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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How much for heroin? The varying way investigators determine the value of seized drugs

Authorities seized $200,000 in heroin and arrested four people in April for their roles in a Philly-to-Trenton heroin ring that operated for several months. Four more were arrested last month in a Newark to Trenton bust in which prosecutors estimate more than $30,000 in drugs and cash were seized. And last week, a man tried to shove $45,000 worth of cocaine in his cargo shorts when cops showed up. Once a New Jersey law enforcement agency tracks down and seizes a supply of narcotics, how do they determine how much does it all costs? That depends on where you are, …

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2 men charged in plot to distribute over 9 kilograms of heroin, 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in NJ

TRENTON, N.J. – Two California men who were arrested in Mercer County, New Jersey, with over 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and nine kilograms of heroin appeared Wednesday in Trenton federal court, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced, following a following a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Newark investigation, which also included N.J. State Police, and Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division. Gabriel Acosta Villa, 29, of Lake Forest, California, and Oscar Perez Jr., 23, of Santa Ana, California, are both charged by complaint with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine …

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House passes bipartisan package to fight opioid crisis

Mexico’s National Security Commission said packages containing illegal drugs, including 100 pounds of the synthetic opioid fentanyl, were found in a vehicle near Ensenada, Baja California, on Jan. 25, 2018. (National Security Commission/AP) The House on Friday passed a sweeping package to fight the opioid crisis, with members of both parties approving measures that include encouraging nonaddictive pain treatment and fighting the rise of synthetic drugs such as fentanyl. The suite of legislation, comprising nearly 60 bills, passed the House 396 to 14. It would allow for increased research for nonaddictive pain medications, allow physician assistants and nurse practitioners to …

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Grand Jury report pushes for more treatment for opioid abuse in Contra Costa County

This Feb. 19, 2013, file photo, shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. Prescription painkillers should not be a first-choice for treating common ailments like back pain and arthritis, according to new federal guidelines designed to reshape how doctors prescribe drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. Amid an epidemic of addiction and abuse tied to these powerful opioids drugs, the CDC is urging general doctors to try physical therapy, exercise and over-the-counter pain medications before turning to painkillers for chronic pain. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File) MARTINEZ — The county’s civil grand jury is calling for …

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Hundreds dead from opioids in hospital’s ‘culture’ of death

The Christian Institute in the United Kingdom is decrying the “institutional culture” of a hospital that undermined the sanctity of life and hurried death through drugs for possibly as many as 650 people. “ The review into Gosport War Memorial Hospital , led by the former Bishop of Liverpool, found 456 patients were given opioid drugs ‘without appropriate clinical indication.’ It is likely that at least 200 others were ‘similarly affected,’ but their clinical notes were not found,” the institute said regarding the scandal, which was revealed in a formal report by an independent panel. “Across nearly 400 pages, the …

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The Latest Troop C Arrests in Stafford, Willington and Nearby

Here is a look at the latest arrests and incidents from the state police Troop C barracks. Information is compiled from the Troop C log book and arrests are not indications of guilt. June 13 WILLINGTON, CT — Xiting Zhuang, 26, of Willington, was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault for a domestic incident on Ruby Road, according to an arrest report. The incident took place earlier in the month and a warrant had been issued for his arrest, state police said. MANSFIELD, CT – Curtis Gosnell, 47, of Mansfield, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief, interfering, disorderly conduct, …

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Protesters place giant heroin spoon outside Stamford’s Purdue Pharma

STAMFORD – A colossal spoon, stained to symbolize burnt heroin, was installed Friday morning outside of Purdue Pharma’s Tresser Boulevard headquarters by protesters hoping to draw attention to the pharmaceutical company’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic. The sooty steel spoon, which weighed more than 500 pounds, was put up by Alvarez, who was arrested an hour after the 8:30 a.m. installation and charged with obstructing free passage, police said. The spoon sat in the middle of a driveway and the sidewalk. "It’s a symbol of what’s basically the albatross of my family where my mom would find this kind …

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Man Involved in Wild Chase Sentenced for Heroin Activity

HARTFORD, CT — A man involved in a wild chase in 2016 has been given a federal sentence for the heroin activity that triggered the pursuit in the first place. John Durham, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that William Marrero-Benitez, 25, of Hartford, was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello to 45 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction. According to case records, on Dec. 14, 2016, Hartford police were conducting a …

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Protesters place giant heroin spoon outside Stamford’s Purdue Pharma

STAMFORD — A colossal spoon, stained to symbolize burnt heroin, was installed Friday morning outside of Purdue Pharma’s Tresser Boulevard headquarters by protesters hoping to draw attention to the pharmaceutical company’s alleged role in the opioid epidemic. The brief exhibition — trucked away by city workers a few hours after it was installed — coincided with a local art gallery opening. The Fernando Luis Alvarez Gallery on Bedford Street opened the “Opioid: Express Yourself” exhibit on Friday night. The mixed-medium collection “provides a platform for artists in a variety of mediums to confront the culprits of this epidemic,” according to …

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House Passes Bipartisan Opioid Bill Package

The House on Friday passed a bill that will serve as the legislative vehicle for many of the 55 other House-passed bills designed to curb opioid addiction, ending two weeks of floor votes on opioids measures. The catchall bill, which advanced 396-14, would incorporate a number of proposals from the Energy and Commerce and the Ways and Means committees relating to Medicaid, Medicare, and public health. A group of 161 patient advocacy groups wrote to Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi this week in support of the legislation. “We in this body have the opportunity nearly every …

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