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About Aware Recovery Care In-Home Addiction Treatment in Connecticut
Live in Connecticut and need to stay home, at work, in school, in your bed, around your own family, and with your pet while learning to change your life? Returning from inpatient treatment and need a home transition? Aware Recovery Care believes that addiction treatment is best treated in the home environment. Designed in concert with Yale Addiction Psychiatrists, Aware Recovery Care is one of a kind. Intensive addiction treatment is provided in-home for a full year. Aware Recovery Care provides a true person-centered multi-disciplinary team for each client. We help our clients learn the new skills and daily habits they must have to lead lives free of alcohol and/or drugs - in the comfort and privacy of the homes and communities where they live in Connecticut. Our unique treatment approach provides comprehensive care from a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians led by an Addiction Psychiatrist. Aware Recovery Care delivers unique and individualized face-to-face care, allowing people to “Recover Where You Live." We help our clients develop and master the skills necessary for lifelong recovery. Aware Recovery Care provides the intensity and structure of an inpatient facility, with the freedom of an outpatient facility. The ARC program can be provided before, after, in addition to, or lieu of, traditional treatments. Give us a year, and get your life back!
Dual Diagnosis/Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment
These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.
- Recover where you live
- Chronic treatment for a chronic disease
- Try Different
- We don't just teach you recovery, we help you live it
- Developed by Yale Addiction Psychiatrists
- A BBB rated addiction treatment provider in Connecticut, called "the future of addiction treatment".
- In-Home addiction treatment
- Real world innovative and effective addiction treatment
- The New Face of Addiction Treatment
Dr Velandy ManoharMedical Director
Dr. Velandy Manohar brings warmth, wisdom, and compassion to Aware Recovery Care. He is a son, a brother, an uncle, a father of two sons, a grandfather, a neighbor, and a member of many local community organizations. Dr. Manohar is a member of The Valley Hindu Temple in Middletown, CT and at one time he even performed functions of a priest for over thirty years. He is a seasoned physician certified in Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, and most importantly is a teacher and a life-long learner. He is deeply committed to advocating for the health and wellbeing of active duty service members, veterans and their families, and is recognized by the US Marine Corps League of CT. He is a lifelong advocate for eliminating Health Care Disparities and is recognized by The Connecticut Multi-Cultural health partnership. Dr. Manohar received the Nancy Berger Award, and is an external member of Policy Committee of The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity, The Center for Occupational Health and Education, and engaged in efforts to help achieve specific sustainable development goals including protection of and education of girl children. His gentle nature combined with his passion and experience is a gift to all that he comes in contact with. Dr. Manohar's main edict is to deliver treatment with a compassionate heart, and we at Aware Recovery Care do our very best to live by his words each and every day.Show Bio
Sarah Allen BentonDirector of Clinical Services
Sarah Allen Benton, MS, LMHC, LPC is the Director of Clinical Services at Aware Recovery Care with over 14 tears if experience in direct care. She is Co-Founder of Benton Behavioral Health Consulting, LLC and the Clinical Consultant for The Strathmore House transitional sober living in Boston, MA. She was formerly a Therapist at Insight Counseling in Ridgefield, CT, a Primary Therapist at Turning Point addiction treatment in New Haven, CT and a Therapist/Case Manager at McLean Hospital in the McLean Brook dual diagnosis treatment program in Waltham, MA. She is author of the book “Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic” and has been featured in the NY Times and appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Today Show, CBS Early Show and NPR.Show Bio
Megan Tredennick, LPC, LADC, ADS, NCCTherapist
As a private practice psychotherapist, Megan strives to assist her clients in finding meaning behind their challenges and identifying their purposes for the future. She holds a Master's Degree from Fairfield University in Community Counseling. She is a licensed Professional Counselor (2010) and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (since 2014). She is also an auricular acupuncture detoxification specialist which is a holistic intervention used to reduce cravings, urges, withdrawal symptoms, and reduce anxiety amongst others benefits. It is also known as the NADA Protocol. In 2015, she was a National presenter in Cleveland, OH on a clinical study she completed on the use of acupuncture with addiction with her clients. She is also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) which is a therapy approach that can be applied to most mental health issues (heavily targets those with a trauma history) or addiction related goals. She has worked for Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT for 6.5 years as an outpatient therapist and the last 3.5 has been a senior therapist at South Central Rehabilitation Center. There, she works on a detox unit and with outpatient clients on a variety of different medication assisted therapies. Currently, she has a private practice with a strong focus in co-occurring disorders treatment. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, snowboarding, swimming, and has a passion for nutrition and fitness.Show Bio
Chuck Gabriele RNAddiction Nurse
Chuck is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a medic. This is where he found his passion for medicine and has worked in many roles of healthcare, and then has since became registered nurse. He comes to us with 13 years of recovery experience and a constant desire to combine this and his skills as a nurse to help others find their personal path to recovery and wellness. In his spare time he is an avid birder, camper, and general nature buff. Chuck also continues to use his spare time to further his nursing skills with a focus on developing tools to guide clients using a holistic nursing approach.Show Bio
- For Connecticut Residents Only - ARC is Private Pay, in network with Anthem BCBS and affiliates, and out of network with other major private insurers. Unfortunately at this time, we accept NO MEDICAID/HUSKY. We do work with medical lending companies that provide financing depending on credit.
