Adult Admissions

Our admissions staff is trained to help you through the pre-admission process and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Admission into any of our programs begins with a brief screening that can be completed via telephone to gather demographic, insurance and clinical information needed by the assessment team.

Start the process by calling: 800-832-1022 or 860-535-1010
Physicians and hospitals may fax information/referrals to: 860-445-3030

Program Admission Criteria


Individuals over the age of 18 are accepted for admission to our Detox Program who have a history of heavy and/or prolonged use of alcohol and/or other drugs and are in need of detoxification in a voluntary, medically-monitored detoxification setting. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) criteria is used in determining admission to and length of stay in Detox.

What to Bring to Detox

  • Picture Identification Card
  • Insurance Card
  • Prescription Card
  • All medications (in original bottles)
  • Cigarettes
  • Personal toiletries: comb, brush, deodorant, soap, shampoo, shaving items, toothbrush and toothpaste. Toiletries are also available upon request.
  • Pre-Paid Telephone Calling Card
  • Five changes of comfortable clothing packed in plastic bags ONLY (2 bag maximum please)
  • Writing Utensils
  • Stamps & Envelopes

Prohibited items

  • Electronics, such as cell phones, laptops, cameras, DVD players, iPods, recording devices of any kind
  • Jewelry, other valuables, excessive amounts of cash
  • Sheets, blankets, pillows
  • Food or drinks
  • Laundry detergent
  • Luggage – for health and safety reasons, all clothing and personal items must be brought in plastic bags
  • Clothing that depicts: alcohol, drugs,sex, and/or violence
  • Weapons of any kind (knives, guns, chains, razors, scissors, etc.)

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP)

Adults who have completed or do not meet criteria for a detox program may admit directly to one of our partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient programs. These outpatient programs are available in a day program format at 618 Poquonnock Road.

PHP is day treatment that is offered five (5) days per week. There are specialty tracks for Young Adults as well as those with a co-occurring diagnosis. Individuals admitted to the PHP may access sober housing while in treatment at one of our 13 Off-Campus Housing (OCH) locations. Please note: The OCH is not a treatment facility, but allows men and women to live in a sober group home where they can practice recovery skills learned at program, participate in daily AA/NA meetings, get a sponsor and make appropriate discharge arrangements.

Individuals who do not need housing may commute to PHP/IOP from home.

The Evening IOP service (EIOP) is an intensive, outpatient service offered at the Main Campus in North Stonington three nights per week (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) for three hours per night. This service is offered to individuals who have family or employment obligations during the day, but are still in need of structured outpatient therapy. Admission to the EIOP is also based on ASAM criteria for intensive outpatient level of care.

What to Bring to PHP/EIOP

  • Picture Identification Card
  • Insurance Card
  • Prescription Card
  • All medications (in original bottles)
  • Any discharge paperwork (if you are coming from a hospital or other treatment facility)


When arriving for any program, it is essential that you bring with you any current medications. Please have available the name of the medication, the dosage and frequency you are prescribed to take the medication. It is best to bring your medication in the labeled prescription bottles.

 Accepted Forms of Payment

  • Commercial Insurance/HMO
  • Medicaid
  • Self Pay Arrangements

*Stonington is not a Medicare provider.