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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Fentanyl Is Driving the Rise in Opioid Deaths

By Christine Vestal New numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show drug overdose deaths continued to climb in 2017, in nearly all states. Nearly 72,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2017, about 7 percent more than in the previous year, according to new provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. America’s Coroners Face Unprecedented Challenges The Opioid Files: Hundreds of States and Cities Are Suing Drug Companies 6 Months Since Trump Declared an Opioid Emergency, What’s Changed? How to Calculate What Opioid Overdoses Cost Government Although the use of prescription painkillers has …

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The Opioid Crisis Is Fueling a Record Number of Drug Overdoses

Photo: AP Depressing new numbers from the Center for Disease Control estimate that 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses last year, a record high fueled by the ongoing opioid crisis and one that tops the number of yearly deaths at the peak of AIDS, from car crashes, and from guns. Fentanyl—the highly powerful opiate which was just used for the first time in an execution this week—is the major culprit for the 10 percent overall increase in deaths. Last year, President Trump declared the crisis a national public health emergency. The New York Times explains why fentanyl deaths have increased: …

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As K2 overdoses in New Haven continue, New London officials wary

New London — As New Haven continues to deal with a rash of overdoses on K2, or synthetic marijuana, officials are watching to see whether any of the strong and fast-acting batch makes it to New London. New Haven Emergency Operations Director Rick Fontana said his city has handled at least 85 overdoses since Tuesday, mostly on or near the downtown New Haven Green, a 16-acre park near a major bus hub. Officials described a chaotic scene in which responders had to be swapped out to avoid “compassion fatigue” and supplies of naloxone, an overdose-reversal drug typically used on opioids …

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Bridgeport Man Busted For Dealing Drugs At Restaurant Where He Worked

Items seized during bust. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department Albert Robinson, 57 Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department A Fairfield County man who worked at a popular barbecue restaurant was allegedly busy dealing drugs in the parking lot while at work. Albert Robinson, 57, of Bridgeport, was arrested Tuesday at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Canal Street after officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad spent the day watching him divide his time between working and dealing out of his car in the parking lot, said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin. The squad set up the surveillance after receiving a tip that …

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Man Busted For Dealing Drugs At Stamford Restaurant Where He Worked

Items seized during bust. Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department Albert Robinson, 57 Photo Credit: Stamford Police Department A Fairfield County man who worked at a popular barbecue restaurant was allegedly busy dealing drugs in the parking lot while at work. Albert Robinson, 57, of Bridgeport, was arrested Tuesday at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que on Canal Street after officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad spent the day watching him divide his time between working and dealing out of his car in the parking lot, said Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin. The squad set up the surveillance after receiving a tip that …

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Families Plan March Outside Opioid-Maker Purdue Pharma in Connecticut

Families to March Outside Opiod-Maker Families who have lost loved ones to opioid overdoes plan to march and hold a vigil outside of Purdue Pharma’s Stamford, Connecticut headquarters on Friday to raise awareness on the dangers of the drugs. Hundreds of families from Massachusetts plan to make their way to Connecticut Thursday, getting ready to march outside of a drug manufacturer that they say has contributed to the deaths of their children. The organization leading the march at Purdue Pharma in Stamford is called Team Sharing. It is a support group for those who have lost loved ones to addiction. …

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Meriden officials react to mass drug overdose on New Haven Green

MERIDEN — City officials on Thursday described the mass drug overdose reported on the New Haven Green in a matter of hours as “deeply troubling” and “unusual.” Between Wednesday and Thursday morning, at least 76 people overdosed on a batch of K2 synthetic marijuana on the Green. No deaths have been reported. Yale-New Haven Hospital Dr. Kathryn Hawk said some patients tested positive for fentanyl. One man has been arrested in connection to the overdoses. Meriden Fire Chief Ken Morgan said he has seen multiple overdoses on a smaller scale but added it is unusual to see so many cases …

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Green Proprietors On Overdoses, Drug Scene: “We Cannot Wait”

Medics help an overdose victim on the Green. The Committee of the Proprietors of the Common and Undivided Lands at New Haven, which has owned the New Haven Green since the 17th century and contracts with the city’s parks department to maintain it, released the following statement regarding Wednesday’s and Thursday’s overdoses on the Green . The recent overdoses of dozens of people on the Green over the course of a day has brought to the forefront a growing national problem that has also hit New Haven: the drug epidemic. Like many other communities, we are overwhelmed by an epidemic …

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What Is K2? Drug Behind New Haven Mass Overdose

NEW HAVEN, CT — K2, also known as Spice is believed to be the cause of 76 overdoses in New Haven between Tuesday and Wednesday night. The overdoses primarily occurred on the New Haven Green, which cause a massive response that pushed emergency responders to the limit. K2 has been around for several years, but has become prominent in the news during the past couple years with reports of sometimes graphic overdoses involving profuse bleeding and other nasty effects. Is K2 "Fake Weed"? K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids react on the same brain cell receptors as THC, the active ingredient …

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New Haven Overdoses: What US Counties Have Highest Overdose-Related Death Rate?

This is a modal window. No compatible source was found for this media. On Wednesday, in New Haven, Connecticut, more than 70 people overdosed on a drug suspected to be K2, renewing concerns about the problem with drugs in America. President Donald Trump has labeled it an epidemic, and while it isn’t confined to any one location, gender or race, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that West Virginia, Ohio, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Kentucky have the highest drug overdose-related death rates in 2016. CDC calculated its findings based on the age-adjusted rate, which is used to …

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