Rushford, a partner of Hartford Healthcare Network of Connecticut, is a medical organization offering a range of mental and behavioral health services. These include a residential program for co-occurring disorders treatment of adolescent males, crisis stabilization and detox, Partial Hospitalization (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and outpatient services spread across several locations. The adolescent male program is housed at Stonegate in Durham, while the other programs and detox are in Middletown. There’s an additional detox facility in Meriden and a sober living facility called Stonehaven in Portland.
Accommodations and Food
Stonegate in Durham houses the co-occurring program for adolescent males. Situated on 43 acres, it has 16 beds available in single- and double-occupancy rooms, as well as a reception area, a lounge, a dining room, a game room, meeting rooms and a living room. All are sunny and spacious with light wood furnishings, offering a homey, upbeat atmosphere. Meals are served in the cafeteria and include options such as burgers, grilled cheese and pizza. Though some of the choices aren’t the healthiest, dietary monitoring services are available. Clients stay at Stonegate for 28 days.
The adult residential facility is located on the Connecticut River in Middletown. It is a 28-day, gender-specific residential program with 42 beds. Two-, three- and four-person rooms are available, with women and men on separate floors and an additional 19 detox beds. On average, the gender breakdown is about 30 men and 12 women at any given time.
The Middletown facility is the former Town Farm Inn and is still set up like a hotel, as each room has its own private bathroom attached. There are also group rooms for counseling and a big cafeteria, which serves similar cuisine to Stonegate.
Treatment and Staff
Upon intake, psychosocial assessments are used to match clients to an appropriate level of care. Urgent assessments and referrals can be done daily from 8 am to midnight at the Middletown facility, which then makes referrals to detox or other levels of care.
Stonegate uses a holistic approach for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Services include individual, family and group therapy, as well as recreational activities like sports and art. The Seven Challenges and Gorski-Cenaps methods are used as relapse-prevention techniques and to help educate families. The staff at Stonegate consists of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists, licensed psychologists, therapists and registered nurses, with a staff-to-client ratio of one-to-three.
The Middletown facility’s programs include adult residential, detox, PHP, IOP and outpatient services. All of the programs offer (to varying degrees) individual, gender-specific group and family counseling, daily on- and off-site 12-step meetings, case management and discharge planning. While treatment is generally gender-segregated, some activities like scheduled group walks are coed.
PHP at Middletown is five days a week, five hours a day, a more intensive schedule than the outpatient options and only a slight step down from inpatient care. IOP can be attended three to five days a week, three hours a day. Both PHP and IOP offer group therapy, drug education and an introduction to the 12 steps, with the goal of developing the skills and confidence to cope with substance abuse recovery while working and living at home.
The staff at Middletown is led by substance-abuse physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists, who are supported by CADCs, nurses, nurse practitioners, therapists and social workers. The staff-to-client ratio is one-to-five.
Rushford also offers senior outreach and treatment. Outreach goes into the community to identify Middlesex and New Haven County residents 55 and older who are struggling with chemical dependency, providing outpatient care that includes educational presentations to caregivers and clients about medication management, loss and living up to one’s potential throughout the aging process.
After primary care, Rushford has the Stonehaven sober living program, which provides clinical support through counseling and group therapy. Finally, for those coming off opiates, Stonegate also offers a buprenorphine-assisted outpatient program in Glastonbury that includes group and individual therapy.
Rushford is one of Connecticut’s leading providers of comprehensive addiction and mental health treatment programs. From adolescents to adults and seniors, Rushford offers services to help substance abuse clients realize their potential for healthy, productive living.
459 Wallingford Rd
Durham, CT 06422
1250 Silver St
Middletown, CT 06457
Rushford Cost: $20,700 ($690 day rate, adult residential); $18,450 ($615 day rate, adolescent residential); $12,180 ($406 day rate, PHP); $8,940 ($298 day rate, IOP); $10,000 ($100 day rate, outpatient); $162.50 (evaluation). Reach Rushford by phone at (877) 577-3233 or (860) 346-0300. Find Rushford on Facebook
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