Rushford opens new center for addiction services in Avon

September 29, 2016

Responding to the ongoing epidemic in heroin and opioid addiction across Connecticut, Rushford, a comprehensive center for the treatment of addiction and mental health issues in Connecticut, has announced the opening of a new facility for the treatment of adults with addiction issues in Avon.

The new location at 35 Tower Lane is set to open Oct. 3 and will provide a full range of specialized outpatient treatment services for adults suffering from addiction-related issues. Rushford, which is part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, was formed 40 years ago in central Connecticut and has evolved into a leading resource for evidence-based care and treatment in addiction medicine.

Patricia Rehmer, MSN, ACHE, president of the Behavioral Health Network, said Rushford is continuing to add new locations for addiction treatment as way to address the ongoing addiction crisis in Connecticut and across the country. Connecticut is on pace to see an estimated 832 people die of substance abuse overdoses in 2016 –up from just over 700 in 2015.

“This is an issue that is having a devastating impact on communities across our state, large and small, rich and poor,” Rehmer said. “We are responding as quickly and comprehensively as possible by bringing the highest standards of care to people in all of our communities. This is a disease that is destroying families, but we can make a difference if we give people the care they need.”

The services available at the new location in Avon include:

  • Medication Assisted Treatment, a specialized program for individuals seeking treatment for opiate dependency that has proven to be highly effective. The program within the BHN is known as MATCH, or Medication Assisted Treatment Close to Home. It includes Rushford locations in Cheshire, Meriden and Glastonbury as well as the new location in Avon.
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Ambulatory detoxification
  • Relapse prevention
  • Individualized therapy
  • Family education and counseling
  • Integrative therapies

To learn more about Rushford services, please call 1-877-577-3233 or go to