The 11 Best-Rated Drug Rehab Centers in Connecticut

There are 189 drug rehab centers in Connecticut that treat alcoholism and drug addiction. Only 11 of these rehabs met our rigorous editorial standards for high-quality treatment.

IN THIS GUIDE

  • Hartford Health, High Watch, Newport, Silverhill, Mountainside, Retreat Behavioral Health, CHR Health, Community Mental Health, Progression Institute, Recovery Services, and Hartford Behavioral Health. (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 substance abuse in an inpatient setting.

Best-Rated Drug Rehab Centers

Hartford Health Rushford

877-577-3233  |    Visit Website

883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut 06450

Residential treatment at Rushford includes gender-specific programs, individual counseling, group therapy, family involvement and 12-step meetings. They also offer clients medication management and a variety of holistic treatment options including yoga, art therapy, mindfulness, meditation and nutrition counseling and management.

Levels of Care: Detox, Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note: They provide both substance abuse and mental health services for adults and teens.

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Recovery Services of Connecticut

Recovery Services of Connecticut in Bridgeport, CT

203-421-6242  |    Visit Website

71 Bradley Road, Suite 6, Madison, Connecticut 06443

Personalized treatment plans might include some combination of individual and group therapy, relapse prevention, family therapy, and education. Group counseling services might include relapse prevention, 12-step, and relationship and communication skills building.

Levels of Care: IOP, PHP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: A
Accreditations: Joint Commission

High Watch Recovery Center

High Watch Recovery in Connecticut

860-927-3772  |    Visit Website

62 Carter Road, Kent, Connecticut 06757

Treatment at High Watch Recovery is highly customized to each client’s specific needs. Options can include individual and group therapies, and 12-step programs. They also offer equine therapy, groups for empowering women, and relationship groups.

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.

Progressive Institute

Progressive Institute in Bridgeport, CT

203-816-6424  |    Visit Website

2 Trap Falls Road, Suite 120, Shelton, Connecticut 06484

Therapy is going to include CBT, DBT, cognitive processing therapy, and motivational interviewing. Individual and group therapies are central to outpatient treatment at Progressive Institute, and therapists focus on 8 elements of wellness: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual.

Levels of Care: IOP, OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Newport Academy

203-884-8652  |    Visit Website

64 Double Hill Road, Bethlehem, CT 06751

Clients will receive a combination of individual, group, and family therapy, nutrition counseling, DBT, body image groups, medication management, acceptance and commitment therapy, CBT, EMDR, yoga, equine-assisted learning, fitness activities, horticulture, experiential learning, music, martial arts, culinary arts, community service, art, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, education and more.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: B
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note: They offer separate residential programs for boys and girls.

Hartford Behavioral Health

Hartford Behavioral Health in Hartford, CT

860-548-0101  |    Visit Website

2550 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06120

HBH helps to treat substance abuse and possible co-occurring mental health conditions through psychotherapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, individual and family or couples counseling, and more depending on what each specific client needs.

Levels of Care: OP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Silverhill Hospital

SIlverhill Hospital in Connecticut

1-866-542-4455  |    Visit Website

208 Valley Road, New Canaan, Connecticut 06840

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.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Mountainside

860-824-1397  |    Visit Website

187 S Canaan Road, Canaan, Connecticut 06018

Residential treatment will look like a combination of group counseling, individual therapy, 12-step, anger management, acupuncture, adventure therapy, exercise and movement, expressive therapies, nutrition, mindfulness, spirituality, medication management and family counseling.

Levels of Care: Detox, Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C
Accreditations: Joint Commission & NAATP

Retreat Behavioral Health

Retreat Behavioral Health in Connecticut

855-859-8808  |    Visit Website

915 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, New Haven, Connecticut 06519

Holistic options available to clients through Retreat Behavioral Health are yoga, culinary art, equine-assisted therapy, massage therapy, gardening, art therapy, music therapy, mindfulness meditation, games or puzzles and other recreational activities.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C
Accreditations: Joint Commission

CHR Health

1-877-884-3571X   |    Visit Website

153 Hazard Avenue, Enfield, Connecticut 06082

Treatment through CHR Health will include individual counseling, group therapy and family sessions, life skills activities and aftercare planning. They offer medication management and each plan depends on the specific and individual needs of each client.

Levels of Care: Inpatient Treatment, IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: C
Accreditations: Joint Commission

Community Mental Health Affiliates

Community Mental Health Affiliates in Hartford, CT

860-348-2310  |    Visit Website

233 Main Street, New Britain, Connecticut 06051

Treatment is going to vary on a case-by-case basis depending on what each client needs. Each person with substance abuse and possible co-occurring mental health conditions is going to require a specific treatment plan, so this will be designed during the evaluation and assessment process. Some might include medication assistance and gender-specific group therapy.

Levels of Care: IOP

TRUST SIGNALS

Online Reviews: D
Accreditations: Joint Commission
Editorial Note:  All services are bilingual.

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