Substance Abuse

Adult Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient DAY Program for Substance Abuse Treatment and Counseling

540 Litchfield Street
Memorial Building, 2nd Floor
Torrington, CT  06790
860-496-6380

DAY PROGRAM – Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday- 10am-1pm

The Adult Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program at CHH’s substance abuse treatment centers provide a confidential, highly structured, intensive intermediate level of care between inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs for adults. The treatment philosophy of the program is to develop individual treatment plans for each member, treating mental health and substance abuse issues simultaneously. The focus of the substance abuse counseling programs is group therapy utilizing a variety of treatment techniques including motivational enhancement, stages of change, drug screening, relapse prevention, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Substance abuse treatment programs operate three times per week for three hours per treatment day.

The Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program and its substance abuse counselors assist adults achieve many objectives during treatment which include:

  • Assist to decrease substance abuse and presenting psychiatric, behavioral, and emotional symptoms.
  • Assist substance abuse treatment program members in developing successful coping and stress management skills
  • Provide medication management as warranted
  • Help program members in recognizing and communicating feelings in constructive and recovery focused ways

Adult Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient EVENING Program for Substance Abuse Treatment & Counseling

540 Litchfield Street
Partial Hospital Building
Torrington, CT  06790
860-496-6252

EVENING PROGRAM – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The evening adult dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital provides a conveniently scheduled program for adults with co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. This program is ideal for those individuals who work during the day or attend college, as it provides a confidential, highly structured program for adults in which psychiatric and/or substance dependence symptoms are impeding their ability to function interpersonally and professionally.

The focus of the program is group therapy, utilizing a variety of treatment techniques including integrated treatment for co-occurring, stages of change, relapse prevention, psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

The treatment philosophy of the dual diagnosis program is to develop individual treatment plans for each member treating mental health and substance abuse disorders simultaneously. The effective components of recovery program focuses on best evidence-based practices in care reflecting the interest, value needs and choices of the individuals we serve.

Program highlights

• Comprehensive assessment of clinical needs

• Group therapy addressing relationship between mental health and substance use

• Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

• Case management and discharge planning

Adult Evening Relapse Prevention Outpatient Program

540 Litchfield Street
Partial Hospital Building
Torrington, CT  06790
860-496-6252

EVENING PROGRAM – Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

The CHH evening adult relapse prevention outpatient program teaches people strategies that will maintain the wellness skills they’ve learned while in treatment. This program is conveniently scheduled once a week for a 90 minute session in the evening, providing a structured learning environment where participants are taught strategic planning that focuses on maintaining effective coping skills.

The program is for adults who have both a mental health issue and a substance abuse disorder, more commonly known as co-occurring disorders or dual diagnosis disorder. The treatment philosophy for the relapse prevention program is developed on an individualized basis as it relates to their personalized treatment plan.

The plan is patient focused, specific to the needs of that particular individual. The group focus provides treatment for the dual diagnosis adults as to the stages of change, relapse prevention, psychotherapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Program highlights

• Comprehensive assessment of clinical needs

• Group therapy addressing relationship between

mental health and substance use

• Psychiatric evaluation and medication

management

• Case management and discharge planning

Most insurance accepted, including Medicaid, Medicare, Anthem, Cigna, Connecticare and UBH.

The Adult Dual-Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program is funded in part by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services of the State of Connecticut.