New center for addiction services opening in Avon

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AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — An organization in Avon has announced the opening of a new facility to help treat adults with drug addiction.

Rushford, which is part of the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, announced on Thursday that they will be opening a new treatment center in response to the ongoing heroin and opioid addiction across Connecticut.

The new facility will provide a wide range of specialized outpatient treatment services for adults suffering from a variety of addiction-related issues.

The new location at 35 Tower Lane in Avon is set to open October 3rd. Rushford will unveil the newest addiction treatment center during a press conference at that location on Novermber 21st.

Rushford was formed 40 years ago as a comprehensive center to help treat addiction and mental illness within the state. Behavioral Health Network President Patricia Rehmer says Rushford will continue to add new locations for treatment centers throughout Connecticut.

The state is set to see an estimated 832 deaths related to substance abuse overdose this year. This is up from just over 700 deaths in 2015.

This is an issue that is having a devastating impact on communities across our state, large and small, rich and poor. 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.” – Patricia Rehmer, Behavioral Health Network President