Substance Use Disorder

Provided below are resources and links to various substance use disorder programs and services and other important resources to assist with addiction and recovery or text CTRecovery to 898211.


Intake and Assessment

Do you think you have a drug or alcohol substance use addiction? Start here to talk to someone about your concerns.

 Specific Opioid Addiction Treatment Options & Assistance

Need help with Opioid medication addiction issues, or have a loved one with an addiction from one of these commonly prescribed medications (Codeine, Vicodin, Percocet, Percodan, OxyContin, Darvocet or Darvon) or heroin misuse?  These centers can help.

What does Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) consist of for individuals with an opioid and other substance use disorder addiction? It is an effective three fold treatment plan that works to assist the individual with medication, counseling and support from family and friends. The most common medications used in treatment are methadone and buprenorphine, and in some instances naltrexone may be used.

What is Narcan and how can it be obtained? Naloxone (also known as Narcan) can be a lifesaving medication that reverses the effects of an overdose from opioids (heroin, oxycontin, oxycodone, fentanyl) is also available at pharmacies with trained pharmacists who can prescribe and dispense of medication. In addition to pharmacists, physicians, surgeons, APRNs, dentists and other medical staff can also provide naloxone. Link here for distribution sites in Connecticut.

What is the role of a Recovery Coach? Recovery Coaches assist people who are admitted to participating hospital emergency departments with opioid overdose and other alcohol or drug-related issues with support services.

How do I safely dispose of unused medications? This can be a life-saving event – find a Local “Drug Collection Box/Other General Information”, where medications and other items can be disposed of safely and securely. Medication drop boxes are secured in the lobby of the police department and are accessible anytime the department is open. No questions asked, drop the unwanted medications in a box and they will be safely and securely destroyed.

Detoxification (Inpatient and Outpatient)

Are you going through withdrawal? Do you need a detoxification program?

Inpatient and Residential Treatment

Have you gone through detoxification and now need a longer term program to assist in your recovery?

Counseling and Day Treatment

Do you want to talk to a professional counselor on a regular basis, or find a day treatment program?


 Addiction Support Groups/Family Friends Support Groups/Family Intervention Support

Do you need to connect with individuals that are facing similar struggles with drugs or alcohol? Are you a family member/friend who needs some support too? Find a support group meeting near you.

Smoking Education/Prevention

Are you trying to quit smoking and are having difficulty and just want to talk to someone, or you want to get into a program?

Additional Information

2-1-1 eLibrary Papers on Substance Use Related Topics – HealthyLivesCT website focuses on overall wellness programs and services to assist Connecticut residents with helping to lower stress, reduce the risk of illness and ensure positive interactions. HealthyLivesCT targets emotional, physical, holistic, and financial wellness by providing screening tools, and links to information and options to help individuals attain a sense of well-being.


To learn more about the following services listed in the 2-1-1 Connecticut database, hold your mouse over the term for a description of the service type/program.