Drug deaths are becoming more and more the leading cause of crime in both Connecticut and the wider United States. When you combine drug related deaths to the deaths that occur due to alcohol abuse, substance abuse is the number one cause of accidental deaths in Connecticut. Drugs are readily available to those who seek them in Connecticut and there are too few resources for those looking for help. We’ve compiled some easy references here for anyone seeking out information on Connecticut addiction and recovery.

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Addiction

  • The Most Commonly Used Substances in ConnecticutDrugs tend to trend nationally or regionally rather than based on state boundaries, however it is useful to look for a deeper understanding about the common drugs used to better understand how treatment needs to be shaped in order to treat for specific substance abuses and chemical dependence.
  • Connecticut Substance Abuse Statistics*Statistics can sometimes feel very dry and seem somewhat meaningless, but there is so much that can be learned from the numbers that come from studies done to better understand such trends as mental health, suicide, adolescents, crime, trauma, neglect, or abuse and how each affects the drug epidemic in Connecticut.
  • Causes of Addiction in Connecticut* – Addiction is a complicated chronic disease. How is it developed in individuals? Does it come from a genetic propensity? Or is there more of an environmental element at play?
  • Opioids in Connecticut*Prescription medications, heroin, and more opioids have flooded the pharmacies or streets. They are more available than ever and more people are suffering from opioid addiction than ever.
  • Meth in Connecticut* – Meth has taken a backseat to opioids in the drug spotlight but it is still a very real and present danger. Find out the ins and outs of meth addiction and how Connecticut detox and rehab facilities can treat it.
  • Cocaine in Connecticut*Cocaine is another drug that was long in the spotlight but is now less so because of the opioid problems our world currently faces. However cocaine is just as prevalent as ever and is often used, mixed, with heroin or fentanyl (both opioids). Cocaine addiction is treatable through Medical detox and rehab programs.

 

Recovery Treatment

 

  • A Tiered Approach to Addiction Recovery Treatment* – The best Connecticut addiction treatment plans will always offer a tiered addiction treatment program that is comprised of multiple steps of care such as detox, rehab, and relapse prevention aftercare.
  • Connecticut Detoxification* – After taking the hugely brave steps of asking for help and following through to getting that help, detox is the first step in the tiered system of recovery. In detox someone will conquer their withdrawal symptoms with licensed medical professionals by their side.
  • Connecticut Rehabilitation* – After detoxification comes rehabilitation. Rehab usually includes behavioral therapy along with other types of programs that will help instill the necessary life skills and courage needed as the person suffering from addiction makes their way into their everyday lives.
  • Connecticut Relapse Prevention* – Relapse prevention is aftercare. This can come in the form of a program through a treatment center, a 12 step program, or any kind of continuing therapy. Relapse prevention is a matter of life or death. Since Drug and Alcohol addiction is a chronic disease, consistent treatment is vital to keep symptoms at bay.
  • Choosing a Connecticut Treatment Program* – Connecticut, like so many states in the USA is in need of more affordable and available good quality treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. There are some standards to look for in a treatment facility: individualized care, tiered system of treatment, among others.
  • Preparing for Treatment in Connecticut* –  Taking the steps to admit that they have a problem and then seeking out treatment is a difficult action for any addict to take. It requires honesty, courage, trust, and hope. Once someone has lined up treatment, how do they prepare for treatment?