Addiction is difficult, but you are not alone. Others have survived and succeeded in their life with addiction. There is hope! There are many different ways to get support depending on your comfort level. You can attend a group meeting, call a helpline, call a peer, drop in to a support center to talk to someone privately, or reach others online.
Contact Your Elected Official
Drug overdose is now the leading cause of death of Americans under 50 years old. Addiction affects our children, families, spouses, and friends. One way to help change this is to ask your elected officials to support Opioid Use Disorder programs, treatments, and funding. If you feel comfortable doing so, it may even be helpful to share your and/or your loved one’s stories of OUD.
In case of an emergency or if you suspect someone is experiencing an overdose, call 911. For more information about treatment and resources in Connecticut, call our 24/7 Access Line at 1-800-563-4086.Call the Access Line