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Opioid Treatment for CT young people

Looking for opioid treatment resources in Connecticut?

The Assert Treatment Model (ATM) has you covered!

The ASSERT Treatment Model (ATM) provides intensive family based treatment for young adults up to 21 years old with opioid problems. ATM is a new treatment that combines three services:

  1. Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT)
  2. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  3. Recovery Management Checkups and Supports (RMCS)


ATM can be delivered in the privacy of your home or community clinic.

Typical ATM treatment includes 4-6 months or therapy (MDFT), followed by up to 12 months of recovery support (RMCS)

MAT is not required to participate in ATM, however, it may be initiated at at any time during treatment.

The decision to prescribe MAT is made by the youth, family and physician.

o Anyone can make a referral to ATM. Referrals are accepted Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
o The ATM provider will conduct an initial intake interview with the youth and family within 48 hours of the referral. The youth must meet the current ATM inclusionary and exclusionary criteria, as set by the program model.
o Priority access to ATM will be determined primarily by presence of an opioid use problem and clinical need.

72% of Connecticut is covered by ATM– Here is a list of provider agencies that offer ATM: