Resources to help overcome opioid addiction

We want to make your battle to overcome opioid addiction easier. This journey is long. As a result, we want to come along side you. The list of resources below will grow longer. Books to read to help overcome opioid addiction First of all, Bill Wilson’s remains the pre-eminent resource to help addicts overcome opioid addiction. While Wilson wrote the book for alcoholics, the principles and timeless common sense can help anyone, regardless of their addiction. We recently read Russell Brand’s latest book on his battle – . Brand embraces the twelve step recovery path. Furthermore, his light style of writing …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

JAIL ACTIVITY — For Friday, Feb. 15

CLARK COUNTY BOOKED IN Mark R. Poindexter, 47, Otisco, warrant Terry Kennedy, 34, Charlestown, warrant James Jason Powers, 45, Salem, domestic battery Billie Jo Holcomb, 39, Clarksville, warrantTimothy Brian Hatzman, 42, Jeffersonville, possession of methamphetamineCarlos N. Key, 32, Louisville, warrant (misdemeanor), theft, battery, no injuryChristopher Troy Botkins, 42, Sellersburg, warrant (felony)Christopher Norman Love, 45, New Albany, hold for other agencyDana E. Martin, 47, Jeffersonville, auto theftWarren Daniel Metzen, 27, Pueblo, CO., possession of methamphetamine, possession of syringe, driving while intoxicated with previous conviction, possession of cocaine or narcotic drug, possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish or spice, driving while intoxicated, …

Continue Reading

Two face heroin, meth charges

Watson and Altman Drug bust lands two people in jail on cash bonds. Marcus D. Watson, 21, New London, is charged with 14 counts, including three counts of delivery of methamphetamine, possession… Waupaca County Post, New London Press Star and Clintonville Tribune-Gazette are published every Thursday by Multi Media Channels. The papers are locally owned, locally operated and locally written. Subscriptions are $49 annually, delivered via U.S. Postal Service. We appreciate the comments other sites are making about this crisis. We hope that you take a moment to visit all our sources. This post is an excerpt from a longer …

Continue Reading

Local woman gets probation in drug case

common pleas court A local woman was fined and given probation in a drug possession case. Erica D. Devlin, 25, most recently of 4095 Ohio 61, New Haven, pleaded guilty Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court to possession of cocaine in exchange for the dismissal a similar fifth-degree felony. She then was fined $250 and ordered to reimburse the Willard Police Department $160 for drug testing. During her three years of probation, Devlin faces a 90-day discretionary jail sentence; her probation officer can impose part or all of the time without a hearing. In other hearings this week:• Matthew …

Continue Reading

Opioid lawsuits put Purdue Pharma’s Sackler family under harsh spotlight

Hide caption A name that graces world-renowned museums and programs at elite universities is rapidly becoming synonymous with the opioid crisis, as the owners of OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and its Coventry, R.I. subsidiary are named in a series of lawsuits. The Sackler name is on world-renowned museums and elite-university programs. But except for their philanthropy, the Sacklers have mostly remained private. That may soon change. Sackler family members own multibillion-dollar OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma and its Rhode Island subsidiary, Rhodes Pharmaceuticals in Coventry, scene of a Feb. 7 protest against the firm’s role in the opioid epidemic. Already the …

Continue Reading

Data: Opioid overdoses may be stabilizing in Connecticut

Data from 38 Connecticut emergency departments show the state’s opioid overdose crisis may be stabilizing, the state Department of Public Health said this week. In a news release, DPH said there were about 1,200 opioid overdose-related hospital visits in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to about 1,300 in the third. “It is too early to determine if the current data is reflective of a trend, but we are guardedly optimistic that some of our state prevention efforts could be showing some initial results,” DPH Commissioner Raul Pino said. The state’s public awareness campaign, Change the Script, has been at …

Continue Reading

New London firefighter charged with DUI in Groton

Groton — City police have arrested a New London firefighter on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving an unregistered motor vehicle, according to a police report. Police said they received a phone call about 3:09 p.m. Thursday of a driver passed out in a vehicle on Bridge Street. Police said they investigated and administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests to the driver of the vehicle, Rocco A. Basilica, 53, of 7 Hunters Run, Oakdale. He was taken by Groton Ambulance Association to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Basilica is a lieutenant with the New London Fire …

Continue Reading

Drug task force member named Norwalk ‘Officer of the Year’

NORWALK — Julio Rodriguez can now add “Officer of the Year” to his burgeoning résumé. The Special Services Division veteran recently received the award Feb. 7, in part, for his work investigating Connecticut drug rings. Rodriguez, who is the senior task force officer on the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport-based unit, played a “pivotal role” in two large drug busts in Norwalk, among countless others around the state, over the past year. “His case work has resulted in the seizure of significant amounts of heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine and crystal methamphetamine from the streets of Norwalk and southwestern Connecticut,” said police …

Continue Reading

Advocates: Greenwich suitcase murder shows escalation of intimate partner violence

GREENWICH — The arrest of an ex-boyfriend of Valerie Reyes in her killing brought with it new context to the murder of the 24-year-old woman. The brutal act — in which Reyes’ mouth was covered with tape, her wrists and legs bound, her body stuffed in a suitcase and dumped on the side of a Greenwich road — was done at the hands of a former intimate partner, according to investigators. If law enforcement’s theory about how she died proves to be true, Reyes is one of millions of women who have been seriously physically assaulted by a current or …

Continue Reading

Connecticut man sentenced for role in cocaine ring

HARTFORD — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring that was run out of prison by another man. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Orlando Quiros, of New Britain and Suffield, was also sentenced Thursday to five years of probation. Authorities say he received multi-kilogram parcels of cocaine from Puerto Rico through the mail and distributed the drug to others dealers. The ring was operated by Westley Northrup while he was behind bars at the Cheshire Correctional Institution. Quiros and the others were arrested in July 2017 when …

Continue Reading

Policing a Profession: Interview with Beatrice Codianni

Illustration by Molly Ono In the aftermath of the October 2016 arrest of over a dozen New Haven sex workers in a sting operation, New Haven community activist Beatrice Codianni, herself a former sex worker, founded the Sex Workers and Allies Network (SWAN). SWAN’s work focuses on harm reduction, advocacy, and empowerment for people engaging in sex work in the New Haven Area. SWAN advocates for the decriminalization of sex work, organizes protest rallies and vigils, and, in November 2018, collaborated with the New Haven police to arrest a serial rapist. MA: A large part of your work seems to …

Continue Reading