Substance Abuse Resources and Information: (For Connecticut Residents)

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211/United Way of Connecticut

Call 2-1-1 , 24 hours/7days for information and referrals, or go to the 2-1-1 website for substance abuse related service listings.

2-1-1 maintains information on substance abuse treatment providers in Connecticut (put in city/town to locate resources that serve your area):

Substance Abuse Support Groups

Information on substance abuse support groups in Connecticut is available by calling 2-1-1, 24 hours/7 days a week, or by going to the 2-1-1 website, and putting in support groups in the search box and then selecting from the drop down list of groups and then by putting in your city/town, it will locate resources that serve your area.

The Connecticut Clearinghouse

Fact sheets and lending library of printed materials and videos about individual drugs and related issues affecting mental health and wellness. The Clearinghouse is Connecticut’s resource center for information about alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and related issues affecting mental health and wellness. http://www.ctclearinghouse.org/

Links to Connecticut Clearinghouse Drug Fact Sheets

 Fact sheets on specific drugs, drug testing, prescribed drugs, etc. http://www.ctclearinghouse.org/Topics/default.asp

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Nationwide treatment locator on the Web that lists treatment facilities, services, and programs in any state. Go to: http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

State government agency funds comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services throughout Connecticut. DMHAS is the state’s lead agency for the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse. http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2902&q=335208&dmhasNav=|

Regional Substance Abuse Action Councils (RACs)

Regional planning and service-coordinating organizations in Connecticut assess and coordinate needed services in the field of substance abuse, and plan/sponsor community wide prevention initiatives. RACS do not provide direct treatment or referral. http://www.ct.gov/dmhas/cwp/view.asp?a=2908&q=334690

Governor’s Prevention Partnership

Public/private partnership co-chaired by the Governor and by business CEOs works with schools, colleges, workplace settings, the police, communities, parents, and youth to prevent youth substance abuse and violence. http://www.preventionworksct.org/

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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2017