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Frequently Asked Questions

Stonington accepts private pay and most major insurances, including TRICARE®, formerly known as CHAMPUS. Our business office will assist families and professionals in working with their insurance companies to certify the client for treatment. Private pay rates can be discussed as requested. Please call 860-535-1010 or 800-832-1022 (select option 1) for answers to specific insurance-related questions.

An initial screening is provided at no charge. A specially-trained counselor will meet with you (and your family, if appropriate), to help determine the appropriate level of care necessary.

Stonington is not a Medicare facility and cannot admit individuals with Medicare, regardless of whether Medicare is primary or secondary. Private pay rates can be discussed with individuals covered by Medicare.

Yes, smoking is permitted in designated outdoor smoking areas but not in any buildings.

There is a list of accepted/prohibited personal items. Please review these lists on the individual admissions pages for civilians and military service members prior to admission.

Stonington Institute operates on a therapeutic community model. This model emphasizes the need for each individual to take responsibility for their own behavior and to accept the positive and negative consequences of their choices. Our substance abuse programs are voluntary and we have an open, staff-secure campus. Depending on the program and level of care, you will have the following treatments available to you while in our program:

  • Group Therapy: Clients will be assigned to a therapy group based on the types of issues that brought the client to the program. Types of group therapy include cognitive behavior, interpersonal relationships, coping skills, assertiveness, anger management and psycho-education.
  • Case Management: Each client is assigned a Case Manager who will coordinate each patient’s case throughout that client’s hospitalization
  • Family Therapy: A structured family meeting will be arranged if the client and treatment team determine that a family meeting would have therapeutic benefit.
  • Therapeutic Art and Music Group: Art and music therapy utilizes various activities as a form of active treatment to promote the improvement of a client’s health and well-being, thus enhancing a client’s quality of life and productivity. Art therapy and music group interventions include self expression, stress management, problem solving, resource education, social skills, journalling and leisure/recreation skills.
  • Psycho-Education Group: Provides clients with valuable information and education regarding diagnosis, medication stabilization, wellness, and behavior management techniques.
  • Spiritual Care: Many clients turn to spiritual resources during illness and benefit from spiritual counseling. Our Chaplain is trained to encourage beneficial spiritual coping processes and help clients and families draw upon their spiritual and religious resources to more effectively manage difficult emotions.
  • Psychiatric Consultation: The psychiatrist will supervise each patient’s care and see the individual as needed. Referrals to the psychiatrist are made by the client’s primary clinician, who is assigned on the first day and who is primarily responsible for the client’s therapy. Most clients will receive a recommendation for outpatient individual counseling post-discharge and the client’s Case Manager will assist with selecting a suitable outpatient counselor.

The admission process begins by calling our admissions staff at 860-535-1010 or 800-832-1022 (select option 1) and completing a brief confidential telephone screening. We schedule a face-to-face assessment based on this information.

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Stonington Institute’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-832-1022 or 860-535-1010 and select option 1 for a no-cost screening that gathers demographic, insurance and clinical information needed by the assessment team. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.