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Announces the Opening
of a New Opioid Treatment Program in Meriden

285 Kensington Ave

Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. (CCC) is pleased to announce the opening of an Opioid Treatment Program at 285 Kensington Avenue, Meriden. It will be the first Opioid Treatment Program in the greater Meriden area. The clinic will provide state of the art treatment for opioid dependence including both methadone and buprenorphine treatment services in addition to a broad range of counseling services customized to meet each patient’s need. The clinic buildout is in its final stages and CCC anticipates that it will open sometime during the beginning of January, 2021.

This new state of the art treatment clinic is in response to the ongoing opioid epidemic in Meriden and the surrounding area. The clinic will provide medications including methadone and buprenorphine in addition to a full array of counseling and psychiatric services customized to meet the individual’s needs. These types of programs which combine medications and counseling services are commonly referred to as “Medication Assisted Treatment” for opioid dependence and are considered by the Centers for Disease Control and the US Department of Health and Human Services as the “gold standard” for prescription narcotic, synthetic opioid, and heroin addiction. The new clinic will be located at 285 Kensington Avenue, across the street from the Westfield Meriden Mall and the Midstate Medical Center.

In the United States opioid overdose deaths have quadrupled in the last decade. In fact, on average 130 people die of opioid overdose every day. In Connecticut, there have been 1200 overdose fatalities involving opioids in 2019 with 145 of those in Meriden during 2018 (the last year complete data is available). According to the Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, opioid abusers who do not access medication assisted treatment have a fifteen (15) times higher mortality rate.

Connecticut Counseling Centers, Inc. is a state-licensed, nationally accredited, not for profit Behavioral Healthcare Corporation that offers a full array of outpatient counseling, medical, and psychiatric services for the treatment of substance use and mental health disorders. CCC has been on the front lines treating opioid addiction since its inception in 1984 and operates similar treatment facilities in Waterbury, Danbury, and Norwalk which serves over 2000 patients annually from 67 Connecticut cities and towns. CCC accepts Medicaid and most major commercial insurances.

For additional information please contact Robert C Lambert, President and Executive Director, Connecticut Counseling Centers, In. Corporate Office at 203-568-7466 or rlambert@ctcounseling.org.