Addiction and Treatment Services

DMHAS has established a 24/7 Access Line to facilitate access to substance abuse treatment. 

Individuals from anywhere in Connecticut may call to help with linkage to residential detox.

The Access Line is able to prioritize transportation services for detox. 

The Access Line may also be able to arrange transportation to DMHAS substance abuse residential treatment (although transportation services are prioritized for detox).

Access Line and Transportation – 1-800-563-4086.





InterCommunity Residential Programs

Provide a variety of treatment and temporary housing environments for those in recovery from substance use. From detoxification services to intensive, intermediate treatment, and supportive housing, InterCommunity helps people on the journey to recovery and an improved quality of life.

DETOXIFICATION CENTER: 500 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, CT 06112, TEL: 860-569-5900 x515
InterCommunity’s Detoxification Center is a 35-bed medically monitored detox program for adults and is open for admissions 365 days/year, 24/7.

INTENSIVE RESIDENTIAL: 56 Coventry St., Hartford, CT 06112, TEL: 860-569-5900 x541
A 28-day residential program to support adults in recovery.

INTERMEDIATE RESIDENTIAL: 56 Coventry St., Hartford, CT 06112, TEL: 860-569-5900 x541
A 90-day residential program focusing on education, job readiness and employment opportunities, housing, entitlement/benefits and medical follow-ups.For more information call 860-569-5900 x541.

COVENTRY HOUSE: A 10-bed residential program for substance-abusing pregnant women and those with children age 5 and under. For more information call 860-569-5900 x669.


The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Provides a number of state-funded inpatient beds for mental health and addiction treatment for eligible residents.

This website provides information on available beds within the DMHAS system for mental health treatment.  The website is updated daily.  Bed availability information is available for the following levels of care:

  • Inpatient
  • Intensive   
  • Group Home   
  • Supervised   
  • Transitional   
  • Respite
  • Walk-In Services information available – click on the “Walk-In Services” tab on the Mental Health Services Website above



Sober Living Homes 

Are alcohol- and drug-free residences where unrelated adults who are recovering from a substance use disorder voluntarily choose to live together in a supportive environment during their recovery. No formal substance use disorder treatment services are provided at Sober Living Homes. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is currently listing the Connecticut-certified Sober Living Homes as required by PA 18-171. DMHAS does not monitor, certify, or oversee sober living homes.

Community Supportive Housing Services

Housing is the most important basic need each of our clients must have to gain stability. A combination of housing and case management services intended to help support individuals and families coming from homelessness. Supportive housing is a “best practices” national model proven to transition individuals from homelessness to stable and affordable housing with wrap-around support. Chrysalis Center has provided supportive housing services for over twenty years. To make a donation to support our housing programs, visit: Support Housing

Tenets in the program: 

  • Find, obtain and maintain permanent affordable housing
  • Complete applications to get a housing subsidy
  • Understand an apartment lease and how to be a good tenant
  • Have help acquiring home necessities and furnishings
  • Have access to job training and education
  • Gain meaningful employment
  • Learn to manage physical and mental healthcare
  • Learn daily living skills, such as housekeeping, shopping on a budget, using public transportation and managing finances
  • Complete applications for entitlement benefits
  • Connect to community resources, such as houses of worship and support groups

*Referral must come from a licensed clinician. Individuals must have a mental health illness or addiction. For more information contact:

Chrysalis Center, Inc

255 Homestead Ave

Hartford, CT 06112



CCAR Hartford Recovery Community Center

198 Wethersfield Ave

Hartford, CT 06114


Chrysalis Center

Believes recovery is a journey and provides support in all programs for recovery focusing on an individual’s need. Whether they have a mental illness, a history of substance abuse, or both, Chrysalis Center helps individuals successfully manage their diagnoses so they can lead independent and self-sufficient lives.

The Recovery and Empowerment Center (REC), located on the main campus in Hartford, is a social rehabilitation program tailored to meet the needs of individuals experiencing mental illness by providing social support, peer engagement, advocacy, skill building, and health and wellness activities. There is a computer lab available to all members, as well as social outings, an onsite fitness center, and access to low-cost, healthy meals at La Cocina. The REC is a lifeline for many of our members.

Chrysalis Center, Inc

255 Homestead Ave

Hartford, CT 06112


Substance Use Services Access Line
What is the Access Line?
The 24/7 Access Line, operated by Wheeler and funded by Connecticut’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), facilitates access to Substance Use services for Connecticut residents. Wheeler Staff use a recovery-oriented approach to ask screening questions and provide callers with education, support, hope and tangible assistance to individuals having difficulty living with substance use issues. Minimally, resource education is provided to each caller on various available treatment options; medications for addiction (e.g., methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, naloxone); and various other community programs. The Wheeler staff use the DMHAS CT Addiction website 24/7 to assist callers. Call 1-800-563-4086.

