The epidemic in Connecticut has been expanding despite officials efforts to control the situation.
On average 2 people die of a drug overdose every day in Connecticut.
Opioid and heroin deaths are now spreading to CT suburban towns with lower median incomes tending to have the highest rates of death from drug overdoses in Connecticut.
Within Connecticut, Waterbury, Hartford, and New Haven are consistently ranked in the first 3 towns with the most overdose deaths every year since 2012.
Deaths from fentanyl have jumped by 165%. Some of the fentanyl recovered and tested has been found to be a less-pure version than what you would receive in a hospital and typically laced with heroin to increase its potency and ultimately increasing the chances of death. Fentanyl is now no longer an “inner city” issue. It is moving to the suburbs and rural areas at a high rate.
CT towns with the most opioid overdoses in 2016:
- Hartford: 62
- Bridgeport: 49
- New Haven: 44
- Bristol: 35
- New Britain: 35
- Waterbury 33
- Norwich: 24
- Meriden: 24
- West Haven: 21
- Stratford: 20
Dealing only with the addiction does not ensure a long term recovery. Addiction affects the mind and the body. We teach our residents to develop healthy & positive habits.