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ABOUT AWARE RECOVERY CARE HOME BASED ADDICTION TREATMENT IN CONNECTICUT
Headquartered in North Haven, Conn., and serving clients throughout Connecticut and New Hampshire, Aware Recovery Care (ARC) is an evidence-based drug and alcohol addiction rehabilitation program for adults and adolescents. The center is a private, for-profit facility, which make up about eight percent of all treatment facilities in Connecticut. ARC offers a one-year outpatient program. Clients receive treatment in their homes. Clients come from an array of backgrounds, including clients with young family obligations, individuals transitioning out of residential treatment, corporate executives, licensed professionals, and students. Detox is not available.
TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT
ARC treats addiction as a chronic disease needing ongoing, whole-person rehabilitative care. Before beginning a highly-individualized recovery program, each client meets with a staff psychiatrist and undergoes a physical exam at their home. If detox is necessary, the treatment staff provides a referral and manages arrangements.
Over the course of the year that follows, a certified recovery advisor (CRA) meets regularly with the client to coordinate medical assessments, therapies, support group strengthening, and collaboration with existing clinicians. ARC is one of the 185 (88.1 percent) of Connecticut facilities that offer family counseling.
The CRA facilitates a holistic curriculum and is one of the 113 (53.8 percent) of the state’s treatment facilities to use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Trauma-related counseling is also a popular treatment method used at ARC.
Holistic and alternative treatment methods are encouraged throughout the treatment process. Clients have access to options like yoga and acupuncture, which is available at only 39 of Connecticut’s treatment facilities. Medication-assisted therapy (MAT) is available for clients that need the assistance of medications to make it through the treatment process. MAT treatments are overseen by qualified medical personnel.
The 12-step process is included in the treatment process as well. The 12-Step program is widely used, including in 70 percent of the state’s treatment facilities, for its spiritual and long-term care components. It is encouraged since clients can use it as a continuing care component long after they finish their primary treatment method.
Monitoring and testing services are both made available to clients. They can choose to opt into random substance use screenings and a GPS tracking system. That way, there is a higher level of accountability while still in treatment.
As clients prepare to transition out of the treatment programs, transition services are made available. Clients work with case managers to develop a continuing care plan that involves counseling and partnerships with community support services. That way, clients are supported throughout the transition and can access services on a periodic basis.
The CRA is trained in understanding several therapeutic modalities. They coordinate sessions with the ARC network of board-certified addiction psychiatrists, master’s level family therapists, registered nurses, case managers, and registered dietitians.
WHAT ALUMNI SAY
At the time of this writing, eight alumni submitted feedback to Rehabs.com about Aware Recovery Care. Six of the reviews were positive, two were negative.
Clients gave positive feedback to ARC for its flexible, highly individualized treatment program and the compassionate, helpful staff. However, alum T.B. did comment on the lack of group therapy, writing: "The facility does not have groups and is only one on one. I don't consider this a weakness, however after being at so many treatment centers I have become accustomed to group therapy." Detailed polling data was collected by Rehabs.com from four alumni.
Holistic Offerings: 4.8/5
Staff Experience and Training: 5/5
In the negative reviews, alumni described “unsupportive and unprofessional” staff members. One alum noted how the program required payment upfront and refused to refund it.
Third-party sites yield mostly positive ratings. On Google, Aware Recovery Care has three five out of five star reviews to date. The only individual to leave commentary praised the overall program and staff. On Yelp, ARC has one one-star review and five five-star reviews that are not currently recommended. While five individuals praised the program, one found them to be "unsupportive and unprofessional."
WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY
Three loved ones of ARC alumni also provided strong feedback. One loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave five out of five stars to seven of 15 evaluated metrics, including the staff's level of experience and counseling options.
WHAT STAFF SAY
At this time of writing, two staff members gave positive feedback for ARC. One anonymous staff member polled by Rehabs.com to date rated ARC a five out of five stars in professionalism, counseling options, and cleanliness. The former loved one turned staff member wrote: "my husband was able to learn to be comfortable in the home and in the environment that he was told to stay away from - and now he is back and the entire family has learned to be a supportive system rather than something that adds to the chaos."
"There are many paths to recovery, and we explore all paths in order to help our clients, and families," wrote staff member Tracy.
On Indeed, Aware Recovery Care earned an average rating of 4.2 out of five stars from six reviews at the time of this writing. Despite criticism that the company is “somewhat sloppy” due to its rapid expansion, most of the reviewers described the treatment as “Innovative,” “incredible,” and “amazing.”
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Connecticut and New Hampshire cover treatment in-network. Several other private insurance plans are also accepted. Clients may self-pay, and the staff will assist in connections with recommended lender programs.
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TracyAware Recovery Care has a diverse group of people that work there as a team, it also has may spinning wheels that all come together to help each client individually. No client is has the same treatment, each client is different, and therefore this program is catered to them, and their families. The Aware program is a 52 week program where we as a team work with the client, and their families, because we know addiction not only effects the client, but the entire house hold. We work around out clients schedule, so they are able to work, and not lose time from their jobs. Also we as a team will help introduce clients, and families to a support system of clean and sober people, so when we do walk away, our clients, and their families have a support system. There is a entire network of people in recovery that people just aren't aware of, not just NA, or AA. Not every client is comfortable with NA, or AA, so we find something for everyone, someone, or something that they connect to, or relate to. There are many paths to recovery, and we explore all paths in order to help our clients, and families. Private pay, and Anthem are paying methods at this time, so we are unable to reach all the people in need of our services. Addiction has touched so many of us, and sometimes people feel as though they are being judged, but at Aware Recovery Care, there is no judgment.
JamieMy experience with Aware Recovery was dismal. I found them to be unsupportive and unprofessional and often made recommendations and/or took actions that were not in the best interest of me or my family. The first nurse assigned to me outright lied about contacting me after a discussion with my husband. When I required inpatient treatment they recommended that I go to California even though there are 2 highly regarded treatment centers in CT. In addition to the financial burden this caused it also left significant issues it also caused major issues to go unaddressed due to my being out of state. My clinician failed to show up for my session during a stressful holiday week. That was the last straw for me. I have many more examples. If your motivated and want to stay sober get involved with AA. Don't waste your time with Aware. The positive reviews on the site sound so fake and don't reflect at all my experience.
EmIf you want only the best for you or a loved one, Aware is your way to go. As a client and hopefully, eventually a staff team member, I would not be where I am today if it wasn't for the amazing staff and quality of treatment. After an impatient program, they helped me get back into school after being expelled, along wth graduating. They helped teach me to do everything I couldn't do for myself while I was using. I have recommended Aware to many friends and loved ones and I will continue to do so.
anonymousAs once a client and now a staff member, I had the unique experience of being involved with Aware Recovery Care since the beginning. What Aware has grown into is something remarkable and amazing. Aware Recovery Care ( ARC ) is now in 2 different states ( CT and New Hampshire ), with plans to expand across the USA. ARC treats clients in their own homes and surrounding communities during the first year, proven to be the most critical time period for folks to establish a continuum of care that allows for long term recovery, peace, and happiness. Aware's program is the most realistic and logical treatment program that I have ever had pleasure of attending and working for. What we do is not rocket science, but we use every tool necessary to maximize clinical outcomes for our clients while utilizing the latest evidence based treatments while individualizing each and every one of our treatment plans.
DonaldDo not go near these people they have a dsfunual program...They required a credit card and cash up front now they refuse to refund the $300 I gave them up front. Very unprofessional coucelers...