Services include Referrals to:
o Same-Day Walk-in Assessment Centers
o DMHAS Funded Substance Use and Mental Health Outpatient Treatment
o Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) information
o Withdrawal Management (i.e., detox) programs
o Residential Rehabilitation Facilities dedicated to Substance Use Treatment

Promotion of/access to naloxone as a life-saving measure to reverse an overdose for those struggling with an opioid addiction
Education regarding local and regional harmful illicit substances like Fentanyl
Coordination of DMHAS-funded transportation to and from inpatient/residential programs, if needed as a last resort

Access Line’s role with Withdrawal Management and Residential Rehabilitation Facilities:
· Review DMHAS CT Addiction Website, and contact programs as necessary to determine bed availability for those individuals who seek and are already pre-screened for these levels of care;
· When a Withdrawal Management Bed or Rehab bed is available, Access Line Staff will conduct a three (3) way conference call with facility to complete the admission Intake;
· Answer questions for providers and family members about available levels of care and community resources for individuals and families dealing with substance use and mental health related challenges; and
· Provide program names and phone numbers to callers who may be interested in having this information for future reference.

Access Line transportation guidelines:

Access Line provides:
*Transportation from home, hospital, treatment program or other community location to Withdrawal Management (WM) or Substance Use Residential Treatment Programs, provided other possibilities have been explored;
*Transportation from a WM or Substance Use Residential Treatment program to home or other community location, if other transportation options have been explored.

Access Line does not provide:
*Transportation from Withdrawal Management (WM) or Residential treatment to home or other location, if the program was not successfully completed or individual leaves against Medical Advice (AMA)
*Transportation to or from MAT or other Outpatient levels of care


CCAR’s Emergency Department Program

CCAR’s Emergency Department Program currently operates in 22 Connecticut hospital Emergency Departments (EDs). Our Recovery Coaches are skilled professionals who meet with patients admitted to an ED as a result of an opioid overdose or other drug or alcohol related crisis. They support patients, family members, and hospital personnel and have demonstrated effectiveness in linking Emergency Department patients with treatment and community-based recovery resources.

Contact Program Manager, Kevin Shuler, at (860) 819 – 6057

Good day, how can we help you in your recovery today?”  that’s how everyone is greeted as they walk into the Hartford Recovery Community Center.  Located in Hartford, CT, in the HARTbeat city of CT. What makes CCAR Hartford unique is that just like the city, the principle of HOPE is alive and well.  We believe in and envision a community where the power, hope, and healing of recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction is thoroughly understood and embraced.

At CCAR Hartford, each staff member and volunteer personify a clear vision of HOPE in the HARTbeat.

CCAR’s Young People and Family (YPF)

Services are rooted in our Recovery Community Centers (RCC). We provide support for Young People and Families affected by substance use by offering peer-led, recovery support meetings either in-person, at our RCC’s or virtually on Zoom. YPF Services participants have a chance to engage in advocacy efforts locally and statewide and participate in developing support networks within the established RCC’s through personal meetings, presentations, and other promotional/networking activities. Please reach out by phone or email or come visit us! We’d love to offer you support in your Recovery Journey. Contact YPF directly by calling the YPF Services Manager, TJ, at (860) 930 – 0983 or by reaching out to the Recovery Community Center closest to you.

CCAR has been providing Telephone Recovery Support (TRS)

Calls to individuals seeking or in recovery from alcohol or other addictions since 2005. TRS is an innovative, peer-to-peer support service. Trained volunteers that are, in many cases, in recovery themselves, make weekly calls to “check in” and see how people are doing. They offer support, encouragement and information about resources that may help these individuals to initiate or maintain their recovery.

Sign up for this program

Many times people are left to navigate the system on their own. By the time they get to us, they are frustrated, crying, discouraged. We talk with them. We meet them where they are. We offer the hope of a new way of living. We help them.

75 Charter Oak Ave

Building 1, Suite 305

Hartford, CT 06106


Home – CCAR

InterCommunity Recovery Support

This program is designed to meet the individualized needs of people in recovery and reduce the incidence of repeat overdose. Using a harm reduction approach, “How Can We Help?” Engagement specialists offer needs-based assessments for people in recovery, case management services, safety plans, and Naloxone if needed.

Recovery Oriented Employment Services: This program provides employment assessment and support services to eligible people participating in InterCommunity’s addiction treatment and recovery support services in Hartford. For information on this program, please contact Melissa McGee at (860) 707-2529 or Zoraya Pedraza at (860) 707-5619.


A peer run organization, our staff uses their direct lived experience navigating mental health, addiction, and trauma to promote individual growth, human rights, and systems transformation.  Toivo offers donation-based classes, workshops and support groups at our space on 1477 Park Street in Hartford. All of our activities are facilitated by expertly trained staff who use their passion and skills to create an engaging and trauma-informed experience.

Toivo and AU Hartford

1477 Park Street

Suite 102

Hartford, CT 06106


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Medication Assisted Treatment

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Support Groups

Information on substance abuse support groups in Connecticut is available by calling 2-1-1, 24 hours/7 days a week, or by going to the 2-1-1 website, and putting in support groups in the search area and then selecting from the drop down list of groups that may be of interest, then put in a city/town, to locate resources that serve your area.


InterCommunity Outpatient Treatment

We offer intensive outpatient (IOP) and outpatient services in our Hartford and East Hartford locations to assess and treat substance use disorders. Outpatient treatment is also available at our offices at 828 Sullivan Avenue in South Windsor.

Hours in South Windsor: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 am – 5 pm, Thursday 8:30 am – 7 pm

The InterCommunity Outpatient Counseling Center in Hartford is located on a city bus line and offers ample parking. Outpatient services include individual and group therapy, alcohol and drug education, relapse prevention, family therapy, and ongoing after-care.

Intensive Outpatient treatment for adults is offered in both day and evening hours and runs three times per week, three hours each day, Monday through Friday.

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