Substance Abuse

AL-ANON/ALATEEN FAMILY GROUPS OF CONNECTICUT 

1-888-8AL-ANON (825-2666)

www.ctalanon.org

Al-Anon and Alateen are worldwide organizations that offer programs of help and mutual support for families and friends of someone with a drinking problem, whether or not that person seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem. Participants in Al-Anon and Alateen give and receive comfort and understanding through a mutual exchange of experience, strength and hope, and learn how the principles of the AlAnon program can be applied to their own lives.

 

CHILD GUIDANCE CENTER OF SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT

196 Greyrock Place, Stamford

203-324-6127

2-1-1 24-Hour Crisis Hotline/ Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Unit

www.childguidancect.org

Treatment Programs and Prevention Programs

• Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy Program

• Children and Parent Resource Team

• Community Emergency Response Program

• Crime Victims Assistance and Community Policing Partnership

• Emergency Mobile Crisis Services

• Intensive Home Based Services

• Lower Fairfield county Child Sexual Abuse Response Team

• Parent Consultation Service

• Professional Consultation Service

CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE

4 Byington Place, Norwalk

203-866-2541

www.ctrenaissance.com

Assesses and treats adolescents and adults for substance abuse and mental health issues. Provides individual and group services in bereavement, trauma, substance abuse, anger or stress management, relapse prevention, eating disorders and psychospiritual counseling.

 

DARIEN FAMILY YOUTH OPTIONS

2 Renshaw Road, Darien

203-655-8973

Helps children and teenagers build the skills necessary to face the temptation of activities that may be harmful to themselves or others. Our services include:

• Anger management programs

• Assessment and intervention

• Drug testing

• Group therapy and parenting help

• Individual and family counseling

• Peer mentor groups

• Relapse prevention

• Telephone consultation

FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S AGENCY

9 Mott Avenue, 4th Floor, Norwalk

203-855-8765

www.familyandchildrensagency.org

Connects individuals and families in crisis, or at transitional moments of their lives, with skilled professionals in counseling, mental health and substance abuse services, senior services, family support, youth development, homeless services, mentoring and adoption programs.

 

FAMILY CENTERS Darien/New Canaan

590 Boston Post Road, Darien

203-655-0547 Phone (call or see Web site for other locations)

www.familycenters.org

Offers counseling, education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. Programs include:

• Bright Beginnings; Preschool and Early Childhood Education.

• Families in Crisis; Family Centers’ comprehensive network of counseling, support and referral services.

• Fostering Independence; through vocational and career training, housing resources, counseling and self-sufficiency programs.

• Workplace Resources; WorkLife Solutions provides comprehensive employee assistance programs, work-life services.

 

FOUR WINDS HOSPITAL

800 Cross River Road, Katonah, NY

914-763-8151 or 1-800-528-6624

www.fourwindshospital.com

Provides quality inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents and adults. Serves as a leading specialized provider of inpatient psychiatric treatment for children and adolescents.

 

GOVERNOR’S PREVENTION PARTNERSHIP

1-800-422-5422

www.preventionworksct.org

Provides the leadership and resources to assist in the powerful effort to keep Connecticut’s kids safe, successful and drug-free. Leader in prevention work related to mentoring, underage drinking, and high-risk behavior among youth and college students, Student Assistance Programs and more.

 

HALL-BROOKE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

47 Long Lots Road, Westport

203-227-1251

1-800-LIFE-NOW (543-3669)

www.hallbrooke.org

Provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, chemical dependency, and supportive services for children, adolescents and adults.

LIBERATION PROGRAMS, INC.

125 Main Street, Stamford

203-356-1980

www.liberationprograms.org

Offers substance abuse education, treatment and prevention to adults, adolescents and families.

NEW CANAAN COALITION

77 Main Street, New Canaan

203-594-3093

This community group consists of youth from 8th–12th grades, parents, town officials, human and youth service workers, police, school personnel, local therapists, attorneys, representatives from faith communities, and others. They come together to brainstorm issues regarding youth and high-risk behavior, namely substance abuse. This group also provides educational forums for youth and parents with current research and strategies for prevention in the home.

NEW CANAAN PARENT SUPPORT GROUP
111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan, CT
203-564-6374
ncparentsupportgroup.org
Our mission is twofold: 1) to provide support and hope to parents affected by their child’s substance misuse; and 2) to educate and raise awareness about addiction, mental health and recovery in our community.  We hold weekly support meetings at St. Mark's Church, and frequent community events to educate and increase understanding.

NEW LEARNING CENTER

49 John Street, Southport

203-307-3030

Works with agencies, schools and professionals to provide continuity of care by offering individual, couples and family therapies, as well as a broad range of specialty services. Specialized groups for children are offered for helping with social skills in grades 3–12.

POSITIVE DIRECTIONS

420 Post Road West, Westport

203-227-7644

www.positivedirections.org

The programs of Positive Directions support these primary goals:

• To encourage a supportive environment for individuals and families to seek treatment and develop a substance-free lifestyle.  

• To help employers and employees cope with substance abuse and other problems in the workplace.

• To provide information, counseling and support to people involved with alcohol, drugs and other destructive behavior to motivate them to accept treatment. 

• To reach youth before they become involved with alcohol, drugs or other risky behavior and to help them make responsible decisions.  

SILVER HILL HOSPITAL

208 Valley Road, New Canaan 

203-966-3561

1-800-899-4455

www.silverhillhospital.org

Provides substance abuse and psychiatric treatment for adolescents and adults, including inpatient and outpatient treatment, day programs with schooling facilities, and chemical dependency groups.