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Rushford at Meriden

883 Paddock Avenue, Meriden, Connecticut, 06450
Rushford provides life-saving and life-changing treatment to thousands of children, adults and families each year. For more than three decades, our organization has been committed to delivering high quality behavioral healthcare services to those in need. We have collaborated with some of the nation's top universities including Yale, Darmouth and the University of Connecticut on research studies and other initiatives designed to improve treatment outcomes for individuals with mental health and addiction disorders. Unlike many other addiction programs, Rushford is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the Joint Commission. To maintain our licensing and accreditation, we must always be striving to improve our performance, to raise the level of care we provide to our clients and to demonstrate accountability in the delivery of services.

Facility Highlights

  • Latino Outreach Services
  • Prevention Program
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Specialization

  • 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.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Meet the Staff

  • Stephen W. Larcen, Ph.D.
    Stephen W. Larcen, Ph.D.President & Natchaug Hospital and Senior Vice President
    Dr. Larcen is the Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network. He also serves as President of both Rushford and Natchaug Hospital. He has over 40 years of experience in behavioral health and health care management, including more than three years leading Windham Hospital in Willimantic. Among his previous positions, he served as vice president of operations of Cumberland Health Systems in Nashville, Tenn.; CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Tenn.; and executive director of United Services, a mental health center, in Dayville, Conn. He also worked as an organizational consultant in mergers and affiliations, organizational development, clinical and business operations and financial management for a wide range of health care facilities and organizations.
  • J. Craig Allen, M.D.
    J. Craig Allen, M.D.Medical Director
    Dr. Jonathan Craig Allen received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit Michigan in 1989. He did his internship and General Psychiatry residency at the Tufts University Medical School / New England Medical Center and his Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training at Harvard University Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital program. Dr. Allen served as Medical Director of Psychiatric and Family Services at Franciscan Children's Hospital in Brighton, Mass from 1995 until 2003 when he moved to Connecticut to take the position of Unit Chief at Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth in Middletown, Conn. Dr. Allen has served as Medical Director at Rushford since 2005. Dr. Allen has held the title of Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School (1994–2003) and at Yale University Medical School (2003–2005). Currently Dr. Allen trains Residents from the Institute of Living in Addiction Psychiatry. Dr. Allen was seated on the SAMHSA Pharmacotherapy Expert Consensus Panel which developed Pharmacotherapy Principles for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders published in 2012. Dr. Allen is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Adult Psychiatry and is ABPN certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, as well as being certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM).

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John
    I was in CBI when it was at 80 Hanvover st harbor brook apts. Staff were great. Some CBI staff were a little strange. but all in all it was ok. Paddox ave therapy was great. group and individual. Friendship did the best they could....At the facility there was a Friday AA meeting which didn't support (some members) mentally ill people. ..we had fun. CBI pro-cat. I went to SCSU while I was patient.
    cb
      This place was TERRIBLE & a JOKE!!!! I went here for "follow up" for severe depression back in 2010 when I came out of Midstate. All they care about is money. The counselors are a joke & don't care to help anyone & the people attending classes were on their phone, sleeping, talking or being rude. When I brought this up to a counselor, he told ME to tell them to be quiet instead of dealing w/ the issue. I could only tolerate this place a few visits, then got the hell out & never looked back. Midstate phyc. ward was so bad, it no longer exists. Nice Job!!!!
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      Communication is a strength. A family member goes to that facility and are well listeners.