Silver Hill Hospital

3.3 (48 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
208 Valley Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
8665424455 Visit Website
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  • Medicare is not Accepted
  • Medicaid is not Accepted
Treatment Insights

Providing substance abuse treatment programs for teens and adults, Silver Hill Hospital offers inpatient, transitional living and outpatient programs. Inpatient treatment primarily relies on medically-based therapies. Transitional living programs emphasize more behavioral and psychological treatment strategies. Outpatient programs include detoxification followed by intensive outpatient therapies. Group therapies, including 12-step groups, are the cornerstone of Silver Hill’s programs.

Silver Hill Hospital 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 was truly a great rehab/detox. Unfortunately for me this was my first ever detox (I was 19 and had a wealthy family friend send me their, with the understanding that it was a “once in a lifetim...


This place pretty much ruined a good 3 years of my life. I was placed in the In patient DBT program, but it was so full, that I stayed in another house where people learn how to deal with living alone...


My son was a patient at SH a few years ago and it was an excellent springboard to his long-term recovery. He attended the 28-day TLP program as well as the intensive outpatient program which help furt...


Kicked my sister out of inpatient for no discernible reason (had no broken any rules - which they admitted) and made her leave, in the snow, with no notice, on Christmas Eve. Didn’t bother to refund...


I have been to a number of treatment facilities and Silver Hill was the best by far. I was in the DBT transitional living program and everyone from the treatment team, to the house staff, to the cafet...


I went to Silver Hill in the early 1980s to detox from Methadone maintenance. After they weaned me down from 110 mg to 0 in less than two weeks, I went through two solid weeks of soul crushing insomni...


Low standard of care, poorly qualified employees. HORRIBLE WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY!!!! I spent 6 weeks here, paid tens of thousands for one of their 28 day programs, and was appalled by the poor st...


very expensive. location is safe and tranquil.


My family member was kicked out of the inpatient program.He worked the program while not living there and he has been sober for 20+ years. He had been to two other places before. It worked for him bec...


This is the best hospital in the region. I don't understand the bad reviews. You get what you put into your treatment. Staff is VERY accommodating and expert. Very caring. Listens to concerns. Attends...


Fantastic place. Great staff, very caring.


For $40,000 (self pay) in the dual diagnosis program, my loved one got a wrong diagnosis by arrogant, rude, and incompetent clinicians. MY family member left sicker than when he/she entered.


Silver Hill is an incredible facility. I was admitted into the residential DBT program and it helped me recover from my debilitating depression and anxiety. The staff, doctors and everyone at Silver H...


Early 90's I walked out of this facility a movie star!! Silver Hill saved my life. However 12 years later I relapsed ... mostly depression and anxiety. I returned to Silver Hill Hospital . My last st...


Silver Hill saved my life and taught me how to live sober and love it. I am dual diagnosis and my Dr. was amazing.


Inadequate personal attention by clearly overtasked care team. The care given to patients is far below the expectation of what should be afforded by the cost. Most effective elements of the transition...


I did a DBT IOP program here which was great. I got a lot out of it. But the billing office is full of idiots who are very unprofessional. I was told that my drug test for the program where included i...


Brief summary: Very intense program with a 12-Step focus, but not so rigid that they are against any other type of recovery (SMART, holistic, etc). Excellent dual diagnosis focus, extremely compassion...


I will NEVER allow anyone to lock me up again.


Silver Hill has an incredibly arrogant man in charge of their adolescent care unit. The doctor at K House, the adolescent facility, prefers to amuse himself with family problems rather than try to he...


We were completely mislead that this facility had a psychiatric component for metal illness outside of drug or alcohol addiction. We brought our 22 year old son to this facility in an effort to sta...


Maybe my daughter\'s issues were too big for the Adolescent DBT IOP (Dialectal Behavior Therapy - Intensive Outpatient Program) - but the sessions (3x/week) haven\'t been effective in her making any c...


Kind, well educated staff, private location, clean facilities, serves its purpose incredibly well I attended this facility in 2014, and embraces the whole experience as I was ready to seek help. I hav...


Professional service and caring staff Cost of treatment was high. It one of the best in Connecticut also people travel near and far to attend this facility


Excellent patient/staff ratio; dialectical behaviorial therapy is fantastic to treat co-disorder: excellent physical facilities, food, recreation; compassionate & knowledgable staff. Expensive. I c...


The building that houses the residential Chronic Pain Program is an equivalent to a high end hotel. The staff could be improved upon with an 8 out of 10 score. (residential counselors being the main ...


They are solely in it for the money. Please if they tell you they have a bed and insurance is good, do not head over there till you confirm 10 times over that your insurance is good. They waited until...


Silver Hill Hospital changed my life. I came in with severe depression and anxiety. Today is my last day of the 28 day DBT program and I can honestly say that I am a completely different person. I hav...


Thanks for letting me know [User Reviewer Derek], because I have chronic pain, also.


I went to silver hill for the chronic pain program! I\'ve had 16 major surgeries and tons of broken bones! This was supposed to be the best program to fix the body And mind! Wow was that not the case ...


They love money. Money is all that matters at Silver Hill. Once they get your money they are done with you. The place is a joke.


This place, while seeming amazing at first, was not in any way helpful for me. I thought it would be at first, I really did. The staff was amazing at first, and every single lesson brought a new under...


My first 3 weeks at silver hill were amazing. Unfortunately after 3 weeks my treatment team turned on me for forming a close friendship with a fellow patient. They sent me back to the observational un...


My son was in the ACU and started at the IOP as recommended by the staff. Unfortunately, the person who leads the IOP is on some kind of weird power trip. He thinks he is an army Sargent, and is rude,...


The staff and facilities were wonderful. Staff were available and considerate of my needs.


Proximity to New York and availability of medical staff was great. It was a good experience - nice place, helpful staff, lots of follow up after discharge.


Comfortable environment. Openness. however, felt rushed to leave. They took good care of my loved one but they had her out in 2 weeks when they clearly needed more. Love money too much.


... the treatment was inconsistent.


It was a well-rounded facility. However, the lacked good long term care.


It was quite an experience. I was petrified going in, but the admission staff were very nice and assuring. The clinical staff was very knowledgable about their job and seemed to genuinely care. The st...


Mindful of the obscene expense, but I found many of these places to be ridiculously expensive. He was only gone a week.


Offer husband and wife counseling sessions.


If the person truly wanted to change, this place would be great. The environment was more of a vacation than it was treatment.


My Favorite Quote: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a present.” This quote is very meaningful to me because of how I am trying to live my life at this very moment. I am not ...


I am grateful to the staff and my treatment team for the the foundation I was given to live the life of recovery I now have.

Areas of Focus
Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Sigurd Ackerman, M.D.
    Sigurd Ackerman, M.D. - President and Medical Director

    Medical School Tufts University School of Medicine Residency Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Academic Affiliations Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.

  • Photo of Ava Albrecht, M.D.
    Ava Albrecht, M.D. - Adolescent Inpatient Service Chief

    Medical School Rush Medical College Residency New York University School of Medicine Fellowship New York University School of Medicine Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, General Psychiatry Academic Affiliations Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.