500 Blue Hills Avenue, 9th Floor
Hartford, CT 06112
Hebe Kudisch, Program Director
- The importance of working an individualized program of recovery.
- The acceptance of personal responsibility for fulfillment of needs and improving self-esteem.
- The improvement of social and interpersonal relationships.
- The improvement of vocational functioning and the development of vocational interest.
- The continuous improvement of physical and mental health.
The Intermediate Residential Program has established community linkages for vocational rehabilitation, education, job readiness and employment opportunities, housing, entitlement/benefits, medical follow-ups, etc. Daytime activities are primarily reserved for such appointments. Since specific programming for this level occurs primarily in the evenings, clients are expected to participate in Intensive program activities if they have no outside appointments. This also serves as a way to reinforce concepts previously presented and an opportunity for them to support clients in that phase. Specific Intermediate Program services include -
- Individual sessions - minimally once per week
- Therapy groups - once daily
- Other groups/meetings - twice per week
- Gender groups - twice per week
- Psycho education - once daily
The client must be 18 years old or older and must be a resident of the Capitol/North Central Region (DMHAS Region IV). Each must substantiate a diagnosis of alcohol and/or drug abuse or dependence according to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.The Intermediate Residential Program will give preference to treatment admission in the following order:
- Pregnant injecting drug users.
- Pregnant substance abusers.
- Injecting drug abusers.
- Substance abusers with HIV/AIDS or any other life-threatening disease.
- All others meeting the eligibility criteria, including court referrals and clients with co-occurring disorders.
No client who meets the CCPC criteria for the 3.5 level of care will be rejected. In the event of having no bed available, the client will be assisted in finding placement in a similar level of care facility, either by a direct referral or via the assistance of the ACCESS Line. If the client declines these offerings, he/she will be placed on our Waiting List. Either case as well as any individual who cannot be placed, will be reported to DMHAS following DMHAS-established protocols.Any individual may refer him or herself to the Intermediate Residential Program. Family members, friends, employer and other service providers may also refer. In the case of professional referrals, we request that the client’s permission be obtained to release all relevant treatment and background information to the Intermediate Residential Program. Initial evaluation is done by the Intake Coordinator or his/her designee. An appropriate plan for treatment and rehabilitation is developed. The client’s active participation in assessment and planning process is fundamental. Initial and ongoing medical and psychiatric assessments are conducted for all clients. Our linkages and specific collaboration with community providers assist to insure these needs are met, especially for those unable to pay for services. Referrals are accepted 7 days a week and intake staff is available 24 hours a day. Exclusionary Criteria:
The following are psychosocial contraindications for admission to the Intensive Residential program. Where any one of these conditions is present, the request for admission may be declined:
- Serious psychiatric disorder including psychosis, character disorder and severe clinical depression which would endanger the client and/or other clients in the program.
- Serious suicide and/or homicidal threat directed toward self or others.
- If a Significant Other or family member is already in treatment or if the client is a relative of a current ADRC Intensive/Intermediate employee.
- Total refusal from client to participate actively in the treatment program events or refusal to abide by program rules and regulations.
Founded in 1973, Alcohol and Drug Recovery Centers, Inc. (ADRC) is a private non-profit corporation located in Hartford, Connecticut, providing high quality substance abuse treatment and recovery-supportive services. We operate a number of facilities, offering a wide range of services to help our clients achieve and maintain a life free of the destructive effects of chemical dependency.