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Алкоголь является наиболее часто употребляемым и злоупотребляемым веществом в стране. Употребление алкоголя в прошлом месяце выше на юго-западе штата Коннектикут, чем в остальной части штата, что уже превышает общенациональные показатели. 

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  • Approximately 83.3% of deaths in 2023 involved fentanyl.

  • In preliminary 2023 data, there were 282 deaths (21.2%) involving xylazine and fentanyl. 

  • Drug overdose death rates were highest in the 35–44-year-old age group in Connecticut, 2020-2023.

  • Between 2021 to 2023, the drug overdose mortality rate increased substantially in the non-Hispanic Black and Hispanic populations compared to 2020.

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In order to raise awareness of counterfeit prescription drugs, The Hub, along with a number of other organizations across the state, developed "You Think You Know." 

Visit the website for a variety of resources and information.

If you are an organization that wants to share the campaign in your community, you can access their toolkit with free  materials that can be customized.

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Xylazine, a veterinary sedative that is NOT approved for use in humans, is a growing threat in the United States. Xylazine is often mixed with fentanyl, heroin, cocaine or other drugs to increase their potency, but it can also be sold on its own as a recreational drug called “Tranq”. The deadly combination of fentanyl and xylazine has contributed to a surge of overdose deaths in recent years. In fact, Xylazine was involved in 10% of Connecticut overdose deaths in 2020, and presence of the drug in DEA tested samples has increased by 62% in the Northeast from 2020-2021. It is possible that the prevalence of Xylazine in illicit drug combinations and its involvement in fatal overdoses may be higher than currently reported.


Users report that Xylazine can produce opioid-like effects. It can cause depression of the central nervous system, along with other harmful effects such as respiratory depression, seizures, and even death. Unlike fentanyl, xylazine is resistant to treatment with naloxone to reverse overdose. This makes overdose all the more dangerous, as it increases the risk of death significantly. 


Overall, IMPDs, fentanyl, and xylazine are highly dangerous drugs with serious health consequences that include addiction and increased risk of overdose deaths. Seeking professional help is crucial for individuals struggling with the use of Illicitly Manufactured Prescription Drugs. Recovery options are available to facilitate recovery and lead fulfilling lives.

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Do you know how to respond to an overdose? Attend a free virtual naloxone training from The Hub. You will learn how to recognize signs of an overdose and how to use this live-saving medication. 

Trainings are offered the first and third Wednesday of every month. Visit our events page to register.

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  • Opioid Use Disorder Facts

  • Five Essential Steps for First Responders

  • Information for Prescribers

  • Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members

  • Recovering From Opioid Overdose

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