Nearly one in every three homes in Connecticut is directly impacted by a Substance Use Disorder. The current Opioid Epidemic shows no sign of letting up. In response to this crisis, where both directly and indirectly no one has remained unscathed, Perspectives Treatment Center has launched its Early Recovery Program, or ERP (for short) for those suffering from Substance Use Disorders.
Our Early Recovery Program is for those struggling with their use, consequences & failed attempts at stopping the use of substances such as Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Opioids and other drugs. Many of our patients come to us directly out of residential rehab level of care, but there are those who come to us to address their Substance Use Disorder & related issues before needing the residential rehab level of care
The Early Recovery Program utilizes both Individual Treatment, as well as the modality of choice for treating Substance Use Disorders, professionally lead Group Therapy. We operate using open enrollment so new patients can start at any time. ERP is open ended, meaning there is no set number of visits. Duration of the program is clinically driven and designed around each patient's specific needs. ERP is a Minnesota Model based program which includes an unapologetic embracing of 12 Step philosophy. That being said we also utilize many of the principles of Motivational Interviewing in our approach to treating patients. We are strong proponents of Medication Assisted Treatment and our relationships with area Medical Providers allows us to help our patients avail themselves of the benefits of Naltraxone, Vivitrol & Suboxone treatment services.
ERP Group Therapy: Our groups are gender separate, meaning the Women have their group and the Men have theirs. Groups occur at a frequency of once a week, and typically last for about an hour. The Therapist/Facilitator for the Women's group is Jennifer DiDonato, MA, LPC. The Therapist/Facilitator for the Men's group is Steve Kinsella, MSW, LCSW, CASAC.
ERP Individual Therapy: Individual therapy sessions are typically around 50 minutes in duration and occur at a frequency of once per week. Unlike the group therapy set up, patients may have any one of several Primary Therapists in the Perspectives practice. In certain cases Perspectives will welcome patients with a Primary Therapist from an outside practice to participate in the ERP Group Therapy.
There is no shame in needing help, only in not getting the help you need. To discreetly schedule an Intake & Evaluation appointment directly through our website click here: Appointment Request or, please email us at [email protected].
For more information, please call us at 203 681-1212