The Sobering Center

At MCCA we believe that alcoholism and drug addiction are treatable illnesses and that those effected, including family members, can recover. Our treatment philosophy is goal-oriented for the entire continuum of services from interventions through relapse prevention. All of MCCA’s programs are targeted to produce positive outcomes for the identified patient and family member.

The Sobering Center is a short-term, therapeutic Social Setting Detoxification Program for the chemically dependent, co-occurring, homeless individual in need of care in preparation for treatment.

Our goal is to provide a safe, substance free, non-medical respite for the chemically dependent individual upon waiting to be referred and placed into the next appropriate continuum of care.

Admission Criteria

  • Male/Female
  • 18 Years or older
  • Medically Stable
  • Psychiatrically Stable
  • Screened For Appropriateness

Program Design

  • Motivational Counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient
  • Daily Reflections Meeting
  • Wrap-Up Meetings
  • Outside AA Meetings
  • Outside NA Meetings
  • 12 Steps to Faith Meeting
  • Recreational Activities


  • Assistance obtaining Connecticut State Assisted General Aid (SAGA)
  • Medical consultation, as needed
  • Psychiatric consultation, as needed
  • Access to discreet and confidential HIV/STD testing
  • Case Management Services
  • Continuing care and referral services
  • Transportation arranged via Columbus House for SAGA clients

In conjunction with local organizations the SOBERING CENTER also provides:


The Sobering Center is located on 2 Hospital Avenue in Danbury, click here for contact information and directions.

Call the Sobering Center directly at (203) 730-9947.
Or request information using our confidential online form.