The 18 Top-Rated Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers in Connecticut

There are 153 dual diagnosis treatment centers in Connecticut. Our editors selected the 18 top facilities based on reviews, accreditations, and how effectively they treat addiction and co-occurring mental disorders.

IN THIS GUIDE

  • Mountainside, Perception Program, New Prospects, and 15 other treatment centers. (View All)
  • Each treatment center in our list has: (a) The Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission for addiction services, (b) Composite online review score of 3/5 stars or better (our grading system explained), (c) Robust programs that effectively treat dual diagnosis disorders.

Top Dual Diagnosis Treatment Centers

Mountainside Treatment Center

Mountainside Treatment Center in Canaan, Connecticut

​860-824-1397 x500 |    Visit Website

187 S Canaan Rd, Canaan, Connecticut 06018

Though Mountainside offers several different locations for treatment, their Canaan location is the main treatment center. They offer various levels of care in order to meet the need of all of their clients. Some of the treatment options include educational services, 12-step meetings, and individual and group counseling. They also offer gender-specific groups, anger management, acupuncture, adventure therapy, exercise and movement therapy, expressive therapies, healthy living courses, mindfulness, and spirituality. Mountainside values family inclusion throughout this entire process as well, so there are various programs and therapy options for loved ones as well. Clients may also have access to Qi Gong, a fully equipped gym, and a sweat lodge.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: Detox, Residential, Outpatient, MAT

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission & CARF

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High Watch Recovery Center

High Watch Recovery in Connecticut

860-927-3772  |    Visit Website

62 Carter Road, Kent, Connecticut 06757

High Watch Recovery Center’s dual diagnosis treatment for mental health disorders and co-occurring substance use disorders is based on 12-step principles as High Watch was the very first 12-step program in the U.S. Treatment services are customized to each client’s specific needs. Options can include individual and group therapies, 12-step meetings, equine therapy, groups for empowering women, and relationship groups.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP, Sober Living

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission & NAATP
Editorial Note: High Watch Recovery has a special program for clients ages 50 and up.

Wheeler Clinic – Bristol

Wheeler Clinic in Bristol, Connecticut

860-920-4124 |    Visit Website

10 North Main Street, Bristol, Connecticut 06010

Wheeler Clinic is a full-service behavioral health center that provides both substance abuse treatment and outpatient programs for addiction recovery. They work with clients on family relationships, medication management, group therapy, skills training, educational services, multidimensional family therapy, and more depending on specific needs. The goal is to determine which conditions are underlying or may have caused the drug or alcohol use in the first place and treat those at the same time to ensure a more effective outcome.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Levels of Care: Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission

New Era Rehabilitation Center – New Haven

New Era Rehabilitation Center in New Haven, Connecticut

203-344-0025 |    Visit Website

311 East Street, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

The flexibility that New Era offers clients with regards to their rehab programs makes it an extremely appealing option for people who still need more intensive care than general outpatient provides, however, their mental health services and drug treatment gives clients the ability to fit recovery into their otherwise busy schedules. Clients will be required to attend at least three hours of treatment each day. This can include individual therapy sessions with their assigned clinician, small group sessions, educational therapy, coping skill development, and family therapy. Groups will discuss various topics such as gender-specific complications, relapse prevention, anger management, and trauma.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: CARF

APT Foundation

APT Foundation in New Haven, Connecticut

203-781-4600 |    Visit Website

1 Long Wharf Drive, New Haven, Connecticut 06511

Treatment programs for co-occurring disorders at APT Foundation are highly individualized, and the treatment team considers the mental health disorders and substance use disorders present, gender, age, and culture when helping to decide what the most effective plan is. Programs are typically composed of evidence-based therapies such as motivational enhancement therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and trauma-informed care. Clients may also participate in group therapy, individual therapy, medication assistance, and vocational services.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: CARF

New Era Rehabilitation Center – Bridgeport

New Era Rehabilitation Center in Bridgeport, Connecticut

203-344-0025 |    Visit Website

4675 Main Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06606

New Era’s Bridgeport location was the first that they opened in 2002. They offer intensive outpatient programs that are primarily group-focused. Clients will participate in several different groups each day to discuss things like early recovery skills, 12-step ideals, anger management, and relapse prevention. Social support is a large part of recovery and makes up a very vital component of treatment for many clients. These programs typically last anywhere from 12 to 16 weeks.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression. They also have specific programs for clients struggling with eating disorders.

