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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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family members and company executives sought to push prescriptions of the drug and downplay its risks. Those revelations are likely to be a preview of the claims in a series of expanding legal challenges. Members of the family that controls Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma are also defendants in a lawsuit brought by New …

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Police logs – Jan. 20, 2019

New London Bridget Karvelis, 52, of 310 Mitchell St., Groton, was charged Friday with first-degree trespassing, breach of peace and violation of a protective order. Norwich Diane Beatty, 21, of 6 Stanton Ave., Norwich, was charged Friday with third-degree assault and disorderly conduct. Stephen Quron, 21, of 4 Ann Ave., Norwich, was charged Friday with breach of peace, criminal mischief, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Evelyn Hernandez, 23, of 37 Penobscot St., Norwich, was charged Saturday with third-degree assault and risk of injury to a child. State Police – Montville Jonathan Dickey, 21, of 32 Maplewood Court, …

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2 New Haven Residents Burglarized Cars: East Haven Police

EAST HAVEN, CT — An alert East Haven resident helped police nab two New Haven men who are accused of breaking into vehicles in town, police said. On Jan. 17, officers responded to South Dale Street and Dora Drive after an "alert resident" called 911 to report suspicious activity. The resident saw three individuals burglarizing vehicles in the neighborhood, police said. Upon officer’s arrival they located a male, later identified as Brandon Williams, 23, sitting in the passenger seat of a gray Toyota which was later determined to have been stolen out of New Haven on Jan. 11, police said. …

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Man gets three years for selling Fentanyl laced crack cocaine in Norwalk

A Waterbury drug dealer whose fentanyl-laced crack cocaine led to an overdose in Norwalk in 2017 was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail at the Stamford courthouse Thursday. Derrick "Country" Wiggins, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of narcotics sales and a single count of second-degree assault related to the non-fatal overdose of Edward Greco. Police were called to the Garden Park Motel… [ Read More ] More stories about Norwalk 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 …

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Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

BOSTON — The Sackler name is emblazoned on the walls at some of the world’s great museums and universities, including the Smithsonian, the Guggenheim and Harvard. But now the family’s ties to OxyContin and the painkiller’s role in the deadly opioid crisis are bringing the Sacklers a new and unwanted kind of attention and complicating their philanthropic legacy. The Sackler family owns Purdue Pharma, the privately held drug company that has made billions from OxyContin, and Sacklers hold most of the seats on the board. Members of the family have been accused in a case brought by the state of …

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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family members and company executives sought to push prescriptions of the drug and downplay its risks. Those revelations are likely to be a preview of the claims in a series of expanding legal challenges. But Paul Hanly, a lawyer representing the county, said he expects to add the Sacklers to other opioid …

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The Defenders of OxyContin

George Etheredge for The New York Times To the Editor: Re “ Owners Tied to Plan to Hide OxyContin Risk ” (Business Day, Jan. 16), documenting the talking points of Richard Sackler, then the president of Purdue Pharma, while misleading the public in 2001: I met with a representative of Purdue Pharma around that time while an editorial writer with The Day of New London, Conn. I have never forgotten the meeting. He was combative and echoed exactly Mr. Sackler’s contention that those who were addicted to OxyContin were misusing the drug and were therefore criminals. This repulsive argument sought …

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Man gets three years for selling Fentanyl laced crack cocaine in Norwalk

A Waterbury drug dealer whose fentanyl-laced crack cocaine led to an overdose in Norwalk in 2017 was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail at the Stamford courthouse Thursday. Derrick "Country" Wiggins, 43, pleaded guilty to three counts of narcotics sales and a single count of second-degree assault related to the non-fatal overdose of Edward Greco. Police were called to the Garden Park Motel… [ Read More ] More stories about Norwalk 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 …

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Adams man linked to multiple overdoses sentenced on drug charge

NORTH ADAMS — A man tied to multiple drug overdoses in Adams was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday after pleading guilty to a drug possession charge. The arrest of Jeremy Vigiard, 50, of Adams, last year was the conclusion of a four-year investigation by the Berkshire County Drug Task Force. Investigators alleged that Vigiard would travel to Connecticut to buy heroin and distribute it in Adams, where he lived on Bellevue Avenue. Based on tips from two confidential informants, police stopped Vigiard on July 16, 2018, as he drove down Route 8A in Windsor. Officers located 70 …

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Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

The legal pressure on the prominent family behind the company that makes OxyContin, the prescription painkiller that helped fuel the nation’s opioid epidemic, is likely to get more intense. The Sackler family came under heavy scrutiny this week when a legal filing in a Massachusetts case asserted that family members and company executives sought to push prescriptions of the drug and downplay its risks. Those revelations are likely to be a preview of the claims in a series of expanding legal challenges. Members of the family that controls Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma are also defendants in a lawsuit brought by New …

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