What to Expect

At The Ridge Recovery Center, you can expect personalized paths to recovery in a serene, tranquil and private setting, encompassing mental health support, and physical wellness amenities.
Tree at The Ridge Recovery Center campus.

The Hartford HealthCare Advantage

The Ridge Recovery Center is committed to providing evidence-based, holistic care that treats the entire person, not just the symptoms of substance use disorder.

As part of Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare system, individuals have easier access to expertise and resources for co-occuring conditions or other conditions that affect physical and mental health.

These include two nearby Hartford HealthCare acute-care hospitals, Backus and Windham, as well as access to physicians and other expert medical professionals, and access to additional services and facilities, including Natchaug Hospital, which focuses on behavioral and mental health.

equipment in gym facilities at The Ridge to help with physical wellness

Mental Health Support

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Acu Detox, an acupuncture method involving the ears which has been shown to minimize withdrawal symptoms and reduce cravings

Physical Wellness

  • Planet Fitness equipped gym on site
  • Outdoor trails
  • Morning movement sessions
  • Yoga
A man and a woman relating to each other in a group therapy session.

Emotional Support

  • Trauma Informed Care, which involves practices to promote a culture of safety empowerment and healing. It promotes positive outcomes by emphasizing physical, psychological, and emotional safety and enhances well being by empowering individuals to define their needs and goals and make choices about their care and services.
  • Person centered treatment
  • Art therapy

Social Support

  • Support Groups
  • Recreational activities and events
  • Pet Therapy

Individuals practicing meditation outside at the Ridge Recovery Center.

Spiritual Enrichment

  • Morning reflection
  • Sound healing
  • Spaces and places for solitude and reflection

Group Therapies

Group therapy is an integral part of our treatment model at The Ridge. Groups focus on areas including:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which identifies and replaces unhealthy patterns of thought and behavior
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, which teaches techniques for mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and social adjustments
  • Stages of Change
  • Process
  • Art therapies
  • Multiple pathways
  • Coping skills
  • Triggers
  • Emotional safety
  • Financial Health

Community Support

At The Ridge, we partner with many community support groups who share our mission and vision. These include:

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery

A Natural Connection

The lush and bucolic setting of The Ridge provides a perfect place for a peaceful and personal connection with the surrounding environment. Nearly 60 acres of woods, ponds and scenic pathways offer a beautiful backdrop for the restorative and healing powers of nature.

This serene setting provides a perfect place for reconnecting with the outdoors, in a natural environment that promotes health and healing.

Our walking paths meander through dense woods and lush greenery, past pastoral ponds and meditation stations.

Two woman walking together on a nature path at the Ridge Recovery Center.

Open fields and lovely lawns lend space for yoga or group activities.

An outdoor guided meditation class at the Ridge Recovery Center in Windham, CT.

Benches, tables and wooded alcoves provide places for conversation, contemplation, or catching up with a favorite book.

Two men talking on a wooden bench outside.
Two individuals hugging each other.

Recovering at The Ridge

Sometimes the smallest step can be the first on the road to recovery. Explore more about the Ridge on the pages within this website to sow the seeds of preparation and understanding that may lead to a path of hope and healing. For more immediate assistance, call 877.307.4343.