South Central Rehabilitation Center Reviews, Cost, Complaints

South Central Rehabilitation Center

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south central rehab centerThe Basics

Although New Haven, Connecticut is home to prestigious universities like Yale, certain areas are also host to serious drug abuse problems, poverty and urban blight. South Central Rehabilitation Center is the meeting place of those two worlds. As part of the Cornell Scott Hill Health Center, which started as a non-profit collaboration between the New Haven community and Yale School of Medicine, SCRC aims to provide state-of-the-art and integrated care for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.

SCRC began as a detox facility in the 1990s but has since expanded its reach and programs to include methadone maintenance, an outpatient program, infectious disease management and psychological treatment. SCRC is one of the few facilities in the nation to combine so many different treatments—it’s a one-stop-shop that takes a holistic and well-rounded approach to addiction.

Treatment and Staff

SCRC embraces a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to treatment, with an overall philosophy of harm-reduction (as opposed to facilities with abstinence-based philosophies). It provides detox with both methadone and Suboxone treatment. There are also psychiatrists on staff for medication management, and MDs to treat primary medical issues.

Detox can host 29 clients at a time, and can handle a full range of substance problems from opiates to methamphetamines to alcohol abuse. The process lasts five to seven days and is medically supervised in a hospital-like setting.

After detox, SCRC clients can move on to the outpatient track. The length of treatment varies according to the needs of the client. Because of their focus on harm reduction, the goal of abstinence isn’t imposed on every client. Instead, SCRC “meets people where they are,” which can sometimes mean only minimizing the harmful effects of drug use.

Techniques commonly employed at SCRC’s outpatient program include CBT and Motivational Interviewing (MI), which are are implemented through group and individual therapy sessions. Group sessions are held daily, and tend to be a mix of outpatients clients and those still in the detox stage. Group sizes can vary from as few as three people a group to as many as 15 or 16.

There are around 85 people on the staff of SCRC including medical providers, LPNs and RNs, medical technicians, a psychiatrist, social workers and licensed Master’s level therapists.

Extras

SCRC is one of the few substance abuse programs in the country that offers such an extensive integration of services to those suffering from substance abuse. In particular, their emphasis on managing infectious diseases on top of all the addiction treatment is a particular bonus.

In Summary

South Central Rehabilitation Center is a good choice for those who have truly hit bottom, though SCRC program director Ben Metcalf claims that the program is versatile enough to help to anyone at any stage of addiction. While those seeking complete abstinence may find themselves at odds with the relatively flexible harm-reduction approach, overall SCRC has a professional staff and comprehensive treatment programs.

South Central Rehabilitation Center
232 Cedar St
New Haven, CT 06519

South Central Rehabilitation Center Cost: Sliding scale; most insurance accepted. Reach South Central Rehabilitation Center by phone at (203) 503-3000. Find South Central Rehabilitation Center on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

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  1. this place kept me off of alcohol fo 8 1/2 years! And if you know anything about detoxification there first priority is or are the critical ones such as Benies & Liquor! Opioid detox is NOT Life threatening.As much as you feel like you gonna die “your not going to die” And about the staff,it’s all about how you present your-self?! You act like an ASS and baby you get treated like one!? The staff there are patient & considerate. It’s not first come 1st served the Med. field is not as simple as you think a RN just can’t hand you med’s MD’s need to ok the shit there the ones that are ,most of the time dickin’ around? and there’s liability and then your insurance situation.

  2. Most of the nurses are excellent and very kind but the place as a whole is terrible, I’ve been there a few times for detox and it used to be great all around but after my last time there in February 2017 I swore I’d never would go back. The staff was extremely rude, all the way from the counselors and clinicians down to the nurses which used to be great, they also make you wait an obscene amount of time before they accept you, in my case it was twenty-two hours and has never been less than thirteen hours. In all honesty you’re better off going somewhere else or getting 75 MG’s. of methadone and detox from home. Take 25mgs. day one and decrease by 5mgs. each day. Stay away from this place and good luck.

  3. This is the worst place to go to if you want to get methadone and stay clean!!!! I was on it clean for about a year and 3 months on and off and felt like they still treated me like a no good untrustworthy drug addict. The staff is corrupt and unsympathetic! I’ve heard many many many stories and have experienced the staff being totally unprofessional and doing things that are just down right unacceptable to their patients. However I kept these things to myself in fear no one would believe me.The only reason I continued to go was because I truly liked my social worker but she took the staff’s side over mine because I’m a lying manipulating drug addict right?! This place makes you feel like you’re beneath them. They make you wait an obscene amount of time for anything even just to take a urine and have no respect for your time. I wouldn’t even bother considering this place it’s a waste of your time and effort to get clean. I highly suggest you go somewhere else!

    • this place kept me off of alcohol fo 8 1/2 years! And if you know anything about detoxification there first priority is or are the critical ones such as Benies & Liquor! Opioid detox is NOT Life threatening.As much as you feel like you gonna die “your not going to die” And about the staff,it’s all about how you present your-self?! You act like an ASS and baby you get treated like one!? The staff there are patient & considerate. It’s not first come 1st served the Med. field is not as simple as you think a RN just can’t hand you med’s MD’s need to ok the shit there the ones that are ,most of the time dickin’ around? and there’s liability and then your insurance situation.

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