Brian Koonz: Drugs, demons can be beaten

Brian Koonz: Drugs, demons can be beaten

It was supposed to be like any other morning for Chris Herren, the former NBA point guard. Drive to Dunkin’ Donuts, grab a box of Munchkins for the kids, and shoot up some heroin. Not necessarily in that order. “I felt a feeling I had never felt before. The next thing I remember is glass […]

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Rebounding to Recovery

Rebounding to Recovery

Former NBA Player Chris Herren To Share His Story of Recovery in Ridgefield Family University 2012 invites the public to hear former NBA player Chris Herren speak about his struggle with substance abuse and his road to recovery on November 15th at 7pm. The powerful presentation for Ridgefield families, friends and neighbors will be held […]

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MCCA Leads Opiate Overdose Prevention Initiative

MCCA Leads Opiate Overdose Prevention Initiative

Narcan Training will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at 11am at MCCA, 38 Old Ridgebury Road. A new law went into effect on October 1, 2012 in Connecticut allowing prescriptions for Naloxone to be written for non-drug users. Most overdoses involve the use of opiates and often occur when family member and friends are […]

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MCCA Participates in Yale Clinical Study

MCCA Participates in Yale Clinical Study

Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing Supervision – MCCA is one of five sites in Connecticut chosen to participate in a clinical trial on the effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing Supervision. The study is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and originated from the Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse. MCCA Clinical […]

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MCCA Gets High Marks From DMHAS Once Again

MCCA Gets High Marks From DMHAS Once Again

MCCA Continues to Rank as One of Connecticut’s Top Substance Abuse Facilities in the DMHAS 2012 Client Satisfaction Survey MCCA was among the highest ranking substance abuse facilities in Connecticut in a 2012 Consumer Survey conducted by DMHAS (Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services). This year marks the eleventh year that DMHAS and their […]

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Terry Budlong is MCCA’s New Director of Prevention Services

Terry Budlong is MCCA’s New Director of Prevention Services

Danbury, CT, October 18, 2012 – MCCA is pleased to announce that Terry Budlong has joined their staff as Director of Prevention Services. In the area of prevention, MCCA’s primary focus is to prioritize the risk factors related to underage drinking in the Danbury area, strengthen our youth, and reduce youth involvement with alcohol. “I […]

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Got Drugs – National Take Back Initiative

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal Saturday, September 29, 2012       Time:      10:00 AM  – 2:00 PM Where:   Danbury Police Department 375 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 For more information click on to website: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html ¿Tiene Medicamentos? “DÍA NACIONAL PARA ENTREGAR MEDICAMENTOS” Un evento para entregar su medicaciόn […]

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Revised Social Hosting Law: What Connecticut Parents Need to Know

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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month

September 2012 National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month “Join the Voices for Recovery: It’s Worth It” Recovery Month is an annual observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) that takes place during the month of September. This long-standing observance celebrates the effectiveness of […]

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How to Cope - Free session for Children and Teens

How to Cope – Free session for Children and Teens

How to Cope is a program for family members and friends impacted by addiction. We offer classes for children (6-12), teens (13-17) and adults (18+). This program meets for seven sessions. The next session in Ridgefield starts September 10th. How to Cope will also be offered in Danbury this fall. We will be offering a […]

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