Liberation Programs’ mission is to empower people and their families to be free of the disease of addiction by providing targeted solutions that restore lives and strengthen our community.

Liberation Programs Welcomes John Hamilton as New Chief Executive Officer

Liberation Programs’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of John Hamilton, LMFT, LADC as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. A nationally renowned expert in the addiction treatment field, John is widely regarded as an innovative leader. He is deeply knowledgeable about effective treatment, knows Fairfield County extremely well, and brings with him more than three decades of experience.

Having served as the agency’s Senior Vice President from 1996 to 2006, John returns to Liberation Programs from Mountainside Treatment Center where he was the Chief Clinical Outreach Officer. In addition, John was the CEO of Bridgeport’s Recovery Network of Programs (RNP) for a decade. There, he was able to triple the size of the agency and exponentially increase its impact.

Effective treatment has never been more important. Research recently published by Science Magazine points to a nearly 40-year-long increase in the numbers of opioid deaths in the United States. Fairfield County – like every community across the country – has been deeply impacted. In 2017 alone, the state’s medical examiner reported 144 overdose deaths of residents from nearly every town and city in Fairfield County.

Liberation Programs believes this is unacceptable, considering that the evidence-based treatment we offer works. It saves lives. People just need the right services to be available and accessible. John will help ensure that Liberation continues to increase access to our services.

Starting the Conversation – An Inside Look at Opioid Use in Greenwich Connecticut

Liberation Programs and Greenwich Department of Social Services, 2016

Starting the Conversation – An Inside Look at Opioid Use in Greenwich Connecticut is a new report by Liberation Programs and Greenwich Department of Social Services that examines how an abundance of opioids combined with current community attitudes are affecting Greenwich and recommends actions to stem the rising tide of opioid addiction. Read the full report by clicking here.

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Eight out of 10 outpatient Recoverees left our program substance free – 28% higher than State of Connecticut averages for comparable treatment centers.


94% of inpatient Recoverees reported being satisfied with our services upon leaving our programs – that’s 3% higher than the Connecticut State average.


Liberation Programs provides 18 units of permanent supportive housing for women and their children in Norwalk and six units for families in Bridgeport.


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