According to SAMHSA, there are over five medical detox centers in Connecticut. In addition, detox options include over 20 outpatient detox programs and over five residential detox centers. Drug and alcohol detox manages withdrawal symptoms and eases cravings. recommends it to be the first step for treatment before counseling or therapy. Detox should not replace the services received through residential or outpatient rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of withdrawal, clients can choose from clinical or medical detox in Connecticut.

Our directory provides comprehensive information for many of Connecticut's substance use treatment services. Contact one of our addictions professionals for more details, or consult our directory. Our experts aim to help you find a detox that meets your needs.

What is Drug Detox?

TIPS: If you are going to detox

  • Never stop taking the medication without consulting a doctor.
  • Get a professional assessment to determine if you need medical detox.
  • Do not abruptly stop using large amounts of alcohol or certain drugs without consulting a medical professional.
  • Get medical support through medical detox or advice from your doctor when detoxing from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.
  • Holistic detox approaches can be effective, especially when withdrawal symptoms are mild and do not require medication assistance.
  • Make sure to eat healthy foods and get plenty of sleep to help your body heal.

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Paying for Detox in Connecticut

According to SAMHSA, the following payment options are accepted at detox centers in Connecticut:

  • 29 programs accept Connecticut Medicaid (Husky A, C, and D).
  • 33 facilities take private health insurance plans.
  • 34 programs are cash or self-payment options.
  • 15 centers take federal military insurance, typically TRICARE.
  • Three programs offer payment assistance but check with the facility first.

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Here is a list of the different drug Detox Centers in Connecticut. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

Demographic Specific Detox Services

According to SAMHSA, the following drug and alcohol detox programs are available for specific demographics:

  • 25 centers are men-only treatment programs.
  • 25 programs provide services for women only.
  • 5 centers are specifically available to help adolescents.
  • 7 facilities support and treatment to veterans.
  • 13 programs are available for pregnant, postpartum women.

Detox Treatment Using Opioids in Connecticut

According to SAMHSA, the following opioid treatment options are available:

  • 22 federally certified Opioid Treatment Programs.
  • 27 programs prescribe Buprenorphine.
  • 21 facilities offer Naltrexone.
  • 8 centers accept clients using Medication-Assisted Treatment but prescribed elsewhere.

It is the professional opinion of that medication is beneficial for withdrawal management. However, long-term or prolonged use does lead to dependence on some opioid addiction medications. Ideally, patients should strive to become entirely drug-free and focus on means of improving physical and psychological health without the use of these drugs.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


on May 26, 2022

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

Dr. Rohit S. Adi, MD, DABAM

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on May 26, 2022

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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility's Medical Director.