LZIn-Home, Long term, makes complete sense, chronic treatment for chronic disease, very experienced staff, compassionate and caring and dedicated. Unlike any other program that I have every had the pleasure of completing. N/A - Just that there aren't locations other than Connecticut and now New Hampshire. I learned about Aware Recovery Care when I saw an advertisement in Connecticut Magazine. I contacted them by phone and had a lovely conversation with one of the employees there..This was back in December of 2015. He invited me to come into the office where I met with him and several other people. We talked about my depression, impending divorce, and the fact that I was turning increasingly to alcohol to relieve my symptoms of depression and to numb myself from feeling emotional pain. We discussed insurance, and he told me that the program would be covered under by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan. I signed up and began the program. At first, Aware was concerned that I might need to go to the hospital for withdrawal treatment, but I assured them that I had in the past quit spontaneously on my own and never suffered any consequences. I declined to go to the hospital. Next, they put me in contact with a nurse practitioner who I met with several times so that she could evaluate my health and mental status and be sure that I was not in any danger. I donâ€™t recall her name, but she was lovely and very encouraging. During this time, I was regularly meeting with one staff member...who was counseling me and putting me in touch with the staff nurse for urine screenings and blood pressure readings. Everyone was extremely compassionate and kind. It has been nine months now that I have been on the program. In addition to my regular contact with the staff, I am in a very good place. Everyone has been wonderful. Staff has always been there for me and I always felt that I could call them at any time of the day or night for help if I was feeling lost, or if I was feeling the need to abuse alcohol again. Another staff member..was also wonderful and provided all kinds of useful advice and comfort to me as I tried to navigate all the impending divorce issues. One counselor has become my â€œspiritual life coachâ€ and helped me to figure out all kinds of thingsâ€¦.like how to take care of myself, find ways to alleviate my pain that did not involve alcohol, and how to structure my time in a way that is productive and self-affirming. I have grown so much throughout the year. I feel capable, confident and able to manage the many, many challenges of my life including the recent death of my dear Father. Iâ€™m probably forgetting a few names of people at Aware that have helped me, so please forgive me for that. I do so appreciate everyone that I came in contact with for their kindness and their compassion. Truly, I could not have accomplished all that I have this year without your love and support. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that is suffering from alcohol addiction. While I did not attend rehab before attending Aware, I can see how this program would complement rehab for its focus on getting the client to a place of wholeness, self-sufficiency, and self-awareness. I am more than happy to speak to future clients if they want a reference for the program, or if they simply want to know more about how it all works. I am truly indebted to Aware for a remarkable period of Recovery. Thank you, and God Bless each and every one of you for what you do. Sincerely.
AnonymousGood treatment center.
TanyaThe program delivers the treatment into my home. The clinician's worked around my work schedule and helped me deal with stress that I get from work. The best thing was the work with my wife and kids. Involving the family therapist helped improve trust and communication between my entire family. The facility does not have groups and is only one on one. I don't consider this a weakness, however after being at so many treatment centers I have become accustomed to group therapy. Aware recovery care helped me transition home after my last stay in rehab. I have been to three in patient rehabs in the past and have always come home to go right back to work and taking care of my family. Aware helped me learn to ways to cope with the stress at work and home. In the past I have always struggled returning home after work and wanting to drink, but knowing there was someone there to meet with me and offer support helped me to get through my cravings until they were manageable and all but disappeared. Not only did my aware team become part of my family, the family therapist helped my family become united again. My husband was able to forgive me and my daughter was able to finally share how she was affected by my drinking. Unbelievably deep and heart wrenching family sessions, coupled with the help from my team, allowed my family to finally heal. It took time and was not easy, however we would have never been able to do it without the care and support that Aware provided us. Aware has a model that adapted to my lifestyle and has supported me to achieve the life I never imagined I would live again. I have recommended the program to a colleague and she is currently restoring her life as I did.
IanExperienced staff, a new approach, developed by Yale addiction psychiatrists, very affordable, compassionate employees, very individualized, effective, very responsive. My son found Aware searching on the Internet, and it saved his life and has made our lives all the better. We have our son back. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on sober houses, extended care, inpatient and outpatient facilities, all of which were overpriced treatment traps...every single place had the same result - eventual relapse. Aware costs for a year, what most cost for 1 or 2 months...and get this, Aware actually works! My son finally found his way and is now a healthy and happy young man. Aware is the future of addiction treatment.
J HEffective, long term, innovative, different, highly individualized, very reasonably priced, amazing staff, private, comfortable. I had gone to over a dozen traditional treatments in 10 years and was addicted to opiates. Every one of them was very similar , the idea was to keep me from home and in a controlled environment while the world around me kept progressing and changing. I would do very well in every place I went, but would come home and leave the "bubble" only to come home and relapse. Aware Recovery Care walked with me to help me learn and live recovery. Their special attention to family systems work was like none other. I could work, goto school, spend time with friends, and live with support and guidance. Aware came to my home and helped me get my life back on track.
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