has been proven to work and produce positive results with the toughest kids. It blends the best clinical treatments—cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior management training, family therapies and community psychology to reach this population.
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.