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Adult Residential Detoxification

Stonington Institute offers inpatient detoxification services using evidenced-based treatment modalities at its 26-acre campus in rural North Stonington, CT. The dexox service is led by a licensed physician with an addictions specialization, a team of RN and LPN-level nurses, and licensed therapists and dedicated case managers. The treatment team also includes a licensed psychiatrist, advanced practice nurses, art therapists and registered dietitians.

Stonington Institute’s Detox Program is aimed at engagement, orientation and stabilization. We place emphasis on understanding the disease of addiction and solidifying a long-term recovery plan, and we work to ensure that every client is introduced to a 12-step model of recovery after the detox protocol is complete.

Our Detox Program includes:

  • Semi-private rooms
  • Daily M.D. rounds, 24/7 R.N. staffing and an on-call psychiatrist
  • Medically-monitored detox protocols to help promote patient safety and effective stabilization

Admission Criteria

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level III.7 placement criteria are used to determine admission and length of stay in detox. Clients who are accepted for admission to our Detox Unit 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 setting. Clients may also have a secondary mental health diagnosis.

Individuals who are actively suicidal/homicidal, registered sex offenders, or otherwise compromised by certain medical conditions may not meet our admission criteria. It is important to call and complete a pre-admission screening whenever possible.

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.