Addiction Resource Guide

Silver Hill Hospital

Psychiatric Hospital with Integrated Chemical Dependency Treatment

The Program "In Its Own Words"


Self Description:

"Silver Hill Hospital is a not-for-profit psychiatric hospital. An inpatient detoxification program is available for adults and adolescents."

Treatment Philosophy:

"Our mission is to provide our patients with the best available treatment of mental illness and addiction."

Approach to Dual Diagnosis:

"The program objective is for patients to develop an understanding of the dual nature of their illness and to develop the strategies necessary to manage both the psychiatric disorder and addiction."

Family Program:

"An intensive four day family program is available for patients in our residental transitional living program."

Position on 12 Step Involvement:

"The 12 Step Program helps to form the structure of the entire program."

Position on Confrontation:

"Silver Hill Hospital primarely uses motivational techniques and education rather than confrontation."

Additional Characteristics:

"Structured program seven days per week with significant ability for one to one assistance"


  • Number of Beds: Adolescents 24; Adults 92
    Detox Available: Yes

  • Last Year's Admissions:

    Total Annual Admits: 2239 adults and 430 adolescents
    Average Length of Stay Varies
    Percent of Women 53.4%
    Percent under 25 20.2%
    Percent with College Education: DNS
    Percent Covered by Public assistance 0%
    Receiving some form of psychiatric medication other than for detoxification: DNS

  • Admissions Procedures:

    Night Admission Available: Yes
    Weekend Admission available: Yes
    Face to Face Interview or exam required before admission: Yes


Facility has separate program for:
  • Acute Care
  • Adolescent (12-18)
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Depresion
  • Family
  • Psychiatric (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Women

  • Facility has special track for:
  • Abuse/PTSD/Trauma
  • Anorexia/Bulimia
  • Pain Management

  • Facility has group sessions for:
  • Anger Management/Conflict Resolution
  • Codependency
  • Grief & Loss
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marijuana
  • Men
  • Obsessive Compulsive
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Young Adults (18-25)


    Self-pay Cost per Week: Contact facility
    Public Assistance coverage may be accepted: No
    Medicare Coverage accepted: Yes
    Insurance Coverage verified before admission: Yes
    Follow-up Care included at no additional charge: No


    Licensed by: State of Connecticut
    Type of License: Hospital for Mentally Ill Persons
    Accredited by: JCAHO

    Contact Information:

    Admissions Telephone Number: (800) 899-4455
    General Information: (800) 899-4455
    Address: 208 Valley Road
    New Canaan, CT 06840