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Washburn House is a substance abuse treatment center that meets you where you are in your recovery or addiction. We are located in Worcester, Massachusetts, which is about 62 miles from Hartford. Our addiction treatment programs mean you can stay connected to your home in Hartford or experience it in a new way, while removing yourself from old triggers.

We’re prepared to help you every step of the way! Below is a summary of the treatment options we offer and ideas for how to integrate treatment in Worcester and your life in Hartford.

Medically Monitored Detox

Our medical detox program gives you a safe, welcoming environment in which to detox from substances. You’ll receive around-the-clock support from experienced doctors and nurses. Our medical staff will make your detox experience as comfortable as it can be and step in if withdrawal symptoms become dangerous.

Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient drug rehab is a residential program offering 24-hour care at our rehab center in Worcester, MA. While you’re living here, you’ll be able to devote your full attention to getting healthy. Expect individual therapy as well as group therapy, led by Masters-level clinicians.

Day Treatment

Day treatment—also called partial hospitalization (PHP)—is an outpatient treatment program. You’ll have six hours of therapy, five days a week, with the freedom to return home to Hartford each day or as often as you’d like. PHP is ideal if you’re looking to transition back into the Hartford community or if you need rehab but still have to tend to responsibilities at home.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This intensive outpatient treatment program in MA is our lowest level of care and allows you to spend most of your time at home. IOP involves three hours of group therapy, three days per week. It also includes individual therapy. Through this option, you can enjoy the support that group therapy provides, while remaining part of your community in Hartford.

How Far Is Washburn House from Hartford?

Washburn House is at:

1183 Main Street
Worcester, MA

We’re only an hour’s drive from Hartford. I-84 East will take you most of the way to Worcester. When you reach Auburn, take Exit 10 from I-90 East. Drive north on Oxford Street and Heard Street until you reach Main Street.

Public transportation is available between Hartford and Worcester. One option is to take the Hartford Line Amtrak 148 to Springfield, then take the Peter Pan 6807 Boston bus line to Worcester. From Central Hub at Union Station, take the 27 Main St/Auburn Mall bus route to Main Street and Webster Square.

Another option is to take a Greyhound bus to Boston from Union Station. Then take the Framingham/Worcester line from the South Station bus terminal to Union Station in Worcester.

Does Washburn House Provide Transportation to and from Hartford?

Whether or not we can provide transport to and from Hartford depends on individual factors. Please let us know if you’re interested in this, and we’ll find out whether it’s an option for you!

What Fun, Sober Activities Can I Find in Hartford?

To stay sober after you return home, you’ll need to find things to do in Hartford that don’t involve drinking or drug use. Fortunately, it’s a diverse city with activities to suit all ages, interests, and lifestyles. Here are a few to get you started:

Explore Museums

There’s no shortage of inspiration to be found in museums across Hartford, CT.

At the Mark Twain House & Museum, you can visit the desk where Mark Twain wrote his most famous works.

Connecticut Science Center® boasts nine stories of interactive exhibits and theaters.

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is one of the oldest museums in the U.S. It features an extensive collection of paintings, modernist works, and furnishings. And it’s free to Hartford residents and on designated free days!

Develop Your Creativity

Hartford is home to many artists and opportunities to become one yourself. West Hartford Art League offers art classes using a variety of mediums, like drawing, photography, pottery, and much more.

Sea Tea Improv Studios hosts classes teaching the art of storytelling through acting and comedy.

Glastonbury Arts in Glastonbury, CT—just 15 minutes from Hartford—hosts a variety of art classes and has free workshop days.


A city the size of Hartford means there are plenty of opportunities to give back, which has been shown to boost your recovery. These agencies are always looking for helping hands:

Whatever your skill set or area of interest, there’s an opportunity for you to make a difference in the lives of others.

Are There Drug and Alcohol Support Groups in Hartford?

Yes, there are a variety of support groups in Hartford. Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is a Hartford-based agency devoted to supporting people in recovery. Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based substance abuse support group, meets at The Salvation Army® New Hope. There are also a variety of 12-step meetings, like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous located throughout the city, including many for specific age groups and other demographics.

Aftercare is a core component of relapse prevention. Our team is happy to set up outpatient therapy, help you find a local support group, or anything else you need when you return to Hartford.

If you think Washburn House is right for you, let us get to know your unique situation and help you set things up. We can help make your transition to Worcester from Hartford smooth and make sure you get the most out of your substance abuse treatment.

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