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MCCA - McDonough House

2.9 N/A (11 Reviews) |
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38 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, Connecticut 06810

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  • Insurance
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Financing

Services

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Facility Highlights

AA and NA Meetings

Group Therapy

Chemical Dependency Education

Philosophy

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.

Facility Center Details

  • Residential Treatment
  • Detox Services
  • Behavioral Disorder Treatment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Outpatient Services
  • Intensive Outpatient Services
  • Sober Living Home
  • Day School
  • Private Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Exceptionally LGBT Friendly
  • Men Only
  • Women Only

Accreditation/License

  • CARF
  • JCAHO
  • ADP
  • NAATP

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Meet The Staff

Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CAC
President 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.

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Glenn Connan, MBA
Vice 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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5.0
Excellent
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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1.0
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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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4.3
Great
I have been to the McDonough House 28 day Rehab as well as their IOP and Relapse Prevention groups. I must say it is a great program and has seriously given me a lot of tools and information to help me stay sober. The Rehab has a full schedule of groups during the week and some rec time on the weekends. I was very welcomed by both the mostly excellent staff, Techs and the group members. Many will be friends for a very long time. There are no pools or tennis courts because these people are very serious in helping you to get and stay sober and clean. I highly recommend MCCA if you want to get sober and clean.
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1.0
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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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1.3
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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?
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2.0
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Went here for the 28 day inpatient (even though they kept me for 29 days without a choice). First off, the facility is tiny and claustrophobic. They put a bunch of chairs on the walls of a hallway in a basement, and that\'s it. Again, in case you misunderstood me, you LITERALLY spend 28 days in a hallway in a basement. You get to go outside a few times a day to smoke, and walk to the cafeteria three times a day to eat. If you\'re lucky, once a week they\'ll walk across the street with everyone to go to the park (but one of the weeks I was there the counselor didn\'t feel like walking so we didn\'t go). The staff is absolutely HORRIBLE. The head counselor is patronizing... He always talks down to the patients... I really can\'t express how bad of a human being he is. There is another counselor there that is awful... he lies nonstop and really doesn\'t put any effort above the bare minimum into patient care. One woman is the only good counselor. If by some horrible act you are forced to go to MCCA, try to get her. I have been to two other rehabs in CT that were paid by medicaid, and MCCA was by FAR the worst one. Do yourself a favor and try as hard as you possibly can to go anywhere else.
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4.0
Great
Ability to get a person through an initial detoxification. Aren't enough beds in the facility. The certain drug they use for the actual DETOX I was there for isn't any good. This is a "on the fly" detoxification facility so it really isn't their fault but its really all its good for. Getting a person thru the first 72 hours of a DETOX. Somebody needs to help people find a way to get thru the next steps of staying clean. I would have to say that 99.9 percent of people that go thru this DETOX are using again within 48 hours. Something needs to change there. And at least as far as opiates are concerned, this problem has reached being an epidemic.
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5.0
Excellent
Knowledgable staff. To short. My son was in treatment just for detox.
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1.3
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A place to stay whiley keep you off drugs. old, a bit grungy, programs limited. State paid program, so don't expect much
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2.0
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Overall I would say my stay here was a waste of money. First of all, this facility is located entirely in a basement and there is not much room to move around. In detox, there is no real treatment. Occasionally we get a group or a nightly speaker. The groups are sometimes run by the facilitator, who has no qualification or experience in counseling. Detox is literally just sitting in a tiny room for 4 days and not dying. Then you move over to the rehab wing. Not a whole lot changes. You attend one AA meeting a week. You have one day a week where you can actually go outside and move. There is no psychiatrist on staff. The food is on the low end and un-nutritious. If you get sober here, you probably did it on your own. It seems more like a cash grab than a rehab facility.
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4.0
Great
it was a no nonsense facility-- if you want sobriety the tools are there. There was a lot of down time. This was not okay for some there, and they walked out. i would have liked more AA meetings or AA member interaction during the day. I was very glad there was a no visitor policy!
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