Pre-trial Drug Education Program

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Wheeler Clinic’s Pre-trial Drug Education Program serves individuals, ages 18+, charged with possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia for the first time. The program includes assessment and assignment to either a 15-week educational group experience.

The program is designed to educate clients about:

  • The physiological/ psychological effects of drugs
  • The impact of drug abuse on social functioning
  • Risk factors for continued use
  • The disease process
  • Skill-building techniques.

The program includes various exercises to:

  • Help clients learn the skill of self-evaluation and reduce further drug abuse
  • Decrease the risk of re-offending
  • Identify individuals in need of more intensive treatment

This program serves adults in Bristol, Greater New Britain, Greater Waterbury and statewide.

Individuals in this program are court-referred.

Main Office
75 North Mountain Road
New Britain, CT 06053

326 Highland Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708

Funding Source
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

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