Drug & Alcohol Rehabs in Waterbury, CT

Located roughly halfway between New Haven and Hartford, Waterbury, CT, is the second-largest city in New Haven County. In 2021, Waterbury reported 96 drug overdose deaths, the second highest in the county.1 Whenever someone in Waterbury experiences an opioid-related overdose, the city initiates the Warm Hand-Off program.2 Overdose Response Technicians respond to the scene and then follow up with the overdose survivor for the next 30 days.2 The goal of the program is to connect the person to needed substance use disorder treatment services. A drug rehab or alcohol rehab in Waterbury has the services in place to help people who have experienced an overdose or who want to address their addiction and get sober.

Find Rehab Centers in Waterbury

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Listing thumbnail Community Health Center Waterbury

51 North Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Connecticut Junior Republic Waterbury

80 Prospect Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Central Naugatuck Valley HELP Dempsey Drug Services

900 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

Outpatient Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Saint Marys Hospital Behavioral Health Services

56 Franklin Street
Waterbury, CT 06706

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Connecticut Renaissance Waterbury West Treatment Program

466 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Wellmore Behavioral Health Recovery House

142 Griggs Street
Waterbury, CT 06704

Detox Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Perspectives Center for Care Waterbury

60 Westwood Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Waterbury Hospital Behavioral Health

64 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06708

Outpatient Inpatient Private Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Connecticut Renaissance Waterbury East Work Release

31 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Catholic Charities Family Service Center Waterbury

56 Church Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail MCCA Midwestern Connecticut Council on Alcoholism Waterbury

34 Murray Street
Waterbury, CT 06710

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Wellmore Behavioral Health Waterbury Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

402 East Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Detox Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Family Intervention Center Waterbury

22 Chase River Road
Waterbury, CT 06704

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Community Mental Health Affiliates Child and Family Outpatient Clinic

255 Bank Street
4th Floor
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Connecticut Counseling Centers – Methadone Maintenance

50 Brookside Road
Waterbury, CT 06708

Outpatient Detox Medicaid
Listing thumbnail Connecticut Renaissance Central Avenue

70 Central Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06702

Inpatient Medicaid Private
Listing thumbnail Catholic Charities Family Service Center

56 Church Street
Waterbury, CT 06702

Outpatient Medicaid Private
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Drug and Alcohol Misuse Statistics in Waterbury, CT

Drug and alcohol misuse is responsible for hundreds of deaths in Waterbury. Here are some statistics that take a closer look at substance use disorder in both the city and county:1,3,4,5,6

Paying for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers in Waterbury

Quality care is available at licensed drug rehabs and alcohol rehabs in Waterbury that offer free or low-cost treatment. These programs include:

Some free drug and alcohol rehab options in New Haven County and Waterbury include:

HUSKY Health, Covered Connecticut Program, and Medicare

HUSKY Health is Connecticut’s Medicaid health insurance program for low-income individuals and families. There are 4 versions of the HUSKY program—A, B, C, and D. To qualify for one of them you must be:7

If you don’t qualify for the HUSKY program, the Covered Connecticut Program can also be an option. This program is available to parents and caretakers as well as Connecticut residents without children. You must meet income requirements, but not qualify for the HUSKY Medicaid program.

Medicare is another government-funded health care program for those 65 and older. To use Medicare and Medicaid to pay for substance use disorder treatment, you’ll need to find a Waterbury drug rehab or alcohol rehab that accepts these insurance plans.

Private Insurance

Private insurance often covers many rehab services. You’ll want to call the number on the back of your card to find out exactly what your plan covers and if you’ll be responsible for any co-pays or out-of-pocket fees. It’s also important to find an inpatient or outpatient facility that accepts your insurance plan to get coverage.

Some popular insurance companies in Waterbury include Anthem BlueCross BlueShield and ConnectiCare.

How Easy Is it to Travel to and Within Waterbury?

Transportation

Whether you’re coming to Waterbury as more of a visitor or to enter a Waterbury drug or alcohol rehab, it’s helpful to learn more about the city and the surrounding area. Waterbury is easily accessible by car and is where two major highways—I-84 and Route 8—come together. You can use I-84 to head north to Hartford and beyond to Boston, as well as travel west into nearby New York and Pennsylvania.

If you’re coming by plane, the Tweed-New Haven Airport has frequent commuter flights to Newark, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington D.C. Bradley International Airport, New England’s second largest airport, is located 45 miles northeast of Waterbury. The city is also home to a passenger train station.

Attractions

Downtown Waterbury has much to offer, including an eclectic mix of the historic architecture surrounding a classic New England Green. You’ll find food options of all kinds as several dozen restaurants make their home in the Central Business District. After getting dinner, you can catch a concert or Broadway show at the nearby Palace Theater.

Fulton Park, which spans 70 acres, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was designed by the Olmstead Brothers, who designed Central Park in New York City. This park features tennis courts, a rock and rose garden, and a lilac path.

Waterbury is also home to Post University, the second-largest University in Connecticut with more than 36,000 students, and the Mattatuck Museum. If you need a place to stay, Waterbury has several hotel options located conveniently near all the amenities.

Resources

  1. Connecticut Department of Public Health. (2022). Drug overdose deaths in Connecticut data dashboard, 2015 to 2022.
  2. The City of Waterbury. (2022). Opioid Resources.
  3. Greater Waterbury Health Partnership. (2022). 2019-2022 Greater Waterbury Community Wellbeing Profile.
  4. Connecticut Department of Public Health. (2022). Connecticut Department of Public Health Drug Overdose Monthly Report.
  5. Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. (2021). Annual Statistical Report.
  6. CT Data Collaborative. (n.d.). Health Data.
  7. State of Connecticut. (2022). HUSKY Health for Connecticut Children & Adults.