RESOURCES & INFORMATION

HOW TO DISPOSE OF OPIOIDS

80 percent of people who enter treatment for heroin/opioid addiction start with prescription opioids – often ones prescribed to them or ones that they find in medicine cabinets at family and friends houses. Many people keep these drugs on hand, “just in case” they are needed in the future, but the reality is that if you need them you will get a prescription. 

To find a location to drop off and dispose of your drugs
visit here.

HOW TO GET HELP

If you or someone you love is struggling with a substance-use disorder there are a variety of places to get help.  The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has an online tool to see where there are beds available for detox centers, residential treatment facilities and recovery houses/sober homes in Connecticut along with their contact information. This is available here.

Alternatively, for addiction treatment services call the 24/7 DMHAS Access Line at 1-800-563-4086 

HOW TO ACCESS NALOXONE/NARCAN - IT SAVES LIVES!

Naloxone/Narcan is a life-saving emergency medication that reverses opiate (heroin, fentanyl, prescription opioid) overdoses.  If someone you know is using these substances, you and the people around them need to carry naloxone in order to potentially save their life. 

 

It is a safe and easy to use medication that you can get from your doctor or a certified pharmacist.
Find a naloxone pharmacy
here. 

 

Good Samaritan Laws - CT passed a law in 2011 that protects people who call 911 seeking emergency medical services for an overdose from arrest for possession of drugs/paraphernalia. In 2014, CT passed a law protecting someone who administers naloxone from civil liability and criminal prosecution. 

What are the Signs of an Opiate Overdose?

• Extreme drowsiness

• Slowed breathing

• Slowed heart rate

• Pinpoint pupils

• Confusion

• Loss of consciousness

CALL 9-1-1 & administer Narcan/Naloxone if you have it on hand 

HELP FOR FAMILY MEMBERS/PARTNERS/FRIENDS

Addiction is a family disease.  When someone we love is struggling with a substance-use disorder everyone around them can be impacted and you deserve support as you navigate this challenging time.

 

TriCirlce Inc., runs Hope and Support groups in 8 communities. You can find more information here


Roadway of Hope is a grassroots group of parents, loved ones, and people in recovery that run events and provide an online platform for information and support. Visit here to find more information.  

 

Tim Buckley Project’s mission is to support families impacted by mental health and substance use disorders. More information can be found here.

HONOR YOUR LOVED ONES MEMORY

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TODAY I MATTER

Today I Matter is a poster project that works to personalize the opioid epidemic. We've been partnered with Today I Matter since the beginning. They brought their poster project into our halls in 2017 and we've been helping each other ever since. Their mission is to reduce the stigma and shame of mental illness and addiction.

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TriCircle Inc. hosts two Hope and Memory Groups for people who have lost a loved one to a substance-use disorder. In 2017, we surprised TriCircle Inc. founder, Ana Gopian, with a check towards her brave new start in creating a full-fledged addiction recovery program. Our funds have gone to running her professionally staffed Hope & Support group as well as other program goals.

If you would like to donate, visit our ticket page, click tickets, and you will see an option to donate to our cause.

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