MCCA - McDonough House

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38 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, CT 06810
8778746222 Visit Website
Paying for Treatment
  • Insurance is Accepted
  • Financing is not Available
  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

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.

MCCA - McDonough House Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

Reviews at a Glance

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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 pri...


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 exci...


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 ...


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 m...


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 ...


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 somethin...


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 i...


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" de...


Knowledgable staff. To short. My son was in treatment just for detox.


A place to stay whiley keep you off drugs. old, a bit grungy, programs limited. State paid program, so don't expect much


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. ...


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...

Areas of Focus
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.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Joe Sullivan, LCSW, CAC
    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.

  • Photo of Glenn Connan, MBA
    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.