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.

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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 over 40 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.


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 (FY 2017)

President: Patricia A. Rehmer, SVP, Behavioral Health
Residential days: 35,549
Outpatient visits (PHP/IOP/OP): 84,264
Employees: 389
Interns: 45
Volunteers: 6
Residents/Fellows: 1
Operating revenue (FY 15): $32 million 



  • Opened new Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home (MATCH) programs in Cheshire and Avon for the treatment of substance use, including heroin and opiates, and co-occurring disorders. Began providing MATCH for Medicaid clients in the Meriden-Wallingford region through the Community Behavioral Health Center.
  • Rushford’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program was formally recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties and expanded to include Natchaug Hospital, doubling in size by graduating two fellows in 2016.
  • Hundreds of bus drivers from around Connecticut participated in anti-bullying training led by Rushford. Training focused on recognizing bullying and handling the situation before it escalates. 
  • Rushford physicians partnered with the American Academy of Pediatrics CQN Practice Improvement project to address adolescent substance use. In addition, Rushford physicians were seated on the Advisory Board for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Alcohol and Drug Policy Council, the Executive Committee for CT Society of Addiction Medicine, Health Assistance InterVention Education Network and the Medical Advisory Committee for the National Council of Behavioral Health.
  • Rushford’s state-designated Local Mental Health Authority for the Meriden area started a Young Adult
    Services program and expanded services to more than 400 residents in the Meriden-Wallingford area.
  • Rushford and Natchaug Hospital partnered with Quinnipiac University’s Frank Netter School of Medicine to establish a third-year medical student rotation in psychiatry.
  • Drs. J. Craig Allen, Samuel Silverman and Vincent McClain were named to the Hartford HealthCare task force charged with developing a curriculum for safe opioid prescribing and management.
  • Celebrated 40th anniversary as a leading provider of substance abuse and addiction services in Connecticut.
  • Took the lead in responding to the growing crisis in opioid and heroin overdoses in Connecticut, supporting state legislation, expanding public access to Naloxone (Narcan), initiating and expanding prevention, screening and brief intervention programs educating healthcare providers.

Rushford Treatment Centers and Locations


Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adults.

35 Tower Lane, Avon, CT 06001
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Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adults. 

680 South Main Street, Suite 204, Cheshire, CT 06410
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Durham - Rushford at Stonegate & Rushford Academy

Residential substance use and addiction programs for adolescent males. Continued Secondary education assistance provided.

459 Wallingford Road Durham, CT 06422
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Intensive outpatient substance use and addiction treatment programs for adolescents and adults,with Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home (MATCH) for ages 16 and older. 

110 National Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033
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Comprehensive behavioral health treatment, substance use and addiction treatment and prevention programs for all ages. Community support services for adults. Latino outreach and services in both Spanish and English. Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home available for ages 16 and older. 

883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, CT 06450
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Inpatient and substance us and addiction treatment programs for adult men and women.

1250 Silver Street, Middletown, CT 06457
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Portland - Stonehaven

Intermediate residential substance use and addiction treatment programs for adult men and women.

325 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480
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Rushford is one of Connecticut's leading behavioral healthcare providers, offering proven treatments for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction…and people passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of adults and adolescents.