Developed by Yale Psychiatrists and other thought leaders in the addiction industry, Aware Recovery Care's ground breaking evidence based treatment is one of a kind. ARC prides itself on being able to treat the chronic disease of addiction, long-term and most importantly - successfully!
Live in Connecticut and need to stay home, at work, in school, in your bed, around your own family, and with your pet while learning to change your life? Returning from inpatient treatment and need a home transition? Aware Recovery Care believes that addiction treatment is best treated in the home environment. Designed in concert with Yale Addiction Psychiatrists, Aware Recovery Care is one of a kind. Intensive addiction treatment is provided in-home for a full year. Aware Recovery Care provides a true person-centered multi-disciplinary team for each client. We help our clients learn the new skills and daily habits they must have to lead lives free of alcohol and/or drugs - in the comfort and privacy of the homes and communities where they live in Connecticut. Our unique treatment approach provides comprehensive care from a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians led by an Addiction Psychiatrist. Aware Recovery Care delivers unique and individualized face-to-face care, allowing people to “Recover Where You Live." We help our clients develop and master the skills necessary for lifelong recovery. Aware Recovery Care provides the intensity and structure of an inpatient facility, with the freedom of an outpatient facility. The ARC program can be provided before, after, in addition to, or lieu of, traditional treatments. Give us a year, and get your life back!
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Dr. Velandy Manohar brings warmth, wisdom, and compassion to Aware Recovery Care. He is a son, a brother, an uncle, a father of two sons, a grandfather, a neighbor, and a member of many local community organizations. Dr. Manohar is a member of The Valley Hindu Temple in Middletown, CT and at one time he even performed functions of a priest for over thirty years. He is a seasoned physician certified in Adult Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Addiction Psychiatry, and most importantly is a teacher and a life-long learner. He is deeply committed to advocating for the health and wellbeing of active duty service members, veterans and their families, and is recognized by the US Marine Corps League of CT. He is a lifelong advocate for eliminating Health Care Disparities and is recognized by The Connecticut Multi-Cultural health partnership. Dr. Manohar received the Nancy Berger Award, and is an external member of Policy Committee of The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity, The Center for Occupational Health and Education, and engaged in efforts to help achieve specific sustainable development goals including protection of and education of girl children. His gentle nature combined with his passion and experience is a gift to all that he comes in contact with. Dr. Manohar's main edict is to deliver treatment with a compassionate heart, and we at Aware Recovery Care do our very best to live by his words each and every day.More
Chuck is a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served as a medic. This is where he found his passion for medicine and has worked in many roles of healthcare, and then has since became registered nurse. He comes to us with 13 years of recovery experience and a constant desire to combine this and his skills as a nurse to help others find their personal path to recovery and wellness. In his spare time he is an avid birder, camper, and general nature buff. Chuck also continues to use his spare time to further his nursing skills with a focus on developing tools to guide clients using a holistic nursing approach.More
As a private practice psychotherapist, Megan strives to assist her clients in finding meaning behind their challenges and identifying their purposes for the future. She holds a Master's Degree from Fairfield University in Community Counseling. She is a licensed Professional Counselor (2010) and is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (since 2014). She is also an auricular acupuncture detoxification specialist which is a holistic intervention used to reduce cravings, urges, withdrawal symptoms, and reduce anxiety amongst others benefits. It is also known as the NADA Protocol. In 2015, she was a National presenter in Cleveland, OH on a clinical study she completed on the use of acupuncture with addiction with her clients. She is also trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) which is a therapy approach that can be applied to most mental health issues (heavily targets those with a trauma history) or addiction related goals. She has worked for Cornell-Scott Hill Health Center in New Haven, CT for 6.5 years as an outpatient therapist and the last 3.5 has been a senior therapist at South Central Rehabilitation Center. There, she works on a detox unit and with outpatient clients on a variety of different medication assisted therapies. Currently, she has a private practice with a strong focus in co-occurring disorders treatment. In her spare time, Megan enjoys traveling, snowboarding, swimming, and has a passion for nutrition and fitness.More
As the Vice President of Aware Recovery Care, Matt is 33 and has 16 years of addiction treatment experience. Growing up in a 3rd generation commercial family construction company, Matt learned what it meant to build a successful business by surrounding himself with honest, hard working people with integrity. Active addiction interfered with his initial plans to continue in the family business, but he then found that life had something else in store for him. Matt's passion to do something different and effective in the addiction industry developed over 16 years of exposure to the field. Matt has worked for two treatment centers, Turning Point in New Haven, Connecticut and Spencer Recovery in Laguna Beach, California. He is trained and certified in Sober Living Leadership and in Dr. Paul Ekman's Micro and Subtle Expression recognition technique. He was initially a Certified Recovery Advisor and a Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor and worked with clients from 17 to 40. Matt is currently involved in the strategic implementation of business goals and integration of innovation for Aware Recovery Care, as well as Marketing and Business Development. Matt studied at Clark University, Tufts University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and The University of Hartford. His interests are advertising, communications and marketing, information technology, and in business management and development. He spreads his message of experience, change, and hope, and has been seen on WFSB, Channel 8 News, WTNH CT, NBC, Fox 61 CT, CPTV, and in Connecticut Magazine and The Hartford Courant. Matt was given a 2% chance of recovery and was originally one of the first clients at Aware Recovery Care. He has since developed into a leadership position and is committed providing the highest standard of treatment at ARC. He is happily married and is originally from Avon, CT.More