Detox facility may be coming to the borough

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By ANDREAS YILMA

NAUGATUCK – A residential substance abuse facility may eventually make its way to the borough.

The Haven of Connecticut is filing a certificate of need application to establish a 34-bed detox and residential substance use disorder treatment facility for 58 Maple St. The estimated cost is about $2.5 million, according to a legal notice on the town website.

The organization would still have go through the Planning and Zoning Commissions for approval. No site plan or application has been submitted to the Land Use Department yet, Town Planner Lori Rotella said.

The borough currently doesn’t have a detox facility, Rotella added.

Certificate of need is a regulatory program that requires certain types of health care providers to obtain state approval before making major changes in the healthcare landscape such as mergers, substantial capital investments in new equipment or facilities, changing access to services, or discontinuing a medical service, according to state Office of Health Strategy website.

Hearings are held for many CON applications to ensure that residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the healthcare landscape in their municipalities, the website states.