Levels of Care: IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

VA Healthcare Systems of Connecticut

VA Healthcare Systems of Connecticut in West Haven, Connecticut

203-932-5711 x3887 |    Visit Website

950 Campbell Avenue, Unit 116-A3, West Haven, Connecticut 06516

The VA Healthcare Systems of Connecticut proves mental health and co-occurring substance abuse treatment to veterans who may be suffering. They may also provide treatment programs for loved ones or active duty military that may be suffering as well. Treatment options are typically composed of individual or group therapies to address both conditions at the same time.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Levels of Care: Outpatient

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Wheeler Clinic – Hartford

Wheeler Clinic in Hartford, Connecticut

888-793-3500  |    Visit Website

43-49 Woodland Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06105

The Hartford location of Wheeler Clinic offers substance abuse treatment to clients of all ages. Their programs include individual and group therapies, family therapy, medication management, various evaluations, medication-assisted treatment, acupuncture, chiropractic care, and pain management services if needed. Clients will work with their specific treatment team to decide which programs are needed, and continuous monitoring will help decide if they remain effective or need to be adjusted. Clients may also have access to case management, nutritional guidance, and peer support services in the community.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, and trauma. They offer psychiatric-only treatment as well.

Levels of Care: OP, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

New Prospects

New Prospects in Bridgeport, Connecticut

203-610-6252 x751 |    Visit Website

392 Prospect Street, Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604

New Prospects is a residential program offered to men and women over the age of 18. As a dual diagnosis treatment center, they offer services that address both mental health issues and substance abuse. Treatment components include gender-specific therapies, trauma-informed care, and individual therapy.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Levels of Care: Residential Treatment

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: CARF
Editorial Comment: Priority admission is provided to pregnant women and clients suffering from HIV/AIDS.

Root Center for Advanced Recovery

Root Center for Advanced Recovery in Norwich, Connecticut

860-886-0446 |    Visit Website

772 West Thames Street, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

Root Center for Advanced Recovery is dedicated to providing access to affordable, flexible, and comprehensive programs for individuals who may be struggling with substance abuse. They offer various levels of care and services to teens and adults. Features of their services include medication assistance, group therapy, individual therapy, family services, and medication management. Group sessions are the main part of each outpatient program. Clients work with their peers to discuss topics like relapse prevention, healthy relationships, communication, mindfulness, problem-solving, coping, and stress management.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: IOP, MAT, Telehealth

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: CARF
Editorial Comment: Root Center has gender-specific programs, programs for pregnant women, and LGBTQ+ specific programs.

Perception Programs

Perception Programs in Norwich, CT

860-450-7122  |    Visit Website

54 North Street, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226

Perception Programs in the Willimantic area is for men and women over the ages of 18. Treatment includes individual, group, and family therapy along with medication assistance, as well as some combination of art therapy, auricular acupuncture, meditation, mindfulness, trauma therapy, movement therapy, and animal therapy depending on the clients’ needs, goals, and interests. All services available at this location are bilingual, increasing access to care for Spanish-speakers.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

Levels of Care: IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note: Perception Programs has less than 10 reviews on Google, and only one of those left an actual review. Take this into consideration when looking for treatment.

Community Health Resources

Community Health Resources in Manchester, Connecticut

877-884-3571 |    Visit Website

444 Center Street, Manchester, Connecticut 06040

Community Health Resources provides services for substance abuse, housing, family wellness, and veterans. Their substance use programs are for clients of all ages and offer flexible outpatient or inpatient treatments like crisis prevention and interventions, medication-assisted treatment, individual therapy, group support, family counseling, and medication management.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: IOP, OP, Residential, Sober Living

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Children’s Center of Hamden

The Children's Center of Hamden in Bridgeport, CT

203-248-2116  |    Visit Website

1400 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, Connecticut 06517

Children’s Center of Hamden works with kids and teens aged 12-18 in a variety of services. Outpatient treatment involves individual therapy sessions, family therapy, and medication management. They also offer SMART Recovery meetings as adjunct support. Treatment plans are highly individualized based on what specific needs and goals need to be met.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note: Services are provided to boys and girls ages 3 to 18.

