DID YOU KNOW?
(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.
(4) Our region is in a "High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area" (HIDTA) due to drug corridors.
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State access line for detox and treatment: 800-563-4086
Find a support group for a drug user or their family and friends
Download infographic prepared for CT Prevention Week 2020
2019 Connecticut Epidemiological Profile: Cocaine
Flyer listing drug disposal dropboxes in Southwest CT
National Institute for Health Care Management 2020 Infographic on increase in stimulants