The Hub: Behavioral Health Action Organization for Southwestern CT
A division of the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP)
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.
Check out our 2019 regional profiles on illicit drugs, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana in Southwest CT. And visit the HIDTA site for the 2018 Emerging Threats report.
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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
Check out our 2019 regional profiles on illicit drugs, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana
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