Bridgeport, CT 06605
Recovery Empowerment Counseling Center (RECC) is a Department of Public Health licensed program offering prevention and outpatient services for young adults.
The outpatient program serves male and female individuals ages 18 to 25 who are involved in the problematic use of substances and/or who have been affected by substance abuse within the family system. Treatment services begin with a comprehensive assessment to identify those areas in the young adult’s life that may be contributing to his/her problematic involvement with substances. This initial assessment is used to formulate individualized treatment goals and services appropriate to the client’s needs. Treatment include individual, group, and family/couples sessions. The counseling groups are designed to help individuals learn the tools and skills needed to reduce their use of substances and eventually become abstinent. In addition, young adults are assisted in establishing positive peer supports and recreational activities. Family/couples sessions are strongly encouraged to help family members improve communication, strengthen their relationships, and better understand their respective roles in supporting recovery.
Prevention services focus on decreasing underage drinking and illicit substance use, such as marijuana, cocaine, opiates, and pharmaceutical drugs. Our prevention program successfully implements specialized groups within high school, middle and elementary schools using an evidence-based treatment model which targets students that are either actively involved in substance use, or have been identified as being at high-risk for substance abuse.