How to Get Help for an Opioid Addiction

There are many places to turn if you or a loved one has an addiction. Here’s the breakdown of trusted resources for residents of the tri-state area. Connecticut The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has a page dedicated to explaining the types of services offered to people in the state. Use this list to find addiction services near you. And here’s a list of state-operated inpatient treatment facilities and a list of crisis centers. National The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has a services locator …

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Drug and Alcohol Rehab and Substance Abuse Counseling

We’re working to build out our own directory of resources. Until that is complete, we want to refer you to a site with a number of excellent options for overcoming addiction. Their list is also incomplete. Drug Detox Centers in Connecticut Get started on your recovery. Locate the best detox clinics right here. Drug Detox Centers Fairfield County Drug Detox Centers Hartford County Drug Detox Centers Litchfield County Drug Detox Centers Middlesex County Inpatient Drug Recovery Centers in Connecticut Find an inpatient drug rehab center for the best care. Get the therapy you need. Inpatient Drug Recovery Centers Fairfield County …

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Hartford Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

If you’re looking to help yourself or someone you love struggling with in Hartford, , Rehabs.com a of exclusive private programs, as well as . We can centers for a to . Search for a top rehabilitation program in Hartford now, and on the . 30, 60, 90-Day Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Rehabilitation in Hartford, West Virginia from Dextropropoxyphene, Demerol, alcohol or you or your loved one is addicted to takes an . Two options of programs in Hartford can help you succeed: either Inpatient or Outpatient Rehabilitation. offers with in a highly-rated rehabilitation clinic. may be , but lack the …

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NY man charged in scheme to trade guns for cash, drugs in Augusta

A New York man has been charged in U.S. District Court in Bangor in connection with a scheme to trade drugs and cash for handguns in the Augusta area. Rashaad J. McKinney, 26, of Rochester, New York, and Benton, Maine, is charged with one count each of conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin and crack cocaine, the distribution of heroin, the distribution of crack cocaine and conspiracy to violate federal firearms laws. McKinney, who goes by the nicknames Dawson and D, pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor after his arrest earlier in the …

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Another View — Michele Merritt: Prison drug treatment saves lives and makes us safer

Home Another View It’s not news that New Hampshire continues to suffer the deadly scourge of the overdose epidemic. Nationwide, we are third for overdose deaths in the nation, only behind West Virginia and Ohio. Expanding drug treatment has been key in trying to slow the rate of fatalities, but more must be done. We need to start thinking about expanding treatment in places that are often overlooked— specifically in our prisons and jails. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is widely recognized as the gold standard when it comes to treating opioid addiction. Methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone (all types of MAT) are …

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Grafton, Sullivan Officials Sign On to Opioid Lawsuit

Newport — Commissioners in Grafton and Sullivan counties have voted to join a class-action suit that alleges the makers of prescription painkillers gave doctors misleading information about the addictive qualities of the drugs, leading to the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire and elsewhere in the United States. The Sullivan commissioners voted in support of the suit this week, while commissioners in Grafton County voted on June 5. Other plaintiffs in New Hampshire include Merrimack, Cheshire, Belknap and Strafford counties and the cities of Manchester, Keene, Concord and Nashua. The counties and cities are being represented by the Bonsignore and Napoli-Shkolnik …

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* L’Italien calls for safe injection sites, treatment funding in opioid plan

ANDOVER — State Sen. Barbara L’Italien, a candidate in the 3rd Congressional District race, released a plan to combat the opioid epidemic that her campaign described as "audacious." L’Italien’s plan, an extensive, 5,000-word document posted to her website Monday, contains sections she says will help stop opioid addiction from spreading while also supporting treatment of those struggling most and implementing consequences on pharmaceutical companies who have contributed to the crisis. Noting that she personally knows four people who have died from overdoses, L’Italien said Americans are "all going to too many funerals." "We’re getting plenty of lip service from Trump …

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North Houston smoke shop temporarily closed after police find synthetic cannabinoids

Harris County authorities won an order Thursday to shut down a north Houston smoke shop where owners allegedly ran a gambling operation, sold K2-laced vaping oil and stashed large amounts of drugs and cash in the store. The brother and sister who run the West Gulf Bank business were both hit with drug charges after undercover police repeatedly bought marijuana extracts at the shop. The Harris County Attorney’s Office asked the court Wednesday for a temporary restraining order to close the Time Zone Smoke Shop – and a judge granted the request a day later. "My office will continue the …

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Danbury coalition takes on opioid crisis

There are a lot of facets to tackling the opioid addiction and overdose crisis. A coalition has been formed in Danbury to address the public health issue. MCCA Director of Prevention Terry Budlong says this issue hasn’t hit a plateau yet and is still on the rise, so it can’t yet decline. The coalition received a $5,000 community mini-grant opportunity as part of the state’s response to the public health crisis. More than a thousand people in Connecticut died from an accidental opioid overdose. The typical victim in Connecticut is a whIte male between the ages of 30 and 59. …

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K9 uncovers cocaine during Bristol traffic stop

Joshua Bilodeau and Luis Clarke were arrested after a K9 unit uncovered cocaine in their vehicle in Bristol. (Bristol police) BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) – A K9 named Bronn led to the discovery of illegal drugs during a motor vehicle stop in Bristol early Friday morning. According to police, 25-year-old Joshua Bilodeau of Bristol and 25-year-old Luis Clarke of Wallingford were in the vehicle that was stopped on Third Street near King Street just before 3 a.m. Officers were on patrol at the time they spotted Bilodeau’s vehicle. After they stopped the suspects, they said they developed probable cause to search …

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Gallerist Arrested After Dropping Sculpture Of Giant Drug Spoon In Front Of Purdue Pharma

As a protest to the opioid crisis, artist Domenic Esposito and gallerist Fernando Luis Alvarez (speaking) placed a spoon sculpture in front of the Purdue Pharma building in Stamford early Friday morning. A Stamford art gallery owner was arrested and charged with a criminal misdemeanor and a felony Friday morning after dropping an 800-pound steel sculpture of a bent, burnt heroin spoon in front of Purdue Pharma, a top manufacturer of opioids, and then refusing to remove it. Fernando Luis Alvarez, who is mounting an exhibit on the opioid epidemic, was charged with obstruction of free passage for his act …

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Greenwich PD Sergeant Cited For Investigative Work In Major Heroin Case

A veteran law enforcement official in Greenwich is earning accolades for his work battling the nation’s problem with opioids. Greenwich Police Sgt. Rich Stook was recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut on Wednesday, as local and federal officials celebrated his work involving a heroin bust. Last September, Stook, was promoted from detective to sergeant. He first joined the Greenwich Police Department in September 1997, when he served as an accident investigator and field training officer. He was assigned to the community impact section 10 years ago, before becoming a detective in 2009. Police officials …

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Demi Lovato opens up about relapse in candid single ‘Sober’

LOS ANGELES — Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction. In her new single, titled “Sober,” a candid Lovato admits to suffering a relapse. Her song comes just weeks after she celebrated six years of sobriety . “To the ones who never left me, we’ve been down the road before. I’m so sorry. I’m not sober anymore,” she sings in the tune. Lovato has always been an open when it comes to her mental health and struggles with substance abuse . In the past, Lovato has spoken candidly …

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