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Addiction is difficult, but it is important to know that there are others here to support you. You are not alone.

Sometimes all it takes is a little support.

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 are in control. 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. Someone is available and wants to hear you and your story!

Your key to success can be found in any one of these support groups:

Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery (CCAR)

Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery (CCAR) has three Recovery Community Centers located in CT to work with you when you or your loved one is ready to begin recovery.

CCAR’s recovery centers provide a variety of recovery services including:

  • All-Recovery Meetings (ARM) for those who are living with different addictions
  • Recovery Training Series
  • Family Support Groups
  • Recovery Coaching
  • Recovery Social Events
  • Telephone Recovery Support

All Recovery Meetings to services offered at the centers: CCAR has a full list of meetings, 7 days/week here: ccar.us/zoom

Hartford Recovery Community Center
Bridgeport Recovery Community Center
Windham Recovery Community Center
New Haven Recovery Community Center
Manchester Recovery Community Center

DMHAS Family Support Groups

Opioid Education and Family Support Groups are being held throughout the state for adult and young adult (age 16 and older) family members and other loved ones or individuals who are misusing opioids (including heroin) or have an opioid use disorder. Meetings include an educational component, discussion and mutual support. Topics may include basic information about opioid use disorder, overdose prevention, Medication Assisted Treatment, co-occurring mental health disorders, self-help groups for addiction and for co-occurring disorders, family dynamics, and self-care as well as other topics suggested by group members.

Clifford Beers Clinic, New Haven
Sharece Sellem
203-777-8648 ext 2262
ssellem@cliffordbeers.org
Community Renewal Team, Hartford
(English and Spanish-Speaking Groups)
Janet Rodriguez
860-761-7920
rodriguezj@crtct.org
McCall Foundation, Torrington
NAMI Connecticut, Waterbury
Sound Community Services, New London
TriCircle Inc., Hope and Support Groups

Greater Hartford Harm Reduction Coalition (GHHRC)

Services/Supplies:
  • Syringe exchange services at this address & delivery
  • Naloxone training & distribution
  • Safe sex kits & safe crack use kits
  • Free disposal of used points
Address:

1229 Albany Ave
Hartford, CT 06112

Hours:

Monday – Friday 10:00 to 2:00
Saturday & Sunday On-call

Virtual Recovery Resources

Social Media Groups

Digital Recovery Programs

CCAR
https://ccar.us/zoom/
Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery will be hosting regular recovery meetings via Zoom from all center locations.

In The Rooms
https://www.intherooms.com/home/
In The Rooms began with a simple goal in mind: to give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings. Through live meetings, discussion groups, and all the other tools In the Rooms has to offer, people from around the world connect with one another and help each other along their recovery journeys.

Never Alone Club
https://neveraloneclub.org/
Never Alone Club is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

Smart Recovery
https://www.smartrecoveryct.org
https://www.smartrecoveryct.org/meetings/
SMART Recovery Connecticut is a group of meeting facilitators and volunteers dedicated to providing choice in addiction recovery in Connecticut.

Recovery at Home Scholarship Program
https://hipsobriety.typeform.com/to/Tv60xN
The Recovery at Home Scholarship Program was created to help others that are currently in recovery overcome their personal obstacles, and develop healthier coping mechanisms.

Warm/Support Lines

https://portal.ct.gov/DMHAS/Programs-and-Services/Advocacy/Warm-Lines

Warm Lines are telephone support services staffed by people who have experience/expertise with mutual support. These lines are not crisis lines and the days/hours of operation vary.


Ansonia
Community Warmline (BH Care)
Ansonia, CT
203-732-2004
Sun. to Thurs. 6pm to 10pm
Fri. and Sat. 6pm to 11pm

Bridgeport
Soundview Warmline (Greater Bridgeport Community Mental Health Center)
Bridgeport, CT
1-800-921-0359
5pm to 10pm; 7 days per week

Danbury
Guiding Path Warmline (Western CT Mental Health Network)
Torrington, CT
860-482-1783 or 1-800-314-2680
5:30pm to 9:30pm; 7 evenings a week, including weekends and holidays

Manchester
REACH Warmline (Resources Encouragement And Caring Hearts) (CHR)
Manchester, CT
1-866-927-6225
6pm - 10pm; 7 days per week

Middletown
Common Thread Warmline (River Valley Services)
Middletown, CT
1-800-316-9145
4pm - 9 pm; 7 days per week

Torrington
Guiding Path Warmline (Western CT Mental Health Network)
Torrington, CT
860-482-1783 or 1-800-314-2680
5pm to 10pm; 7 days per week

Waterbury
Guiding Path Warmline (Western CT Mental Health Network)
Torrington, CT
860-482-1783 or 1-800-314-2680
5:30pm to 9:30pm; 7 days per week

Statewide
JoinRiseBe Statewide Young Adult Peer Initiative/Warmline
Statewide
1-855-6-HOPENOW
12pm – 9pm; 7 days per week

Statewide
Advocacy Unlimited Statewide Phone Based Peer Support
Statewide
1-888-770-4478
9am-5pm; Monday through Friday

CT Groups Now On Zoom