Illicit Drugs


(1) The most commonly used illicit drug in CT is marijuana, with usage increasing in recent years. Illicit use of pain relievers is next most common. 

(2) "Polypharmacy"--the use of multiple drugs, usually including alcohol, at one time--is particularly dangerous. 92% overdose deaths in Southwest CT involved multiple drugs.

(3) Cocaine use remains flat at about 2% of the population. 

Check out our 2019 regional profiles on illicit drugs, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana in Southwest CT. 

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Prevention Resources

* State access line for detox and treatment: 800-563-4086

* Find treatment 

* Find a support group for a drug user or their family and friends

Flyer listing drug disposal dropboxes in Southwest CT


The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT

A program of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)

1 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851


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