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In the United States, particularly in the New England region, there has been an increase in drug overdoses. This drug epidemic includes an escalation in heroin use and rise in the number of opioid deaths each year. In order to improve the situation
there needs to be a change in the way individuals with drug and addiction problems receive treatment through counseling and therapy, as well as other programs and activities.


The purpose of this project is to create a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for more than a hundred patients who will stay between 30 and 90 days to reach a full recovery in a retreat-like atmosphere. Drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs and counseling will educate patients about new methods of interacting with the world around them in a drug-free environment. Architecture, landscape and site location can play a significant role in an individuals’ healing process. Patients are more likely to successfully recover when they are in a comforting and therapeutic environment.


The facility provides a place with a strong visual connection to the surrounding environment and nature – a key element in the recovery process. Natural
materials such as stone and wood are used in the design to create a symbiosis with nature.

Hartford, Connecticut 

New England Pathway to Recovery 

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Center around Nature

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