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.

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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 mental health disorders is available, as well as Suboxone-assisted treatment. FTC emphasizes a nonjudgmental, holistic approach.


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, 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, according to the center’s official Facebook page. As part of the 28-day men’s residential program, family education groups and therapy are provided weekly.

FTC 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 adult addictions, 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. FTC's website references two consulting 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. Photos on the center’s official Facebook page indicate that chefs on staff provide most meals.

There is currently no further information provided by the facility regarding its living arrangements and related offerings. However, both individuals polled to date by Rehabs.com rated overall accommodations and meals and nutrition four or five out of five stars each. 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 perfect five-star ratings for treatment effectiveness and meals and nutrition, and wrote that treatment worked for those with a desire to recover.

Likewise, four individuals contributed to a rating averaging 4.5 out of five stars for FTC on Google. In the sole written comment, alum Chad thanked two staff members in particular, writing: “This place saved my life.”[1]

The center’s official Facebook page, which its staff may monitor, yielded 25 five-star ratings out of 27 reviews.[2] Alumni concurred with Chad’s characterization of Farrell as life-saving, also highlighting the staff’s commitment to clients. “The counselors went above and beyond my needs,” Louis wrote.

In the only mediocre review, Ty wrote on Facebook: “The program was nothing but book text. No real life experience. I learned more from the fellow addicts in the house then i did from the staff that try to drill the same thing over and over and over.” A facility staff member responded with support, acknowledging that other clients can be most helpful.


The one loved one polled by Rehabs.com to date gave the facility four or five out of five stars in most of 15 evaluated treatment metrics, including its overall effectiveness, family program, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. The only rating below four stars was three for counseling options, echoing one Facebook reviewer's criticism of repetitive counseling, despite the center’s promotion of therapeutic diversity.


According to the Farrell Treatment Center website, residential treatment costs $6,000 per month, 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. The single individual polled to date on the center’s affordability awarded five stars.

[1] https://goo.gl/9tWqrK
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/FarrellTreatmentCenter/reviews/

Published on January 2018

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i would like to now if you have any bed for today

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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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My opinion is it does not matter what rehab it is if the person does not want to stay clean and sober they will not


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