Drug Addiction Treatment Centers in Connecticut

Comprehensive drug addiction treatment


Mountainside’s holistic approach to addiction treatment sets us apart from other drug rehab facilities, detox programs, and residential treatment centers. Our addiction treatment team is committed to helping those suffering with substance abuse to make real-life changes.

Mountainside is an internationally acclaimed drug and alcohol addiction treatment center, dedicated to healing an individual’s mind, body, and spirit. Our cutting-edge addiction treatment programs focus on men and women, aged 18 and up who are abusing or have formed an addiction to one or more chemical substances such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription drugs (such as Adderall, Klonopin, Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin, Xanax, etc.)
  • Inhalants
  • Illicit drugs (such as cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines/crystal meth, Morphine, etc.)

Caring and Compassionate Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction

Set amid towering northern hardwood trees and sparkling natural streams, the Mountainside campus in Canaan, Connecticut allows clients to remove themselves from everyday distractions and focus on their healing.  Our thoughtful and dedicated team of professionals help identify the personal strengths and goals needed to empower clients to make positive changes in their lives. The goal is simple: to help clients achieve the best versions of themselves, with treatment plans created just for them.

At Mountainside, we believe in total wellness.  Our varied treatment programs combine Clinical Treatments like individual and group therapy with a wide range of innovative, alternative therapies to treat mind, body, and spirit.

Our combined team of therapists, physicians, psychiatrists and nurses are not only authorities in drug and alcohol addiction treatment but also have an extensive understanding in treating the other psychological and medical ailments that add to the dependence on drugs.

We personally assess each client’s complete history of substance abuse as well as their symptoms of pain, anxiety and/or depression. These evaluations can uncover linked addictions, such as prescription medication dependency, abuse, or eating disorders that may have begun prior to the substance abuse. Mountainside’s addiction experts are trained to recognize attempts to mask dependence on all types of substances whether illegal drugs, prescription, or alcohol.

Drug Abuse Recovery

Treating the Whole Person, Not Just The Addiction

Mountainside’s drug addiction treatment team looks deeper into the underlying triggers and conditions of the entire addictive disease progression. This often leads to co-occurring psychiatric conditions that, if not addressed during treatment, can frequently be the cause for repeated relapses.

Clients that undergo residential drug abuse or alcoholism treatment obtain much more than education about addiction and instruction about their means of recovery. At Mountainside, we believe in caring for the client’s total needs, beyond the drug addiction diagnosis.

What Makes Mountainside’s Drug Addiction Treatment Plans So Successful?

The most effective approaches to substance abuse treatment and recovery contemplate all accessible information about a client, and then leverages the experience of a multidisciplinary team to adapt a holistic treatment program to best suit their treatment.

This concerted approach is one of the differentiating elements of drug addiction treatment at a prominent rehab center like Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center. It is also one of the reasons why so many primary drug abuse and addiction specialists refer to us their own patients who need a more intensive treatment, or who have struggled to maintain sobriety in an outpatient setting.


Addiction Treatment Admissions

Before Admission

Our highly skilled and caring addiction treatment professionals in our admissions team work closely with the client, family members, and healthcare providers to ensure a smooth transition into treatment.

Through a simple pre-screen evaluation, the admission team will determine if our level of care meets a person’s needs.  We will also share with potential clients the specifics of our complete array of treatment services, program costs, and financing options.

Our aim is to support people in making these initial, critical decisions about addiction treatment.  We actively communicate and follow-up with clients and their families to help them prepare for their stay with us.

What Will You Experience at Mountainside’s Drug Treatment Center?

The treatment experience at Mountainside may differ considerably from other drug rehab centers, detox programs or addiction treatment facilities. It’s planned that that way.

A Comprehensive, Integrated Addiction Treatment to Maximize Recovery

There is no cure for alcoholism or drug addiction.

Anyone dealing with an addiction must cultivate tools they can rely on to live successfully in recovery when triggers, such as outside stressors, anxieties, and even painful memories elicit thoughts of returning to alcohol or drug abuse. Our goal is to assist clients in recognizing and coping with emotional challenges throughout their day.

Our staff of professionals provide constant concern and understanding as clients discover new tools to use in situations where they would have previously turned to alcohol or drugs. As confidence increases one’s ability to make positive, healthy choices, clients build up self-esteem and body acceptance, reduce stress and anxiety, and better self-awareness.

Comprehensive and individualized drug and alcohol addiction treatment plans utilize approaches established to help residents learn to productively experience the emotions that caused their addiction as well as how to handle them in the future. When employed by a practiced staff with a holistic mindset, these new tools can create a life free of dependency on drugs or alcohol.

A holistic approach to addiction treatment has been clinically proven to promote healing and recovery, in addition to providing a much needed creative outlet during rehabilitation and beyond, our diverse therapeutic programs include a variety of channels which can be selected:

Acupuncture – Traditional Chinese technique stimulates specific points on the body to re-balance energy, ease pain, decrease cravings, and improve sleep.

Positional Therapy – A system of gentle stretches helps to realign the body’s structure to relieve acute and chronic pain.

Yoga – An ancient Indian practice, yoga unites an individual’s physical, mental, and spiritual selves in order to strengthen the entire body.

