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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West Hartford, Bristol police arrest man after engaging officers in pursuit near Westfarms

West Hartford and Bristol police arrested Michael David Wilkins and charged him with engaging police in pursuit, interfering with an officer, criminal impersonation and possession of 20 wax-fold bags of heroin after he fled West Hartford Police last week. (West Hartford Police Department) A Bristol man who fled from West Hartford police near Westfarms Mall Thursday morning was later found by Bristol police at his home with roughly 20 wax folds of heroin, police said Monday. Michael David Wilkins, 51, of 252 Blakeslee St. was charged by West Hartford police with criminal impersonation, engaging police in pursuit, interfering with an …

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Manchester police say Granby man with heroin problem arrested again

Tyler Pincince (Manchester Police) A Granby man with numerous pending drug charges was arrested again after he nodded off at the wheel of his SUV with a syringe stuck in his arm, police said. Tyler Pincince, 31, of 20 Buttles Road, was charged in the recent arrest with possession of heroin, possession of drugs within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of paraphernalia within 1,500 feet of a school. “I strongly urged Pincince to go into a long-term addiction treatment in-patient program,” Officer Douglas Morton wrote in his report. “I asked him what I should …

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Drug cases dominate felonies filed in municipal court

Norwalk Municipal Court had 12,734 total cases filed in 2018, the highest number in five years. “The numbers contained in our 2018 annual report certainly reflect the fact that we are typical of many courts in Ohio (that) are seeing an increase in the number of cases filed,” said Judge Eric Weisenburger, who has been on the bench since May 31, 2013. Weisenburger said looking at a two- to three-year group of statistics is most helpful when looking at numbers in the annual report. With 10,834 total cases filed in 2016 and 11,835 in 2017, the 2018 number — 12,734 …

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Recovering addict uses artwork to help those struggling with addiction

West Hartford, CT ( WFSB ) — A recovering addict is using artwork to help people struggling with addiction as the opioid epidemic plagues the country. Benjamin Grippo of West Hartford founded Artists Against Overdose. He collects artwork to sell at an annual auction. The proceeds go to the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition, which helps people impacted by drug use. His goal is to get Narcan into the hands of people who can’t afford it. Narcan is the life saving medication that reverses the effect of an opioid overdose. “There should be Narcan in every restaurant, there should be …

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Art-activists on the importance of fighting complicity in the art world

via @nangoldinstudio As Nan Goldin’s activist group has a major victory, we ask a handful of art-activists about the importance of speaking out If you’ve been into a museum or major gallery in recent years, you’ve probably seen the Sackler family’s name but probably knew nothing about them. Its money has paid for big extensions, refurbishments, even escalators. But within this generosity, has been a hidden cost. The Sacklers made their money from Purdue Pharma and critics argue that the family’s aggressive business strategies helped to fuel the opioid crisis in the US – claiming 150 lives in America each …

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Feds award CT $5.8M to expand opioid treatment

PHOTO | Steve Heap, Shutterstock.com Connecticut is set to receive another $5.8 million grant from the federal government to expand access to opioid treatment and recovery services, according to state officials. The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (SMHAS) will receive the funding over two years from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a branch of the U.S. Department of Health, Gov. Ned Lamont recently announced. SAMHSA awards millions of dollars to states to help them combat the opioid epidemic. Connecticut will use the State Opioid Response Grant to support existing opioid-related initiatives as …

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Some Sacklers Suspend Charity Donations Amid Opioid Lawsuits

Certain members of the Sackler family, which owns prescription opioid maker Purdue Pharma LP, are suspending new charitable donations around the world as some recipients of the family’s philanthropy reconsider ties. The London-based Sackler Trust and the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation, which are overseen by some family members, said Monday they will pause making donations. The groups said the move is to protect donation recipients from any distractions caused by lawsuits in the U.S. alleging Purdue and the family… We appreciate the comments other sites are making about this crisis. We hope that you take a moment to …

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Sackler Trust halts new UK donations amid alleged ties to US opioid crisis

The Sackler Trust said it would suspend new charitable donations in the United Kingdom, a move that comes amid backlash for its reported link to the U.S. opioid crisis, the BBC reported . The decision comes after the United Kingdom’s National Portrait Gallery and The Sackler Trust agreed last week not to move forward with a $1.3 million gift from the multibillionaire family. The Sackler family, which runs the trust, owns OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. In a statement to the BBC, Dame Theresa Sackler, chair of The Sackler Trust, said she rejected the notion that the …

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Video: Lawmakers stepping up to help battle opioid crisis

00:00 00:00 space play / pause q unload | stop f fullscreen ↑ ↓ volume m mute ← → seek . seek to previous 1 2 … 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% With Connecticut among the top ten states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths, lawmakers met on Monday to enact legislation to help users get treatment faster. Check Out The Brand New 2019 Toyota Rav4! Special Programs Pay For Home Remodelling If You Live In California! (You Must Qualify) The Results Are In – See the Best Luxury Vehicles Under $50k! Fremont, California Drivers Surprised …

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Man charged again with damaging Lyme-Old Lyme athletic fields

Connor Robbins Old Lyme — A man who allegedly caused $5,600 in damage to Lyme-Old Lyme High School athletic fields in 2014 again has been charged with driving on a field at the school and damaging it. Police said Connor H. Robbins, 27, of 16-1 Baily Road, used a Subaru Impreza to do doughnuts on the newly-renovated baseball field on the night of Saturday, Jan. 19. The principal, James Wygonik, told police the damage would cost about $1,600 to fix. Using surveillance video footage from the school, police gleaned the license plate number and learned the car was co-registered to …

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