349 Bidwell Street
Manchester, CT 06040

What is the iRecovery Program?

The iRecovery Program is designed to treat active addiction and teach sober recovery skills, at the same time patients are receiving skilled nursing care, with the goal of long-term sobriety and recovery.

iRecovery utilizes a groundbreaking holistic approach, in which sub-acute medical and psycho-social needs are met. Our Program includes intensive group and individual therapy, administered by Recovery Specialists. Also, in collaboration with various local groups, our Program offers community support and assistance with re-integration upon discharge. 

While not a stand-alone inpatient alcohol or drug detox program, the immediacy of substance use counseling in the context of nursing home care has shown to be an effective pathway to sobriety. 

Check out the full iRecovery Program page here…Page One.  Page Two.


The mission of iRecovery is to successfully treat Substance Use Disorders, thereby ending the cycle of hospitalization, discharge, relapse, de-compensation, and re-hospitalization. Our Program is designed for those individuals who need skilled nursing or sub-acute care coupled with substance abuse counseling. It is our mission to engage these patients in our multi-modality Recovery Program, so that by the time they are medically ready for discharge we have stabilized their addiction.

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How does iRecovery work?

The iRecovery Program consists of several weekly group therapy sessions and weekly private sessions. Group therapy is the modality of choice when treating Substance Use Disorders. Two distinct models are used: Psycho-Educational groups and Process groups, both led by the iRecovery clinicians. The Psycho-Educational groups meet once weekly and here patients gain in-depth insight into their disease and the best treatment pathways available. The Process groups meet twice weekly and are based on the Mutual Aid Model. The Mutual Aid Model is an alliance of individuals working on common problems and goals to create helping relationships. These sessions are a vital ingredient to the recovery process. Finally, the private sessions are used to augment the work done in the group model. 

Spanish Languge Option

Not only is Westside Care Center one of the only places in greater Hartford where patients can receive specialized addiction and recovery services in the skilled nursing setting, but we also offer the service in Spanish. Through our partners at Wexford Behavioral Health we are able to offer this ground-breaking program in a safe, secure and culturally appropriate setting. 

Read our Spanish language brochure here…

Methadone Maintenance

iRecovery welcomes patients who are part of a methadone maintenance program. We view methadone therapy as a very effective tool in achieving sobriety. iRecovery facilities have established relationships with the major methadone clinics in Connecticut. 

Discharge Plan and Community Reintegration

On leaving our Program, clients would be equipped with the knowledge, experience and community support systems to continue the iRecovery process. This lessens the likelihood of relapse or re-hospitalization. We ask prospective participants in our Program to be open to the idea of a life of abstinence from alcohol and the illicit use of chemicals. We make this request while being fully aware of the ambiguous feeling towards such a lifestyle change that is inherent with those who suffer from Substance Use Disorders.