At Rushford, the challenges of addiction and mental health issues are met by the passion of specialists who treat every client with care, compassion and respect — throughout their time with us, and even after. Helping others isn't just what we do. It's who we are. We are one of Connecticut's leading providers of addiction and mental health services. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Rushford is nationally recognized for delivering outstanding prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

Changing lives, saving lives. Every year, right here in Connecticut, we meet more than 6,600 children, adults and families dealing with the devastating effects of addiction and mental health issues. Many benefit highly from our prevention and wellness programs, while more than half receive treatment in our evidence-based outpatient and residential programs, including our remarkable Stonegate residential treatment center for adolescent boys.

A Hartford HealthCare Center of Excellence, and a leader in substance use prevention and treatment for more than 35 years, Rushford has been recognized by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for its research-based treatment models and proven prevention initiatives.

Services include: Prevention and Wellness Assessment, Acute Care and Evaluation (Detox), Residential Addiction Treatment, Partial Hospital Programs, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy, Crisis Evaluation and Stabilization, Community Support Programs for Spanish-speaking clients.

Fast Facts

President: Stephen Larcen, PhD, SVP, Behavioral Health
Residential days: 34,449
OP visits: 68,571
Employees: 422
Volunteers: 18
Residents/Fellows: 28
Operating revenue: $28.7 million
Community benefit: $1.6 million


Durham, Glastonbury, Meriden, Middletown, and Portland. Inpatient behavioral health and psychiatric services also provided at The Hospital of Central Connecticu in New Britain.


  • Offerings at Rushford’s Glastonbury facility were expanded to include a Professionals Program, focused on working professionals and designed to enhance client skills for coping with high risk situations, increasing the client’s selfefficacy, eliminating myths regarding effects of different substances, managing relapses, and restructuring the client’s perceptions of the relapse process.
  • Launched year two of “10 and 10,” a campaign to increase life expectancy of persons with serious mental illness by 10 years over the next 10 years by better coordinating mental health services with primary care services.
  • Obtained national certification for Rushford staff to offer Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), a 12-hour interactive training course designed to give members of the public the key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • Reorganized and remodeled the Admissions Center at Rushford’s Silver Street facility to better serve clients when they and their families are most vulnerable.


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Meriden CT 06450


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