About the Addiction Recovery Center

Greenwich Hospital's Addiction Recovery Center (ARC) is licensed by the State of Connecticut and approved by the Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the nation’s top healthcare accreditation organization whose mission is to match treatment to the needs of the patient. ARC achieves this by offering a spectrum of services to match the biological, psychological, and behavioral elements of the patient’s disease.

Patients receive expert treatment from a multidisciplinary team. The team includes a physician certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry, highly specialized addiction counselors and registered nurses. This team is knowledgeable in all aspects of substances that may be involved in substance use disorders including alcohol, cocaine, heroin, prescription painkillers, sleep agents, and marijuana.

Treatment for individuals 18 years of age or older is provided along a continuum of care that includes: crisis intervention, outpatient group-based programming with aftercare planning, and medication consultation, when appropriate. Regularly scheduled support groups for addiction recover are available. Learn more about support groups here.

Each staff member is sensitive to the specific treatment needs of both the patient and the patient’s family, who are also impacted by the patient’s illness.

In order to achieve a lasting recovery, the ARC focuses on providing patients with comprehensive services:

  • Counselors teach skills to solve problems and deal with stress and family difficulties that are often triggers for relapse
  • Families receive the support they need to stabilize themselves and, in doing so, improve the lives of the patient
  • Patients have access to the entire multidisciplinary staff of Greenwich Hospital when there are specific treatment needs.

Becoming a patient

Admission to Greenwich Hospital’s ARC is voluntary. Referrals may be made by the individual or by a physician.

During the initial phone screening, basic information is collected, and an assessment is scheduled. The assessment consists of a clinical interview to learn the patient’s treatment goals and motivation, medical and psychiatric background, substance use history, psychosocial functioning and safety.

This information is then incorporated in a treatment plan that typically includes services offered at ARC. A majority of our services are offered via telehealth. Also at this time, financial counselors from the hospital are available to clarify insurance coverage.

To become a patient or make a physician referral, call 203-863-4673.