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Currently, there are over 546 different centers in our facility directory within the state of Connecticut for people needing help with drug and alcohol addiction, please select your city below.

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The Impact of Addiction in Connecticut

Connecticut Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers

Connecticut is frequently ignored in favor of its flashier New England counterpart. It was the first planned city in the USA, and Mark Twain was living in Hartford. The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is the oldest public art museum in the United States. Historic towns like Woodbury are peppered with the architecture of the early 17th century. State seaside beach resorts offer more luxurious luxury and miles of golden sand.

The drug crisis being experienced across the country has not spared Connecticut. The rates of substance abuse and addiction reflect figures reported in other states, with the drug overdose rate reportedly worse than the national average. The state experienced a 76% increase in drug-related deaths from 1999 to 2013. Deaths caused by overdose from drugs and alcohol amounted to up to 12.52% of all deaths between 2008 and 2017.

Obviously a wonderful place to visit and stay but Connecticut has issues with drug and alcohol abuse, as all other states.

Approximately 17.63% of Connecticut residents use illegal drugs and another 5.21% of residents abuse alcohol in a given year. The state ranks in the top 10 in the country for illicit drug dependence among those ages 18 to 25. The trend in Connecticut’s substance abuse statistics continues upward. Opioids, such as heroin, and opioid painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin are the cause of this trend. Many residents also report the abuse of stimulant medications such as clonazepam, Ritalin, Adderall, and Xanax.

Governor Dan Malloy proposed several measures to address the prescription drug crisis. He called for a “common sense approach” and stated that addiction needs to be treated like a public health issue and not a crime. The state also receives grants from the federal government targeted for prevention and education programs such as the PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program), among several others.

Worst Drugs in Connecticut

  1. Alcohol continues to be the primary source of substance abuse. Over a third of admissions to Connecticut rehab facilities in 2010 involved alcohol abuse. There were 9,211 admissions for alcohol rehab alone and another 10,703 people admitted to treatment for alcohol combined with a secondary drug.
  2. Marijuana ranks second as the most commonly abused drug in the state. In 2010, 8,350 people entered drug rehabilitation for marijuana addiction. About 35% of high school students surveyed admitted to using marijuana more than once.
  3. Another main drug used in Connecticut is heroin. Heroin has surpassed crack cocaine as the most significant drug threat in the state. From 1992 to 2006 heroin admissions increased from 22% to 41%. In 2010, 11,697 admissions to treatment were for heroin abuse. The largest single age group suffering from heroin addiction were those between 21 and 25.
  4. Cocaine is also a widely used drug in the state. In 2010, a total of 4,617 individuals entered drug treatment for cocaine abuse, whether smoked or ingested by other means. In 2015, there were 176 cocaine-related overdose deaths in the state compared to 105 deaths in 2012.
  5. Lastly, prescription drug abuse is very prevalent. This includes both individuals misusing their prescribed medications, as well as individuals abusing medications for recreational purposes. Vicodin and OxyContin are the most popular prescription drugs abused. Opiates, other than heroin, sent 2,569 people to treatment in 2010. In 2015, most of the opioid victims were between the ages of 17 and 25.

Impactful Addiction Facts in Connecticut

  1. Based on the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Statistics, Connecticut had a higher rate of opioid overdose deaths (27.7 cases per 100,000 persons) than the national average opioid overdose rate (14.6 deaths per 100,000 people) in 2017.
  2. Between 2012 and 2016, deaths involving heroin in Connecticut rose from 98 to 450 but later decreased to 425 in 2017. Synthetic opioid overdose deaths saw the highest increase by totaling 686 in 2017 from only 79 the year prior.
  3. According to America’s Health Rankings, 19.0% of Connecticut adults reported either binge drinking or chronic drinking. This was a significant rise from 17.10% in 2018.
  4. In 2014, Connecticut ranked fifth in the United States of America for the number of fatalities involving drunk driving.
  5. Based on a survey by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 34% of Connecticut high school students (grades 9-12) reported having used marijuana at least once in their lifetime.
  6. In 2010, there were 9,211 people admitted to an alcohol treatment facility and 10,703 people admitted to a rehab facility for alcohol abuse combined with a secondary drug. Additionally, that same year, 4,617 people went to rehab for cocaine use.
  7. Opioid-related deaths more than quadrupled, from 5.7 deaths per 100,000 people in 2012 to 24.5 per 100,000 in 2016. The national average in 2016 was 13.3 deaths per 100,000.
  8. Connecticut admissions for opioid treatment surpassed those for alcohol between 2014 and 2015, with about 25,000 seeking treatment for alcohol abuse and 27,100 for opioids.
  9. From 2012 to 2017, 2,907 accidental drug-related deaths involved cocaine.
  10. In 2017, there were 347 cocaine overdose fatalities, a 230% increase from the 105 deaths in 2012.

Still Need Help Finding Treatment?

The first rehabilitation goal is to find a clear path to meet your specific needs. Given the number of treatment facilities in Connecticut, this may be daunting.

To make things easier, please spend time reading our directory, what center works with which insurance, biographies of staff, available treatment program details, or make it easier and speak with our experts. Your Connecticut should be accredited and approved irrespective of the treatment you need, and the program personnel should include a trained and licensed toxicology physician and therapist.

State Specific Hotlines & Resources

  • Department of Public Health: 860-509-8000
  • Poison Control Center: 1-800-222-1222
  • Red Cross Disaster Services: 1-877-287-3327
  • United Way Crisis Hotline: 211 and 1-800-203-1234
  • United Recovery Helpline: 954-429-5026
  • Alcoholics Anonymous:
  • Narcotics Anonymous: (search Connecticut in “find a meeting”)
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