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Sober Living in Middletown ConnecticutThe Basics

Founded in 1972, The Connection Lodge is a multi-faceted behavioral health organization based in Middletown, Connecticut. It offers a variety of programs including Connections Lodge, an all-male sober living facility in New Haven. Clients live in a safe, structured and sober environment while attending outpatient treatment at The Connection’s alcohol and drug addiction treatment program. Accommodations at The Lodge are reserved for clients currentlly enrolled in treatment.

Accommodations and Amenities

With a total of 27 beds, men stay in private rooms on one floor of a clinical building. Because the program stresses independent living and life skills, residents are expected to cook for themselves in a communal kitchen.

Rules and Regulations

Clients must be male, 18 years or older and have at least 30 consecutive days of sobriety. Rent is paid weekly and while there are no limits on lengths of stay, the men are expected to make strides towards permanent housing after a reasonable amount of time. Clients are to remain abstinent from alcohol and drugs while in residence and random drug testing is administered to enforce this regulation.

Clients are required to attend The Connections outpatient treatment program while living at The Lodge. Plans are flexible and individualized and include both group and individual therapy using evidence-based practices such as CBT and MET. Though attendance of 12-step meetings is not required, residents are encouraged to attend on their own time. Vocational counseling is also provided.

Staff consists of LCSWs, LADCs, Master’s-level counselors and psychologists.


The Connection also offers a number residential programs for clients with psycho-social and co-occurring disorders, community outreach, case management and other programs for mental health issues. A full list of services can be found on their website.

In Summary

The Connection Lodge is a unique sober living facility with close ties to an in-network outpatient program, making it a hybrid of residential and outpatient treatment. As one service under the umbrella of a large behavioral health organization, The Lodge is supported with a range of substance abuse support and mental health services available to clients and the community. For men looking for a sober living environment with structure and the flexibility of outpatient treatment, The Connection Lodge is a solid support.

The Connection Lodge
48 Howe St
New Haven, CT 06457

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