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Paramount Wellness Retreat

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Our peaceful residential center, nestled in the Connecticut countryside, offers life-changing, integrative care that changes patients’ lives and promotes mental wellness. At Paramount Wellness Retreat, our medical-assisted detox and dual-diagnosis approach helps patients reignite their spirit and find freedom from addiction and mental illness. With luxury amenities and personalized treatment, we provide patients comfort and peace during this challenging period. Our highly qualified recovery specialists aim to change and enrich lives. You don’t have to fight alone if you or a loved one are struggling with addiction or mental health problems. See the difference our client-centered treatment can make in your life when you visit Paramount Wellness Retreat.

Key Features

  • Luxurious Private Rooms
  • Personalized Dining Options
  • Serene and Secluded Location
7 Island Dock Rd, Haddam, Connecticut, 06438

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More About Paramount Wellness Retreat

How We Treat Addiction

At Paramount Wellness Retreat, we use a combination of scientifically backed, evidence-based treatments like cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), group and individual counseling, and holistic treatment options like yoga, meditation, and art therapy. Patients can also receive peer support in our 12-step groups. With a personalized and integrative care approach, we address every aspect of our patients to promote healing and wellness in a relaxing, scenic environment. Patients can overcome their struggles and begin lasting recovery by achieving inner and outer peace.

Meet Our Staff

David Hendricks, MD

Medical Director

Joshua Zeises

Chief Executive Officer

Cassandra "CC" Ruela, LPC

Executive Director

James Fulti

Director of Admissions

Client Reviews

Without a doubt, an incredible place. Smack dab in the middle of nowhere, right across from a beautiful park on the CT river. Staff and peers have been fantastic, and it's such a tight knit community, it's impossible not to feel safe and welcome. The facility is immaculate, the food is great, and the beds are comfortable. Groups are well established, as well as engaging, and thought provoking. It's refreshing getting so many perspectives and different learning styles under one roof. There's plenty of room to grow, heal, and to make a fresh start here. Better futures and lifetime bonds are forged here, so enjoy the stay!
Marc D'Addio
This may be one of the easier reviews I've been afforded the luxury to give. We all need help in one way or another but if the needs for help are great enough that you or someone you know require treatment, then Paramount is definitely somewhere worth recommending. Staff is very knowledgeable and caring with a mixture of tough love and unwavering support. The facility is clean and well kept, and although not a primary requirement of mine, was definitely a plus. Treatment is not a one size fits all and the requirements for long term success rest solely on the person attending. However, with an open mind, desire to change, and motivation to put in the work, those tools will be given to you there. Tools are only as good as the application, so ask questions, advocate for yourself, and give yourself a fighting chance because the support system you will receive at Paramount will be more than happy to oblige and set you on a path that is infinitely more palatable than one can manage by trying to figure it out on their own.
Joe P
It is a wonderful place with staff who will fully commit to you and your sobriety. Lorena, Ginny, and Shana are truly some of the best people who have ever helped in my recovery. I will never forget my experience here as they have changed my life for the better. 10/10 highly recommend if you want to get on the right step for sobriety.
Jon Boyer
What a caring and understanding place. The staff helped me find meaning in a new beginning. I would recommend anyone who has struggled with addiction to go to Paramount Wellness Retreat. I also enjoyed my groups and felt heard by everyone in the room.
Dayna Yael
7 Island Dock Rd, Haddam, Connecticut, 06438
  • Treatment Types: Aftercare, Detox, Dual Diagnosis, Inpatient Detox, Inpatient Treatment, MAT, Residential Treatment
  • Detox For: Alcohol, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Opioids, Heroin
  • Services For: Adult men, Adult women, Past trauma, Persons with co-occurring mental and substance use disorders, Young adults

Insurance Information

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Private health insurance
State financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid
IHS/Tribal/Urban (ITU) funds
Military insurance (e.g., TRICARE)

Financial Assistance

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Sliding Fee Scale
Payment Assistance

Standards For Inclusion

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

4.3 – 5 Stars

3.5 – 4.2 Stars

2.6 – 3.4 Stars

2 – 2.5 Stars

2 Stars

About Our Helpline’s helpline is a private and convenient solution for individuals seeking treatment for addiction or mental illness.

Calls to our helpline (all non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) will be answered by Recovery Advisors, American Addiction Centers, or one of our verified local treatment partners. Calls are routed based on geographic location.

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For more information on Live Another Day’s helpline, as well as our selection process, mission statement, and staff, visit our About page.

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