Stonington Institute

2.3 (25 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
75 Swantown Hill Road
North Stonington, CT 06359
8008321022 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is Accepted
Treatment Insights

With the 12-step model as its core, Stonington Institute treats patients with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health issues. Stonington also runs a specialized military program for active duty service members and veterans, treating their substance abuse and underlying post-traumatic stress disorder. Treatment options include detox, chemical maintenance, inpatient care, partial hospitalization and outpatient care.

Stonington Institute Reviews and Ratings Details

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Staff was completely unprofessional. At one point they told a client to "kill himself". Counselors/Case Workers don't follow up. I believe they may be racist.


Great location. didn't brother went right back to drinking seemed like my brother was getting a lot out of the program. he seemed much better when he got out...but relapsed pretty quickly


I went to Stonington after many years of drug abuse. I lost EVERYTHING. I have read the reviews, and mostly all of them are about the housing. Just a reminder....this facility is NOT AN INPATIENT trea...


I was at this place just a week ago - Dec 27, 2015, and even after reading the comments and reviews I still gave it a shot (against my better judgment) and everything was 10x worse than what the onlin...


Strengths: Personable. Weaknesses: Cleanliness meals. It was ok. Poor follow up.


Counselors dosent mean rehab. Cliants need good diet and nice place for rest, after all day of education


i'm doing good today. working, clean and got my family back in my life. they program helps you if the person wants to recover for himself not because he has to for others. you have to want it.


Allergy attack, didn't receive decongestants, ended up with bronchitis for first time in life. Instructors were good, but off-site housing and diet were horrible.


It was close by. Relapse is almost guaranteed. This place is a joke. People go there to get out of jail sentences and to find other addicts.


Detox worked with hospital transfer. No good follow up. Unless military.


Stonington Institute was my first rehab in 2013. I completed the 28 day program. The food was in no way healthy. ... I completed the program and stayed clean for 30 days before I relapsed. I went back...


I was able to visit my loved one regularly. The institute helped achieve goals.


They have several locations, plenty of rooms and a lot of open beds. They need more experienced aids and counselors to attend to the clients' needs... My husband spent time at Stonington Institute for...


If this is your only rehab option then make the best of it but I would not recommend Stonnington for anyone serious about recovery. It is local and covered by state insurance albiet a short time. The ...


Only go to Stonington Institute if you are desperate and unable to find/afford another treatment facility. The staff tries hard, but this is outweighed by the horrible housing and food. Stonington doe...


The houses aren't [upscale] but it's a roof over your head. And the program is where the help is. If your willing and wanting to help yourself. I was humbled and stayed clean for quite a while before ...


Absolutely would not recommend! Poor watchfulness, way too much freedom!!!! Too loose, security was much too relaxed.


A respected friend of mine recommended this program. I got my loved one in and hoped for the best. I wasn't aware of the living conditions until I went to supply some personal care items. I cried all ...


I attended the Juvenile Program at the age of 16. It was a 28 day program with off campus housing in Jewett City. Back then my stay was a good experience. That being said I returned 12 years later and...


They have a well respected and effective 6 week program and my cousins healthcare has this facility in it approved in network listings. As a union officer I have referred many members with substance/...


A 10% success rate means to me that it is a dangerous choice for those who've become desperate. My daughter died of a heroin overdose shortly after her stay there.


It was fine overall but just fine. Okay for basic needs, etc.


It's definitely not a place you go to be coddled, but that's not what i needed. we had to learn to work together, carry in the grocery delivery, make our own meals, clean up the house. It's not a fanc...


I was ready to become sober. My life was on a downward spiral. I almost died many times. If you are not ready for the harsh reality of becoming clean and sober and cannot get along with groups of peop...

Areas of Focus
Medical Detoxification

Drugs and alcohol have widespread effects throughout your body, including but not limited to the addiction and/or physical/psychological dependence that develops with substance abuse over time. Many organ systems are affected by addiction and will react to withdrawal. The term “medical detoxification” means that there is a trained and licensed medical professional onsite to monitor your vital signs and protect your physical and emotional health as your body goes through withdrawal.

Family Program

Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

Key Staff Members
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    William A. Aniskovich, M.A., J.D. - CEO

    William A. Aniskovich, M.A., J.D. joined the Institute in 1995 and has been the CEO of Stonington Behavioral Health, Inc. since June 2004. Bill has led the significant growth in Stonington’s inpatient and partial hospital programs for adults, and the establishment of adolescent services in 1999. Bill directed the creation and expansion of a community sober house program for adults with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders and then led the successful federal court litigation that protects the rights of persons with mental illness and substance abuse disorders under the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans With Disabilities Act (CHMC v. City of New London, et. al). Most recently, he directed the successful effort to create a Tricare-certified, co-occurring ready, residential trauma program for active duty service men and women at the North Stonington campus.

  • Photo of William Savinelli, M.S., LPC, LADC
    William Savinelli, M.S., LPC, LADC - Director of PHP/IOP and Off Campus Housing

    William Savinelli, M.S., LPC, LADC is the Director of PHP/IOP and Off Campus Housing. Bill holds a Master of Science degree from S.C.S.U. and holds 2 clinical Licenses LPC, LADC. He has extensive experience working with various populations which include Addictions, Mental Health Co-Occurring and Child and Adolescence. Bill had served in the Connecticut Army National Guard before beginning his career in Social Services in 1993. Since 1997 Bill has worked for Rushford Center in various direct care and management positions. Bill most recently held the position of Clinical Director of Addictions Services. Since 2007 services under his leadership included Child and Adolescence Residential and Outpatient, Adult Intensive Residential, Partial Hospital, Dual Diagnosis Partial Hospital, Intensive outpatient and Outpatient services. Bill had taken an active role throughout the Hartford Health Care system participating in several strategic steering committees. Bill completed DMHAS’s Leadership Institute and received the Emergent Leader Award in 2007. Bill has extensive experience working with DPH, DMHAS and The Joint Commission.