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Rushford at Stonehaven

325 Main Street , Portland, Connecticut, 06480
Rushford provides life-saving and life-changing treatment to thousands of children, adults and families each year. For more than three decades, our organization has been committed to delivering high quality behavioral healthcare services to those in need. We have collaborated with some of the nation's top universities including Yale, Darmouth and the University of Connecticut on research studies and other initiatives designed to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. Unlike many other addiction programs, Rushford is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the Joint Commission. To maintain our licensing and accreditation, we must always be striving to improve our performance, to raise the level of care we provide to our clients and to demonstrate accountability in the delivery of services.

Facility Highlights

  • 12-Step meetings
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Insurance Accepted


  • Residential Treatment

    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.
  • Holistic Therapy

    Facilities that offer “holistic therapy” see and treat patients in the context of their entire lives and health status. They treat the “whole person,” not just the addiction.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Stephen W. Larcen, Ph.D.
    Stephen W. Larcen, Ph.D.President & Natchaug Hospital and Senior Vice President
    Dr. Larcen is the Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network. He also serves as President of both Rushford and Natchaug Hospital. He has over 40 years of experience in behavioral health and health care management, including more than three years leading Windham Hospital in Willimantic. Among his previous positions, he served as vice president of operations of Cumberland Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn.; CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.; and executive director of United Services, a mental health center, in Dayville, Conn. He also worked as an organizational consultant in mergers and affiliations, organizational development, clinical and business operations and financial management for a wide range of health care facilities and organizations.
  • J. Craig Allen, M.D.
    J. Craig Allen, M.D.Medical Director
    Dr. Jonathan Craig Allen received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan in 1989. He did his internship and General Psychiatry residency at the Tufts University Medical School / New England Medical Center and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at Harvard University Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital program. Dr. Allen served as Medical Director of Psychiatric and Family Services at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton, Mass from 1995 until 2003 when he moved to Connecticut to take the position of Unit Chief at Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth in Middletown, Conn. Dr. Allen has served as Medical Director at Rushford since 2005. Dr. Allen has held the title of Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School (1994–2003) and at Yale University Medical School (2003–2005). Currently Dr. Allen trains Residents from the Institute of Living in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Allen was seated on the SAMHSA Pharmacotherapy Expert Consensus Panel which developed Pharmacotherapy Principles for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders published in 2012. Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Adult Psychiatry and is ABPN certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as being certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

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Rushford has treatment centers located in five Connecticut towns – Durham, Glastonbury, Meriden, and Middletown. This review focuses on Stonehaven, which is located in Portland, Conn. The treatment center provides residential services for adult men and women seeking treatment for addiction. Detox is not available.


Stonehaven is Rushford's intermediate residential treatment program, which serves both men and women who are seeking treatment for addiction. There are only 123 (58.6 percent) programs that offer treatment specifically for men or women in Connecticut.

Treatment typically lasts 90 days and is designed to help individuals transition into a sober lifestyle and return to the workforce. Programming includes therapy, 12-step meetings, and part-time work, which may include volunteering or employment. In Connecticut, there are only 82 (39 percent) facilities that include work training and services in treatment.

The program helps clients transition in steps back into the community. During treatment, clients participate in counseling programs, group therapies, and aftercare planning. They work with counselors to implement a transition plan that includes finding employment and outside housing.


Rushford's treatment team includes experienced physicians, nurses, and therapists. Administrators also help clients find work and housing.


Stonehaven has 26 beds. It is located in an old brick building with multiple floors. There are a dining area and kitchen with additional spaces for meetings and counseling.


At the time of this writing, Rushford at Stonehaven received two negative and one positive review from alumni. One alum gave one out of five stars for treatment effectiveness, while the other alum didn't answer, but noted "I would not give them high marks."

"Stonehaven is made to sound wonderful but it is NOT! The staff is just babysitters. No counseling. Extremely mismanaged," an alum wrote. "I would NEVER recommend anyone to there!" Another alum also wrote the center was "mismanaged" and that they received no individual counseling. In the positive review, J.P. wrote how it “sets you up to re-integrate back into society with a solid network and foundations.”

On Google, Rushford- Stonehaven has three maximum five-star reviews to date, though no commentary was left.[1]


Rushford is one of the 199 (52.2 percent) of Connecticut treatment facilities that accepts insurance plans.

[1] GoogleReviews

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