Farrell Treatment Center in New Britain, CT

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(4.6 of 5)
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586 Main Street
New Britain CT 06051

Farrell Treatment Center Philosophy

At Farrell Treatment Center, recovery programs are designed to incorporate a variety of approaches, including 12-Step facilitation, mindfulness, relapse prevention, family involvement and neurobiological intervention. The facility offers both residential and outpatient care in a non-judgmental environment that promotes respect and dignity. The hope is that clients will find solutions, strength and hope within the walls of Farrell Treatment Center, and be able to pass their experiences on to help others who suffer from the disease of addiction.

Areas of Specialization

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

  • Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Facility Highlights

Dual Diagnosis

Trauma Treatment

Addiction and Abuse

Meet the Staff

David Borzellino

Executive Director , LMFT

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30 plus years in substance abuse and mental health treatment, trained in CBT, MET, DBT.

Steve Fisher

Clinical Director, LCSW, LADC

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25 years of direct care supervision experience in substance abuse treatment.

Rehabs.com 360 Guide

Review by Rehabs.com Contributors


Founded in 1978, Farrell Treatment Center (FTC) is a nonprofit substance abuse rehabilitation facility located in New Britain, southwest of Hartford, Conn. The center offers residential treatment for men, along with standard and intensive outpatient programming for men and women. Dual diagnosis treatment for co-occurring disorders is available, as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using Suboxone. Only 37.6 percent of the state’s facilities use Suboxone. FTC emphasizes a nonjudgmental, holistic approach. Detox is not available on-site.


Clients at Farrell Treatment Center can expect to follow individualized treatment plans, which draw from a mix of modalities. Among these are 12-step facilitation, which is used in 70 percent of Connecticut's facilities. Plans also include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivation enhancement therapy, mindfulness training, and various trauma-oriented approaches, including Seeking Safety.

Psychiatric assessment, education on the biology of addiction, and yoga are also available. As a part of the 28-day men’s residential program, which is a part of the 13.8 percent of short-term facilities in the state, family education groups and therapy are provided weekly.

Available to both men and women, FTC's intensive outpatient programs (IOP) meet three times per week for three-hour sessions, utilizing many of the same modalities as residential programming. The center also offers general outpatient programming. Specialized groups focus on such topics such as gender-based concerns, young adults, anger management, relapse prevention, early intervention, and marijuana abuse.


The staff-to-client ratio at Farrell Treatment center is 1:4, according to information provided to Rehabs.com by the facility. The facility employs psychiatrists, a consulting physician, and eight treatment specialists, including certified alcohol and drug counselors and master’s-level therapists. A September 2017 New Britain Herald profile story reported that all staff members have received training in trauma care.


The 28-bed Farrell Treatment Center is set in a restored historic, multistory, red-brick former convent. Farrell offers outpatient programming at the primary and two secondary locations.


At the time of this writing, Rehabs.com has received feedback for Farrell Treatment Center user reviews from two alumni of the facility. However, the one alum polled did not leave ratings for any metrics, leaving only brief commentary, "Great Program!" The other alum gave five out of five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness and meals and nutrition, and wrote that treatment worked for those with a desire to recover.

Likewise, 14 individuals contributed to a rating averaging 4.1 out of five stars for FTC on Google. [1] It is worth noting that the two negative reviews come from individuals who did not attend treatment at Farrell but interacted with staff members on the phone. By comparison, James wrote: “They seem to care about the whole person.

The center’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor, yielded 30 five out of five-star ratings to date.[2] Alumni indicated that treatment at Farrell was life-saving and highlighting the staff’s commitment to clients. “The counselors went above and beyond my needs,” Louis wrote.


The two loved ones polled by Rehabs.com to date gave Farrell Treatment Center positive feedback. The loved one polled about her experience gave the facility four or five out of five stars in most of 15 evaluated treatment metrics, including its family participation, holistic offerings, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The only rating below four stars was three for counseling options, despite the center’s promotion of therapeutic diversity.


Farrell Treatment Center charges $6,000 per month for residential treatment, and the center is in-network with several public and private insurance plans. IOP treatment is $45 per day, and outpatient costs are assessed on a sliding fee scale, similar to 72.4 percent of Connecticut facilities.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/FarrellTreatmentCenter/reviews/

Published on November 2019

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I am the Mom of someone who has been in treatment for 11 days. My son was on the verge of committing suicide. His addiction started at age 13 & is 32 now. This time has been the ultimate low. After seeing him twice, he doing so much better and he can not say enough GOOD things about Farrell. He has never been in a place that has been so involved with his well being. He recommends it highly.


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Great program !


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Nice place. I never went there a family has gone there.


Very strong positive recommendation. Counselors know this field and are highly effective. The facility is old but lovely, and there are scheduled times for being outdoors for smokers (or non-smokers). Of course, it is still up to the patient to get well, but Farrell house gives them a great foundation.


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