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 …

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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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Connecticut News: Meriden Man, CARLEN DAVIS Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison for Sex Trafficking of 3 Teens

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CARLEN DAVIS, 37, of Meriden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 188 months of imprisonment, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for sex trafficking three teenage girls, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction. According to court documents and statements made in court, in 2015 and 2016, Davis recruited harbored and transported three females, who at the time were 14, 15 and 16 years old, to engage in commercial sex …

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New Haven man pleads guilty to narcotics distribution

NEW HAVEN — New Haven resident Devell Conley, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court here to narcotics distribution offenses, according to a press release from John H. Durham, U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut. The case stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury, the release said. Court documents and testimony show that East Haven police responded May 5, 2017, to a report of an untimely death of a 27-year-old female at a residence in East Haven. At the scene, officers seized drug and non-drug …

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Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Spike

Photo Courtesy: Newsweek In the past few months, we have seen a drastic increase in the number of deaths and overdoses tied to ‘bad batches’ of synthetic marijuana. The epidemic is nationwide, but in D.C. alone, there have recently been a series of mass overdoses. Between the months July and September, 1,663 patients reported overdose symptoms related to synthetic marijuana, According to an article by Elizabeth Douglas in The Hoya. In the first week of September alone, nearly 250 overdoses were reported in our nation’s capital. This outbreak grew so quickly that an emergency legislation went into effect to try …

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Hartford’s Opioid Tracking Program Finds Trends In Overdoses

Credit: Charles Williams (Flickr) / Creative Commons A new opioid tracking program reports an average of 42 overdoses a month in a section of Hartford. The Hartford Opioid Project, a pilot program started in May, has been tracking overdoses in the northern two-thirds of the capital city in real-time. The information is reported through emergency medical service personnel when they respond to an overdose call. Peter Canning, coordinator of Emergency Medical Services at UConn Health, presented their key findings Tuesday. He said the project has shed some light on repeat overdoses, possibly dispelling a myth. “There have been 211 calls …

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Farragut traffic stop leads to meth arrest

37-year-old Alfred Mutchler of Farragut (Farragut) — A Farragut man was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday. 300×250 image ad Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope says deputies with the Fremont County K9 Unit stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation near the intersection of Webster and Hartford Avenue in Farragut. During the investigation, K9 Roby was deployed and alerted to the presence of narcotics. Aistrope says 37-year-old Alfred Mutchler of Farragut was found to have a baggie containing methamphetamine, as well as concealed drug paraphernalia material. Mutchler was charged with possession of methamphetamine, third offense (Class …

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Hermon Woman Pleads Guilty to Multiple Drug Charges

29-year old Erica Oliveira of Hermon, Maine, pled guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” According to court records, between January 2016 and February 2017, Oliveira conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Waterbury, Connecticut and distribute it in Penobscot County. The defendant allowed her Hermon residence to be used to distribute heroin and facilitated the drug dealing activities of others. The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and between three years and life on supervised release. She will be …

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DPH: High school students’ vape use at 14.7%

Photo | Wikimedia Commons More high school students are using electronic nicotine devices known as vapes than ever before, according to the state Department of Public Health (DPH). In a recent Youth Tobacco Survey, DPH said 14.7 percent of over 2,200 high school students in the state reported using vapes in 2017. That represents a significant increase from 2015, when 7.2 percent of students reported using the nicotine devices. Under the latest survey, about 10 percent of freshmen and 20 percent of seniors said they currently use vapes. More than half of respondents said they used their devices for substances …

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Drug-resistant salmonella outbreak sickens 92

TAMPA (WFLA) – An outbreak of drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken has sickened almost 100 people across the country The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s investigating a total of 92 cases in 29 states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is also monitoring the outbreak. An investigation notice from the CDC says evidence indicates many types of raw chicken products from different sources are contaminated and making people sick. They have not identified a single common supplier. During interviews, people who have gotten sick reported eating different types and brands of chicken …

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Outbreak of drug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw chicken

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that 92 people have been infected with Salmonella linked to raw chicken products. At least 21 people have been hospitalized as a result of being sick. Although a common supplier linked to the chicken products has yet to be identified, the CDC warns that this strain of Salmonella has showed a resistance to multiple antibiotics. At least 29 states have reported cases in their area, including: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, …

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Indiana among 29 states hit by drug-resistant salmonella from chicken

At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported. The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and …

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