Connecticut Addiction Hotlines
America has a severe addiction problem, and Connecticut is no exception. Substance abuse is among the top health concerns in the state. This year, 14.69% of residents reported illicit drug use sometime during the last month, per the CDC. A total of 1,552 residents died from overdoses in 2021 alone. Data is not yet available for last year.
Unfortunately, addiction has a grip not just on Connecticut, but on all of America. Fortunately, there is help. Below are three completely free resources for substance abuse available to residents of the Constitution State. Addiction is a disease, and the cure begins with helping yourself. We aim to be part of that help.
Connecticut National Rehab Hotline
Available 24/7, the Connecticut Addiction Hotline is free and anonymous for any resident to receive assistance with addiction. Call 866-210-1303 anytime to be connected with a specialist who will listen and help in any way possible. The website also offers links to helpful resources and much more. Call now. Help is standing by.
The state’s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services sponsors a program called the BHRP, or Behavioral Health Recovery Program. The mission is to “provide eligible participants with clinical and basic recovery support services,” according to the website. Residents may call 800-658-4472 for basic needs, or may call 800-606-3677 for clinical services.
The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership is a coalition of multiple state agencies that aims to make it easier to connect CT residents with available resources. Residents, dial 800-842-9710 to be connected with a specialist, or visit the website for more.