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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Pursuit ends in Hartford with arrest on Saturday evening

Hartford Police arrested a man after a car and foot chase that ended on Columbus Blvd in Hartford on Saturday evening. Jose Rivera-Cruz is being held on $1.2 million bond for multiple charges including reckless driving, criminal possession of a pistol/ revolver, carrying a pistol without a permit, and engaging police in a pursuit. Police arrested Rivera-Cruz after the chase and a search revealed that Rivera-Cruz was in possession of a handgun. Police said he was last seen on Bond Street in Hartford with a gun. Rivera-Cruz is known to police as they said he was arrested on Halloween night …

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Man captured after Hartford chase had been released three weeks earlier on firearms, drug charges

Man arrested after police pursuit in Hartford. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) A man recently released on bond following an arrest on firearms and drug charges was arrested again Saturday afternoon on another firearm charge, after being pursued by Hartford police on Columbus Boulevard, police said. Police said they learned Saturday that Jose Rivera-Cruz was in the area of Bond Street with a firearm. Rivera-Cruz had been arrested on Oct. 31 with a Colt M-15 rifle, a stolen 9mm Glock handgun, 366 bags of heroin/fentanyl, 6 grams of crack cocaine, 4 suboxone films and 37 rounds of live ammunition, police said. He was …

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Man leads police on a chase in Hartford; gun recovered

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A man is in custody in Hartford Saturday night after leading police on a car and foot chase. Police attempted to stop Jose Rivera-Cruz on a traffic stop in the Bond Street area Saturday evening. Officials say Cruz engaged officers in a short car and foot pursuit. The chase ended on Columbus Blvd. According to Hartford Police , Rivera-Cruz was in possession of a handgun at the time of the pursuit. Related Content: Hartford Police conduct South End "Quality of Life" Operation He was arrested on October 31 while in possession of several drugs and firearms …

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Man Shot by Hartford Police Identified, Arrested at Hospital

Connecticut State Police have identified and arrested the man who was shot by Hartford Police following a family violence incident on Friday. Troopers said they arrested 39-year-old Dennis Lamar Lawrence, of Hartford, at Saint Francis Hospital around 4 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to police, Lawrence was the offender in a family violence incident that resulted in an officer-involved shooting. Police said two patrol officers responded to a 911 call that reported a man with a knife was holding a woman hostage in the 400 block of Garden Street shortly before 11 a.m. When officers arrived, a man with a knife, …

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State Drops Murder Charge Against Hartford Drug Dealer

James Canidate (Department of Correction) The state on Friday dropped a murder charge against James Canidate, a Hartford man who’d been charged with shooting Teniel Mack in the head on March 19, 2015. Prosecutor Chris Pelosi told Hartford Superior Court Judge Laura F. Baldini that the state’s primary witness is unreliable because he has given two versions of what happened the night of the killing. A second witness, who could not identify the killer, gave a version of events inconsistent with what the first witness said, Pelosi said. Hartford Man Charged With Murder In March Homicide » Canidate did not …

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Fairfield Woman Among 16 Arrested In Federal Drug Sting

BRIDGEPORT, CT — A total of 16 people from various towns have been charged with federal offenses linked to heroin, cocaine, crack and opioid sales in Southern Connecticut. Law enforcement seized more than $300,000 in cash from just one of the arrestees. Several raids yielded drugs and weapons. The investigation was started by the FBI Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force and Bridgeport Police Department in the summer of 2017. Wiretaps, controlled purchases, surveillance and search warrants were used to build cases against the arrestees. The 16 people were indicted by a grand jury and most were arrested last week. The …

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Traffic stop leads to Moosup woman’s arrest on drug charges

Hide caption PLAINFIELD — A 40-year-old Moosup woman faces several drug-related charges after a Tuesday traffic stop, police said. On Nov. 13, a Plainfield officer observed a vehicle traveling erratically on Shepard Hill Road in the Central Village section of town. Police said the driver, Briannen Wolak, was driving with a suspended license and with fentanyl and crack cocaine in the car. Wolak was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of a school, failure to drive right and operating a motor vehicle while under suspension. She is due …

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Indiana sues Purdue Pharma for allegedly misrepresenting the risks, benefits of opioids

INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana is suing the maker of the painkiller OxyContin, alleging that its actions played a role in fueling the state’s opioid epidemic. The lawsuit filed Wednesday against Purdue Pharma Inc., Purdue Pharma, L.P., and The Purdue Frederick Company says the Stamford, Connecticut-based company played a key role in Indiana’s opioid crisis by misrepresenting the risks and benefits of opioids. The suit filed in Marion County alleges that Purdue Pharma violated Indiana’s Deceptive Consumer Sales Act. It seeks penalties, damages and an order halting the company’s conduct. Purdue Pharma says in a statement that it “vigorously” …

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Purdue University: The ‘Purdue’ in the opioids lawsuit? That’s not us.

Purdue University wants you to know it’s not that Purdue, the Connecticut drug company that’s facing numerous lawsuits for an alleged role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Earlier this week , Indiana joined about 30 states and many more municipalities that have sued Stamford-based Purdue Pharma . Indiana’s lawsuit alleges that the company deceptively promoted its wares, leading to overprescribing. The company denies the allegations. Purdue University , which has no connection to the case, wants to make sure that everyone knows that. The West Lafayette school put out a statement later in the week disavowing any ties to the …

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Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TALVIN HINTON Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge Related to Investigation of Stratford Overdose Death

Connecticut – John H. Durham , United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on November 13, 2018, TALVIN HINTON, 42, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of distribution of heroin. This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users. According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 23, 2017, the Stratford Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to a suspected overdose of a 25-year-old female at a Stratford home. The victim …

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