About Connecticut Valley Hospital Addiction Services Division
The Detoxification Program has 20 male/female beds, with an average length of stay of approximately 5 days.
There are 3 Rehabilitation Programs. Two male units each with 30 beds and one female unit (STAR Program) with 30 beds. Rehabilitation services are individualized, but generally do not go beyond 45 days inpatient care.
Special populations served include: pregnant women, HIV positive, deaf and hearing impaired, and individuals with co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
Treatment services include:
Medical Management of withdrawal symptoms (methadone protocol available for opiate detox)
Comprehensive psychiatric, medical, and psychosocial assessment
Treatment of acute medical/psychiatric problems (including outside referrals, as necessary)
Educational groups on addiction/recovery
Development of a comprehensive aftercare/discharge plan that is supportive of the next stage of recovery
Other specialty groups and adjunct services include:
grief and loss
roles and addiction
women’s specialty issues
dialectical behavior therapy skills for substance users
GED education/educational tutoring
Health education topics
12-step recovery meetings
spiritual and chaplaincy services
Clients referred to the Detoxification Program are admitted either as a voluntary admission, or on an involuntary Physician Emergency Certificate. Clients referred to the Rehabilitation Programs are admitted either through a voluntary admission process, or referred by the courts as a stipulation of probation/parole. Court referrals may be facilitated by the DMHAS Office of Forensic Evaluation Court Liaison Program or Court Support Services Division.
All admissions are preceded by a screening process which involves the collection of demographic and clinical data to determine the appropriate level of care. Clients are screened utilizing the Connecticut Client Placement Criteria.