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MCCA - McDonough House

38 Old Ridgebury Road, Danbury, Connecticut, 06810
Starting from the perspective that substance abuse is a treatable condition, the McDonough House works to provide help and hope to those struggling with addiction by individualizing treatment to meet the needs of each client. The program offers 12-step meetings for clients and families, in addition to individual and group counseling.

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  • AA and NA Meetings
  • Group Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Education

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  • Individualized Treatment

    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
  • Family Program

    Research shows that the odds of successful, sustained recovery from addiction are far higher when family members and loved ones are involved in treatment. Drug and alcohol addiction often have genetic roots, whether related to substance abuse, mental illness or both. Family dynamics also play a role and, often, family members are the first to realize a loved one has developed an addiction. Also, it’s important for family members to understand and embrace the lifestyle changes that are required to sustain recovery.

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Meet the Staff

  • Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CAC
    Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CACPresident and CEO
    Joe Sullivan has been a leader in the substance abuse and behavioral health field in Connecticut for almost 40 years. In 1980, he took the helm of Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism as their CEO. During the past 33 years Joe has led the growth of MCCA from a small outpatient clinic and 15-bed residential treatment center in Danbury with 12 employees serving 300 clients a year – to its current level of 175 employees serving more than 5,000 people a year. Today, MCCA is one of the most respected, top-rated recovery organizations in the state, operating seven outpatient clinics and three residential treatment centers in Western Connecticut.
  • Glenn Connan, MBA
    Glenn Connan, MBAVice President and CFO
    Glenn has extensive experience managing both the operations and financial affairs of organizations. Glenn joined MCCA in 2008 and is responsible for the financial health and well-being of the agency. As a member of the company’s senior management team he directs all financial and accounting activities, is involved in strategic planning, as well as assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of the company. Glenn is committed to the success of MCCA and its clients recovery. Under Glenn’s leadership and with a philosophy of “doing well by doing good” MCCA has substantially increased the number of clients served. In the four years Glenn has been with MCCA, the organization has experienced significant growth.

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This is the Best inpatient program in the state I recently graduated from there and the amount of Support there is awesome,not only do they care about you as a human being they give you a sense of pride for taking the first step towards Your recovery.Encouragement they give you Tools they supply you with Structure they instill in your mind Courage they build up in you ever single day to be the best version of You.Without struggle there is no progress and the first step is giving yourself and the staff there a Chance,you want ur life back and your family back you want ur kids back in your life you want to be looked at as a human being again and not just another Addict Then Give Them A Chance And See How Far You Can Go In Life Cause I Did And In Return I Got Me Back.Im grateful to the staff there and I owe my life to this program and I repay them everyday by staying Clean.This is Where u Wanna Be Trust Me I Gave Them A Chance And They Gave Me HOPE.Thank You MCCA And Big Shout Out To The Staff For Believing In Me...
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My son is currently at McD house, he went to the detox there first. The staff has been extremely supportive to me and my son. I went and saw him for the first time since being “clean” & he is excited about the future and support he’s received for fellow residents and staff. I called and one of the counselors there helped to guid me with finding a sober home for when he is discharged. I see all of these poor reviews and am stunned because so far the experience we’ve had is helping to save my sons life. I think what people need to realize is there is work on their own behalf involved to get the most of of what MCCA offers. I would definitely suggest this facility to anyone who is in current need of detox and services.
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STAY AWAY I read all reviews online before I made my own review because you have to give places the benefit of the doubt but they’re all truth this place is the worst, the facilitators are good but the upper staff like teachers and administration sucks if you challenged them on something they get defensive and throw you out of the program like they did to me.
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STAY AWAY FROM MCDONOUGH HOUSE. They promise meetings once a day and don’t even have one every other day. Half the time all you do is sit around and watch tv. They have no safety precautions for if you do need to report something and there is no safety for patients who actually are trying to overcome their addiction. The staff is unprofessional and lack basic training skills to be working in a recovery facility. This place is a hell hole that no one should put money into or have their insurance company put money into. Absolutely disgraceful.
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7/18/2017 - Update Well I finally got into this place and I'll I can say is STAY AWAY. It's a seriously negative community. This place is horrible. Especially the head counselor. This guy is something else. His ego is huge and he insults the clients, talks down to them and is totally disrespectful. Last night they had an AA speaker come speak with 4 months of sobriety talking about how he has no problem hanging out in bars and said he didn't think it was a big deal. The counselors there frequently disseminate incorrect information. The counselor told everyone that in NA a sponsor is required to have 5 years of sobriety which is absolute nonsense. I woke up one night at 1am with a splitting headache. I went to get some Advil and the tech (CNA) was asleep in the office with all the lights off. I came back 2 hours later and he was still asleep. Finally I went out at 3:40am and he was awake but told me he couldn't give me Advil after 2:30am. What!? Advil? He said he didn't know how it would affect my other medication...makes no sense whatsoever. This place is a joke. 6/14/2017 They never return my phone calls. I completed an assessment over the phone. Ive called them EVERY DAY for the past month. They are not 24 hours. Do they not understand how hard it is for an alcoholic to ask gor help to begin with? The fact that they dont even recognize this is a testament to their treatment method. How can you call yourself a treatment center if you don't even respond to people that call in for help? What does that say about them?