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Because the road to recovery is rarely a straight one, and few of us can travel it alone, Rise is here as a virtual resource community. Here you will find informative articles on addiction and mental health, useful videos, music to inspire and calm, and tips for self care during times of stress. From time to time, we all need to rest and regenerate before we can rise.
The Trauma | Addiction Connection
Often trauma is an underlying issue when it comes to addiction and more often than not it the primary source. However, understanding and untangling the complicated relationship must begin with an understanding of what constitutes trauma. A plethora of...
Slipping Into Alcoholism During Covid
Chloe enjoyed sharing a bottle of wine with her husband during dinner at their favorite restaurant on Saturday night. When the book club gathered at her house, the wine flowed like water, and everyone always had a good time. Somewhat of an introvert, a few glasses of...
The Cycle of Isolation Addiction
Isolation and loneliness have an overwhelming effect on drug addiction and alcoholism. Studies show a strong correlation between increased mental health and substance abuse issues and social isolation. The opposite holds true as well. Addiction to drugs and alcohol...
No matter where you are in your recovery, the door to AA is always open. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.
During COVID many meetings are available online. Click here to find a meeting.
The addiction of a loved often brings up difficult questions leaving family members confused, feeling like they are riding an emotional rollercoaster. By gaining knowledge about the dynamics of addiction as well as the support to stop enabling behaviors, families are able to offer the greatest help to their loved ones.
Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA), and the C.A.R.E.S. Group all provide supportive services. Access their websites by clicking on their names.
Detox and residential treatment can be one of the most effective ways to gain a solid start to the recovery process. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) maintains a comprehensive list of Detox Programs, Residential Treatment, Recovery Houses, and Sober Houses.
Click here to go visit the DMHAS Addiction Services Bed Availability.
News & Updates
MCCA COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOL
Certified Safety Badge & Protocol UpdateMCCA is pleased to announce that we have complied with the Reopen Connecticut Sector Rules for Offices by implementing practical, reasonable, evidence-informed safety protocols, and modifications. Because the...
Telehealth at MCCA
TELEHEALTH ADDICTION TREATMENT AT MCCA Secure • Remote • At Home Danbury, CT, May 4, 2019 – MCCA, one of Connecticut’s leading nonprofit addiction treatment providers is offering Telehealth therapy for those in need during this unprecedented time. With the ongoing...
Celebrate Recovery With Us
MCCA will be celebrating recovery during the month of September at the following locations (click the + for details_. Mark your calendars and join us! https://citycenterdanbury.com/event/danbury-block-party/ CAN (Coaltion for Awareness and New Beginnings)...
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Recorded by Terry Budlong, Director of Prevention Services