Waterbury Hospital Addiction Services in Waterbury, CT

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64 Robbins Street
Waterbury CT 06708

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Located in Waterbury, Conn., Waterbury Hospital provides a partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), and traditional outpatient program for individuals struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. The facility's addiction services also includes medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for individuals recovering from opioid dependency. The hospital offers both maintenance-focused and detoxification MAT regimens.


Upon admission, patients participate in an initial substance abuse assessment to help clinicians develop an individualized treatment plan and determine an appropriate level of care. Waterbury Hospital's outpatient-based programs utilize a range of evidence-based treatment methods to treat its patients. If an individual requires a heightened level of structure and supervision, the patient may be referred to the facility's PHP.

Waterbury Hospital's partial hospitalization program, one of only 20 in the state involves 20 hours of weekly programming, four hours of daily treatment on weekdays. During PHP, patients may participate in a schedule of group and individual counseling sessions, as well as coping skills workshops and educational classes on substance abuse. Patients may also be encouraged to become involved with community-based support networks, such as !2-Step or SMART Recovery, and family counseling may be incorporated into programming.

The facility's intensive outpatient program entails three-hour sessions, three to five times per week, depending on individual needs. Offered in the mornings and evenings, IOP's programming is highly flexible. IOP may focus on relapse prevention and maintaining a recovery-oriented lifestyle, while the facility's traditional outpatient program may serve as an aftercare-type service. In same cases, clinicians may encourage patients to "step-down" through different treatment programs to follow a comprehensive continuum of treatment.

Waterbury Hospital's outpatient programs may also include specialized counseling groups that address specific co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar. The facility does provide medication management services through all of its programs for individuals with a dual diagnosis. To help individuals recovering from opioid dependency the facility is one of 79 statewide that utilizes Suboxone, an evidence-based medication that helps to minimize the discomfort of withdrawal and alleviate cravings.


Waterbury Hospital's addiction services are facilitated by a team of physicians certified in addiction medicine, psychiatrists, registered nurses, and licensed substance abuse counselors.


The sole alum polled by Rehabs.com at the time of this writing generally approved of the facility's substance abuse services. Though they did not elaborate on their individual experiences, the anonymous alum did give the facility high marks for overall effectiveness.

Review on secondary sites were mixed in their opinions. On Google three alumni were divided over the facility, with one giving four stars and two giving one star reviews.[1] On the facility's Facebook page, which it may have the ability to manage, 377 people gave an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars. It should be noted that these reviews reflect opinions of the hospital as a whole rather than solely the Addiction Services department.[2]


Although Rehabs.com has yet to receive employee feedback to date, secondary sources revealed positive employee opinions of the behavioral health unit of the facility. On Indeed, 116 employees gave the facility an average rating of 3.7 out of five stars for the hospital as a whole.[3] One reviewer who rated the behavioral health unit offered a perfect five-star rating for the facility. "Biggest learning experience was how to be precise and compassionate to some of our most vulnerable patients in our community," the employee wrote.


According to the facility's website, Waterbury Hospital accepts most commercial insurances. It also takes Medicaid, State Assistance (SAGA), and is part of 54.8 percent of facilities in Connecticut that accept Medicare.

[1] GoogleReviews
[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/WaterburyHospital/reviews/?ref=page_internal
[3] https://www.indeed.com/cmp/Waterbury-Hospital/reviews?fcountry=US&floc=Waterbury%2C+CT

Published on November 2018

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