Drug-Related Deaths and Overdoses in Connecticut
Drug Addiction Epidemic in Connecticut
In Connecticut, residents are more likely to die from an unintentional drug overdose than a motor vehicle accident. The majority of these deaths are linked to overdose of prescription opioid painkillers and illicit opioids.
Finding Addiction Help for Connecticut Residents
There remain a number of open and unfilled spots in detoxes and other treatment programs. Partly because people have become more reluctant to come to hospital emergency departments or enter inpatient treatment programs while the pandemic is ongoing. But it doesn’t erase the fact that just as many people, if not more, may need treatment and support services right now. Especially right now because the way we once have been coping with stress and anxiety who may have gotten themselves into recovery from substance, those things are removed; the therapist may be removed, maybe the AA group or the NA group we were going to doesn’t meet in person anymore. We need to get back to helping each other in order to save lives.