Connecticut is a state where drug rehab centers are especially needed.
Connecticut has long been a state to which families move to “get away from it all.” In fact, Connecticut boasts the most multi-million dollar homes in the Northeast. But that doesn’t mean drug use isn’t a serious problem in the Constitution State. And by some measures, the drug epidemic in Connecticut is among the most serious of any state in the nation.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, Connecticut ranks among the 10 states with the highest rate of drug use in the following categories:
- Past month illicit drug use among ages 18-25
- Past month marijuana use among ages 18-25
- Past year marijuana use among ages 18-25
- Past month alcohol use among ages 12+, 18-25, and 26+
For the three drug-use indicators mentioned above, Connecticut’s rate of use within all age groups has been above the national averages for several years.
The Connecticut/New York City drug abuse connection…
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York suppliers are key sources for the cocaine and heroin found on the streets of Hartford, Bridgeport and other Connecticut cities. Cocaine often arrives “from New York via automobiles sometimes equipped with sophisticated hidden compartments,” according to the DEA.
Heroin is also shipped from New York City’s hidden compartments, also known as “traps,” of automobiles. NYC, however, isn’t the only factor in Connecticut’s growing heroin problem –Connecticut residents addicted to prescription drugs like OxyContin are increasingly turning to heroin when the pills are no longer available. Heroin overdoses are rising throughout the state, according to the DEA, as is the number of heroin addicts being admitted into drug rehab.
No matter your location, we can find you the right Connecticut drug rehab.
Here at American Addiction Centers, our network of high-quality drug rehab centers means never having to look too far for a Connecticut drug rehab that fits your specific needs. When you call our 24/7 hotline at 877-417-6237, we can connect you with substance abuse help located in or near Connecticut’s 10 largest cities:
- Bridgeport (pop. 139,008)
- New Haven (pop. 124,791)
- Hartford (pop. 124,397)
- Stamford (pop. 120,045)
- Waterbury (pop. 107,902)
- Norwalk (pop. 84,437)
- Danbury (pop. 78,736)
- New Britain (pop. 71,254)
- Bristol (pop. 61,353)
- Meriden (pop. 59,653)
Connecticut teens need drug rehab, but aren’t getting it.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 1.1 million U.S. adolescents needed drug addiction treatment between 2003 and 2006, while more than 1.3 million American teens needed alcohol rehab but did not receive it. This problem exists in Connecticut. The federal government defines unmet treatment need as an individual who meets the criteria for abuse of or dependence on illicit drugs or alcohol, but has not received specialty treatment for that problem within the past year.
According to federal estimates, 15,000 adolescents in Connecticut (8,000 males and 7,000 females) needed but did not receive treatment for drug abuse between 2003 and 2006. When it came to the unmet need for alcoholism treatment, adolescent females in Connecticut outnumbered males in that category (11,000 females to 6,000 males).
The numbers prove that these young adults desperately need adolescent drug rehab. Additional statistics from the federal Office of Applied Studies drive it home:
- Approximately 33,000 (10.9%) of Connecticut teens have used an illicit drug in the past month. This includes 26,000 teens (8.9%) who used marijuana, and 13,000 (4.4%) who used an illicit drug other than marijuana.
- Nearly 21% of Connecticut adolescents (62,000) used alcohol in the past month, and 12 percent (36,000) engaged in binge drinking.
Each year, drug rehab in Connecticut helps tens of thousands.
As you research what drug rehab center is right for you or your loved one, remember that your family is not alone on this journey of recovery. In 2006, more than 46,000 drug addicts and alcoholics found sobriety through Connecticut drug rehab programs.
Without the help of your local Connecticut drug rehab, the addiction problem in your life will only get worse. Between 1999 and 2002, for example, heroin addiction drug overdoses killed more than 400 Connecticut residents. Don’t let your family grieve the fatal consequences of drug abuse. Call American Addiction Centers today at 877-417-6237.
No matter your insurance, be it Cigna, Aetna, Humana, Blue Cross / Blue Shield (BCBS), Assurant, Unicare, United Health Care, Anthem, Carefirst, Asuris Northwest Health, Golden Rule, Celtic Insurance, Fortis, Health Net, Kaiser, Vista, Shelter, Wellpoint, Tri Care, Accordia or even Medicare, and state insurance — we can help you find what you need in your state. We also offer many affordable self pay options for addiction treatment in Connecticut.