About Recovery Services

Step By Step Recovery For Life

Treatment Philosophy

“There is no quick fix for addiction but Clients need quick access to addiction treatment”

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In 2017, over 64,000 Americans died due to opiate abuse.

Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are primary, chronic, progressive, incurable and potentially, fatal illnesses that demand chronic disease medical management for any possibility of long-term recovery.

At RSCT we are very concerned by the current addiction epidemic and rising death rate in patients who are abusing prescription medications and illegal substances. The rates of addiction to alcohol, prescription drugs and illicit substances are alarming. The most successful treatment addresses all of the Client’s challenges by engaging the Client, their family, critical stakeholders and their community relationships.

National Accreditation

Joint Commission National Quality Approval

Madison, CT – December 13, 2018 – Recovery Services of Connecticut (RSCT) announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care. RSCT underwent a rigorous onsite survey on November 27th & 28th. During the review, compliance with behavioral health care standards related to several areas, including care, treatment, and services; environment of care; leadership; and screening procedures for the early detection of imminent harm was evaluated. Onsite observations and interviews also were conducted.

Established in 1969, The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program currently accredits more than 2,250 organizations for a three-year period. Accredited organizations provide treatment and services within a variety of settings across the care continuum for individuals who have mental health, addiction, eating disorder, intellectual/developmental disability, and/or child-welfare related needs. “Joint Commission accreditation provides behavioral health care organizations with the processes needed to improve in a variety of areas related to the care of individuals and their families,” said Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ, Executive Director, Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, The Joint Commission. “We commend Recovery Services of Connecticut for its efforts to elevate the standard of care it provides and to instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Recovery Services of Connecticut is pleased to receive Behavioral Health Care Accreditation from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Reinhard Straub, Executive Director. The Joint Commission’s behavioral health care standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, quality improvement measurement experts, and individuals and their families. The standards are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

The Joint Commission (TJC)

Founded in 1951, TJC seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

The RSCT Team is a group of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals with unique backgrounds, experiences, specialties, and expertise that embody a proven approach to successful treatment.

Reinhard W. Straub

Owner & Executive Director

Jessica Miller

Director & Clinical Director

Nicole Fodaski

Associate Clinical Director

Jennifer Santini


Chris Withington


Clients Feedback

Necs Tech

I was seeking specialized therapy for alcohol and drug addiction and found it here at Recovery Services of CT. The staff is amazing. I have my APRN provider, that manages my medication, and I have the most wonderful therapist Jessica. I have worked with her for almost two years now, her help and guidance has been overwhelming. Highly recommend!!!!

Kyle Gorham

Me and my family are so grateful for this program. I cannot understate the amazing effort, compassionate support, and professionalism of Dr. Reinhard and everyone else at Recovery Services CT. The truly inspirational staff continue to help people make lasting changes in their lives. Thank you so much for giving people like us the chance to take our lives back!

Lisa Ferguson

I respect the high quality of the therapists here. They are what I hope for as therapists. They are passionate, well-educated and simply amazing at what they can do. I have a sober living and we use this service with great success. With their guidance, the house stays on track and the people who live here thrive.

David Martin

Fantastic program. Helpful in learning how to deal with everyday struggles of early sobriety. Supportful staff willing to go above and beyond to accommodate you financially. Overall great experience.

Payton Smith

Hands down the best IOP program I have ever attended. It has benefited my ongoing recovery process with better results than any other. The staff is so knowedgble and friendly and you just know they just love what they do. I highly recommend RSCT.

Recovery Warrior

Reinhard Straub is a highly experienced addiction recovery professional with a passion for helping others overcome the disease of addiction. He is outgoing, likable, relatable, knowledgeable, empathetic and humorous! Humor is so important in recovery. His clients instantly feel a sense of connection because his heart is all in! I would strongly recommend this program to anyone who needs help. The actual outpatient clinic is newly renovated, very professional, warm and inviting. - Heather Sinclair

    Reinhard W. Straub

    Owner & Executive Director LCSW, LADC

    Reinhard Straub is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor (LCDCS). He has worked in Substance Abuse and Mental Health for almost 30 years. Reinhard served as a faculty member at Empire State College, State University of New York and has conducted over 1000 clinical interventions, a practice that he continues to this day. He has helped countless physicians and healthcare professionals while at the New York Committee For Physician Health and continues this important work with HAVEN, the CT assistance program authorized by state law to serve virtually all licensed healthcare professionals. In 2011, Reinhard founded Clinical Services of Rhode Island, a system of 3 licensed substance abuse outpatient facilities which was acquired by American Addiction Centers. Reinhard subsequently co-founded Recovery Services of Connecticut, a licensed CT substance abuse facility in January 2018

    Jessica Miller

    Director & Clinical Director LPC

    Jessica Miller is independently licensed in Connecticut as a Professional Counselor and in New York as a Mental Health Counselor. She has dedicated her career to treating people with mental health issues, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. She received her Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Long Island University, C W. Post Campus where she also received her Master of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude in Mental Health Counseling. In 2002, Ms. Miller was inducted into Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Honor Society and subsequently worked for 6 years at Northwell Health’s Glen Cove Hospital on the Dual Diagnosis Services Unit and has been in the field for over 18 years. Jessica has been at Recovery Services of Connecticut since its inception and serves as the Clinical Director. Jessica is well respected by clients and takes a direct and honest approach to counseling. Jessica is committed to helping clients find overall health and wellness along their journey to recovery. 

    Nicole Fodaski

    Lead Clinician LPC

    Nicole Fodaski is an independently Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Connecticut. She has been helping people with substance abuse and mental health issues for over a decade in a variety of clinical settings. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Keene State College and her Master’s degree at Antioch University New England in Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy. She comes to Recovery Services of Connecticut after working as a detox clinician and as the Lead Clinician in Rushford’s residential treatment center in Middletown, Connecticut. Nicole takes a holistic and creative approach to helping individuals discover their inner strength and potential.

    Jennifer Santini

    Clinician LMSW

    Jennifer Santini is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in Connecticut. Jennifer has experience in treating addiction as well as mental health, with over four years of experience as a case manager in an inpatient psychiatric unit. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in social work from Western Connecticut State University and graduated from Fordham University with her Master of Social Work degree.

    Jennifer uses multiple treatment modalities while taking into consideration the client’s individual goals. Jennifer practices mindfulness, incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and integrates the twelve-step program into her practice.

    Chris Withington

    Counselor CADC

    Christopher Withington earned his Associates Degree and his DARC Certification as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor from Gateway Community College and completed his internship at Connecticut Valley Hospital. As a member of the RSCT team, Chris facilitates group therapy sessions as well as our Early Recovery Group (ERG). As a man in long-term recovery, his life experience has motivated him to help others as they embark on their own journey in recovery. Chris’s mission is to motivate and inspire clients to reach their full potential on their recovery journey.