Stonington Institute

Stonington Institute in Norwich, Connecticut

800-832-1022  |    Visit Website

75 Swantown Hill Road, North Stonington, Connecticut 06359

Along with individual, group, and family therapy, Stonington Institute offers cognitive processing therapy, EMDR, art therapy, martial arts, yoga, nutrition, music therapy, and experiential learning opportunities like vocational education and spirituality. Some clients may choose to participate in anger management and other psychoeducation groups, relapse prevention, nutrition counseling, trigger management, or 12-Step work. At Stonington Institute, treatment teams work with their clients to help promote long-term abstinence, educate both them and their loved ones of substance abuse, help treat symptoms of withdrawal or co-occurring mental illnesses, and help clients meet their goals and learn skills and coping strategies that promote independent living once their program is complete.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Detox, PHP, IOP, Sober Living

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

BHcare Shoreline

BHcare Shoreline in Bridgeport, CT

203-800-7177  |    Visit Website

14 Sycamore Way, Branford, Connecticut 06405

Outpatient substance abuse and co-occurring mental illness services at BHcare include individual and group therapy, medication management, dialectical behavior therapy skills training, and symptom management. Because they are dedicated in treating the client as a whole, overall wellness services, case management, housing services, employment services, jail diversion or legal help, supporting housing, and care coordination are also available. Not only are clients treated for their presenting conditions at BHcare Shoreline, but they are given access to tools that help get them back on their feet and provide life skills for after their program has ended.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety, depression, trauma, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, personality disorders, and schizoaffective disorder.

Levels of Care: IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: Joint Commission & CARF

Silverhill Hospital

SIlverhill Hospital in Connecticut

1-866-542-4455  |    Visit Website

208 Valley Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

Silver Hill addresses dual diagnosis conditions in adults and adolescents, and they even have specific programs for executives and professionals who might need to fit recovery into their busy schedules. Along with CBT and DBT, Silverhill Hospital utilizes a combination of acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive remediation, electroconvulsive therapy, motivational interviewing, nutrition counseling, skills training, acupuncture, acupressure, craniosacral massage, massage, mat pilates, mindfulness meditation, tai chi, and yoga. Other options can include art therapy, drumming, writing, and journaling.

What They Treat: Dual Diagnosis Substance Abuse and anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychotic disorders. They also provide psychiatric-only services.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Blue Sky Behavioral Health

Blue Sky Behavioral Health in Bridgeport CT

888-822-7348  |    Visit Website

52 Federal Road, Suite 2A, Danbury, Connecticut 06810

Treatment at Blue Sky goes beyond just treating for symptoms of substance abuse or mental health disorders. Clients work closely with their clinicians to determine what therapies and supplemental or holistic services will be most effective, and plans are constantly monitored and changed depending on their effectiveness. Addiction treatment through Blue Sky Behavioral Health includes motivational interviewing, harm reduction, 12-step programs, exposure-response therapy, DBT, CBT, rational emotive behavior therapy, seeking safety therapy, recovery-oriented therapy, expressive therapy, and trauma therapy.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, depression, PTSD, and trauma. They also provide psychiatric-only services.

Levels of Care: PHP, IOP, OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C+
Accreditations: CARF
Editorial Note: Blue Sky offers therapeutic independent living services and life coaching for continued care.

Waterbury Hospital

Waterbury Hospital Hartford CT

203-573-6500  |    Visit Website

88 Grandview Avenue, Waterbury, Connecticut 06708

Clients will be able to choose from a list of treatment options including specialized group therapies, DBT, coping skills, emotion regulation, medication management, individual, family, and couples therapy, and symptom management. Other therapies might be available depending on the client’s needs.

What They Treat: Dual diagnosis substance abuse and anxiety and depression.

Levels of Care: PHP, IOP, OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: D+
Accreditations: Joint Commission

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Our Grading System

We assign letter grades to each center based on their cumulative online review ratings:

  • A = 4.3 – 5 Stars
  • B = 3.5 – 4.2 Stars
  • C = 2.6 – 3.4 Stars
  • D = 2 – 2.5 Stars
  • F = > 2 Stars

Connecticut Addiction & Mental Health Support

Additional Resources For Finding Help in Connecticut:

Overdose Prevention Resources

Connecticut Crisis Hotlines

Addiction Recovery Support Meetings

  • Alcoholics Anonymous – List of AA meetings in Connecticut.
  • Narcotics Anonymous – The NA Connecticut regional service committee website features a full list of NA meetings in the state.
  • Heroin Anonymous – The Heroin Anonymous World Services site lists meetings in three cities across Connecticut each week.
  • Cocaine Anonymous – List of CA meetings in the state of Connecticut.
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