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(5 of 5)
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420 Post Road West
Westport CT 06880

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Located in Westport, Conn., Positive Directions is a nonprofit that provides outpatient counseling to people who are struggling with addiction and/or mental health illnesses. According to the center’s website, Positive Directions’ mission is to “promote and support individuals, families and communities in Southwestern Connecticut by providing youth development programs and individual counseling services for mental health and addictive behaviors.”


According to Positive Directions’ website, the center provides assessments, evaluations, and therapy to individuals, couples, and families. The services are designed for people with substance abuse issues, problems gambling, and/or any other addictive behaviors.

The center has a compulsive gambling treatment program that offers specialized treatment for people with gambling problems. Positive Directions’ staff specializes in treatment planning to replace gambling with new skills.

Positive Directions has a free telephone advisory service. It allows people to ask questions about mental health options and services discreetly.

The employee assistance programs provides confidential counseling services at no cost to employees, while the center has a contract with employers. The program is designed to help employees cope with personal problems that may affect job performance such as family conflicts, anxiety, stress, bereavement, and substance abuse.

The facility also offers intervention help and has positive youth development programs.


Positive Directions’ website indicates the treatment team includes counselors.


The one loved one who was polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing provided a positive review. They gave the center four out of five stars across the board including when asked if they would recommend Positive Directions.

They wrote: “It had a supportive staff and great counseling.” The loved one also gave the center for stars for holistic offerings, counseling options, and the staff’s experience.


There is currently no information provided on the facility's website regarding its costs. However, the one loved one surveyed by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing gave the center four out of five stars for Positive Directions’ affordability.

Published February 2017

Published on February 2017

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