Calvin Carter, clinical supervisor
Paul Dill describes his journey of recovery and his gift of a mural.
Client talks about detox, IOP program
The Connections Withdrawal Management Center in Harrington opened in November 2015. The facility at 1 East St. serves as the primary detoxification center for residents of Kent and Sussex counties suffering from substance use disorders.
For assistance, call 302-786-7800.
The medically monitored, clinically managed facility can help people withdraw from alcohol, opioids, and benzodiazepines.
The facility, located in the former Spartan Station shopping center, is a safe and secure location staffed around the clock with professional personnel.
The Withdrawal Management Center offers 12 23-hour assessment beds and 16 inpatient beds. The staff includes peer recovery coaches to assist patients during their stay.
Outpatient ambulatory detox, using opioid-replacement therapy, is available for people with addictions to heroin or prescription painkillers. Post-withdrawal intensive outpatient and medication assisted treatment is also available.
Paul Dill, who was a detox patient and a successful participant of the Intensive Outpatient Program, was hired as a peer support specialist at the clinic.
A talented artist, Dill also shared his special gift with Connections – adorning one of the clinic’s walls with an eye-grabbing mural.
Dill’s floor-to-ceiling creation, made with acrylic paint on a 20-foot-wide canvas, features a lighthouse whose beams shine across stormy seas – an apt metaphor for the Harrington clinic.
“Connections was such a big part of my recovery,’’ Dill said. “The people here were really great to me and I wanted to do some service,’’ Dill said. “They gave me my life. The least I can do is give them a picture.”