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Opioids & Other Drugs

Whether it's a pain med, an ADHD drug, or a street drug, there are risks from taking the drug, mixing it with alcohol or other drugs, or borrowing or buying from a friend or dealer.

Get your medications from a trusted local pharmacy. Keep your meds locked up & dispose of unused drugs safely.

Dead on Arrival (fentanyl documentary)

Short film about fentanyl’s deadly role in the U.S. illicit drug market, released September 2021

Prescription Medicine

Opioids (prescription
pain meds)

Drugs & Their Dangers

  • Prescription opioids are provided for pain. They include drugs like Vicodin, Oxycontin, Percoset, Codeine, Morphine.

  • Opioids are powerful. People can become physically addicted within just a few days. When you get an opioid prescription, use as little as possible to avoid becoming dependent. Safely dispose of any leftovers to avoid anyone else accessing them.

  • Opioid addiction often leads to heroin addiction. Withdrawal is very tough. People who become addicted often need long-term Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) to quit. Learn more at CT's LiveLOUD site.

  • Opioid overdose can be fatal but can be reversed with Naloxone (Narcan). Contact us or The Hub to get a Narcan kit and be trained to use it -- you may save a life!

  • For detox, contact CT's 24/7 Substance Use Access Line: 800-563-4086.

Statewide resource for people who use opioids.

Statewide website for counterfeit drug awareness

Statewide resource for prescription drugs.

National resource for fighting addiction

Statewide resource on drug awareness.

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