We help you take ownership of your life

We’ve been providing health treatment for our communities for over one hundred years. And while their needs have changed, we’ve continued to develop the core of our care: relationships driven by compassion and critical intervention. Relationships that empower the courage and ability to change.

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Bringing Our 50+ Years of Addiction Recovery Expertise to Adolescents

If you have an adolescent family member or friend in need of substance abuse treatment services, we can help.

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I have been on the program for 12 years now and my life truly began when I committed to my recovery and began working the program.  I became involved with patient activities and in 2014, I was offered employment as…

Sheldon Recovery Stories

I battled with stopping use and relapsing on my own multiple times and finally sought help at Hartford Dispensary…While in treatment, I tapered off of methadone successfully and transitioned to a sober house and eventually came home to Hartford. I…

Ben Recovery Stories

Being in the Hartford Dispensary Program afforded me the opportunity to build myself back up. I was able to go back to school and find meaningful employment…I was able to gain employment at the Hartford Dispensary as a recovery coach/case…

Alvin Recovery Stories

Mental Health & Addiction

Mental health and substance use disorders are often misunderstood. We stigmatize what we fear, and what we fear most is the unknown. We are renewing our commitment to telling the truth—that mental health is something affecting everyone.

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We are caring, intelligent people committed to supporting others. By joining our team, you can make a difference in many lives.

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About Us

We create relationships that empower the courage and ability to change, through care that supports personal recovery.

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October 19, 2018

Dave Louden Joins Root Center for Advanced Recovery Board of Directors
Left to Right: Dave Louden, Steven Zuckerman, President & CEO, and Bruce Simons, Chairperson MANCHESTER, CT – October 19, 2018 – Dave...

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October 3, 2018

After Nearly 150 years, Hartford Dispensary is Laying Down New Roots
Leading addiction treatment agency changes its name to Root Center for Advanced Recovery to reflect the expansion of its services and...

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May 20, 2018

Hartford Region 2018 Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing
Members of the Root team attended the awards ceremony at the Connecticut Convention Center and supported their colleague, Susan Perry, LPN, who was...

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May 10, 2018

Connecticut Certification Board Annual Awards Dinner
Staff members from across the Root team attended the Connecticut Certification Board’s 4th annual awards dinner. The evening featured an...

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May 9, 2018

HIV Task Force Forum
Members of the Root team attended the mayor’s task force on HIV/AIDS annual HIV forum. The event featured speakers on a variety of essential topics...

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