Qi Gong – Traditional Chinese practice combines movement, meditation, and breathing so as to enhance the body’s energy flow, improve blood circulation, and stimulate immune function.

Spiritual Enhancement – Our non-religious reflection workshops encourage peace of mind and spiritual development.

Kneading Therapy – Hands-on, therapeutic bread-making class helps clients alleviate stress, depression, and anxiety. In addition, clients taste and enjoy their creations at meal time.

Change in Action – A three-day, two-night wilderness-based experience during which participants focus on increased self-awareness, healthy decision-making, building positive relationships, taking personal responsibility,service work, and spirituality.

Rock Walls – Indoor & outdoor rock climbing walls help clients to develop focus, determination, and body awareness.

High and Low Ropes Course – Rope courses several feet to 30 feet in the air helps clients face adversity, build trust, and cultivate teamwork.

Hike and Walks – Guided hikes on various scenic trails and to the peak of the mountain provide opportunities to de-stress, commune with nature, and explore your inner thoughts.

Outdoor Recreation – Volleyball, basketball or badminton on our 75-acre private campus at the foothills of the majestic Berkshire mountain range in Northwest Connecticut.

Medical Detox

What can you expect through Detox and Withdrawal?

Treatment needs to also address the medical challenges a client will face as they attempt to curtail long-term abuse of drugs and/or other chemical substances. Safety is the first priority. Depending on the length of time the person has been abusing drugs, the incidence of other addictive disorders, and the state of their physical health, an addicted person may require medically managed detox.

Mountainside’s medical staff and addiction psychiatrist have extensive experience in helping those struggling through drug withdrawal symptoms with comfort and dignity. One of the unique features that make Mountainside a prominent residential treatment center is our 24-hour nursing care. A client facing withdrawal, as well as their loved ones, can be assured that their safety will be constantly monitored and that staff will be attentive to the need to address pain and/or complications from other health conditions.

An instrumental part of the detoxification process at Mountainside is the continuous emotional support that our staff provides. We recognize the important step taken by committing oneself to treatment and recovery.

Abruptly stopping the use of drugs or alcohol without appropriate supervision can initiate serious medical complications, including death. Detoxing from drug or alcohol addiction should not be attempted at home, or without direction from a medical doctor.

The Difference Between Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction

What Is The Difference Between Drug Abuse and Drug Addiction?

Drug abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction refer to a “medical disease where a person is compelled to continually use chemical substances that produce physical and psychological changes.”

Depending on the biological and environmental factors, recreational use of alcohol or narcotics can evolve into abuse, addiction, or dependency. This progression can occur over time, as with some prescription painkillers or anxiety medications. Yet, with drugs like cocaine, heroin, or meth, abuse can progress to addiction very quickly.

Alcohol abuse and drug addiction should not be considered moral or personal failings. They are serious, chronic medical disorders that need to be treated with the same urgency as diabetes or cancer. The side effects can be just as deadly.

Substance abuse is “an overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.” Signs of substance abuse may include:

  • Repeated use of substances in situations where impairment is physically dangerous to the user and/or others
  • Personal or professional responsibilities are frequently compromised due to alcohol or drug use
  • Legal or financial trouble from behavior during a time of impairment or intoxication
  • Continual substance use regardless of its negative impact on family & friends

Substance Abuse vs. Addiction or Dependency

A variety of symptoms can indicate that long-term drug or alcohol abuse has progressed to a more serious addiction or drug dependence. These include:

  • Withdrawal symptoms after use, these can vary depending on the substance
  • Repeated or continuous use of the drug in order to avoid withdrawal symptoms
  • Reduced effect (high) as one uses a constant amount of the drug
  • Pressure to use larger amounts of the drug to attain the same effect
  • Repeated unsuccessful attempts to reduce substance use, which may intensify feelings of hopelessness
  • Loss of time away from family, work or school to obtain the drugs or recover from withdrawal symptoms
  • Persistent use despite the mental and/or physical side effects that are caused or worsened by drug use or alcohol consumption

Addiction Education

What Are The Best Options For Drug Addiction Treatment?

Recovery from drug addiction and alcoholism is achievable, despite the difficult emotional trials these diseases present for sufferers and their loved ones.

Drug abuse treatment options vary, depending on a person’s symptoms as well as the presence of medical complications or co-occurring disorders. Families have been known to seek the help of a professional interventionist. Their job is to help the family persuade their loved one to agree to addiction treatment.

Mountainside uses an extensive collection of scientifically based approaches to drug addiction treatment as well as a wide variety of innovative approaches.  Drug addiction treatment at Mountainside includes various forms of behavioral therapy, education, holistic therapies, gender specific counseling and programming, and many other methods.  The addiction treatment program at Mountainside offers clients strategies for coping with their drug cravings, teaches them ways to avoid drugs and prevent relapse, and helps to create a thorough aftercare plan to help ensure that each individual has a solid and supportive framework when they return home.

If left untreated, drug addiction will advance until it has devastated a person’s life. The time to take back control is now, and Mountainside can help. Call us now at 860-824-1397 and speak with one of our Admissions Specialists. Help is available and it does work, so call today!

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