A Healing Environment
At Stonington, we understand that addiction must be treated holistically—body, mind and spirit. Our tranquil campus setting allows each person to find a safe path toward the spiritual balance that will put them on a solid road to recovery.
Compassionate and Understanding Guidance
Recovery can be taught. With a compassionate but firm approach to treatment, our staff of clinical professionals helps lead an individual along the path to a sober life.
Peace of Mind for Families
Addiction and mental illness can impact families as much as it does individuals. We recognize this and strive to treat not just our clients, but the extended network of family and friends.
Adolescent Services
Offering a safe and compassionate environment in which teenage boys struggling with developmental delays can learn practical life skills, while still receiving the traditional education they will need to live independently.
Help with Admissions
At Stonington, trained intake workers and a full-time Utilization Management Department assures that you can focus on recovery. Let us take care of the rest.
Rediscovering Life One Step at a Time
The 12-Steps help those whose lives have been touched by addiction and mental illness to rediscover peace and happiness by living an honest and sober life. We understand that recovery is a life-long process and support our clients long after treatment is complete.

About Stonington

History and Mission

Stonington Institute began serving people who struggle with alcoholism and addictions in 1957 as Starlight Farms. The main campus in North Stonington was operated as a fruit and vegetable farm by a WWII fighter pilot who lived on the property with his family until his children left the farm. The property was sold to a neighbor who was among the founders of the AA movement in Connecticut and who created a program where alcoholics could work the farm and learn the 12 Steps.

This rich tradition of 12 Step-based recovery continues to be the cornerstone of Stonington’s treatment programs. On this foundation, Stonington has built programs that treat alcoholism, drug addiction, PTSD, and co-occurring mental health issues that so often complicate lasting recovery for the individual and family. Military program for active duty and veterans for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Our mission — to provide superior behavioral healthcare services — begins and ends with the individual needs of each person who seeks treatment in one of our programs. To this end, our programs are based on a belief that recovery is about helping each person understand the spiritual, psychological and physical aspects of addiction and using proven treatment methods to help each person who walks through our door to… Rediscover Life. Learn more.

Success Stories

What People Say About Stonington

I would just like to thank all the staff at Stonington for guiding me back on the right track. I just totally appreciate all they have done for me. I have accomplished a lot, and am leaving here with a better understanding of life and a new-found respect. Thank you.

Former Client - Starlight Military Program