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  • PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION MISUSE/ABUSE AND DISPOSAL

  • Research suggests that an alarming number of teenagers are experimenting with, or abusing prescription and over-the-counter medications. For teens, prescription and over-the-counter medications may have appeal for a number of reasons…

    -They are easily accessible
    
-They are perceived as safe when compared to street drugs
    
-They are legal, doctor-prescribed medications

    Commonly used medications that teens are using include: Prescription painkillers – Oxycontin, Percocet, Vicodin Prescription stimulants – Ritalin, Adderall Cold and cough medications – Robitussin, Coricidin Cough & Cold

    Medication Drop-Off Sites
    Dispose of unwanted or unused over the counter and prescription medications at the following drop box locations:
    Ansonia Police Department, 2 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT 06401
    New Haven Police Department, 1 Union Ave., New Haven, CT 06519
    Seymour Police Department, 11 Franklin Street, Seymour, CT 06483
    Shelton Police Department, 1 Wheeler Street, Shelton, CT 06484
    West Haven Police Department 200 Saw Mill Road, West Haven, CT 06516

  • C.A.R.E.S.

  • C.A.R.E.S. (Community Addiction and Recovery Education and Support) offers free, weekly support groups that provide ongoing education, support services, and treatment resources for parents, families, and community members addressing issues related to substance abuse and addiction. The collaboration between C.A.R.E.S. and committed communities addresses a critical need: providing a safe, confidential venue for parents and other concerned individuals who are struggling with a loved one’s substance abuse. The groups are valuable assets to the towns and cities that are experiencing the devastation of addiction, as they offer a reduction of stigma associated with the disease of addiction and give much-needed education, empowerment, and hope to those who attend. C.A.R.E.S. uses a peer-to-peer support model, which is proven to be one of the most effective and powerful means of promoting resilience among affected families.
    C.A.R.E.S. weekly support groups are attended by parents and those whose loved ones, of any age, are using or abusing mind-altering substances. Each is a drop-in group that meets at convenient locations from 7 to 9 PM, with attendees joining whenever they can during the evening. Participants are welcome from the host town and all surrounding communities.

  • CHAPTERS ~
    MON – Brookfield C.A.R.E.S. – Brookfield Senior Center – 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT

    TUES – Trumbull C.A.R.E.S. – St George Orthodox Church – 5490 Main Street, Trumbull, CT

    THURS – New Milford C.A.R.E.S. – First Congregational Church – 36 Main Street, New Milford, CT

    THURS – Ridgefield C.A.R.E.S. – Insight Counseling Office – 103 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT

    THURS – Shelton C.A.R.E.S. – Echo Hose Training Ctr. – 386 Howe Avenue, Shelton, CT

  • Tony Brown Foundation

  • The Tony Brown Foundation is a tribute to a life well lived and believe that even after loss you can lead a full, productive and passionate life. The mission of The Tony Brown Foundation is to inspire and support individuals to lead a fulfilled life after suffering a loss or death of a loved one. We have a vision that everyone can live a fulfilled life with purpose after suffering a loss through finding or creating their passion in this world.

    Our meetings start at 6:45 pm and ends at 8:45pm Doors open at 6:30
    There is no fee for attending!
    The Helen Plumb Memorial Building,
    571 White Plains Road, Trumbull CT.

  • Drug Watch

  • College-aged youths are abusing a number of prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs and illegal drugs, including Adderall, alcohol, cold medicine, OxyContin and medical marijuana.
    Learn more at drugwatch.com.

  • Set the Rules CT

    Too Smart to Start helps youth, families, educators, and communities prevent underage alcohol use and its related problems. It provides useful programs and strategies, downloadable materials, interactive games and exercises, and other resources to support you in responding to The Surgeon General’s Call to Action To Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking.

    The 40 Developmental Assets are building blocks for raising healthy children and youth. Since its creation in 1990, Search Institute’s framework of Developmental Assets has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.

    Background —Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive.

    The Power of Assets —Studies of more than 2.2 million young people in the United States consistently show that the more assets young people have, the less likely they are to engage in a wide range of high-risk behaviors (see table below) and the more likely they are to thrive. Assets have power for all young people, regardless of their gender, economic status, family, or race/ethnicity. Furthermore, levels of assets are better predictors of high-risk involvement and thriving than poverty or being from a single-parent family.

  • Substance Abuse / Mental Health

  • CT Statewide Narcotics Task Force – all calls are strictly confidential – 203-630-5610