Opioid Substance Abuse Treatment Options in Connecticut

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Opioids are pain killers that can be highly addictive if abused and/or misused, and are in the form of heroin or prescription drugs (e.g., Vicodin, Percocet, Oxycontin).  According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) deaths from Opioid overdoses has quadrupled since 1999 in the United States.   In Connecticut, since 2013, there has been an unprecedented level of opioid use, causing a huge toll in terms of dependence, addiction, overdose and death.

TREATMENT OPTIONS AND SERVICES IN CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) has a wide array of addiction related resources to assist residents of Connecticut, family members, and social service providers dealing with this issue:

National Resources for Treating Abuse and Addiction

For additional resources found in the Connecticut 2-1-1 Community Resources Database:

NOTE: Medication Drop Boxes are located in the lobby of some local police departments to assist residents with a no questions asked, safe disposal site for old/unused medications and medicated lotions.  Needles and other sharp objects are not accepted.  For a list of available city/town locations, visit the 2-1-1 database: Medication Disposal Sites

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions (DMHAS); Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection; United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); SAMHSA; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: March2017