Treatment Resources

For Substance Abuse

Youth & Young Adult Treatment

NOTE: The type of provider and treatment service (private or public) you select will determine the cost. Private provider treatment services may cost more than public provider treatment services. Public provider treatment services are managed by a Connecticut state agency and provides all Connecticut residents access to services for substance use or other mental health. Your insurance may cover public and/or private service options. Listed on this site are public provider treatment services.

Clinic-based Treatments

Child and Family Guidance Center
Serving Bridgeport & Norwalk areas
(203) 757-9939 ex.210
Children's Center of Hamden
Serving New Haven & Milford areas
(860) 730-8641
Community Health Resources
Serving Hartford & Manchester areas
(860) 730-8641
Community Health Resources
Serving Middletown, Norwich, Willimantic, Hartford & Manchester areas
(860) 822-4292
CT Junior Republic
Serving Waterbury, Danbury & Torrington areas
(203) 757-9939 ex.210
CT Junior Republic
Serving Waterbury, Danbury, Torrington, New Britain & Meriden areas
United Community & Family Services
Serving New London, Norwich & Willimantic areas
(860) 822-4292
Wheeler Clinic
Serving New Britain & Meriden areas

Intensive Home-based Family Treatments

The treatment services listed below are for youth and their families. Clinic based treatment services are primarily offered once a week in a clinic office with some sessions occurring in the community or in the home. Intensive in-home family treatment services are offered two to three times per week in a family’s home or community.

Listed on this site are two intensive in home family treatment services:

  1. Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) is an in home or clinic, family-centered treatment for youth with substance use and/or mental health problems.
  2. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an in-home treatment for youth with complex clinical, substance use, social, and educational problems. It is family driven and focuses on empowering caregivers to solve current and future problems.
Boys and Girls Village
Serving Bridgeport
(203) 757-9939 ex.210
Boys and Girls Village
Serving Norwalk
(860) 822-4292
Catholic Charities of Hartford
Serving Hartford
Connecticut Renaissance
Serving Bridgeport
(860) 730-8641
Connecticut Renaissance
Serving Norwalk
Child and Family Agency of Southeastern CT
Serving Norwich
Child and Family Guidance Center
Serving Bridgeport
(203) 757-9939 ex.210
Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Serving Norwalk
Community Health Resources
Serving Hartford & Manchester
CT Junior Republic
Serving Waterbury, Danbury & Torrington
Family and Children's Aid
Serving Waterbury, Danbury & Torrington
Hartford Behavioral Health
Serving Hartford & Manchester
NAFI
Serving New Haven, Milford, Norwich, Willimantic, Hartford, Manchester, Waterbury
(860) 730-8641
United Community & Family Services
Serving Norwich, Willimantic
Village for Families and Children
Serving Hartford
Wheeler Clinic
Serving Hartford, Manchester, New Britain
(860) 822-4292
Wheeler Clinic
Serving New Haven, Milford, Hartford, Waterbury, New Britain, Meriden
Yale Child Study Center
Serving New Haven, Milford & Middletown & Meriden

Family Support

SMART Recovery Groups

The CROSS programs offer weekly SMART Recovery® Family & Friends meetings. These groups help family members and friends learn tools for coping in a healthy way with the challenging situations encountered in relationships where substance use or addiction is a factor.

Learn more about CROSS programs

FAVOR, INC.

FAVOR is a Connecticut organization that provides parents and caregivers of children with mental health needs an opportunity to be a part of a unified voice that will be heard throughout the state. The FAVOR Family Peer Support program provides direct family advocacy services to families with children who have medical, mental or behavioral health challenges.

Learn more about FAVOR

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Family Program

Serving Greater Bridgeport parent and family support is provided through education and peer support networks that also emphasize empowerment and advocacy skills training.

Learn more about the CCAR Family Program

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.

Advocacy Unlimited is a peer run non-profit organization based in Connecticut. AU offers comprehensive recovery and advocacy education for people with or in recovery from mental health and/or substance use disorder.

Learn more about Advocacy Unlimited


Youth Support

Connecticut Recovery Oriented Support System for Youth (CROSS) / SMART Recovery

The Connecticut Recovery Oriented Support System for Youth (CROSS) is the State’s network of mutual support groups for youth and young adults. These sites also offer opportunities for fun activities, new friendships, and skill development with peers in a substance-free setting. In addition to SMART Recovery® groups, each CROSS site offers an array of fun, pro-social activities for youth and young adults in a safe, substance-free environment.

Learn more about CROSS programs

Turning Point CT website

TurningPointCT.org is a peer website developed by young people in Connecticut who are in recovery from mental health and substance use issues. The teen and young adult developers identify with feelings and struggles of self-harm, drugs and alcohol and share recovery solutions that have worked for them. Their website provides peers with empowering emotional health and mental health information and support. It also helps them understand their options and how to navigate Connecticut’s behavioral health system.

Learn more about Turning Point

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) Young Adult Program

Serving Greater Bridgeport, this new initiative promotes recovery through development of recovery support networks for young adults in recovery and peer recovery support utilizing Telephone Recovery Support and Recovery Coach Training.

Learn more about the CCAR Young Adult Program

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. Join Be Rise

Advocacy Unlimited Join Be Rise is a peer-run emerging adult initiative dedicated to making the opportunity of recovery available to all young people across the state of Connecticut. Through a developmentally appropriate and generationally relevant perspective, JRB offers a comprehensive array of recovery resources and the Statewide Young Adult Warmline. The Warmline is a phone-based peer support line connecting callers to community resources, motivate young people to move forward in life, and inspire their peers to live a life of self-defined purpose. Call 1-855-6-HOPENOW

Learn more about Advocacy Unlimited